While the Blueair Classic family still use the classic design formula for air purifier, the Pro family with the Blueair Pro M started a bigger modern design. This is could be the big signal of design intent for Blueair’s air purifiers from now on. We will start with the Blueair Pro M Review to see why you should purchase the top high-range air purifiers of this brand.
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- Awesome performance rating
- Highest quality material
- Stunningly beautiful
- Accurate Smart Sensor
- 5-year warranty
- The price is too high compared with a Classic air purifier
- No Timer and Wifi connectivity
- Need to purchase a separate Air Sensor
- Quite noisy at highest setting
As the top-class air purifier brand, Blueair is trusted by more than 10000 customers in 20 years. Their air purifiers are always among the highest quality and top performance devices in this world. The Blueair Pro M is the starter of Pro family, which targets directly at the professional offices and workplaces. So, let’s begin with our Blueair Pro M Review.
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Blueair Pro M Price
The Blueair Pro M had a tough task when it launched in 2016. That’s because it was following in the footsteps of its predecessor, simply because it packed all the power of the “classic” Blueair Classic 205 and yet… that Pro design. We weren’t alone in loving the Classic family of Blueair, whipping it out proudly whenever possible.
Even in 2019, the world is going to be so easily wowed by the new design concept of the Pro family. It can boost the energy and productivity with practical design and sophisticated, minimalist interface. The Blueair Pro M meets the highest requirements for effective indoor air purification and is the natural choice of people who prefer durable, high-performing products like the ones that professionals use.
With a position as the top high-range family of Blueair brand, all air purifiers in Pro family stay at a much higher price tag. Even the entry-level air purifier – Blueair Pro M will cost you $649. For this price, you can look for a Smart air purifier (with Wifi connectivity and a Classic design) – the Blueair Classic 480i.
For some, the name of a Blueair device will be enough. However, that the Rabbit Air MinusA2, Alen BreatheSmart and AIRMEGA 400 can get you more in the room coverage, it is hard to ignore. In addition, if you put your faith in an US brand, you should look for Honeywell HPA600B or Austin Air Pet Machine. Both these air purifiers offer the same powerful fan power as the Blueair Pro M, and therefore can be good alternative ones.
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Blueair Pro M Design and Size
Blueair Pro M started a new design from this Swedish brand, with minor tweaking from the appearance. This air purifier is only 17-inch in height, which is a little bit shorter than the 21-inch Blueair Classic 205. However, Blueair Pro M is feeling much bigger thanks to the width of 20 inches and the depth of 10 inches. Normally, you can place this air purifier beside your working desk.
As I stated above, the tweaking is minor. We still have this huge design concept which is a little bit boring from Blueair brand, with a metal front panel with a familiar on/off LED indicator. From both sides, there are intake and outlet air grills to perform a classic back-to-front air flow system from the best Blueair Classic air purifier – the Classic 405. However, this air flow system is mostly used in lower-range devices. Today, a $600 air purifier makes use of bottom-to-top or a 360 Degree air flow more.
Following the back-to-front air flow system is a huge change from Blueair Pro M’s internal design. The biggest achievement here is just how V-shaped filters are using to reduce the space inside this Blueair Pro M, but still remain double air filtration.
On top of this Blueair Pro M, you will only get two simple buttons to change the fan speed. You can choose to purchase the Blueair Pro AIM (Air Intelligence Module), which is an air quality sensor and change the LED light display on top of this air purifier. I will cover the functionality of this Blueair Pro AIM later, but you still can check this module right now.
This Blueair Pro M is only 26 lbs, which is a lot better than the companion in Blueair Classic family – the Classic 480i (with 33 lbs). If you want a lighter air purifier in the same range, there is only the Rabbit Air MinusA2 – our current best air purifier in Breathe Quality, with 19.4 lbs in weight and the AIRMEGA 300S, with 21.4 lbs in weight. Or else, Blueair Pro M is really easy to move, despite of its big size.
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Blueair Pro M Filters
As the most important criteria to decide the performance of one air purifier, we always look at the quality and material of the air filters, as well as the number of air filter types in the testing device. Blueair company has one good tradition, to create and use only one type of filter replacement, to negate the confusion for their customers.
- Particle Filter/ SmokeStop Filter – Choose between the 2 filter selections. One is the Particle Filter, the optimal choice for removing particle pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, pet dander, dust and pollen. Or the SmokeStop Filter to get rid of gaseous pollutants, for example Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs, such as formaldehyde), tobacco smoke and particles.
- Carbon+ Filter – To add an extra protection against gaseous pollutants.
Thanks to the powerful HEPASilent technology, Blueair Pro M can only use one air filter to combat against the pollutants. Their Particle Filter is a combination of both electrostatic and mechanical filtration, made of thermally bonded polyolefin fibers which is free of chemicals and binders. With this Particle Filter, Blueair Pro M can reduce up to 99.97% of as small as 0.1 microns particles such as pollen, mold spores, pet dander, dust, bacteria and even viruses. This efficiency is only among the high-end air purifiers, which is the best performance in the same price range.
Moreover, you can switch to the SmokeStop filter, which added an Activated Carbon filter to adsorb the gaseous pollutants like smoke, smells and odors. Remember that if you are using this Blueair Pro M in high-smoking places, you can even stack an extra layer of Carbon+ Filter to enhance the ability of dealing with smoke.
The last but not least, all of Blueair Pro air filters are naturally anti-bacterial and 100% recyclable.
It’s time for a performance test of Blueair Pro M. This time, I will use an Alen BreatheSmart and a Rabbit Air MinusA2, then put all of them into a room of 300 square feet and let them run for 1 hour. The result, both the Blueair Pro M and Rabbit Air MinusA2 has high efficiency of 99.97% for trapping any airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. The Alen BreatheSmart doesn’t have True HEPA filter, can only clean 98.5%.
Most importantly, I love the filter replacement cost of Blueair. A Blueair Pro filter is only $59, staying the same with the Blueair Classic 405 and Classic 480i. This could also be the lowest filter replacement cost among all mid to high-range air purifiers, about 2/3 or half of the average cost. The only downside is that you need to replace the air filter after 6 months of use.
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Blueair Pro M Room Coverage
As a typical air purifier for medium and large room, Blueair Pro M is effective in a room of 390 square feet. In this price range, if you want a larger room coverage, you should try a Rabbit Air MinusA2 (with 815 square feet) or an Austin Air Allergy Machine (with 1500 square feet). Both these air purifiers are a little bit lower cost than Blueair Pro M. For $649, the Coway AIRMEGA 300S can cover up to 1256 square feet.
The ACH of Blueair Pro M is 5X. This ACH rating means this air purifier will clean your room every 12 minutes.
The CADR of Blueair Pro M is 285 Dust/ 250 Smoke/ 350 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating is a little bit downgrade compared with the Blueair Classic 405. However, CADR rating is not the criteria to decide the performance of one air purifier, only to check the power of its fan. And the CADR rating of Blueair Pro M suits perfectly for its room coverage.
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Blueair Pro M Sound
Though the technology of Blueair called HEPASilent, in fact, their air purifiers are big and have high fan power. This results in a inevitable noise, especially at the highest setting.
As a bulky air purifier, Blueair Pro M has 3 fan speeds, and the noise level fluctuates from 32 decibels to 55 decibels (db). Its lowest noise level is quite higher than the 20.8 decibels from Rabbit Air MinusA2, but is still lower than the library noise level (which is really, really quiet).
At the highest setting, the noise level is quite high, and can even be higher than the noise level of normal conversation at home. To reduce the average noise level, you need the Blueair Pro AIM.
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Blueair Pro M Power Consumption
If you purchase along with this Blueair Pro M the Air Intelligence Module (or Blueair Pro AIM), this sensor will automatically select the proper fan speed according to the current air quality in your home. Also, lower fan speed means lower power consumption.
Blueair Pro M is the start of an innovative technology from this company, to reduce the power consumption to as low as possible. While the Classic family can go as low as 15 watts, Blueair Pro M can use only 11 watts for the lowest setting. Also, the highest power consumption of this Blueair Pro M is only 85 watts, which is better than the Blueair Classic 405 (90 watts).
For running a Blueair Pro M 8 hours per day, you just need to pay from $20 to $30 annually.
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Blueair Pro M Additional Features
You can install the air sensor – Blueair Pro AIM within this Blueair Pro M, but you need to expect a surplus of $80. Well, the air purifier itself is expensive enough, and if you could afford it, you really need to go far for the air sensor. This air sensor will automatically detect the current air quality and change the fan speed to reduce the noise level, and power consumption.
However, for a difference of $100 with the Classic 405, I expect more additional features on this air purifier. Sadly, we don’t have Wifi capability function, and even the common Timer, either.
Blueair Pro M Customer Service
As one of the best recommended air purifier brands in 2019, Blueair focuses strongly on the customer service. With a lot of local stores and a dedicated supports from both phone and email, you are guaranteed to reach them as soon as possible.
If you need to find a local store of Blueair in all over the world, you can use the store locator function of their website. To reach the customer service, you can choose from calling them at 888-258-3247, or emailing them at email@example.com. They will be available for you from Monday to Friday, with the exceptions of U.S holidays.
Remember only one thing, you need to complete the Product Registration form within 60 days of purchase or register through the Blueair Friend mobile app to secure the 5-year warranty. Otherwise, you only benefit from 1-year warranty. Moreover, do not attempt to bring the air purifier outside of the United States or Canada, or your warranty will be void immediately.
Blueair Pro M is a beautiful big air purifier, and the performance is one of the best. However, with its steep price, I prefer having a Blueair Classic 405, with Smart features and a better price.
Should I buy Blueair Pro M?
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: this Blueair Pro M is one of the best air purifiers from this well-known brand.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you can choose between the Austin Air HealthMate, Austin Air Allergy Machine and Airpura H600 for better CADR rating.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: the Airpura H600 and Airpura I600 can clean a room of 2000 square feet, the Austin Air HealthMate and Austin Air Pet Machine is 1500 square feet. You can also choose between the Alen BreatheSmart (with 1100 square feet) and AIRMEGA 300S (1256 square feet) with the price of Blueair Pro M.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: with $170 less, the Oransi Max and Austin Air HealthMate Plus Jr are your best picks for a budget version. Even the Blueair Classic 405 is great enough to be the alternative of this Blueair Pro M, with $100 less.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: the Blueair Pro M is quiet for the fan power. But you can achieve more with the Rabbit Air MinusA2.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Blueair Pro M is great for annual filter cost.
- If you love the additional features: the Blueair Pro M is great with the Smart Sensor, but if you like both the Smart Sensor and Smart Wifi connectivity, you should buy the Rabbit Air MinusA2, Blueair Classic 480i or AIRMEGA 300S instead.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
As a start of a bold design from Blueair, this Blueair Pro M is doing well. But for a higher price tag, the customers have a right to demand more features.