In an area where people don’t choose air purifier for any kinds of smart features, but only for the pure performance of this machine, this is definitely the playfield of the giant air purifiers. An IQAir GC MultiGas is the most compact with only 44 lbs, but the Oransi Erik 650A comes with a huge weight of 63 lbs. But none of these air purifiers could reach the size and also the level of the Blueair Pro XL. Our Blueair Pro XL Review could be our most thoughtful review, with lots of efforts and commitment. Thank you for reading our review.
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- Big size without any mobility
- No Timer and Wi-Fi connectivity
- The price is not for everyone
Blueair is a true giant in the high-range air purifier market, with one after the other air purifiers scores more than $500. With a desirable number of 10000 loyal customers, Blueair air purifiers are the most appropriate for both home and office air quality control. Let’s read our Blueair Pro XL Review to understand this flagship of Blueair Pro family.
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Blueair Pro XL Price
With lots of premium features to stand out from the crowd, Blueair Pro XL is a superlative machine that, well, has not many competitors in terms of home air purification.
A Blueair Pro XL demands a top-tier price of $2399, making it one of a few to break the four-digit price point in the U.S.
That lump of change could get you a powerful desktop, a modern motocycle, a luxury watch or a great vacation. The previous Blueair Pro L only started at $899, but the Blueair Pro XL has joined the top premium flagships to become one of the most expensive consumer air purifiers on the market. Look at the Blueair Pro XL, all other flagships from well-known air purifier brands, like a $1299 IQAir GC MultiGas and Winix T1, and a $1599 Oransi Erik 650A are just like a joke.
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Blueair Pro XL Design and Size
In the Pro family, the higher model will be taller than the previous, literally. So to speak, the Blueair Pro L is double the size of Pro M, and the Blueair Pro XL is triple this Pro M’s size. That means the height of our Blueair Pro XL can reach 44 inches, and can be as tall as a normal stand fan.
With that stretch, Blueair Pro XL is ready for an additional fan inside it, increasing to a total of 3 huge fans for an unmatched fan power. For the appearance, the Blueair Pro XL is a symbol of Swedish design, meaning a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality. It still has a typical metal front with a classic logo of Blueair, following with two big air grills from both sides. Just like others in Pro family, Blueair Pro XL features a back-to-front air flow system to maximize the efficiency of its triple fans.
To improve the area of air filtration while saving some space inside, Blueair Pro XL still makes use of the new V-shaped filters. This unique invention is truly necessary for a tall and huge size machine like this Blueair Pro XL.
On top of this Blueair Pro XL, there is still the two simple buttons to change the fan speed. This design is not changed from the previous models in Blueair Pro family. Only one important change, the Blueair Pro AIM (Air Intelligence Module) is now built in this Blueair Pro XL. Should you know the air sensor will cost you for $79 to add in Pro L or Pro M, you should be happy with this new change.
Source: Blueair website
As we stated above, the size of Blueair Pro XL is incomparable by others. Blueair Pro XL weighs as a giant, with 71 lbs. It’s a real challenging task to move this air purifier around your home, especially when it comes with no casters at all.
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Blueair Pro XL Filters
When deciding a performance of one air purifier, normally we will look at the quality and material of the air filters, as well as the number of air filter types in the testing device. Using just the same air filter like the previous Pro M, Blueair Pro XL triple the number of air filter and the fan power as well. For the filter performance, you still have the same air filters as below.
- 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.
With the prominent HEPASilent technology, to combine both the electrostatic and mechanical filtration, a Particle Filter from Pro family can guarantee to capture up to 99.97% of down to 0.1 microns pollutant particles. This performance rating is by far one of the best in the world, only be parallel by some like IQAir GC MultiGas or Austin Air Bedroom Machine.
If you are willing to buy the SmokeStop filter, there will be an additional layer of Activated Carbon filter, to absorb and remove the gaseous pollutants like smoke, smells and odors. An extra layer of Carbon+ Filter can be bought to further enhance the smoke-resistant ability.
Finally, all of Blueair Pro air filters are naturally anti-bacterial and 100% recyclable.
This is such a high level that we don’t need a common test to check the performance at all. I tested the Blueair Pro XL in our in-house test rig, but this time, I needed to find a place of 1000 square feet, and let the air purifier run in 1 hour. Others to join this test for comparison with the Blueair Pro XL are IQAir GC MultiGas, Winix T1 and lately, an Oransi Erik 650A. I must confess that I didn’t have all these air purifiers to test at the same time, but I guarantee that they all under the same test conditions.
As the result, the only winner is Blueair Pro XL with the perfect efficiency of 99.99% for any as small as 0.3 microns pollutant particles. Other flagships from well-known brands like these 3 aforementioned machines only end up with 99.92 – 99.96%. The difference is truly small, but that can tell exactly the level of a beyond $2000 Blueair Pro XL.
Again, I can’t express how I love the filter replacement cost of Blueair. For a $2000 machine, the cost still stays in the $59 range, which is the same with our Blueair Pro M. However, you should know that you need to buy 3 filters to add in this Blueair Pro XL, raise the cost to $180. This air filter is capable of lasting for 6 months, or 4380 hours of using.
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Blueair Pro XL Room Coverage
With triple the fan power from the Pro M, Blueair Pro XL is definitely able to inhale lots of air. That being said, the Blueair Pro XL’s room coverage is not less than 1180 square feet. While many brands dare to claim a larger room coverage, like AIRMEGA 400S with 1500 square feet, or Airpura UV600 and Airpura F600 DLX with 2000 square feet; none of these air purifiers can reach the power level of Blueair Pro XL’s fan.
The ACH of Blueair Pro XL is 5X. This ACH rating is common for a powerful fan speed, meaning a frequency of cleaning your room every 12 minutes.
The CADR of Blueair Pro XL is 950 Dust/ 800 Smoke/ 900 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating can surpass even the most powerful home air purifiers like IQAir HealthPro Plus or IQAir GC MultiGas, which has an already astonishing CADR rating of 776 cfm in standard conditions.
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Blueair Pro XL Sound
Literally running 3 Pro M in one machine, there is no way a Blueair Pro XL can operate without any noise. Surprisingly, with a smart design to separate these 3 fans and an amazing HEPASilent technology from Blueair, the noise level of this Blueair Pro XL is not different from the smaller versions.
Yes, you are not hearing wrong. Blueair Pro XL still keep the normal noise level from 32 to 58 decibels (db), with only a little bit louder at highest setting. For the lowest setting, this noise level is a lot lower than the library noise level. It means the Blueair Pro XL is really, really quiet.
Also, with a built-in air sensor and lots of fan power, Blueair Pro XL will mostly run at lowest setting, reduces the noise significantly.
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Blueair Pro XL Power Consumption
In Breathe Quality, one of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?”. In fact, an air purifier needs to run for a long time (usually more than 8 hours) to be efficient, and therefore, power consumption is an important criteria to decide which air purifier to buy.
For a giant air purifier with 3 fans, it is easy to imagine the power consumption of this Blueair Pro XL. At lowest setting, the power consumption is 33 watts, meaning double the lowest power consumption of Pro M. When you run all there fans at highest setting, you should be ready for lots of power consumption, as it is 256 watts.
That’s why the built-in air sensor is really necessary to reduce the power consumption. It keeps the Blueair Pro XL mostly run in the lowest setting, and consume less energy.
For running a Blueair Pro XL 8 hours per day, you need to pay from $12 to $91 annually.
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Blueair Pro XL Additional Features
Just like any other air purifiers in the Pro family, Blueair Pro XL relies on the modern air sensor named Blueair Pro AIM. This air sensor is truly accurate and can automatically detect the current air quality and change the fan speed. As a result, this air sensor can reduce both the noise level and power consumption.
However, as I said before, Blueair Pro XL stays in an area where people are only looking for the powerful fan speed and filtration process, not the smart features. That’s why Blueair Pro XL doesn’t have any Wi-Fi connectivity or even a Smart Timer. To have these features, you need to look for a $749 Blueair Classic 650, or an IQAir GC MultiGas (use remote control instead of app control).
Finally, you still have the handy LED indicator for filter replacement. This is a necessary function for any air purifier.
Blueair Pro XL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The Blueair Pro XL is the most powerful air purifier, made of the highest-quality materials. However with that price, this air purifier is a complete overkill for even the most hardcore of users, but I want one anyway.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
The Blueair Pro XL is the ultimate air purifier, but for most people it’s complete overkill.