Blueair is a popular air purifier brand from all price range segments. Blueair Sense + is their ace to secure a slot in low-range smart air purifier market. We are writing the Blueair Sense + Review to help you find out why this air purifier is the best bang for your buck at the moment.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
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- Amazing performance rating
- Sleek design, certified quality
- Smart air purifier in low-range
- 5-year warranty
- Voice command seems bad
As a giant in air purifier industry with 20 years experience, Blueair is not only famous for their huge and expensive air purifiers, but also stumble into the low-range and small devices. The Blueair Sense + is exactly what they need to conquer the most competitive segment in the market. Let’s see if Blueair can do it through our Blueair Sense + Review.
Blueair Sense + Price
$200 could be the most competitive segment for a good air purifier from many brands. We can tell but a few well-known devices like GermGuardian CDAP5500BCA, Honeywell HPA300, Coway AP-1512HH, Levoit LV-PUR131, or Winix 5500-2. They are all the candidates of our list of best air purifiers in 2019, and to be honest, they are all great performers.
Jump in this chaos field, Blueair Sense + comes with a bit higher price tag of $229. If not for the price, what does Blueair make use to gain the advantage in such high competitive segment? We will find out soon.
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Blueair Sense + Design and Size
The first competitive edge of this Blueair Sense + we want to praise is its beautiful and sleek design. Comes with 6 options of colors, you can easily choose the best Blueair Sense + that fits your home decor and lifestyle. All of the Blueair Sense’s colors available are Graphite Black, Leaf Green, Midnight Blue, Polar White, Ruby Red and Warm Grey. Our testing unit is a Midnight Blue model, but others are using the same design concept.
As the next generation of a Blueair device, this Blueair Sense + is truly an expression of modern style. The whole body is steel exterior, with a luxury range of color to please the eyes, this design received many compliments and award winning for design by reputable organizations like Plus X and Reddot. The bottom line is Blueair Sense + is the result of the internationally acclaimed Swedish designers CKR – winners of more than 60 international design awards.
Using the same air flow like the Blueair Classic 405, the Blueair Sense + also has the air intake grill and air outlet grill from each side respectively. This is the notable air flow concept that makes Blueair Classic 405 as one of the Best Buy air purifiers in the United Kingdom. However, the air grill is bigger, but also more stylish than ever in Blueair history of making air purifiers.
From the front, you will have the classic Blueair logo followed with an LED on/off indicator. If you look in the back of this Blueair Sense +, you will find a handle to help you move this air purifier easier.
But the reason why they called Blueair Sense + as the future device is all staying on top of this air purifier. Blueair Sense+ is assembled with meticulous attention to detail. The glass top is cut by hand to mate seamlessly with the cabinet. And with no gaps, it is both beautiful and effective in not letting any polluted air escape without being purified.
Most importantly, the control panel of this Blueair Sense + is operated through motion-sensing controls and without no physical buttons. With a swipe of hand on top of this air purifier, you can turn it on/off and change the fan speeds. I must admit that the touchless control is only featured in this Blueair Sense +.
This Blueair Sense + is only 19 inches in height and 18.5 inches in width, which is even smaller than the Classic 203 Slim. I find this air purifier placing easily anywhere in my house. However, there is one slight disadvantage of this Blueair Sense, that we don’t have any casters. Luckily, with only 25 lbs, Blueair Sense + is a lot lighter than other Blueair Classic air purifiers, and also looks smaller with its round edge. Personally, I love the design and the color of this Blueair Sense + the most from the Blueair brand.
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Blueair Sense + Filters
Blueair has a tradition to make the same air filter (of course with different size and name) for all of their Sense, Classic and Pro families. This proves a great advantage, to reduce the confusing for their customers when choosing the air filter types. Moreover, you will be assured to have a latest HEPA technology in even a low-range air purifier like Blueair Sense +.
- Particle Filter – Blueair Sense + has only the Particle Filter with the power to capture 99.97% of pollutants such as pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores, viruses and bacteria down to 0.1 microns. Added an extra sheet of Activated Carbon filter to deal with smoke, odors and VOCs.
The powerful Particle filter from Blueair is a real True HEPA filter combined with the electrostatic ions to purify more air faster. Its efficiency is at the moment one of the best for the low-range segment. Only a few air purifiers in this segment could reach the performance rating of this Blueair Sense +, such as Honeywell HPA300 or the Coway AP-1512HH.
The Particle filter is made of thermally bonded fibers containing polypropylene and polyethylene which is free of chemicals and naturally anti-bacterial. Due to the filter frame material is paper, it can be recyclable.
Also, the Blueair Sense’s Particle filter has added activated carbon sheets to help you remove the smoke, odors, cooking smells and VOCs.
With an addition of activated carbon, the Particle filter from Blueair Sense + is more expensive than the filter of Classic 405, with $79. If you compare with the total change of both True HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter in other brands, the Blueair Sense + is still better, only lose to the flagship of Guardian Technologies – the GermGuardian CDAP5500BCA.
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Blueair Sense + Room Coverage
Stays in low-range segment, we can’t expect Blueair Sense + to clean a large room like its brothers. That being said, the room coverage of Blueair Sense + is only 186 sq ft, which is a lot less than the average of 360 sq ft by Honeywell HPA300, Coway AP-1512HH, Levoit LV-PUR131, or Winix 5500-2.
The ACH of Blueair Sense + is still 5X. With this high ACH rating, Blueair Sense + can clean your room 5 times per hour.
The CADR of Blueair Sense + is 140 Dust/ 120 Smoke/ 150 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating is just only the same with the Levoit LV-PUR131, and can’t compare with other higher fan speed air purifiers from Honeywell or Coway brand. 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 Sense + suits perfectly for its room coverage.
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Blueair Sense + Sound
Again, we must thank the HEPASilent technology from Blueair brand to manage the noise level of this Blueair Sense + at as low as possible.
With 3 fan speeds, Blueair Sense + has only 29 db at lowest setting. This is the best noise level if compared with the Classic family from this brand, like Classic 405 with 32 db. You should know that the library noise level is 35 db, and this Blueair Sense + can run very quietly that you hardly hear a sound.
At highest setting, Blueair Sense + only runs with 50 db, and therefore is a good recommendation for quiet places like your office.
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Blueair Sense + Power Consumption
As one of the most criteria when deciding to buy an air purifier, one of our most FAQ is “Do air purifier use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And for this criteria, there is hardly one opponent to compete with Blueair brand.
With HEPASilent technology, the power consumption of Blueair Sense + is just 7W at lowest setting. If you switch to the max fan speed, the power consumption is still 45W, which is one of the best air purifiers for power consumption in 2019. Only Coway AP-1512HH can compete with this Blueair Sense + in the same price range.
With the Energy Star certification, you only need to pay from $17 to $20 annually for running a Blueair Sense + 8 hours per day,
Blueair Sense + Additional Features
Blueair Sense + is an air purifier for the future, so beside the famous touchless controls, you can control this device from a mobile app named Blueair Friend App (available both for iOS and Android). The Wifi connectivity is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n router on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Network band. Network security is open, WEP, WPA, & WPA2.
Like any air purifiers in Blueair Classic family, this Blueair Sense + can be controlled via Alexa voice commands. This is one of the top reasons why Blueair Sense + is the Amazon’s Choice for air purifier, especially with a lovely price tag of around $200.
Moreover, you still have the high-end features like Smart Sensor (which is called Blueair Aware Air Quality Monitor), which adjust the fan speed automatically, and therefore both reserve the energy and prolong the air filter lifetime. In addition, you will have a Timer and a LED indicator to remind you when to change the air filter.
With so many additional features, it is safe to say the Blueair Sense + is currently the best Smart air purifier for the low-range.
Blueair Sense + 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.
Also, Blueair provides a huge helpdesk in their website to help you answer the problems immediately. If the worst comes to the worst, you can put trust in the 5-year warranty from Blueair. 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.
For a good smart air purifier in $200 segment, you might reconsider splurging on your next upgrade. Blueair Sense + could be perfect if it has a better fan power, but what could you ask for a $200 air purifier with all these high-end features?
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
Despite costing just $220, Blueair Sense + packs in everything expect of an air purifier that’s twice the price.