Blueair Pro M Air Purifier

SKU
457-1001
The ultra-quiet Blueair Pro M Air Purifier offers the world's most advanced modular filtration system and HEPASilient™ technology , capturing 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 micron in size, even on the lowest setting. Pro M improves your air quality by removing dust, pollen, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pollutants from the air. This elegant, compact air purifier quietly cleans the air in medium rooms up to 390 square feet with 5 hour changes per hour. The Pro M quiet air cleaner is ideal for your bedroom, living room or office. Authorized, Preferred Blueair Dealer.
$649.99
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This product provides relief from: Asthma, Bacteria & Germs, Dust Allergies, Dust Mites, Fragrances & Odors, Mold & Mildew, Pet Dander, Pollen

Buyers Guide: Air Purifiers

Choosing a Portable Air Purifier

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When your allergies are acting up, one of the best ways to feel better fast is to get away from whatever is causing the reaction.  Sometimes simply opening a window can ventilate a room with clean air and provide relief. Other times, weather makes this option impossible or allergens may also be present in the new air.  In such a case, an air cleaning system may be useful.

Air cleaners remove allergens from indoor air.  They can be installed in the ductwork of a home’s central heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to clean the air in the whole house or a portable room system can be used to clean the air in a single room only.   Installing a whole-home system may not be in your current budget, but depending on the type of allergy you are suffering from, a portable system may be sufficient for your needs and your wallet.

Types of Air Cleaners

There are a variety of air pollutants that can cause allergic reactions.    Air pollutants fall into two categories:  particulate matter and gaseous pollutants.  Particulate matter includes dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, dust mite allergen, and mold spores.  Gaseous pollutants include the vapors from gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust, paints and pesticides.    Choosing the best air cleaner depends on the type of allergen causing your individual reactions.  Different air cleaners are better at removing particulate matter from the air while others are preferred for removing gaseous pollutants.

For example, if you are particularly sensitive to dust mite allergen, waking up each morning stuffy and sneezing, you should consider a particulate matter air cleaner in your bedroom.  The EPA has divided them into two types: mechanical and electronic.  Mechanical air filters use a fan to pull air through filters where particles become trapped and cannot escape back into the air. High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters fall into this category.

Electronic air cleaners use a process called electrostatic attraction to trap particles.  They also use a fan to draw air in, however the air then passes through a section of the machine where the particles are given an electrical charge.  The charged particles are drawn to a series of flat plates called a collector where they accumulate until the filter is replaced or cleaned.    Although the process is similar, air cleaners called ionizers or ion generators do not have a collector.  They simply charge the airborne particles and expel them back into the air where they attach to nearby surfaces, such as walls or furniture, or attach to one another causing them to settle faster until they can be vacuumed or cleaned up.

If paint fumes or other household odors are bothering you, an air cleaner that removes gaseous pollutants is a better choice.  Gaseous air filters remove gases and odors by using a material, such as activated carbon, to absorb the pollutants.  These filters are typically intended to remove one or more gaseous pollutants from the air that passes through them, but may be specific to one or two types of gas.  It is important to choose an air purifier that is designed to remove the specific gas or odor that is affecting you.

In addition to air cleaners that using a filtering process to remove allergens from the air, there are also systems that will actually destroy pollutants.  Some use ultraviolet (UV) light technology.  These cleaners are called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) cleaners and photocatalytic (PCO) cleaners.  UVGI cleaners use radiation from UV lights that may destroy viruses, bacteria, allergens and mold.  Typically such systems are used in conjunction with an air filtration system.  PCO cleaners use a UV lamp along with a substance called a catalyst that reacts with the light.  They are intended to destroy gaseous pollutants by converting them into harmless products, but do not actually remove particulate matter from the air.

One more type of pollutant destruction system is an ozone generator.  It uses a UV light or an electrical discharge to intentionally produce ozone.  However, as you may know, ozone is a lung irritant that can cause adverse health effects.  Ozone also has little effect in removing most indoor air contaminants, thus are not always the safest or most effective choice.

Filtration

(Mechanical or Electronic)

Air filters Particles Ineffective in removing larger particles because most settle from the air quickly and never reach filters.
Gas-phase filters Gases Used much less frequently in homes than particle air filters. The lifetime for removing pollutants may be short.

Other Air Cleaners

UVGI Biologicals Bacterial and mold spores tend to be resistant to UV radiation and require more light or longer time of exposure, or both, to be killed.
PCO Gases Application for homes is limited because currently available catalysts are ineffective in destroying gaseous pollutants from indoor air.
Ozone generators Particles, gases, biologicals Sold as air cleaners, they are not always safe and effective in removing pollutants. By design, they produce ozone, a lung irritant.

 

Measuring the Effectiveness of an Air Cleaner

The effectiveness of a portable air cleaner, regardless of what you are trying to remove from the air, is measured by the clean air delivery rate (CADR).  Developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the CADR is a measure of the cleaning speed.  Since individual filters vary in their ability to remove different particles, three CADR's for a given device are typically measured: smoke, pollen, and dust.  While an individual portable system may not achieve its rated measure under all circumstances, it does allow comparison between different makes and models.  Typically, the higher the CADR, the more effective the air cleaned will be.  When purchasing a system for your personal use, choose one with the highest CADR for your specific allergy. If you are treating a pollen allergy, consider a purifier with a high CADR for pollen, as stated on the label.

When looking at the CADR ratings, you must also take into account the size of the space in which you will be using your air cleaner.  Portable air purifiers are only meant to clean the air in a single room, not your entire house.  Therefore, if you are having problems at night and when you wake up in the morning, you may want to purchase a particulate matter air purifier specifically for your bedroom.  If you are also concerned about odors in the kitchen, you should consider a gas-phase unit for the kitchen area.  Regardless of what type you choose, you must have an accurate measurement of the square footage and in some cases, the cubic footage for that particular room in order to choose a machine that will be effective.

To calculate your room’s approximate square footage, multiply the length of the room in feet by the width of the room in feet.  To calculate the cubic footage, multiply the length of your space by the width of your space and multiply that by the ceiling height.  Most manufacturers list an optimal square foot area of coverage for their air purifiers, so you'll want to choose a model that is rated to cover the size of your room.  You might also consider choosing a model designed for an area larger than yours for better cleaning at a lower, quieter speed.

Another important measure of unit effectiveness is the cubic feet per minute (CFM) rating. This number represents how many cubic feet of air passes through the unit in any given minute. It gives you an idea of how quickly an air purifier will clean the complete volume of air in your room. Typically, the higher an air purifier's CFM rating, the faster the air in the room will be purified. One more measurement is the air changes per hour (ACH). ACH indicates how many times an air purifier filters the entire volume of air in your space per hour. Those who are looking for relief from allergies and asthma should look for an air purifier that can produce at least 3 to 4 air changes per hour.

Noise Levels

Once you have determined what allergens you need to remove from the air and what size system will work best in your room, there are several ways to narrow down your choice of air cleaner based on your personal preferences.  Noise is an important one, especially if the unit will be used in the bedroom.

Because of the fan element, most air purifiers will emit some amount of noise, depending on the purification speed you choose. Some people need complete silence while sleeping while others enjoy “white noise” in the background.  If noise is a concern to you, look for an air purifier with a decibel (dB) rating for each fan speed. You can compare these ratings to the sounds made by other common household items which in turn will give you a better idea of the level of sound an air purifier will make.

0 dB Hearing Threshold
10 dB Breathing
20 dB Falling Leaves
30 dB Whisper
40 dB Raindrops
50 dB Average Home
60 dB Normal Conversation
70 dB Vacuum Cleaner

While a decibel chart can be helpful, remember that other factors, such as where in the room the purifier is placed, the amount of furniture and choice of flooring can also affect the noise level while the unit is in use.   Many units come with multiple fan speeds.  If noise is a particular concern to you, the option of a lower fan speed may be something to consider.

Other special features that may decrease the amount of noise are a programmable timer and a remote control.  A remote control allows you to turn the unit off and on or change fan speeds without having to leave the comfort of your bed or sitting area.  A programmable timer can be used to automatically turn the system on or off at certain times of the day or night to cut down on noise and to save energy.

In addition, manufacturers offer a variety of other special features to consider when buying an air purifier.  Some offer digital controls for setting fan speeds and timers easily and accurately.  If you think you will be moving your unit from room to room, you might want to look for a one with carrying handles or wheels for easy relocation.  Some systems even come with air quality monitors to sense the level of pollution in a room and filter replacement lights to let you know when to change the filter.

As with any purchase, the more features you opt for, the more likely the cost will increase.  So, in deciding which unit is best for you and your budget, don’t forget to think about maintenance costs.  Look at the cost of replacing filters and how often they need to be replaced in order to get an accurate idea of the true cost of an air cleaning system before buying.  Some brands are designed to need new pre-filters every three months and new HEPA filters every year. Others have filter packs that last up to 5 years.  When filters are not replaced regularly some filtration ability is lost and the motor of the unit could be damaged, so it is important to invest in the maintenance of your unit as well as the unit itself.

The sleek and slim, Blueair Pro M Air Purifier offers the perfect mix of elegance, efficiency and eco-friendly design. Perfect for a large bedroom, playroom or office, the Pro M Air Purifier offers the world's most advanced modular filtration system in an efficient, compact, ultra-quiet air cleaner. The Pro M air cleaner offers 3 fan speeds that are adjustable on the digital operation panel located on the top of the unit.

HEPASilent® Technology - Electrostatic and Mechanical Filtration

The Pro M features Blueair's HEPASilent® technology, a revolutionary combination of advanced gradient filter and an encapsulated particle charging chamber ensures that Blueair purifiers deliver results far superior than either mechanical or electrostatic technology alone. Blueair Pro Series air purifiers capture 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 micron in size, even on the lowest setting. Pro M improves your air quality by removing allergens including dust, pollen, dust, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pollutants from the air.

Here's how HEPASilent® technology works:

  • Air is drawn into the Blueair Pro M unit via its ultra-quiet fan.
  • Airborne particles pass through particle charging chamber and are electrically charged.
  • Electrostatic charged particles, large and small, are removed from the air as they flow through the gradient structure filter. High-efficiency filtration captures larger particles like pollen and dust, and the smallest particles like bacteria and exhaust.
  • Together, the encapsulated charging chamber and efficiency filtration combine to create Blueair's patented HEPASilent® technology — delivering maximum clean air flow with minimum noise.


Innovative V-Shaped Filter

Pro Series offers the innovative v-shaped Particle Filter, it's designed maximize filtration area in a surprisingly small amount of space resist clogging and promote peak filtration performance. HEPASilent™ technology brings high efficiency and longer lasting air flow to air purification. The Pro M comes standard with one HEPASilent® high-efficiency Particle Filter.

If smoke and odor control are desired, you can choose the optional activated carbon Blueair Pro Series SmokeStop™ Filter. It includes activated carbon and HEPASilent™ filtration, and is specifically designed for environments with heavy gaseous pollutants, such as smoke, odors, and harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

And, when you require extra protection against heavy gaseous contaminants such as formaldehyde, sulfur dioxide and other volatile organic compounds, you can add the Carbon+ Filter to your Blueair Pro Series Particle Filter or SmokeStop™. The optional Carbon+ Filters are sold individually.

Naturally Anti-Bacterial and Environmentally Friendly

Blueair high-efficiency filters are made from naturally anti-bacterial polypropylene, an environmentally responsible synthetic, which ultimately breaks down into carbon dioxide and water. Blueair filters will only capture mold particles from the air, and will never grow their own.

Reduce your footprint

The Blueair Pro Series has earned an Energy Star®rating from the EPA - combining dramatically efficient air cleaning power with a low impact on the environment. The Pro M quiet air cleaner uses about as much energy as the average light bulb, designed using environmentally friendly materials such as galvanized steel over plastic, and features filter media designed for maximum air flow made from 100% polypropylene fibers for simple recycling that requires no sorting.

Low electrical currents minimize ozone production, and a sealed steel housing keeps any ozone contained within the unit, actually emitting air with less ozone than incoming air.

Turn your Pro M into an Intelligent Air Cleaner

With the optional add on Blueair Pro Air Intelligence Module (AIM) the Blueair Pro M air purifier will continuously monitor and report the surrounding air quality through state-of-the-art particle and gas sensors. The control panel on the top of the unit will also display particle and gas levels detected. With AIM, the Pro M air cleaner will have the added ability to run on automatic mode, where the cleaning speed automatically adjusts according to the level of pollution the sensors are detecting. Blueair Pro Air Intelligence Module (AIM) sold separately.

Blueair Pro M Features:
  • AHAM Certified¹ to provide clean air in rooms up to 390 sq. ft. (5 air changes per hour)
  • Helps reduce exposure to particulates that cause allergic reaction or respiratory distress
  • HEPASilent® particle filter:
    • traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.1 micron (even at the lowest fan speed)
    • removes dust, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria and viruses
    • minimizes air flow resistance, reducing noise and power consumption
    • uses environmentally safer materials with no chemical additives
    • Optional SmokeStop™ filter includes HEPASilent™ filtration, and also removes 99.97% of gases, odor and VOCs
  • 3-speed electronic control panel (located at top of unit) with large digital display shows:
    • mode of operation and fan speed
    • on/off
    • replacement filter light
  • Air intake (side) and output (side) maximizes delivery of filtered air
  • Easy filter changes
  • Award-winning Swedish design — stylish and compact 17" H x 20" D x 10" W at 24 lbs
  • Integrated handle for easy moving
  • Ozone free
  • Energy Star®
  • Extended 5-Year Mfr. Limited Warranty²
  • Blueair Air Intelligence Module - optional add on for the Pro Series Pro M

Engineered in Sweden, the attractive Pro Series blend in seamlessly into your home or work environment. The Pro Series is the perfect combination of efficiency, elegance and environmental consciousness. The Blueair Pro Series is available in three sizes: M, L and XL.

Notes:

¹ This Blueair air purifier is certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) for the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) that has been assigned to the unit. AHAM's Portable Electric Room Air Cleaner Verification Program provides assurance to the public, through the presence of the AHAM Verification Seal, that the manufacturer's claimed CADR ratings have been independently verified in accordance with ANSI/AHAM Standard AC-1.
² Blueair air purifiers come standard with a 1-Year Limited Warranty. This can be extended to 5 Years by completing and submitting the Blueair Warranty Application that comes with the product.

More Information
Overview An efficienct, elegant, and eco-friendly design the Pro M is the medium sized unit in the Blueair Pro Series. Offering the combined electrostact and and mechanical HEPASilent® filtration the Pro M quiety captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.1 micron (even at the lowest fan speed), removing dust, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses. AHAM Certified to provide clean air in rooms up to 390 sq. ft. (5 air changes per hour).
Room Size up to 390 sq. ft. (with 5 air changes per hour)
Recommended For Allergies, asthma, dust, pet hair, pet dander, some odors, gases and smoke, overall air quality
Best Fit For allergy and asthma relief, the elegant, eco-friendly and very quiet, the Pro M Air Purifier is perfect for your bedroom or office. High efficiency in open layouts, up to 390 square feet in size.
True HEPA Filtration Yes
Particle Filtration Efficiency 99.97% to 0.1 microns
Particle Removal Removes pollen, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, dust mites, and other harmful pollutants.
Gas and Odor Removal
  • Light odors & smoke only
  • For heavier gases, odors & VOCs, choose the optional SmokeStop™ Filters or Carbon+ Filter
  • VOC Removal No.
  • For heavier gases, odors & VOCs, choose the optional SmokeStop™ Filters
  • The optional Blueair Carbon+ Filter can be added or extra protections to the Particle or SmokeStop® filter
  • Optional Filters Yes.
  • Blueair SmokeStop™ Filters
  • Carbon+ Filter (additional add on filter)
  • Unique Features / Benefits
  • HEPASilent®technology — an innovative combination of advanced gradient filter media and an encapsulated particle charging chamber
  • V-Shaped Filter - promote peak filtration performance and to resist clogging
  • Filters are 100% polypropylene fibers - naturally anti-bacterial, environmentally responsible (recyclable)
  • Blueair Pro Series has earned an Energy Star® rating from the EPA
  • Air Intelligence Module - optional
  • CADR: Dust rating 285 cubic feet per minute - Dust
    CADR: Pollen rating 350 cubic feet per minute - Pollen
    CADR: Smoke rating 250 cubic feet per minute - Smoke
    ACH (air changes per hour) 5 per hour (390 sq. ft.room)
    Airflow (cubic feet per minute) 70 Low - 110 Medium - 330 High cubic feet per minute
    Filtration System HEPASlient® - Combined Electrostatic and Mechanical Filtration
    Number of Filters to Replace One
    Replace HEPA Filter Recommended every 6 months
    Replace Pre-Filter None
    Replace Other Filters Optional - Carbon+ Filter
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 17" x 10" x 20"
    Color choices White with gray vents
    Product Weight 24 lbs
    Packaged Weight Not Available
    Shipping Weight Not Available
    Noise Level - (min-max decibels) 33 Low - 34 Medium - 55 High decibels, dB(A)
    Controls Digital
    Remote Control No
    Number of Fan Speeds 3
    LCD Display No
    Clock No
    Programmable Cycles or Timer No
    Sleep Mode No
    Auto Fan Mode (auto adjusts based on air quality) Optional add on (Air Intelligence Module sold separately)
    Particle, Gas or VOC Detector Optional with AIM
    Filter Status Indicator Yes
    Filter Reset function Yes
    Other Indicators N/A
    Other Features Filters made from 100% polypropylene fibers for simple recycling that requires no sorting.
    Casters or Handles Handles
    Air Inlet Side
    Air Outlet Side
    Housing Construction Galvanized steel housing
    Fan / Motor Assembly Not Available
    Energy Consumption (watts) 11 - 19 - 85 watts
    Power Requirements 120 V, 60 Hz
    Power Plug 2-prong polarized plug
    Amperage Not available
    Energy Star® Yes
    AHAM-certified CADR Yes
    Approvals / Other Certifications ETL, CSA, CE listed. California ARB certified.
    Ozone Emission None
    Manufacturer's Warranty 5 year limited warranty

    Blueair Pro Series Air Purifiers feature high quality design, materials and workmanship.
    To keep your unit in top condition, we recommend routine cleaning. The appliance must be disconnected from the supply mains before cleaning or maintenance.

    • Vacuum the air intake grille from the inside when you remove the filter to replace it.
    • Wipe the exterior of the unit with a soft, clean, damp cloth.
    • Never clean with chemical solvents or corrosive material as these agents may damage the surface.
    • Please review Owner's Manual for full instructions on your Pro M Air Purifier
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    Click here to view the Blueair Pro Series Air Purifier Owner's Manual, including instructionsfor the
    Blueair Pro M.

    Click here to view instruction manual for the optional add on feature
    Blueair Pro Air Intelligence Module (AIM) Manual.

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