Blueair classic air purifier reviewIf you’ve never suffered from allergies or had breathing issues, you might not know what an air purifier does or why it could be such an important appliance in your home. These devices can remove all of the particles that float silently through the air, and by having one running consistently you’ll be sure that the air you and your family breathes is fresh and clean.

If you do suffer from allergies then you know exactly why you want to remove these particles from your home’s air. Pet dander, mold, bacteria, dust, and other allergens can make you feel stuffed up, or, if you have asthma, make it hard to breathe indoors.

Whether you have allergies or you just want clean air in your home, there are many reasons why you’d want to bring home a Blueair Classic Air Purifier. I plugged it into my house for a week and used it 24/7, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well it runs and the difference in the air quality.

Here’s a look at the Blueair Classic Air Purifier, how it works, and what it can do for your home’s air quality.

Setting up the Blueair Classic Air Purifier

Setting up the Blueair Classic Air Purifier is as simple as taking it out of the box and placing it in any room. Despite its size, about the same height as a small bar fridge but not as deep, it’s very light. You can easily pick it up and move it anywhere you want to.

It can clean the air in a room that’s around 280 square feet, so I placed it in my bedroom to test out.

To use the Blueair Classic, just plug it in. There’s a small control panel on the top you can just touch to connect to Wi-Fi, change the fan speeds, and see the filter status.

Technology behind the Blueair Classic Air Purifier

Blueair classic air purifier reviewYou’ve decided you want to have an air purifier in your home, but you aren’t sure what you need to take into account before you make your decision. After using the Blueair Classic, I feel as though these are the most important factors when deciding on an air purifier.

It captures 99.7% of airborne particles in your home’s air

BlueAir Air PurifierYou can’t see them, but they are everywhere in your home’s air: particles like pet dander from your dog or cat (or both in my case), mold spores if you live in an older home, bacteria from shared illness, and good old fashioned dust: all can be easily removed with the Blueair Classic air purifier.

The Blueair Classic has Blueair HEPASilent Technology, and that works using electrostatic and mechanical filtration to capture particles, trap them in a particle-charging chamber, and filter them out into clean air.

I turned it on at 10 am and let it run in my bedroom. By the time I went to bed that night the air in the room just felt fresher. The only way I could describe it is as if I had a window open and the temperature dropped slightly. It was like having a window open.

Even my husband noticed it. He’s someone who suffers from slight pet allergies, and although he’s always let me have pets inside, he can get congested in the spring during allergy season. After having the Blueair plugged in all day long, he said he slept better than he had in long time, and I noticed that he wasn’t snoring like he usually does.

The Blueair Classic is quiet

Blueair aware led screenHaving an air purifier is great, but if it runs so loudly in the corner of your room that you can’t hear the TV or you can’t sleep at night, you’re not going to want to turn it on. Thankfully the Blueair Classic is really quiet. At its lowest setting it’s barely audible, and when you turn it up to 3, the highest setting, it runs only as loudly as a most fans on low.

I like white noise when I sleep, so this is the perfect device for me: it cleans the air and it gives off a quiet hum that helps me sleep.


The Blueair Classic is an easy to use air purifier   

blueair friends appIt couldn’t be easier to use the Blueair Classic. There’s a touch screen LED panel on the top of the machine that you can tap to turn the fan up or down. You can also tap to connect to the Wi-Fi in your home so you can use your Blueair Classic via the Blueair Friend app.

Once you’ve connected to your home’s Wi-Fi you can use the app to turn your Blueair Classic off and on, schedule it to turn off and on during different times, set for night mode where it turns off at a certain time, or use it to set a child lock so your kids can’t turn it off and on.

Add the Blueair Aware monitor

There’s a cool add on for the Blueair Classic that you can use to see exactly what type of air particles are floating through the air in your home. It’s called Blueair Aware, and it works with your Blueair Classic to see your room’s air quality and check out the outdoor air quality in most cities.

Changing the Blueair Classic filter

blueair classic filterIf you turn the Blueair Classic around you’ll see that the entire back of the device is a filter. The LED panel and the app will tell you when it’s time to change the filter, and changing is really easy too.

To change the filter you’ll just have to open the back panel, pull it out, and put the new filter in. You may want to vacuum the inside if there’s excess dust in there, but that’s it.

Overall review of the Blueair Classic air purifier

Despite the fact that two people in the family have allergies, we’ve never invested in an air purifier. Now that I know how one works and what it can do for the air quality in my home, I’m definitely going to get one. Having the Blueair Classic in my bedroom has helped my husband sleep better, and it’s almost as though you can tell the difference between one room and another just by walking in the door and taking a deep breath.

Rain or shine: having the BlueAir Classic air purifer is like having a window open all the time, and all you’re left with is fresh, clean air. You can find your own Blueair Classic air purifier right now on Best Buy.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag