Blueair Pro XL Review

If you need the absolute best air purifier that have no regards of its cost, the office bound Blueair Pro XL will be your ideal choice. With its versatile 3 set filtration setup, Blueair Pro XL deliver incomparable performance with widest possible purifying applicable area. In comparison with the airflow delivery rate, coverage, noise level and electricity usage, could user be happy with Blueair Pro XL overall  attributes at its price point?
MRSP/ RSP**
± 2399.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 540 - 1080 p
Online price*
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Blueair Pro XL Specification

ProductBlueair Pro XL
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 2399.99
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Dimension
20 x 44 x 10 in
(50.8 x 111.8 x 25.4 cm)
Weight71 lb (32.2 kg)
Coverage (up to)1180 sq. ft. (110 m2)
Dust free (CADR)950 cfm (1614 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)900 cfm (1529 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)800 cfm (1359 m3/h)
Airflow speed210 - 990 cfm (357 - 1682 m3/h)
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 540 - 1080
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Blueair Pro Particle Filter (x3)
6 - 12 months
+- 180
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Blueair Pro SmokeStop Filter (x3)
6 - 12 months
+- 360
Ionizer/ TechnologiesHEPASilent Technology
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
Blueair Pro Carbon+ Filter
Noise level32 - 58 dB(A)
Power consumption33 - 256 W
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsAir Intelligence Module (AIM)
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Blueair Pro XL key features

  • 3-stage HEPASilent Technology filtration
  • Trio encapsulated particle-charging chamber (Ionizer)
  • 3 set of Blueair Pro Particle Filters
  • 3 set of Blueair Pro SmokeStop Filter (x2)
  • 3 German engineered energy-efficient fans
  • Built-in Air Intelligence Module (Air quality indicator + Auto mode)
  • 5 years warranty

The starters

Blueair Pro XL dimension
Dimension
20 x 44 x 10 in
(50.8 x 111.8 x 25.4 cm)
Blueair Pro XL weight
Weight
71 lb (32.2 kg)

Premium office air purifier it is, Blueair Pro XL is nothing short of that with solid build quality in and out. Being the most powerful Blueair purifier ever made, Blueair Pro XL is very bulky and heavy at 20 x 44 x 10 in (50.8 x 111.8 x 25.4 cm) size and 71 lb (32.2 kg) weight. While mobility is not great, Blueair Pro XL comes with exceptional airflow performance along with 3-stage HEPASilent technology, filter replacement indicator, Air Intelligence Module, 3 speed with Auto mode, color display LED indicator, zero ozone emission, CARB certified, Energy Star rated and 5 years warranty. Like all Pro series air purifier, there is no Wi-Fi support, no timer or even remote control.

Continue with controls and usability and functionality, Blueair Pro XL is also very easy to use as its basically two main button operation machine. Turn on the unit by clicking on the PLUS button and Blueair Pro XL will run in speed one with one blue bar light between the buttons. To increase/ decrease the speed simply adjust between the PLUS/ MINUS buttons and the blue light bar will update the current speed accordingly. To activate Auto mode, click on the PLUS button on speed 3 and the word AUTO will light up indicating the mode is active. To deactivate auto mode, simply reverse the previous step. There is also a two bar columns displaying the levels of airsuspended particles (PM2.5) and gaseous contaminants (GAS). 1 green bar equals good air quality while 3 bars (green, yellow and red) represent high level of particles or gas). All display will slowly disappear after 30 seconds and will reappear when you click on any of the buttons. Lastly, a red filter light will light up when filter replacement is required.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

Blueair Pro XL coverage
Purifying coverage
1180 sq. ft. (110 m2)
Blueair Pro XL airflow speed
Airflow speed
210 - 990 cfm (357 - 1682 m3/h)
Blueair Pro XL fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Being the largest and highest capacity Pro air purifier has its advantages. Blueair Pro XL has the widest purifying coverage to date (1180 sq. ft.) that can cover almost any room size, meeting room, cafeteria or lounge. Airborne particles are pull in through the side inlet via three (YES 3) energy-efficient fan and released out at the other side of the outlet. At 5 air charges a hour, 210 - 990 cfm airflow are distributed evenly and swiftly by either a 3 manual speed or Auto mode.
Blueair Pro XL dust CADR
Dust CADR
950 cfm (1614 m3/h)
Blueair Pro XL pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
900 cfm (1529 m3/h)
Blueair Pro XL smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
800 cfm (1359 m3/h)
Like the outstanding airflow performance, Blueair Pro XL has the highest overall CADR we ever reviewed. You have the Dust CADR at an amazing 950 cfm, pollen CADR at 900 cfm and smoke CADR at 800 cfm. Incomparable stats as you could see via the comparison table above.

What’s inside count

Blueair Pro XL HEPA filter
Blueair Pro Particle Filter (x3)
6 - 12 months
Blueair Pro XL carbon filter
Blueair Pro SmokeStop Filter (x3)
6 - 12 months
Blueair Pro XL technologies
HEPASilent Technology
^ Blueair Pro XL filters/ technologies/ lifespan
As with Blueair Pro M and L, Blueair Pro XL is also powered by the same HEPASilent technology that combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration. At an 99.97% effective rate of capturing particles as small as 0.1 microns, the purification began with the ionizer charging on any particles that travels in. With particles like dust mites, pollen, bacteria electrostatically charged, one of the 3 particle filter will effortlessly trap those none-gas based contaminants while either 1 of the 3 SmokeStop filter will handle the rest of smoke and odors based pollutants. At the end of the journey, the air purifier will released cleaner air that contains even lesser ozone than before. Like all Blueair filters, Blueair Pro XL filter media is made from waterproof, natural antibacterial polypropylene fibers rather than chemical coated base. The filters also comes in V-shaped design that prevent particles from escaping as there is more filtration depth under the same piece of filter.

Blueair Pro XL is covered against

Blueair Pro XL VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Pollen

Pollen

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Dust mite

Dust mites

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Pet dander

Pet dander

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Chemical

Chemical

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS VOCs

VOCs

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

EXCELLENT

Blueair Pro XL VS Odor

Odor

EXCELLENT

Keep it down

Blueair Pro XL noise level
Noise level
32 - 58 dB(A)
Blueair Pro XL power consumption
Power consumption
33 - 256 W
You would thought Blueair Pro XL noise would be at an unsatisfactory level given how strong it's airflow output is. In actual fact the 32 - 58 dB(A) noise level is more than reasonable where low speed is whisper quiet and around normal conversation noise at max speed. Power consumption however is clearly reflected upon usage volume. At the power rate between 33 - 256 W, the higher the speed Blueair Pro XL is running, the higher the electricity bill it will be. Fortunately Air Intelligence Module is already bundled in so no problem enabling Auto mode for optimize energy consumption.

At what cost

Blueair Pro XL MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 2399.99
Blueair Pro XL annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 540 - 1080
^ Blueair Pro XL replacement filters estimated cost
Not for the faint-hearted, Blueair Pro XL is one of the most expensive air purifier we had ever reviewed. Filter replacement cost is also at another level that is beyond reach of most common folks. While its recommended for office use, only considered Blueair Pro XL for home if you are absolutely sure you can afford it.

The challengers

Blueair Classic 605

Blueair 605

A better option for home use with more practicality and Wi-Fi support. Weaker performance is of course given due to the lower price tag.

IQAir HealthPro Plus

Our all-time favorite air purifier that shines on price, filtration and maintenance despite fall shorts on its CADR comparison.

In conclusion......

  • The best dust, pollen and smoke CADR return from an air purifier.
  • Very powerful airflow performance cover by wide purifying coverage.
  • The same reliable HEPASilent Technology that electrostatically charge all inflow particles.
  • Uses 3 high grade Pro Particle filter and 3 Pro SmokeStop Filter.
  • Reasonable noise level for a 3 fan powered air purifier.
  • Comes bundled with Air Intelligence Module where is optional purchase for Pro M and L.
  • Up to 5 years warranty.
  • The most expensive Blueair ever made.
  • High cost of ownership with 3 pairs of filters to maintain.
  • No timer, no Wi-Fi pairing and no remote control.
  • No permanent pre-filter that protect and extend the particle filter lifespan.
Build quality
9
Features
5
Coverage
10
Airflow delivery
10
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
8
Price
1
Upkeeping
1
9.5
9.5

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Blueair Pro XL Troubleshooting

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More on Blueair Pro XL

Blueair Pro XL is a very distinctive office air purifier with marvelous reliability record. With the bundled AIM module, interface panel are beautifully attached to enable streamline usage. Exceptional build quality, Blueair Pro XL framework is solid and tough for long hours office use.

Airflow capability and purifying coverage

This is where Blueair Pro XL CADR shines. Perfect for office or home with large sized space area, in general Blueair Pro XL is often recommended for office due to its purifying coverage and of course price range. The 3 built-in fan motor plus multi airflow fan speed adjustment will eliminate close proximity air contaminants example dust, mildew, pollen, pet dander and mold quickly and efficiently.

Noise level and power consumption

Despite the raw airflow power, Blueair Pro XL massively curbed noise level is perfect to be use without being any disturbance. Just about silent at minimum fan speed while noise level is still fine at maximum fanspeed. In comparison with other common home appliances, Blueair Pro XL all round noise level is partially noisy. As for power usage, Blueair Pro XL power consumption is marginally below average though given the air flow capability it is fully understandable.
noise graph

Final thoughts on Blueair Pro XL

In a nutshell, Blueair Pro XL is what an outstanding air purifier would looks like with sky is the limit. While it lacks the functionality and Wi-Fi support from the Classic series, the performance you would get from the air purifier standouts more than the shortfalls. We highly recommend Blueair Pro XL to all that is interested in this air purifier.

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