Blueair Sense+

Blueair Sense+ Review

If you want an award-winning air purifier that is impressive both in and out, Blueair Sense+ certainly fits the bill. Great in capturing airborne viruses and odor substances, Blueair Sense+ is unique on its own thanks to its motion sensors control and Wi-Fi connectivity. Comparing with the air flow delivery rate, coverage, noise level and power consumption, what other unique components could Blueair Sense+ provide over its contenders? Can the price matched the eye-catching exterior?
MRSP/ RSP**
± 399.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 80 - 160 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Blueair Sense+ Specification

ProductBlueair Sense+
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 399.99
Link
Dimension
18.5 x 19 x 7 in
(47 x 48.3 x 17.8 cm)
Weight24 lb (10.9 kg)
Coverage (up to)186 sq. ft. (17 m2)
Dust free (CADR)140 cfm (238 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)120 cfm (204 m3/h)
Airflow speed35 - 150 cfm (59 - 255 m3/h)
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 80 - 160
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Blueair Sense Particle Filter
6 -12 months
+- 79.95
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Active carbon (under Particle filter)
6 -12 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesHEPASilentPlus Technology
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level29 - 50 dB(A)
Power consumption7 - 45 W
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsMotion sensors
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 Sense+ key features

  • 3-stage filtration with HEPASilentPlus Technology
  • Wi-Fi ready (Blue Friend app/ Alexa)
  • Smartphone Controlled (timer, fanspeed, LED light, night mode, child lock, AQ tracking)
  • Encapsulated particle-charging chamber (Electrostatic Particle-charging)
  • Dual Blueair Sense Particle Filter with active carbon sheet
  • 3 fan speed with motion sensor control
  • [OPTIONAL] Blueair Aware monitor
  • 5 years warranty

The starters

Blueair Sense+ dimension
Dimension
18.5 x 19 x 7 in
(47 x 48.3 x 17.8 cm)
Blueair Sense+ weight
Weight
24 lb (10.9 kg)

“Modernistic” might not be an actual word, it represent how we see Blueair Sense+ on its premium build materials, seamless elegant grill and motion sensors control (more on this later). Designed by Internationally-acclaimed Swedish designers Claesson Koivisto Rune, Blueair Sense+ is also very compact at only 18.5 x 19 x 7 in (47 x 48.3 x 17.8 cm) size and 24 lb (10.9 kg) weight. It could easily blend into your home decor thanks to the various color palette options (Graphite Black, Leaf Green, Midnight Blue, Polar White, Ruby Red, Warm Grey). Control and usability wise Blueair Sense+ is very easy to use although it could take sometimes to get used to. To turn on Blueair Sense+, simply swipe on the top control panel once and a blue light will light up indicating the air purifier is running in speed one. Repeat the step to further increase the fanspeed up until speed 3 where the air purifier will turn off on next swipe. Other than the motion control panel, there is also Wi-Fi with indicator, filter change indicator (based on actual indoor pollution and real-time use), 3-stage filtration, zero ozone emission, CARB certified, ENERGY STAR certified and 5 years warranty.color palette

Blueair Friend App

Blueair Sense+ is Wi-Fi enabled so naturally it support the company Blueair Friend app or Amazon Alexa. Available in both App store and Google Play, the main use of the app is of course transform your smartphone into a remote control. Via Blueair Friend app, you could remotely change the 3 airflow speed, timer, activate child lock/ night mode, schedule speed/ LED at specific hours and days. You could also access indoor/ outdoor air quality data in most major urban areas and few other miscellaneous logs/ tracking. With the optional Blueair Aware monitor, Auto mode is possible to monitor and change the air purifier speed autonomously based on your indoor pollution level.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

Blueair Sense+ coverage
Purifying coverage
186 sq. ft. (17 m2)
Blueair Sense+ airflow speed
Airflow speed
35 - 150 cfm (59 - 255 m3/h)
Blueair Sense+ fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Blueair Sense+ has a decent mid-range level purifying coverage at 186 sq. ft. It loses out to many top tier air purifier but it's understandable given the small boxy framework. On positive note, the motion powered 3 speed does deliver solid and consistent 35 - 150 cfm airflow distribution that you would expect no less from Blueair. Fair to say that Blueair Sense+ is more a bedroom rather than a full living room air purifier.
Blueair Sense+ dust CADR
Dust CADR
140 cfm (238 m3/h)
Blueair Sense+ pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Blueair Sense+ smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
120 cfm (204 m3/h)
As with the airflow delivery rate, CADR return is decent but not spectacular level. You have the dust CADR at 140 cfm, pollen CADR at 150 cfm and finally smoke CADR at 120 cfm. Feel free to compare that CADR stats with other air purifers via the compare button above.

What’s inside count

Blueair Sense+ HEPA filter
Blueair Sense Particle Filter
6 -12 months
Blueair Sense+ carbon filter
Active carbon (under Particle filter)
6 -12 months
Blueair Sense+ technologies
HEPASilentPlus Technology
^ Blueair Sense+ filters/ technologies/ lifespan

Like Blueair Sense, Blueair Sense+ uses HEPASilentPlus technology which is essentially an electrostatic and mechanical hybrid filtration. Instead of using 1 set of filter, Blueair Sense+ uses 2 waterproof, natural antibacterial polypropylene fibers particle filters that each comes with an active carbon sheet specifically for gaseous form pollutants. At an 99.97% effective of capturing particles as small as 0.1 microns, incoming particles like germs, smoke, odor and bacteria will be trap by the initial particle filter. Particles that manage to bypass the filter will be ionized by the ionizer and subsequently capture by the second particle filter. At the very end of cycle, Blueair Sense+ will release out purified air that contains even lesser ozone then surrounding unpurified air.

Replacing the filters is slightly tricky as the front panel is non-removable unlike most air purifier. You would need to turn off name, pull out the power plug, put the unit down with the backside facing up, open the bottom cover and only then you remove the 2 filter cassettes. Thankfully its a half to yearly job depending on how bad your indoor air quality is.

Blueair Sense+ is covered against

Blueair Sense+ VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Pollen

Pollen

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Dust mite

Dust mites

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Pet dander

Pet dander

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

EXCELLENT

Blueair Sense+ VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

GOOD

Blueair Sense+ VS Chemical

Chemical

GOOD

Blueair Sense+ VS VOCs

VOCs

GOOD

Blueair Sense+ VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

GOOD

Blueair Sense+ VS Odor

Odor

GOOD

Keep it down

Blueair Sense+ noise level
Noise level
29 - 50 dB(A)
Blueair Sense+ power consumption
Power consumption
7 - 45 W
Blueair Sense+ has typical Blueair filtration setup which means the 29 - 50 dB(A) noise level is reasonably subdue. At low speed, the air purifier is whisper quiet and noise level will increase no more than normal conversation as the speed move up. Power consumption is actually pretty good around 7 - 45 W. For long-term energy-saving operation, it would be wise to invest in Blueair Aware where you could rely on the machine to optimize the purifying speed based on surrounding environment (in other words Auto mode).

At what cost

Blueair Sense+ MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 399.99
Blueair Sense+ annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 80 - 160
^ Blueair Sense+ replacement filters estimated cost
Blueair Sense+ might not be the most expensive air purifier around, but for its airflow performance and purifying coverage return, there are far more better options available (don't get us started on the optional Blueair Aware). Annual filter cost is between reasonable to slightly expensive depending on surrounding environment and usage frequency. On the whole if you value premium build quality and compactness, Blueair Sense+ is no doubt the right choice for you.

The challengers

Blueair Classic 205

Blueair 205

Why not go with Classic model that offers better CADR and purifying coverage at a slightly cheaper price point.

Winix NK100

Also Wi-Fi enabled, Winix NK100 is cheaper, tower form with better purifying coverage and CADR return.

In conclusion......

  • Award-winning premium design with top rated build quality.
  • Intuitive motion sensor control + Remote smartphone via Wi-Fi pairing.
  • HEPASilentPlus Technology (advanced filter media + encapsulated particle-charging chamber).
  • Highly effective dual gradient structured particle filter with carbon sheet.
  • Up to 5 years warranty.
  • Expensive for an average performance air purifier.
  • Motion control take times to get used to.
  • Troublesome filter change that requires putting down the air purifier (via bottom cover).
  • Lacks stand-alone pre-filter to protect and enhanced the particle filter lifespan.
  • Lacks integrated AQ sensors for Auto mode (requires the addon Blueair Aware monitor).
Build quality
9
Features
6
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
4
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
7
Price
5
Upkeeping
6
7.4
Blueair Sense+
7.4

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

Blueair Sense+ Troubleshooting

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More on Blueair Sense Plus

Available in two versions: Blueair Sense and the Blueair Sense+, Blueair Sense Plus is the Wi-Fi enabled version entirely designed and manufactured by an award-wining Swedish designer. To start with the air purifier design, premium materials along with elegant air grill blends well with the motion sensor control. Blueair Sense Plus is wonderfully put together that allows responsive usage without any issue. Owner that use the air purifier regularly would have no trouble with it in long haul.

Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverage

Perfect for small to average sized space area, the all-round airflow delivery is decent. Blueair Sense Plus high efficiency air flow distribution will sort out pollutants swiftly where nearby dust, irritants, micro organisms within the household would now be trapped and stopped from further dissipating. That is to say, places like bedroom will quite likely match Blueair Sense Plus applicable area.

Noise level and power consumption

Blueair Sense Plus well covered exterior and stable airflow generate low to modest noise level at most fanspeed thus it can be utilize day or night. When put next to very identical range home appliances, the noise level is modestly low that you will not sense Blueair Sense Plus presence. On electricity consumption, Blueair Sense Plus cost saving air flow purifying would save you a substantial amount of money on utility bills in long run. Electricity consumption is low to average across the entire fan speed. Blueair Sense Plus power consumption when compare to other home appliances is pretty remarkable.
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Final thoughts on Blueair Sense Plus

Wrapping up, Blueair Sense Plus functionality together with its air flow delivery rate might not be the best bargain in the lot, compare with the upsides/downsides, you will reap more on the benefits without compromising much on the weak points.

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