Blueair Sense+ Review In 2022

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?
online price (US)**
±399.99 $$$$$/ 7

(annual filter cost ±80-160)

** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.
` The indicated online price guides as follows: $ = under $50, $$ = $50-100, $$$ = $101-200, $$$$ = 201-300, $$$$$ = $301-400, $$$$$$ = 401-500, $$$$$$$ = over $500.

Blueair Sense+ Specification

ProductBlueair Sense+
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)
Airflow speed35 - 150 cfm (59 - 255 m3/h)
Dust free (CADR)140 cfm (238 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)150 cfm (255 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)120 cfm (204 m3/h)
Humidifying(H) speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Blueair Sense Particle Filter
6 -12 months
+- 79.95
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Active carbon (under Particle filter)
6 -12 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesHEPASilent Technology
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level29 - 50 dB(A)
Power usage level7 - 45 W
Timer/ Scheduler
SensorsMotion sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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

Design And Usability

Blueair Sense+ dimension
18.5 x 19 x 7 in
(47 x 48.3 x 17.8 cm)
Blueair Sense+ 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 [adimension] size and [aweight] 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, Coverage, And CADR

Blueair Sense+ coverage
Purifying coverage
186 sq. ft. (17 m2)
Blueair Sense+ fanspeed

Blueair Sense+ has a decent mid-range level purifying coverage at [acoverage] 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 [aairflow] 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.

BrandPurifying CoverageFan Speed
Blueair Sense+186 sq. ft.3
Medify Air MA-501,100 sq. ft.4
Coway Airmega 150214 sq. ft.3
Winix AM80230 sq. ft.4
Coway Airmega AP-1216L330 sq. ft.3
Alen BreatheSmart Flex700 sq. ft.4
Blueair Sense+ 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 [adustcadr], pollen CADR at [apollencadr] and finally smoke CADR at [asmokecadr]. Feel free to compare that CADR stats with other air purifers via the compare button above.

Filters And Performance

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.

Noise And Energy Usage

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).
Noise TypeDecibels
Blueair Sense+29 - 50 dB(A)
Breathing10 dB
Rustling leaves20 dB
Whispering/ Quiet library30 dB
Light rainfall40-50 dB
Conversation50-60 dB
Vacuum cleaner/ Hair dryer/ Washing machine65-80 dB
City traffic80-90 dB

Pricing And Maintainence Cost

Blueair Sense+ MRSP/ RSP
+- 399.99
Blueair Sense+ annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 80 - 160
^ 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.

Blueair Sense+ VS 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.


  • 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).
Blueair Sense+ Air Purifier Review

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