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IQAir Versus Blueair - Which to Get?

Updated on July 23, 2014

Are you planning on investing in a state of the art air purifier, however are a bit unsure which is the best brand to go for the Blueair or IQAir & ultimately which is the right model specifically for your needs? If so, this comparison guide will be able to help you out.

You're right to invest some research before going right out and spending big because air purifiers can pretty darn expensive and there is no point getting one that simply isn't meeting your needs. To start the contrast between the two, I have provided a clear overview of the Blueair models and the IQAir models respectively and have gone on to pin point the exact differences between them, from which you will be able to easily identify which is the right brand of air purifiers for you.

Overview of Blueair Air Purifiers

Blueair uses HEPASilent technology which is very effective in air purification within defined area sizes. It also uses SurroundAir which provides fully purified air from various outlets in the unit after cleaning it thoroughly.

Aspects and Features

HEPA Silent technology has been proven to be very effective and is also very silent while the units are in operation. The air purified with the system traps 99.97% of the impurities in the air up to a size of 0.3 microns. The units are extremely efficient and have been provided with 25% additional efficiency as compared to previous models. Even when the machines are running at the highest fan speed they are as quiet as the volume of normal conversation within a room.

The Blueair units can provide air filtration in rooms with sizes of 180 square feet to 580 square feet. They can easily cover a large area and clean the air effectively. Cleaning these units is very easy since they are made of steel, and filters can be changed without the use of any tools.

The Blueair air purifiers have award winning design and look extremely attractive. They have a sleek appearance and are also easy to carry around, and can be moved from one place to the other with the help of castor wheels or carry handles. They also Energy Star certified and have a very good CADR rating.

Also, make sure you take a look at the comparison I made between Blueair's two most popular models: Blueair 203 versus 403.

Overview of IQAir Purifiers

The system used by IQAir purifiers is called the IQAir HyperHEPA technology.

Aspects and Features

They can purify air by filtering extremely ultrafine particles to a size of 0.003 microns. This means they can clean particles that are up to the smallest size of particles that are in existence. The company offers a guarantee of 99.5% efficiency by their air purifiers. The impurities that the machine can clear include viruses, dust, pet dander, and other impurities including cigarette smoke.

The units carry high-capacity filters and also remove various gases and odors with the help of high quality carbon filters. A six speed fan makes sure that you can customize the drafts of air easily in the room. The air purifying machines come with an indicator for changing the filter. Be sure to check out my comparison of the IQAir healthpro 150 Vs 250 models as well.

What Is The Difference Between Blueair and IQAir?

While IQAir uses the highly advanced Hyper HEPA technology Blueair uses HEPA Silent technology in its air purifiers. Hyper HEPA is extremely effective in air filtration and has been proven to remove impurities in the air up to the smallest particle that is in existence.

The IQAir units have six speed fans whereas Blueair units have up to 4 speeds with which you can adjust the fan. The IQAir units also come with an LCD display with shows a variety of useful information which makes it very user-friendly. They also extremely energy efficient and consume less power. The units have multiple systems of filtration and a variety of features. It is easy to replace filters and the units can purify air very fast. The units can remove dust, pollen, pet dander and allergens.

On the other hand, Blueair has a two-stage HEPA Silent technology which filters air thoroughly before releasing it into the room. The units are extremely attractive and have won various awards for their design. They can also blending with various kinds of decor and are popular with people who believe in good aesthetics.

The Blueair purifiers have four speed fan settings which make it very convenient to customize the drafts of air. Besides, all the fan settings have a very low noise level due to which the units are very quiet while in operation.

Since they are constructed out of steel and also have a powder coating they are extremely easy to clean. Changing the filter in the machines is extremely simple and does not require any tools at all. The energy consumed by the units is very low and are less than the energy consumed by light bulbs. Impurities that the Blueair machines can remove include dust, pollen, allergens and pet dander.

People who suffer from respiratory ailments prefer Blueair units since they are proven to remove allergies very effectively. When you run a Blueair unit you will hardly be able to hear any sound since they are extremely quiet. Their air purifiers have the highest CADR and the best air flow as well.

What are you going to go with a Blueair or IQAir air purifier?

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