There is a lot to consider when it comes to air purifiers. Modern purifiers are so loaded with technological features that it can be hard to determine which features are necessary and which are superfluous. In the end, it will ultimately come down to what you prefer and what you value in an air purifier.
In order to lend a helping han, we have reviewed a few different models from some of the most renowned air purifier manufacturers in the world, Dyson and BlueAir. Specifically, we focus on the Blue Pure 211 and the Blueair 650 vs the Dyson Pure Cool and the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool.
Blueair vs Dyson Comparison Ratings
Dyson vs. Blueair Reviews
The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool looks sleek and modern, with a great design aesthetic. It is ansi recognized as the best air purifier with heater combo on the market and a great investment for improving the comfort of your home.
This 3-in-1 machine provides a heater, cooler, and air purifier all within one device. With two carbon filters and a HEPA filter, the Dyson Pure captures viruses, dust, allergens, mold, bacteria, smoke and odors. Rated to capture pollutants as small as .3 microns with a 99.97% efficiency, your air will feel noticeably cleaner in a short time.
The fan oscillates 350 degrees, giving an even distribution to the purified air. Most combo units are weak in one aspect, usually the heater, but reviews of the Dyson Pure show that the warm air can be felt strongly from as far as eight feet away.
The Dyson Pure has WIFI capabilities, so you will be able to monitor the air quality of your home, as well as change the functions, from your smart phone. With three built-in air quality sensors, you can view the real-time data of your indoor and outdoor air quality. You can also get readings on the temperature, humidity and filter life.
- Two carbon filters and a HEPA filter
- Powerful heater
- Cooling fan
- 350 degree Oscillation
- WIFI enabled and smart phone functionality
- Can be noisy at high fan settings
- Remote has a weak sensor, so you must be close to the machine
This is easily the coolest looking air purifier we’ve ever come across. It has a modern design and also functions as a tower fan!
This purifier uses a standard HEPA filter that is rated to trap particles down to 0.3 microns in size, with a 99.97% efficiency. It also features a filter with activated carbon granules to draw odors out of the air. The HEPA filter can last for 12 months of daily, 12-hour usage, which is longer than most of the air purifiers that we have reviewed.
The Pure Cool TP01 oscillates 70 degrees to deliver cool and purified air to every part of the room and is rated to quickly clean the air of large rooms. While it does not cool down the air like the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, it does more than just a tower fan would, as it also cleans the air.
If you are looking for a new fan for your home, this would be the best choice. You have all the perks of a typical tower fan, with a high-level filtration system attached.
- Operates as a tower fan
- Looks really cool
- Glass sealed HEPA filter
- Has a remote control
- Does not oscillate past 70 degrees
Although the design on the BlueAir Classic 650 is not as up-to-par as the other models on our list, looking more like an old computer tower than anything else, it does a great job at filtration.
It features an activated coconut carbon filter that naturally eliminates odors and gaseous pollutants in the air. Great for those with seasonal allergies, asthma, and hay fever, the HEPASilent technology within this device creates an electrostatic charge that attaches to contaminants and filters them out.
With a certified clean air delivery rate of 500 cubit feet per minute, what that means is that it goes through all the air in your room 5 times per hour. This provides maximum relief from airborne particles and will have you breathing easy in no time.
The BlueAir Classic 650 is WIFI capable, so you can control it via your smartphone and the mobile app. From there, you will see indoor air-quality reports in real time. You will also be able to use your phone as a remote control and access the functions from anywhere in your home. With auto-mode on, the device will adjust itself automatically depending on the level of pollutants it detects in the air, making it a very -hands-free device.
This air purifier works great in large rooms, upwards of 800 square feet, making it perfect for studio apartments and any room in the house.
- Smart air quality sensor
- Good at eliminating odors
- Natural carbon filter
- Perfect for cleaning the air of wildfire pollution
- Very quiet
- Great customer service
- Upward facing fan
- Light leaks so not great for overnight use in a bedroom
The Blue Pure 211+ is our favorite air purifier on the list. It is very quiet and does not draw a lot of power, it has a very streamlined design, and comes in a variety of colors. This particular model is rated to purify air in rooms of up to 540 square feet and features a washable outer mesh pre-filter for trapping larger debris. It’s also very popular for those who live in areas with wildfire smoke.
With it’s one button control, you simply tap the white circle on the front and it turns on. Each subsequent tap raises the fan level from low to medium to high, making the controls intuitive and easy. When it is time to change the filter, the ring around the light changes color to let you know. The filters within are collapsable, which makes them easy to store.
At high the sound is loud, but not loud enough to be obnoxious, at a reasonable 51dB. Running at low it is hardly noticeable and is our quietest air filter on this list.
With its outer pre-filter that comes in a variety of colors, you can dress this filter up to fit your aesthetic. Easily removable, simply wash it, let it dry and put it back on. Within the Blue Air 211+ is a collapsable filter that uses electrostatic filtration to remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles, with a layer of activated carbon to filter out household odors.
Very popular in areas with wildfires, the Blue Air 211+ filters out the contaminants from smoke, pets, cooking, and harmful VOCs.
- Up to 5 air exchanges per hour
- Runs at 31 decibels on its lowest setting
- Eliminates most pollutants that cause sinus irritation
- Different colored pre-filters
- One of Wirecutters top-air purifier picks
- Filter replacements are expensive
- Not WIFI capable
Blueair vs. Dyson Company Overview
The Blueair Company originates in Sweden. They were founded over 2 decades ago and have invested heavily in technological purification advancements. While they do not own the lion’s share of the air purifier market, they are quickly becoming a popular alternative here in the States. Much of the purifier models in the Blueair family of products reflect the company’s emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency. Many of their products are designed to draw low amounts of power. Blueair also seems interested in creating purifiers that are aesthetically pleasing as many of their models’ outer filters can be switched and replaced with different color ones.
You are most likely familiar with the Dyson brand. They have been around for many decades and they make a wide range of products for home and business. But perhaps the products Dyson is most known for are their vacuum cleaners. In recent years, they have branched out to air quality products like purifiers. While they are relatively new to the air purifier scene, they are known as a company that makes quality products of all kinds.
Blueair and Dyson are both companies that are making a splash in the purifier market but for different reasons. Blueair offers modern convenience with purifiers that can be linked to and controlled by your phone. On the other hand Dyson offers sleek design and multi-function air purifiers.
So if convenience is more a priority for you, you would do well with a Blueair. But if you want an air purifier that will help control the temperature of your living spaces as well, you should check out the Dyson purifiers.
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Frank is the chief editor and director at Specialty Air, where he oversees testing, research, and editing for all air quality-related articles. Frank is an expert in the air quality space with extensive experience testing, researching, and reviewing air purifiers, air conditioners, air filters, air fresheners, fans, and more. He also has over 4 years of experience with issues surrounding mold remediation, radon mitigation, moisture management, air duct systems, HVAC, and insulation.