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A ir purifiers have truly changed the way we care for the air we breathe. Before, opening a window was the sure way of getting fresh air, but nowadays that is not the case anymore since it can do more harm than it can do good in the urban areas.
The Bissell air320 is a great helper both with guaranteeing clean air every day and helping with the dust around the house. Easier cleaning and easier breathing sound like a good enough deal for anyone, but keep reading for more information about what this air purifier can do for you.
This device’s look is very similar to an old-school TV due to its fabric front filter and its short, wood-looking legs. A nice appearance is not the only quality of the legs – they also provide stability and ease the underneath cleaning process.You won’t have to think about moving it around to be able to vacuum.
Unsightly electric wiring is not the case, thanks to the cable storage compartment in the back, which also comes with a concealing cover, for the 6′ cord. It will sit tight in the back, avoiding being an eye-sore.
With a size of 25″ H x 14.5″ W x 8.5″ D, a 19.2lbs weight, a carry handle, and an air inlet in the front only, you can comfortably sit the air320 in any corner and not have to worry about the amount of space it takes up. The only thing you have to consider when placing it is not obstructing the air outlet on top and not having a water splashing risk near (maybe a sink). Really close to cooking areas is also not advised. Cooking oil, or any other staining product, might damage the unit either aesthetically, or when it comes to proper functioning.
The color options are either white or gray, and the gray shade is quite deep so it can pass when it comes to matching with any darker furniture in the room.
|BISSELL air320 Specs|
|Area coverage||up to 1000 sq/ft|
|Air purification efficiency||99,97%|
|Filter media||Fabric Pre-Filter, HEPA Filter, Activated Carbon Filter|
|Air changes per hour||3|
|Air circulation||136 CFM|
|CADR rating||241 for Pollen, 206 for Dust, 199 for Smoke|
|Energy Star certification|
|Noise output||37-59 dB (A)|
|Filter life||6 months|
|Filter check indicator|
|Size||14.5″ x 8.5″ x 25″|
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The system inside is made of 3 filters, thus we have 3 filtration stages to ensure clean air.
- The pre-filter uses fabric filtration, which means that it stores the larger particles that are in the air (hairs, fibers) into the fabric material (in this case, nylon). This is the only washable filter of the 3, or you can even carefully vacuum it.
- The HEPA filter makes the 99.97% disappear. This percentage includes both 0.3 micron-sized particles and smaller (smoke, pollen, dander).
- The activated carbon filter is honeycomb-structured and it eradicates common house odors, pet odors, and VOCs. Your house will no longer have any lingering smells that seem to stick around forever.
A bonus is that this model is Ozone-Free. What this means is that you don’t risk worsening any medical condition, like asthma, since – upon inhalation – ozone causes chest pains, respiratory irritation, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
The Bissell air320 can accommodate rooms from 320 up to 1000 square feet. The air change per hour is 3 times and 1 time, respectively. In smaller rooms, air change will obviously be more frequent.
Air quality is closely monitored and the unit gives real-time readings, based on which it self-adjusts the fan speed – which is whisper-quiet in order to not disturb the homeowners. You won’t even notice it’s there.
All these functions translate to a 0.97Amps consumption.
The unit has an intuitive single-touchpoint control for speed options, power, and filter functions. The display is both numerical and color-coded: when showing red – the air quality is low, when showing yellow/orange it is medium, and when showing green it is high quality.
Starting with filter functions, whenever one of the filters needs to be replaced, the display will indicate either F•1, F•2, or both. Changing them is no hard feat – the easy pull tabs reveal the filters and you can easily reach inside for them. The HEPA and carbon filters are the main concern every 6 months since the pre-filter can be washed or vacuumed to prolong its lifespan. Make sure to follow the right order when adding the new filters inside. After changing, holding the power button for 3 seconds, or until it beeps, resets the display.
This device features 2 modes: a Night Mode and an Auto Mode.
- During the Night Mode, the fan speed quiets down and the display turns off, allowing for a dark room, comfortable for sleeping hours.
- During Auto Mode, the CirQulate System uses the PM2.5 particle sensor to ensure optimal air quality.
For accurate readings, carefully clean the sensor screen every 6 months to eliminate any dust that can hinder its efficiency.
Warranty & Support
This product has a 5-year warranty, granted you keep the receipt for proof of purchase. It includes the repair or replacement of any parts that are faulty or start malfunctioning.
What you need to consider before filing a complaint is that damage caused by neglect, abuse, or unauthorized repairs is not covered by the manufacturer and can void your warranty altogether. So it is recommended that you call licensed help only.
For further information, order placements, or any concern, contact BISSELL customer support by phone number, e-mail, or through their website. A tip for faster service would be to register your product on their website after purchasing. This will also provide you with points to use on the website and with special offers.
Easy placement, quick start-up, and 99.97% cleaning efficiency are dream qualities for any household. Whether your pets shed a lot during this period, or you find yourself having unexplained allergies, this is the one purchase that will solve your problems and keep your air as clean as ever.
No more pollen, no more car fumes, no more litterbox smell. The air320 will make your house as inviting as a mountain retreat but without the hassle of booking and a long drive. And with a below $400 price, it can only be considered a steal.
Think about your health and use your money wisely.