The Blueair 650e is a good choice for a large room. It is very similar to the Blueair 603. This one has electronic controls. It will work well any room in a normal size house. It's going to do a great job in a room up to 698 square feet. It would be able to clean an entire one room apartment. It features sturdy all steel construction.
Unlike the 603, the 650e has electronic controls and a remote control. The picture to the right shows the controls and remote.
The Blueair 650e has a filter and an ionizer. The filter traps particles after they have been charged by the ionizer. The mechanical filter has more holes than a regular HEPA filter. This helps to make this air purifier operate quietly. This filter can remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles 0.1 microns and bigger. It will remove dust, dust mites, pollens, and other allergens.
The smokestop filter is an optional activated carbon filter. It will remove odors and chemicals from the air.
The 650e has an expected filter life of 6 months. The mechanical filter must be replaced.
The yearly upkeep cost is either $160 or $300. We think that the smokestop filter is too expensive. Using smokestop filters would cost $300 a year. There is not much activated carbon in the filters. They will work but not as well as a filter with more carbon in it.
The Blueair 650e works in a room up to 698 square feet, that's 35 by 20 feet. The CADR ratings are great. It also has 5 air exchanges an hour. Use it in a smaller room and this will improve even more. We would say use it in a room about 400 square feet. This would do an outstanding job in a space that big. It is good for any large open space. It would work well in a combined living room dining room area.
It is certified by AHAM with a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) of:
The 650e can automatically monitor the air quality. It changes the fan speed based on the number of particles in the air. If you use the automatic setting at night it can speed the fan up causing a lot of noise. It could wake you up. We recommend always setting the fan to the lowest speed at night.
The 650e measures 20 inches X 13 inches X 26 inches (L X W X H). It weighs about 33 pounds.
There is a 5 year limited warranty on material and workmanship. During the first 30 days Blueair will pay for all shipping charges. After that, they will only pay shipping back to you.
To keep the warranty valid, the filters must be replaced every 6 months. You can sign up and have the filters automatically shipped to you.
We like this air purifier. We like the addition of a remote control. It is very easy to change settings without getting out of bed. We also like the automatic setting. The machine works harder if the air is dirtier.
Speaking from perosnal experience, don't leave it on automatic ovenight. If if detects dirtier air, it will increase the fan speed. The extra noise can shock you out of bed.
So, remember to turn the fan speed to low at night.
It removes most everything out of the air. It's a great choice for an allergy sufferer. It works well for anyone who wants cleaner air.
We don't recommend the smokestop filter. We feel that it is too expensive for the amount of good it does. If smoke and odors are you primary concern, you should purchase a different air purifier.
The maintenance cost is a little on the high side. To keep the warranty you have to replace the filters twice a year for $160 or $300 with the recommended smokestop filters.
Overall, this is a very good air purifier for allergy suffers to use.