Retro tech design is becoming a trend! They look cool and minimal. Bissell Air220 air purifier adopts a retro design, will easily blend into a modern interior. The purifier was launched in 2019 in Bissell’s lifestyle air purifier series. This sleek and retro air purifier has some powerful features for effective air filtering.
Today we review the Bissell Air220 air purifier in detail with pros and cons. We will also differentiate it from the larger model, Bissell Air320.
- In-depth Review
- Suitable Room Size
- Operating Costs
- Pros & Cons
- Bissell Air220 vs. Bissell Air320
Bissell Air220 Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||True HEPA|
|Filter Life||6 months for both HEPA and carbon filter|
|Maximum CADR||172 cfm for Smoke|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||260 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room)|
|Sensors||✔️ (VOC sensor & ambient light sensor)|
|Noise Level||34 - 51 dB(A)|
|Rated Power||75 Watt|
|Dimensions||24″H x 14.5″W x 8.5″D|
Bissell Air220 Aesthetics:
Bissell Air220 is a sleek, medium-sized air purifier available in a gray/black design. It draws the air from the front vent and delivers the filtered air from the top using a centrifugal fan.
A small LED matrix display is placed at the top-middle of the front, which shows the automatic mode status, fan speed level, and filter life status. A colored LED bar is placed below the matrix display, which changes its color based on the indoor air quality.
On the top, there is a single and soft-touch dial that also works as a button. On the back, it has a carrying handle, and at the bottom, it has a cord wrapper to organize the 6-inch power cord.
- Every Purchase Saves Pets. BISSELL proudly supports BISSELL Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets.
- 3 Stage Filtration. Includes a fabric pre-filter, an activated carbon filter and a HEPA filter.
- Automated CirQulate System. Monitors and provides colored-coded, indoor air quality feedback and adjusts to the appropriate fan speed.
- Peaceful Sleeping Environment. Whisper-quiet fan speed option and automated night mode make it the perfect addition to bedrooms.
- Integrated and Functional Design. Complements any living space with front panel filter access, convenient and discreet cord wrap, and...
Check out other Bissell air purifiers:
- Bissell MyAir Review (up to 100 sq ft).
- Bissell Air320 Review (Smoke CADR: 199 cfm).
- Bissell Air400 Review (Smoke CADR: 279 cfm).
In-depth Review of Bissell Air220 Air Purifier:
Here are the top features of the Bissell Air220.
3 Stage Physical Filters
Bissell Air220 air purifier comes with 3-stage physical-only filtration. Instead of a 3-in-1 composite filter, Bissell Air220 incorporates separate filters, which has some benefits.
The first layer of the defense is the fabric pre-filter. The filter sheet is attached to the HEPA filter with velcro strips. As a primary filter, it traps larger pollutants, such as pollen, pet fur, and hair. The filter is replaceable that comes with the main HEPA filter.
The second stage of the filtration is a True HEPA filter as the main particle filter. It removes 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. These particles include ultrafine dust, smoke particles, and germs. The filter lasts up to 6 months.
The 3rd stage is an odor filter based on activated carbon. The honeycomb-shaped odor filter is filled with activated carbon pellets. These pellets adsorb household odors and VOCs. It has a decent amount of activated carbon pellets to neutralize pet odors, cooking odors, and household VOCs.
The purifier has filter reset indicators for both the HEPA and the carbon filter. Like the HEPA filter, the carbon filter also lasts up to six months.
Room Coverage & CADR
Bissell Air220 air purifier is suitable for small to medium-sized rooms. The Smoke CADR is 199 cfm, can clean a 260 square feet room five times an hour. As such you can use it in bedrooms, kitchen, or even in children’s room. The CADR rating is self-tested with AHAM standard but not certified by AHAM.
Intuitive Control Knob
Bissell Air220 air purifier uses a single soft dial knob for control. You can easily set the fan speed or change to the auto mode by twisting the dial. The dial is also working as a power button and filter reset key. However, the purifier lacks some essential features, such as a timer.
Automatic Mode with Real-time Air Quality Status
Bissell Air220 has a built-in VOC sensor to detects odors and VOCs in the air. This will help you to detect odorous pollutants instead of particles. So, it will be useful if your main concern is odors or VOCs.
The purifier has five levels of manual fan speeds. In automatic mode, it adjusts the fan speed automatically based on the sensor reading. It also displays the real-time air quality status with a colored LED bar in three colors: blue, orange, and red.
Auto-activated Night Mode
Bissell Air220 has a handy auto-activated sleep mode feature. It activates based on the ambient lights in the room. The display lights turn off during the sleep mode. This is convenient for using it in bedrooms during nighttime.
Suitable Room Size for Bissell Air220:
If you have higher ceilings, then use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Bissell Air220 Operating Costs:
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $3.2 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on turbo mode per day). Use our Energy Usage Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
Pros and Cons:
Bissell Air220 vs. Bissell Air320:
Questions and Answers
Q. How often I need to change the filters?
A. Bissell suggests changing each filter every six months. Also, it comes with separate filter life indicators for both HEPA and carbon filters.
Q. Does it produce ozone?
A. Bissell Air220 is a 100% ozone-free air purifier as it has no electronic filtrations.
Q. Does it remove dust?
A. Yes, the HEPA filter will remove fine and ultrafine dust at high efficiency. However, it lacks a particle sensor to counts the particulates level in the air.
Q. Does it remove odors?
A. The honeycomb filter is filled with a large number of activated carbon pallets to neutralizes odors effectively. The built-in VOC sensor will trigger when it detects any odors or VOCs in the air. Therefore, this will be a perfect selection for odor removal.
If you are looking for an aesthetic air purifier to control odors and dust in medium-sized rooms, then the Bissell Air220 is might be a good fit for you. There are no fancy filters for marketing gimmicks. It has all essential filters for active air cleaning, and the design also fits for a minimalistic lifestyle.