If you are looking for a stylish and effective air purifier for your modern interior, Bissell Air320 could be a nice choice. It is a retro-looking air purifier, suitable for medium to large-sized rooms. The intuitive design with higher-grade filters with auto mode will effectively remove dust and odors from your room.
In this Bissell Air320 review, we discuss the specs, top features, pros, and cons.
- In-depth Review
- Suitable Room Size
- Operating Costs
- Pros & Cons
- Bissell Air320 vs. Bissell Air400
Bissell Air320 Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||True HEPA|
|Filter Life||6 months for both HEPA and carbon filter|
|Maximum CADR||199 cfm for Smoke|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||300 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room)|
|Sensors||✔️ (Particle PM2.5 sensor & ambient light sensor)|
|Noise Level||37 - 59 dB(A)|
|Rated Power||116 Watt|
|Dimensions||25″H x 14.5″W x 8.5″D|
- Every Purchase Saves Pets. BISSELL proudly supports BISSELL Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets.
- Large Room Air Purification. Filters the air in medium to large rooms like kitchens, basements, offices, bedrooms, and living rooms....
- 3-Stage Filtration for Simply Clean Air. Includes a fabric pre-filter, an activated carbon filter and an H13 medical-grade HEPA filter...
- Honeycomb-Structured Carbon Filter. Filter contains thousands of activated carbon pellets engineered to capture gases, volatile organic...
- Commercial-Grade Performance. Brushless, digital DC motor and powerful XL fan pulls air in through the front of the air purifier and...
Check out other Bissell air purifiers:
- Bissell MyAir Review (up to 100 sq ft).
- Bissell Air220 Review (Smoke CADR: 172 cfm).
- Bissell Air400 Review (Smoke CADR: 279 cfm).
In-depth Review of Bissell Air320 Air Purifier:
The Bissell Air320 comes with multi 3-stage filtration, which entails a separate fabric pre-filter, a True HEPA filter, and finally, a honeycomb activated carbon filter.
In the first line of this air purifier’s defense is the permanent fabric pre-filter. Its role is to hold back bigger particles also protect the high-efficiency filter. Other than that, it also acts as the front cover of the device. Bissell recommends vacuuming it occasionally to remove dust from the front panel.
The second stage is the HEPA filter as the main filter for particulate pollutants. It removes 99% of the remaining smaller particles that passed the fabric pre-filter, including the tiniest pieces of dust, pollens, and smoke particles that are 0.3 microns and larger.
Finally, we have a honeycomb-structured activated carbon filter whose role is to trap odors and VOCs. It will adsorb cooking odors, pet odors, and household VOCs.
To ensure it functions optimally, both HEPA and carbon filters should be replaced every six months. It has filter status indicators for both filters.
Auto Mode based on the PM2.5 Sensor
Other than purifying air, the Bissell Air320 allows you to set it on auto mode. In auto mode, it adjusts the fan speed automatically based on the particulates level in the air. This feature will not only save energy but also increases the filter lifespan.
Being one of the smart air purifiers in the market, the Bissell Air320 has a built-in particle (PM2.5) sensor. Not only it just helps to adjust the fan speed automatically, but also it shows the real-time particle count on the beautiful dot matrix digital display and with a colored LED indicator.
Auto-activated Sleep Mode
When the darkness kicks in, this device automatically switches to sleep mode, thanks to the ambient light sensor. All of the onboard lights go off to avoid distracting you when you are asleep.
If you are looking for an air purifier that will clean your indoor air and complement your decor, then the Bissell Air320 could be a good fit. It is a modern device with a vintage look. The front-to-top air delivery design will allow you to use it against the wall.
The four faux legs allow it to stand firmly on the ground and keep it elevated, making it easy to clean the floor beneath it. As mentioned earlier, the cloth pre-filter features a subtle grey color that can blend with any theme or style.
There is a cord storage in the back that ensures extra cord doesn’t lie on the ground, tampering with your home aesthetics.
Suitable Room Size for Bissell Air320:
If you have higher ceilings, then use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Bissell Air320 Operating Costs:
Filters Replacement Costs:
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $5 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on top speed per day). Use our Energy Consumption Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
Pros & Cons:
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Bissell Air320 vs. Bissell Air400:
Questions and Answers:
Q. When should I change the filters?
A. According to Bissell, these filters should be replaced every six months. However, you may need to change the filters earlier based on your indoor air quality.
Q. Does it emit ozone?
A. The Bissell Air320 is a 100% ozone-free air purifier. It’s because it doesn’t have electronic filters. Also, the unit is CARB-approved.
Q. Are the filters washable?
A. No, the filters are not washable. You can only vacuum the fabric front panel, which Bissell also recommends.
Bissell Air320 is a beautiful and decorative air purifier with effective filtration inside. Perfect for living rooms and bedrooms, the purifier will clean your indoor air and enhance the aesthetics of your home.