If you are looking for a smart and powerful air purifier to control both particles and odors from a trusted brand, then the Bissell Air400 is for you. It has a True HEPA filter for particle removal and a pelletized carbon filter to control odors. For convenience, it comes with a particle sensor and a light sensor.
In this Bissell Air400 review, we discuss its key specs, top features, pros, and cons.
Bissell Air400 Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||True HEPA|
|Filter Life||6 months for both HEPA and carbon filter|
|Maximum CADR||279 cfm for Smoke|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||420 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room)|
|Sensors||✔️ (Particle PM2.5 sensor & ambient light sensor)|
|Noise Level||30 - 65 dB(A)|
|Rated Power||75 Watt|
|Dimensions||24″H x 16″W x 9.8″D|
- Every Purchase Saves Pets. Bissell proudly supports Bissell Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets
- 3 Stage Filtration. Includes a Pre-Filter, an Activated Carbon Filter and a HEPA Filter which captures 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles...
- Honeycomb Structure Filter. Activated Carbon Filter has a unique honeycomb design filled with carbon pellets to better effectively...
- Automated CirQulate System. Utilizes a PM 2.5 sensor to monitor, report and respond to changes in your indoor air quality by adjusting...
- Filters Included. Comes with one HEPA Filter + Pre-Filter and one Carbon Filter
Check out other Bissell air purifiers:
- Bissell MyAir Review (up to 100 sq ft).
- Bissell Air220 Review (Smoke CADR: 172 cfm).
- Bissell Air320 Review (Smoke CADR: 199 cfm).
In-depth Review of Bissell Air400 Purifier:
Here are the top features of the Bissell Air400.
True HEPA Filter with Pre-filter
Bissell Air400 comes with a large True HEPA filter protected by a fabric pre-filter attached by velcro strips. It captures larger airborne pollutants such as hair, pet fur, lint and also extends the lifespan of the main HEPA filter.
The pre-filter is detachable and can be washed with water.
Ideally, a True HEPA filter can effectively remove 99.97% of all airborne particles that are 0.3 microns and larger. Household dust, pollen, mold spores, smoke residue fall under this category. So, if you run it all the time, it will filter all the airborne particles from your room.
This filter can be used for up to six months. The purifier also has an indicator that will tell you when to replace it.
Granular activated carbon is a good adsorbent material to control odors. Bissell Air400 comes with a 1-inch thick activated carbon filter to adsorb household odors and VOCs. The honeycomb-structured filter has almost 50,000 activated carbon pellets, which is about 465 grams.
The amount of carbon sufficient enough to neutralizes light to medium household odors.
Room Coverage and CADR
Bissell Air400 is the highest room coverage air purifier from Bissell. The Smoke CADR for this model is 279 cfm, which is suitable for medium to large rooms. With this CADR rating, the purifier can clean almost 420 square feet of rooms five times an hour.
With powerful filtration and the CADR rating, the Bissell Air400 is suitable for cleaning heavy smoke and medium odors.
Bissell Air400 comes in a metallic grey color, which they called titanium grey. On the front, it has a beautiful display to show real-time air quality status. It comes with a back-to-top air delivery design. You can easily move it using the carry handle.
Particle (PM2.5) Sensor
Bissell Air400 has a built-in particle sensor that counts PM2.5 (2.5 microns in diameter) particles in the air. In auto mode, it adjusts the fan speed automatically based on the sensor reading. The purifier also displays the PM2.5 counts with a colored indicator.
To get accurate readings, you have to clean the particle sensor lens twice a month.
Another useful function is the light sensor. All the onboard lights turn off, and the colored AQI indicator dims when the room goes dark. However, it doesn’t change the fan speeds if it is not set to automatic mode.
Suitable Room Size for Bissell Air400:
If you have higher ceilings, then use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Bissell air400 Operating Costs:
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $3.2 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on top speed per day). Use our Energy Usage Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
Pros & Cons:
Check out our review >>> The 9 Best Air Purifiers for Smoke.
Questions and Answers:
Q. How long the filters last?
A. Bissell recommends changing the HEPA and the carbon filter every six months. However, the filter life depends on usage and the indoor air quality. Bissell Air400 has filter replacement indicators for both filters.
Q. Can I select it for my allergy?
A. Yes, you can, as it has a HEPA filter, which will remove tiny allergens such as pollen, airborne dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, and smoke particles.
Q. Does it produce ozone?
A. Bissell Air400 is 100% ozone-free as it has no electronic filtration system such as ionizer, UV light, or plasma.
Bissell Air400 is the first generation air purifier from Bissell, which has some evergreen useful features. It has effective 3-stage filters with higher CADR ratings. This combination with auto mode will conveniently remove most airborne contaminants from your home while saving energy bills.