- Blueair 500 Series: Model 503 Ratings
- Technical Specifications
- Specifications Sheet
- Warranty and Support
- Final Thoughts
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Blueair 500 Series: Model 503 Ratings
PERFORMANCE - 92%
DESIGN - 95%
FEATURES - 94%
SILENT OPERATION - 94%
Despite being slightly more expensive than similar models, this air purifier delivers a great performance, it is very silent and comes with numerous features.
Blueair is an established air purifier maker that relies upon a Swedish engineering focus and emphasizes product support and quality construction. Blueair’s 500 series uses HEPASilent technology to filter dust, mold spores, pollen, smoke, and other pollutants. Find out more about the Blueair 503 air purifier here.
- Wide coverage
- Removes particles and gaseous contaminants
- Offers four speed options
- Announces precisely when a filter replacement is needed
- Easy to clean
- Long filter lifespan
- The design is rather bulky
- Noisy at the highest speed
- Warranty length of only 1 year
Air purifiers from the Blueair 500 series are suitable for large rooms where their rather bulky form and loudness (at maximum speed) would be less noticeable. The 503 model specifically covers 580 sq. ft. of space and purifies air using HEPASilent technology, which combines a HEPA-type filter, a SmokeStop filter, and electrostatic filtration. It features four speed settings, a clean air delivery rate (CADR) rating of 375 CFM, and a noise output range of 32 to 66 dB. Finally, the 503 consumes between 35W to 120W of power.
|Dimensions||26” x 20” x 13”|
|Area Coverage||580 sq. ft.|
|Noise Level||32 – 66 dB|
|Power||35 – 120W|
|CADR Rating for Smoke||375 CFM|
|CADR Rating for Pollen||375 CFM|
|CADR Rating for Dust||375 CFM|
|Filter Type||HEPASilent (HEPA + electrostatic + SmokeStop)|
|Odor Reducing Filter||SmokeStop|
|Control Panel||Speed control knob|
The Blueair 503 is an air purifier that promises excellent results in terms of reducing indoor allergens and odors. Its 375 CFM ratings for dust, pollen, and smoke attest to this. To filter out particles, the HEPA-type filter works with electrostatic filtration. Meanwhile, the SmokeStop Filter traps odors and gasses like VOCs and smoke. Boasting SurroundAir technology, Blueair also emphasizes air intake by designing the 503 to take in air from three different sides to maximize airflow and avoid drafts.
The only notable special feature offered by the Blueair 503 is its magnetic filter timer. Coming as a separate device with a magnetic backing, the filter timer can be attached to frequently-visited areas in your home (such as the refrigerator) for maximum visibility. It displays the precise number of days you have left before the filters in the 503 needs replacing, which is great if you’re the type who hates surprises.
The Blueair 503 is visually pleasing thanks to its Swedish design, but it does look dated compared to its more contemporary rivals. Available in dark gray and housed in a steel casing, this air purifier shouldn’t find it too hard to blend in many types of environment.
This model does take up a lot of space, though, with its 26” x 20” x 13” dimensions. Moving it around can be difficult as well, considering that it weighs a whopping 35 lbs. Although the air purifier is easy to use with its four-speed control knob, it lacks electronic buttons and an LED screen.
Warranty and Support
The Blueair 503 comes with a one-year warranty. This warranty period is relatively short for an air purifier, which makes it one of the 503’s biggest negatives. On the other hand, Blueair is known to have multiple customer support channels since it is a popular brand. With that said, they’re easy to contact through the media listed on their website.
Boasting both mechanical and electrostatic purification methods and a coverage area of up to 580 square feet, the Blueair 500 Series: Model 503 is a decent air purifier for people who are battling indoor pollution issues, but it’s not the most modern air purifier in terms of design, user experience, and features.
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Is this model Energy Star certified?
No, this model isn’t Energy Star certified. Nonetheless, it doesn’t consume much while operating, so you can rest assured knowing that it won’t be too expensive to run.
Does it do a good job at eliminating the pet hair that floats in the air as well?
It will effectively remove the pet hairs that are in the unit’s proximity. Unfortunately, this isn’t a strong point of this model. If this is such a major issue for you, take a look at our top of the best air purifiers for pets and choose any of the models reviewed in it.
This was the smartest purchase I have ever made! It does a fantastic job at eliminating the impurities that linger in the air, and it’s a very stylish addition to my home as well!
I love the wheels on this air purifier! Smart move to add them, especially considering that those who buy it will definitely want to move it from room to room.
I bought this purifier for the office, and all of my employees thank me for this investment. Some of them have serious allergies, and they have seen a major improvement in the way they feel at work since the addition of this wonderful air filtration system.
For how long does the manufacturer back it against defects in workmanship?
The Blueair purifier is backed by a 1-year warranty, and as long as you avoid doing direct damage to the device or using it improperly, you will benefit from free repairs on it, even a replacement if this is the case.
How well does it handle removing odors?
The SmokeStop filter it features actually makes it quite effective against odors of all natures, but especially prolific at removing the unpleasant and heavy smell left behind by cigarettes.