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When you open the window to allow fresh air into your home, you are also letting in dust and other fine particles. To combat these intruders, many of us have turned to air purifiers to help clean the air inside our homes, because without one, our lungs become the air purifier and we don’t get the luxury of replacing them with new ones.
However, not every air purifier is designed equally, with some featuring an industrial look or just being an eye sore to look at when compared to the rest of the decor in your home.
For those wanting an air purifier that can blend into their home, the DustMagnet™ 5440i by Blueair might just be the air purifier you’re looking for. This air purifier received the 2021 Red Dot Design Award, the Good Design Award 2021 and finally the 2021 iF Design Award.
So, what is it about the design of this air purifier that caught the jury’s eyes? Well for starters, it features a minimalist design with a rounded body covered partly by a grey fabric which is not only easy on the eyes but doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.
Holding the body up are four stilts, colour coded with the fabric cover, to make it look more like a piece of furniture. Another nice touch is the elevated top platform above the top air intake that also doubles as a side table for you to place books, magazines, or small figurines.
Therefore, according to Blueair, you don’t need to worry about hiding it but rather can prioritise placing it anywhere it will be most effective in your living space.
Speaking about being effective, the DustMagnet™ 5440i is designed to capture up to 99% of more airborne dust and particles before they can settle on floors and surfaces. One way the DustMagnet™ 5440i air purifier achieves this is by utilising Blueair’s unique airflow system.
Clean air exits from the sides of the DustMagnet™ 5440i with one stream blowing forward while the other blows behind. This creates a vortex effect in the room which decreases the chances for dust particles to settle and is designed to cluster airborne dust particles.
There are two air intakes located at the top and bottom of the unit which helps to increase the cleaning effectiveness.
The air is then channelled into a pre-filter followed by a DustMagnet™ ComboFilter which is designed with Blueair’s unique HEPASilent™ technology. Both filters are electrostatically charged to attract dust and fine particles like a magnet, hence the name DustMagnet™.
Blueair says the combination of electrostatic and mechanical filtration allows the use of filters that are less dense, thus requiring less pressure to push the air through compared to traditional HEPA filters all while maintaining comparable performance. As a result, the DustMagnet™ 5440i runs quieter and is more energy efficient.
Working together, the dual air inlet and Blueair’s unique HEPASilent™ technology air filters on the DustMagnet™ 5440i is able to completely filter the air in a 359sqft (33m2) room every 12.5 minutes. In terms of Air Changes per Hour (ACH), all the air in that room would have been cleaned 4.8 times in an hour.
Besides that, Blueair’s DustMagnet™ 5440i is also certified by the United States Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) with a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) figure measured in cubic meters per hour (m3/h). A higher CADR number indicates a device has a greater capability to return clean air to the room.
As for the DustMagnet™ 5440i, it has a different CADR number for pollen, dust, and smoke at 433m3/h, 408m3/h, and 391m3/h respectively.
On the front of the DustMagnet™ 5440i, you will find an air quality indicator (AQI) which has five different colours to indicate the cleanliness of the air ranging from “Very Polluted” to “Excellent.”
According to Blueair, the DustMagnet 5440i was tested to remove up to 99.99% of SARS-COV-2 in a 1,280ft³ chamber, in 60 mins when performed under standard laboratory conditions. Therefore, actual performance may vary, and it is not proven to kill SARS-CoV-2 or prevent transmission of COVID-19.
Just next to the AQI indicator sits a row of touch-sensitive function keys. Notice the Wi-Fi indicator next to the power button which indicates the DustMagnet™ air purifier can be controlled remotely. Simply download the Blueair app for your mobile phone and you’re good to go.
Besides remote-control functionality, the app also provides you with real-time air quality information along with accompanying stats and figures.
Thanks to Blueair’s air filtration technique coupled with its minimalist and sleek design, it will keep the air inside your home as clean as possible while blending in with most furniture and home decor.
The Blueair DustMagnet™ 5440i you see here has the ability to filter the air in a 359sqft (33m2) room every 12.5 minutes with 4.8 ACH. If you have a smaller room, then the Blueair DustMagnet™ 5240i might be the one to go for as it’s designed to clean the air in room sizes up to 214sqft (20 m2).
So, just like choosing a suitable air-conditioner to effectively cool your room, you need to choose an air filter that has the capacity to clean and maintain the air quality in your living space. Therefore, Blueair has an air purifier to suit a variety of room sizes to ensure that the air you breathe in your room is the cleanest it can be.
To choose the right air purifier for your space, check out the Blueair family of air purifiers which consists of the HealthProtectTM series, Classic series, Blue Extension series, Blue Pure Fan and Car Cabin air purifier.
You can learn more about all the products offered by Blueair and choose the one that suits your needs by visiting www.blueair.com/my. The Blueair DustMagnet™ 5440i and its siblings can be purchased over at Blueair Malaysia’s official Shopee and Lazada store.