Smart Air is a social enterprise that creates simple, no-nonsense air purifiers and provides free education to protect people’s health from the effects of air pollution. We are proud to be the only certified B-Corp dedicated to fighting air pollution.
Melanie (verified owner) –
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Alan G –
I had been looking to purchase one reasonably priced purifier that had the ability to clean the air throughout my three-bedroom apartment. The Blast Mini arrived on a day with particularly poor air in Beijing, which in this case was great, as it presented an immediate opportunity to test its effectiveness.
First things first- the machine was somewhat larger than other air purifiers I had seen in friends’ apartments, restaurants, or offices. However, this is perhaps not surprising, considering the size of the fan and its immense power. The machine was easy to move around as it comes with wheels, which are lockable, so you don’t need to risk injury when moving it between rooms. The purifier itself is very simple: there are just three speeds, which is honestly all you really need in terms of functionality. The first thing that struck me when switching it on was just how quiet it was, even on full speed. It was just about loud enough for you to know it was on and working yet quiet enough for the sound to blend in with background noise and to not disturb you.
One customization to the machine was that I opted for a carbon filter, as they’re designed to capture gas pollutants. Like many apartments in Beijing, my apartment occasionally becomes swamped in a lingering sewage smell stemming from the drain. I hoped that the carbon filter may be prove useful in such moments. I noticed that occasionally leaving the machine on a low power mode while out definitely helped minimise the sewage smell.
On the Blast Mini’s first evening, the PM2.5 levels outdoors read 172 while indoors read 43: still 4 times higher than a healthy level. I positioned the Blast Mini in the living room and the air quality monitor in the spare bedroom, which was adjacent to my bedroom. I set up the air quality monitor to record levels hourly, opened all the doors in the apartment and switched the machine on. I then headed to bed.
I was very impressed to see these results in the morning ! Within an hour, the Blast Mini successfully reduced PM2.5 levels to 31. Within 6 hours, PM2.5 levels were down to 8. This was throughout the entire apartment!
Considering the machine’s power and reasonable price tag, the Blast Mini is definitely a smart investment. Would recommend to anyone looking for an effective and affordable solution to indoor air pollution!
I LOVE my Blast Mini. I bought it for the common area of my Dhaka (Bangladesh) apartment. Through our previous airpocalyptic winters here, I haven’t managed to get our PM2.5 solidly in the good range, despite using five additional Sharp purifiers throughout the apartment, which is a huge problem for me because I have young kids. I was lucky to buy my Sharp purifiers from a friend leaving Dhaka a few years ago so I got a good deal, though I’ve had to order replacement filters through Amazon India and pick them up at my in-laws house in Kerala when we visit. Now that Smart Air is in Dhaka (currently accessible through the Facebook Page Clean Air BD), it’s a game-changer. Apartments in Dhaka are huge, and very few people I know have a couple grand (or more?) to drop on purifiers to fully secure their indoor spaces. Plus, people love their cool winter air, which means opening the window sometimes in winter and letting the pollution waft in. The Blast Mini sits right in the center of my apartment, near both the kitchen and the common area where my kids spend most of their time. With this set up, the air inside is always in the green and I can breathe easy knowing my kids are protected. My husband really appreciates the lower noise of the Blast Mini compared to the Sharp purifiers (poor guy…). Plus, I think it looks super nice and you can even set stuff on top of it if needed (convenient!). Thank you Smart Air for your brilliance.