Last updated on May 15th, 2022

Swiss-designed Boneco Air Purifier is considered one of the best when it comes to allergens removal from the air. In this review I cover all Boneco air purifier features and make my own conclusions.

Boneco Air Purifier Review

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Specifications

Model Boneco P500 Air Purifier
Space Coverage 400 square feet (calculate ACH for your room)
Particles Removal 99.97% up to 0.3 micron
Filtration Technology 4-stage air filtration technology
Filter Life 12 months (Replacement Filter)
CADR Ratings Pollen 299 / Dust 262 / Smoke 242
Speed Settings 5
Auto Mode
Sleep Mode
Timer
Sensor Dust Sensor
Noise Level 30 – 60 dB
Power 30 Watt (How much Electricity will it use?)
Weight 16 pounds
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9″ x 18″ x 25″
Warranty 5 years on unit

My Boneco Air Purifier Review

What’s in the Box

  • Boneco P500 Air Purifier
  • Pre-Filter
  • HEPA Filter
  • Allergy Filter
  • Carbon Filter
  • Remote Control
  • User Manual

Review

Boneco air purifier is an interesting one. Compared to many air purifiers present on the market, it features not an UV-Light or ionizer, but an additional allergy filter, making it one of the most advanced air cleaners in terms of mechanical air filtration.

It is also priced below average. For example, the portable Air Health Skye has a price tag of 600 dollars and, albeit it’s a good one, it lacks an additional filter that is present on the Boneco.

Air Cleaning

So how the Boneco cleans air? It does it in 4 stages:

In stage 1 the air passes through a permanent Pre-filter. This filter stops the large particles like hair and it can be either washed with a warm water or vacuumed to keep it at a maximum efficiency level.

In stage 2 the air passes through the HEPA air filter that is designed to trap tiny particles up to 0.3 micron. These particles include dust, pollen, different bacteria and viruses.

In stage 3 the Allergy filter enters the game. It captures all kinds of allergens present in the air, including pollen and allergens present in homes with pets.

Stage 4 features Activated Carbon filter. This filters absorbs odors such as smoke, diaper, sink or sewage smell in bathroom, kitchen and pet smells.

All in all, the Boneco air filtration is extremely efficient when it comes to allergens and odors. It’s also doesn’t produce any ozone in the process, making it suitable for asthma sufferers.

Features

In Auto mode the air purifier automatically selects one of five speeds based on air quality in a room. But I prefer to set up the maximum speed for a few hours to let the machine clean air and then switch it to Auto. The maximum speed is called Power Mode: it’s noisy, but you can feel that air quality is getting better pretty fast.

The Boneco P500 also features Sleep Mode. In this mode the air purifier produces quiet white noise and runs at a lowest speed. Lights are also dimmed. You’d be surprised, but not all purifiers in Sleep mode dim lights and sometimes the bedroom is too bright to get to sleep. Props to Boneco for not messing things up.

Air Quality Indicator with 8 segments lets know how good the air quality is. Compared to many air cleaners, instead of illuminating in Blue, Green/Yellow or Red (meaning Good, Moderate or Poor air quality respectively) it has 8 segments and the more segments are White the better the air quality is in a room.

Among other functions present Filter Change Indicator and Timer. The filter indicator lets know when to replace the filters (they usually require replacement after 1 year of usage) and with timer it’s easy to program time when one wants to run the unit.

The last thing I want to mention is a fragrance container located at the back. Basically, you can fill the air inside your room with a smell you want to feel using the Boneco air purifier. A nice touch for the well-designed air purifier.

Suitable Room Size for Boneco Air Purifier

Boneco has different CADR ratings for different pollutants: 299 CFM for Pollen, 262 CFM for Dust and 242 CFM for Smoke. I’ve picked the average rating of 262 CFM to see how Boneco performs in a rooms of different sizes:

Room size How long it takes to clean room ACH (What’s that?)
245 sq. ft. 8 minutes 8
330 sq. ft. 10 minutes 6
400 sq. ft. 12 minutes 4.8
490 sq. ft. 15 minutes 4
650 sq. ft. 20 minutes 3
1000 sq. ft. 30 minutes 2

As you can see, Boneco air purifier delivers 4.8 air changes per hour (ACH) in 400 square feet rooms. It means it can provide relief for people who suffer from allergies.

Maintenance Costs

Replacement Filters: ~$100 every year for air filter (check availability).

Electricity Costs: ~$1,5 per month running 12 hours per day on maximum speed. Use our Energy Consumption Calculator to estimate electricity usage and costs of the air purifier based on your local electricity rates.

Total Yearly Costs: $120.

Pros & Cons

The Good
  • 4-stage air filtration
  • Great air purifier to remove allergies
  • High CADR ratings
  • Extremely good in capturing pollen
  • Very easy to operate
  • Sleep mode
  • Doesn’t produce ozone
  • Remote control
The Bad
  • Lower CADR for smoke

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FAQs

My Air Quality Indicator on Boneco is bugged, what do I do?

You have to clean from dirt it time from time. Wipe it with a damp cotton swab and dry the sensor later.

How do I reset a filter indicator on Boneco?

Press the reset button and hold it for 5 seconds. It will turn the lights off.

Wrapping Up

The Boneco air purifier is definitely a great air cleaner that does an exceptional good job in making air clean from allergens and odors. Its high CADR ratings are making the air purifier suitable for rooms up to 400 square feet, although it can be placed in even larger rooms if you do not suffer from allergy and just want to breathe clean air. A remote control that comes in the box also makes operating this air cleaner very easy.

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