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Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP04/BP03 Air Purifier Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 13, 2024 at 01:24 pm
Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP04/BP03 Picture
8.1
Pets
8.5
Bedroom
7.9
Air Purification

The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP04 and BP03 are Dyson's flagship air purifier models. The two are very similar in design, the only difference being that the more expensive BP04 is fitted with a COโ‚‚ sensor and comes with an improved activated charcoal filter. Both air purifiers have the full suite of Dyson features, with Wi-Fi connectivity, automatic fan speed adjustment, and a variable angle fan.

Our Verdict

8.1 Pets

The Dyson BP04 and BP03 are great options for pet owners. Both are equipped with HEPA filtration systems and won't have much trouble locking in finer airborne particles like pet dander. They also make very little noise, especially for large and relatively powerful machines, which is good if your pet is particularly sensitive to loud noises. The long-lasting filters and automatic fan speed adjustment features also result in a hands-off ownership experience.

Pros
  • Quiet operation.
  • Good filtration performance.
  • BP04 model is fitted with a COโ‚‚ sensor.
  • Wide variety of automatic features.
Cons
  • Large size.
  • Pricier than models that offer similar or better filtration performance.
8.5 Bedroom

The Dyson BP03 and BP04 are excellent for use in bedrooms. While both models are absolutely enormous as far as air purifiers go and require a fair amount of space, the bottom-mounted casters make it a little easier to place them. They also run very quietly, and the built-in light sensor allows the device to automatically dim the display in darker rooms. It also offers very good overall air purification performance and won't have too much trouble in larger rooms. That said, unless you're specifically worried about high carbon dioxide levels in your home, the cheaper BP03 model will do fine.

Pros
  • Quiet operation.
  • Good filtration performance.
  • BP04 model is fitted with a COโ‚‚ sensor.
  • Wide variety of automatic features.
Cons
  • Large size.
  • Pricier than models that offer similar or better filtration performance.
7.9 Air Purification

The Dyson BP03 and BP04 are very good for general-purpose air purification. Their filter systems are effective at trapping a large range of particles, and while their clean air delivery rate won't set records, neither will have much trouble in medium and large rooms. Both models are jam-packed with sensors that allow you to keep tabs on most kinds of airborne particles, though only the BP04 has a COโ‚‚ sensor.

Pros
  • Quiet operation.
  • Good filtration performance.
  • BP04 model is fitted with a COโ‚‚ sensor.
  • Wide variety of automatic features.
Cons
  • Large size.
  • Pricier than models that offer similar or better filtration performance.
  • 8.1 Pets
  • 8.5 Bedroom

Performance Usages

  • 7.9 Air Purification
  1. Updated May 01, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Dyson BP04 and BP03 are both high-end air purifiers, with only slight internal differences between them.

Model Name Filter System COโ‚‚ Sensor Accent Color Notes
BP03 HEPA Filter + Activated Carbon Filter No Bright Nickel/Prussian Blue -
BP04 HEPA Filter + Activated K-Carbon* Filter Yes Prussian Blue/Gold Exclusive to Dyson online store

 We tested the BP04 model; you can see its label here.

Let us know in the comments if you encounter another variant of this device.

*The manufacturer advertises the Activated K-Carbon Filter to provide additional protection from NOโ‚‚ versus the standard Activated Carbon Filter.

Compared To Other Air Purifiers

The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP04 and BP03 are high-end air purifiers. They easily outperform the brand's cooling fan/air purifier/space heater combos, like the Dyson Purifier Hot+Cool Formaldehyde HP09, regarding actual filtration performance. They also operate quietly, which is rare for something this big that generates relatively substantial airflow. Like many other Dyson products, they're also very intuitive to operate. With all that said, other premium air purifiers on the market offer similarly superb air purification performance, like the NuWave OxyPure, which can deliver the same level of performance for a lot less.

Dyson HEPA Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP06

The Dyson HEPA Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP06 is effectively a simplified version of the more expensive Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde BP04/BP03, being intended more for use in commercial or public areas. The BP04/BP03 has 10 fan speed settings to the BP06's two. The BP06 also lacks in-app connectivity, so you can't adjust settings remotely, and it's unable to change its fan speed in real time according to current pollutant levels. Otherwise, all models have the same three-stage HEPA 13 filtration system, though only the BP04 comes bundled with an activated K-Carbon filter, which is advertised to provide additional protection from NOโ‚‚ versus their standard activated carbon filter.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Body
Height 32.7" (83.0 cm)
Width 16.3" (41.5 cm)
Depth 17.1" (43.5 cm)
Weight
25.1 lbs (11.4 kg)
Power Cord Length 72.8" (185.0 cm)
Wheels
Yes
Design
Display And Control
Filter Change Indicator
Yes
Air Quality Sensor Auto Mode
Yes
Remote Control
Yes
App
Yes
Display On/Off
Dimmable only
Timer Function
Yes
Number Of Fan Speeds
10

This device's central display provides quite a bit of information. You can cycle between live views of PM2.5 particle concentration, PM10 particle concentration, Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) levels, formaldehyde levels, and nitrogen dioxide levels. This device also provides a rundown on current temperature and humidity. However, only the higher-end BP04 model has an additional carbon dioxide sensor. Like most of Dyson's other air purifiers, the indicator on the left of the display will change depending on current air quality.

  • Green: Good
  • Yellow: Fair
  • Orange: Poor
  • Red: Bad

You can also view all these metrics through your phone if you've paired your air purifier to the MyDyson companion app.

This air purifier also comes with a remote control that allows you to operate it from afar.

Design
Filter Configuration
Filtration Layers
3 Stage
Activated Carbon
Sheet

This air purifier has a three-stage filter system comprised of a H13-rated HEPA filter with a separate mesh layer for dealing with the usual assortment of bacteria, mold spores, pollen, and pet dander, along with an Activated Carbon layer for minimizing odors and gases. It's worth noting that the BP04 comes bundled with an Activated K-Carbon filter, which is supposed to provide additional protection from nitrogen dioxide compared to the BP03's standard-fit Activated Carbon filter.

The manufacturer doesn't issue any maintenance requirements for the filter system. That said, you'll need to replace the Activated carbon filter every two years, and you can find replacements here. You can also find the pricier K-Carbon filters here. Meanwhile, the H13 HEPA filter has an estimated lifespan of five years. You can find a replacement here.

Performance
7.9
Performance
Particle Filtration
Air Cleaning Rate
561 mยณ/Hour
Average Final 0.3 ยตm Concentration
20 particles/L

This device's overall air filtration performance is particularly sensitive to the angle of its fan but not so much to its placement within a room. We achieved the results listed with the air purifier positioned 1" from the wall and the fan set to the 'Variable' airflow setting. For comparison, we've also included the performance results for the BP04 in different positions and configurations.

Fixed 50 Degree Airflow Angle @ 1" from Wall (Standard Testing Procedure):

  • Air Cleaning Rate: 420 mยณ/Hour
  • Lowest 0.3 ยตm Concentration: 100 particles/L

Variable Airflow Angle @ 3.5' from Wall (User Manual Recommendations):

  • Air Cleaning Rate: 497 mยณ/Hour
  • Lowest 0.3 ยตm Concentration: 58 particles/L

8.8
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Lowest Fan Speed
33.4dBA
Noise @ Highest Fan Speed
47.6dBA