The Honeywell HPA300 Air Purifier

Honeywell HPA300

Sometimes the air in your home can just become stale. If you’re out all, day and need to keep windows closed or maybe it’s wet and cold outside, the lack of natural ventilation can really impact on your health. Then there are those times when you’re cooking fish in the kitchen or a guest is smoking a cigar, suddenly the air just doesn’t seem so good to breathe anymore. These are the exact times that an air purifier can make a huge difference. Continuing our review of a whole range of air purifiers, we now turn to the Honeywell  Air Purifier HPA300.  If buying products from an established brand is important to you, then this model from Honeywell could be a good choice.

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  • Low energy consumption
  •  Very quiet operation on low settings
  • True HEPA filter
  • All filters need replacing rather than cleaning
  • No remote control
  • No wifi/app control

Key Features of the Honeywell HPA300

1.  Two Stage Filtration System

A+ Genuine Pre-Filter

The Pre-Filter is the first line of defense and helps to capture the large particles in the air such as dust, lint, and pet fur. It also helps to reduce odors from cooking, smoke, bathrooms, and pets.  Honeywell suggests that the filter should be replaced every 3 months. 

R Certified True HEPA Filter

The Certified Honeywell True HEPA filter then helps capture up to 99.97% of microscopic allergens. So, that’s anything 0.3 microns & larger will be captured in the filter. Honeywell suggest that for optimal performance, the HEPA filter should be replaced every 12 months. 

honeywell filter system
2.  Performance

The Honeywell HPA300 has been independently tested by AHAM to ensure that it meets all the advertised level of performance. They rated it as:

  • Being able to complete 5 air changes per hour in a 465 sq. ft. room
  • Ability to reduce pollutants was assessed as, Tobacco Smoke: 30o, Dust: 320 and Pollen: 300
3.  Control Panel

This is a really easy air purifier to use, with all the controls on the top of the unit. These include:

  • Control panel adjustable lighting (bright/dim/off)
  • 4 Cleaning Levels (Germ, Allergen, General Clean, Turbo)
  • Filter Change Indicator and Reset
  • 2, 4, or 8 hour automatic shut-off timer
honey control panel

Reviews

From reading the reviews available on the internet, most users of Honeywell HPA300 air purifier seem happy with their purchase. 

Filters the air quickly and efficiently

Air is fresher, dust is less.

Filters very easy to change

Certainly less dust but not entirely eliminated

Alternatives to the Honeywell HPA300

Pure Enrichment Pure ZonePure Zone Air Purifier

Although this product looks very sleek, it uses UV light technology to destroy microorganisms.  While it can help how well the system works, I’ve found that this technology can, in some cases, be harmful to the environment. This still looks a very good option though and is worth considering despite being more expensive.

+Energy Star Certified
+HEPA filter
– LED indicator lights are too bright
– Not designed for large spaces

Germ Guardian 4825The Germ Guardian

This air purifier comes very highly rated. In my opinion, however, the product has been let down by its design, which I thought was pretty ugly! The purification specifications of the Germ Guardian are almost exactly that of the Core 300, but this purifier comes in more expensive.

+ 3-step filtration
+ Quiet Operation
– Faint blue UV light keeps shining through
– Doesn’t have many smart features

Four Seasons EnvionEnvion by Boneco – Four Seasons FS200

I also looked at similar products, which also have the capability of heating and cooling. This particular model is also a dehumidifier. The higher cost and larger size of such units were not really suitable for my needs. If you’re looking for a wide range of features, then this might be one to look at.

+ Space saving 4-in-1 design
+ Includes a true HEPA filter
– No remote control
– Comes with just a one year warranty

Conclusion

Although it lacks some of the bells and whistles of other air purifiers, the Honeywell HPA300 is a solid piece of equipment with an excellent build quality. Sometimes there’s lots to be said for an option which is more straightforward, leaving you more time to enjoy the clean air rather than reading the manual!

honeywell in room