Holmes Desktop Air Purifier HAP9243-UA Quick Review

Indistinguishable to most desktop air purifier, Holmes HAP9243-UA has the established configuration with all the characteristic of a superior air purifier. Bundled with an Aer1 HEPA-type filter, enhanced Arm and Hammer baking soda filter and optional ionizer, this desktop air purifier will protect the user from a broad range of well-known airborne contaminants at a relatively small purifying coverage. While Holmes HAP9243-UA does have its own limitations, can the low price tag and annual filter replacement cost help overlook it?
+- 49.99
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+- 18 - 54
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Holmes HAP9243-UA Specification

ProductHolmes HAP9243-UA
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 49.99
14.02 x 10.87 x 7.72 in
(35.6 x 27.6 x 19.6 cm)
Weight6 lb (2.7 kg)
Coverage (up to)132 sq. ft. (12 m2)
Dust free (CADR)76 cfm (129 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)76 cfm (129 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)76 cfm (129 m3/h)
Airflow speed
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 18 - 54
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
aer1 HAPF30AT HEPA-Type Total Air Filter
4 -12 months
+- 17.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HAPF60-U3 ARM & HAMMER Carbon Filter
+- 3.99
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
aer1 HAPF30AT HEPA-Type Total Air Filter
4 -12 months+- 17.99
aer1 HAPF300AH True HEPA Allergen Remover Filter
12 months+- 19.99
aer1 HAPF30AO Odor-Eliminator Filter
4 - 12 months+- 12.99
aer1 HAPF300AP True HEPA Allergen Performance-Plus Filter
4 - 12 months+- 19.99
aer1 HAPF30AS Smoke Grabber Filter
4 - 12 months+- 19.99
Arm and Hammer Air Purifier Booster Filter
12 - 18 months
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support

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Holmes HAP9243-UA key features

  • 4-stage filtration with enhanced 30% better dust elimination
  • Washable permanent pre-filter
  • HEPA-type filter + ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda helps remove up to 99% of airborne particles
  • Optional ionizer for advanced particles removal
  • Visipure filter viewing window - see filtration progress and when to replace the filter
  • 3 speed settings with filter change reminder
  • Compatible with all Aer1 series filters - Total air, Allergen Remover, Odor Eliminator and Smoke Grabber
  • 3-year limited warranty.
Holmes HAP9243-UA dimension
14.02 x 10.87 x 7.72 in
(35.6 x 27.6 x 19.6 cm)
Holmes HAP9243-UA weight
6 lb (2.7 kg)

Conventional yet eye-catching in structure, this light-weight Holmes Desktop Air Purifier HAP9243-UA looks very much like a projector at a desktop size. Right at the top of the black plastic structure you will find slider control and a dedicated on/ off ionizer button. Occupying upfront is the unique Visipure filter viewing window that allows you to see the condition of the filter and surrounding air inlet/ outlet for airflow circulation. Moving inside of the air purifier you will find a pre-filter, Aer1 HEPA-type filter, enhanced Arm and Hammer baking soda filter with optional ionizer. All in all Holmes HAP9243-UA Visipure is very mainstream looking yet not overly complicated to use.

Airflow performance and applicable area

Below average airflow efficiency coming from this air purifier, the applicable area for Holmes HAP9243-UA Visipure is slightly blow at 12m2 (132 sq. ft.). Best suited for small area such as office, bedroom or on a table desk. Combined with HEPA type filter, enhanced carbon filter and a 3 fan speed, there is no official data release for Holmes HAP9243-UA Visipure CADR but it should be between 70 -80 cfm for dust, pollen and smoke. Noise level and power consumption is within low to average depending on use.

Final thoughts on Holmes HAP9243-UA Visipure

Like HAP9241B-TU,Holmes HAP9243-UA Visipure is a stylish air purifier that combines well with a low price tag, portable body structure with “desktop grade” airflow delivery and coverage. If you do not mind the drawback and poor odor filtration, Holmes HAP9243-UA Visipure will be a decent budget choice to safeguard you from against common household contaminants.

Holmes HAP9243-UA is covered against

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Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


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Dust mites


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Mold/ Mildew


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Pet dander


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Virus/ Germ


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Tobacco smoke


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Smoke/ Gas


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Overall Holmes HAP9243-UA effective Pre-filter plus 132 sq. ft. purifying coverage and airflow is excellent in trapping large airborne contaminants e.g. dust. pit against allergens, bacteria, Holmes HAP9243-UA bundled aer1 HAPF30AT HEPA-Type Total Air Filter, 3 fanspeed and 4-stage filtration is at average tier in removing pollen, mold, mildew, fungi and spores.  On odors, smokes and fumes, Holmes HAP9243-UA HAPF60-U3 ARM & HAMMER Carbon Filter filtration is poor in tackling chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

In conclusion......

  • Very low price (less than 50).
  • Annual filter replacement cost is equally low.
  • Multi stage filtration including a reusable pre-filter and optional ionizer.
  • Compact in size plus an unique Visipure Filter viewing window that allows you to see through on the particles captured.
  • Compatible with all Aer1 filters (for future upgrade).
  • 3 years warranty.
  • HEPA-type filter is not particularly effective against tiny microscopic virus and allergens.
  • Not great against odor and gas particles filtration before any filter upgrade (additional purchase).
  • Below moderate airflow efficiency with small purifying coverage.
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Smoke Filtration

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