Holmes Desktop Air Purifier HAP9243-UA Quick Review

Indistinguishable to most desktop air purifier, Holmes Desktop HAP9243-UA Visipure 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?
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+- 49.99
     Annual filter ^    
+- 18 - 54
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Holmes HAP9243-UA Specification

ProductHolmes HAP9243-UA
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 49.99
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Dimension
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
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 18 - 54
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
Permanent
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
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
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
Dimension
14.02 x 10.87 x 7.72 in
(35.6 x 27.6 x 19.6 cm)
Holmes HAP9243-UA weight
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 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 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 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

Like HAP9241B-TU,Holmes HAP9243-UA 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 will be a decent budget choice to safeguard you from against common household contaminants.

Holmes HAP9243-UA is covered against

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Holmes HAP9243-UA VS Odor

Odor

OK

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.
Build quality
5
Features
3
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
3
Particle Filtration
6
Smoke Filtration
6
Price
10
Upkeeping
9
5.8

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