Holmes HAP116Z-U Quick Review

Like most compact air purifier, Holmes HAP116Z-U has the old-school looks complete with every bit of the traditional design elements. Bundled together with the main Arm and Hammer with baking soda carbon filter and optional ionizer, this mini air purifier will take care of your common home allergens specifically odor filtration. While Holmes HAP116Z-U does have some drawback, can this affordable odor eliminator compete with traditional air purifier from all the top brands?
MRSP/ RSP**
± 14.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 28 - 42 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Holmes HAP116Z-U Specification

ProductHolmes HAP116Z-U
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 14.99
Link
Dimension
7.68 x 8.66 x 5.91 in
(19.5 x 22 x 15 cm)
Weight3.4 lb (1.5 kg)
Coverage (up to)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed2
Filtration2-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 28 - 42
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HAPF115-U8 ARM & HAMMER Odor Grabber Filter
2 - 3 months
+- 6.99
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
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
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

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Holmes HAP116Z-U key features

  • 2-stage filtration with 2 speed settings
  • Ionizer to assist in particles removal
  • Holmes Arm and Hammer enhanced carbon filter
Holmes HAP116Z-U dimension
Dimension
7.68 x 8.66 x 5.91 in
(19.5 x 22 x 15 cm)
Holmes HAP116Z-U weight
Weight
3.4 lb (1.5 kg)
Holmes HAP116Z-U is classed under compact segment and is one of the lightest units in the market. It might not have an appealing looks, but the air purifier is quite sturdily constructed given its super low price tag. Unlike most Holmes air purifier, the fan speed control for Holmes HAP116Z-Uis located at the corner bottom rather than the top. Another surprising inclusion is the square hole front air vents that realistically is just a cover between the carbon filter and Ionizer. If you are expecting a compact unit that is well-built and easy to use, Holmes HAP116Z-U will fit in nicely.

Airflow performance and applicable area

The smaller the air purifier, the weaker the airflow performance. with no official data released, the applicable area for Holmes HAP116Z-U air purifying should be weak given its small size and limited 2 fanspeed option. The multi-stage filter with optional ionizer will barely generate enough airflow against airborne particles and odors but we would only recommend placing it close to the intended target due to the poor purifying coverage.

Final thoughts on Holmes HAP116Z-U

By now you should be very much accustomed with Holmes portable air purifier offering. Similar case with Holmes HAP116Z-U, its reliable, affordable and even include an ionizer. Unfortunately the small body structure will always lead to a poor purifying coverage and overall performance. If the compactness is a must factor, then Holmes HAP116Z-U should be in your consider list.

Holmes HAP116Z-U is covered against

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Holmes HAP116Z-U VS Odor

Odor

OK

In conclusion......

  • Very low entry price odor remover.
  • Optional ionizer to help remove non-odor particles.
  • Extremely compact and portable design.
  • Weak overall performance even against odor.
  • Only 1 year warranty as oppose to 3 years in some Holmes models.
Build quality
4
Features
3
Coverage
2
Airflow delivery
1
Particle Filtration
4
Smoke Filtration
4
Price
10
Upkeeping
9
4.6
4.6

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