Holmes HAP1200-NU LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter Quick Review

If you need a permanent HEPA-type tower air purifier that is great trapping air-borne micro organisms and substances,  Holmes HAP1200-NU would not disappoint you. With above average airflow performance, Holmes HAP1200-NU stand above most entry-level air purifier with permanent HEPA filter offering. Compare with its air flow delivery rate, applicable area, noise level and power consumption, how effective is Holmes HAP1200-NU against conventional HEPA based air purifier and does it has the durability for long period use? Go through the air purifier specification to learn more.
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Holmes HAP1200-NU Specification

ProductHolmes HAP1200-NU
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 89.99
7.56 x 26.97 x 9.84 in
(19.2 x 68.5 x 25 cm)
Weight11.1 lb (5 kg)
Coverage (up to)170 sq. ft. (16 m2)
Dust free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Airflow speed
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 0
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
17161 LifeLong HEPA-Type Filters
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power consumption100 W
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 HAP1200-NU key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Washable pre-filter
  • Permanent HEPA-type filter
  • 3 speed setting
  • Optional ionizer
  • 3 years warranty
Holmes HAP1200-NU dimension
7.56 x 26.97 x 9.84 in
(19.2 x 68.5 x 25 cm)
Holmes HAP1200-NU weight
11.1 lb (5 kg)

Equivalent to other space-saving tower air purifier design, Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU has an old-school exterior than look miles apart with modern air purifier. Comes in a standard black housing, the plastic material used is pretty much the same as most air purifier in this category. In regards to controls, the top knob is seamlessly fix together that permits responsive control on the 3 speed. You would also find an optional ionizer along with a washable pre-filter, HEPA-filter and 3 years warranty.

Airflow performance and purifying coverage

For a permanent-tower type air purifier that does not require replacing, Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU manage to outdo most by offering close to medium coverage purification. Fantastic for most bedroom and small living hall within it purifying capacity. Additionally, Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU multiple airflow 3 fanspeed adjustment would destroy most air-borne particles e.g. dust, pollen, mold and pet dander quickly and efficiently. The HEPA-style filter is not so great against bacteria, viruses, smoke and odor.

Noise level and power consumption

Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU slim tower body framework produces modest noise level at most fan speed thereby ideal to use day or night. Noise level is relatively soft at low/ medium fanspeed and not surprisingly high at third speed. Similar to other household appliances, the generated noise level is still within appropriate level. As for power usage, Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU is definitely not the most power efficient unit around. Power consumption is low to mid level depending on the current speed mode the air purifier is in.
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Final thoughts on Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU

To conclude, Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU is a above average air purifier that you could rely upon. Comparing the entire list of advantages/disadvantages, the weaker HEPA-type filtration is no match against the hassle-free, zero filter replacement cost. If you do not need an entry-level air purifier or the absolute best, Holmes LifeLong HEPA-Type Filter HAP1200-NU will do perfectly fine.

Holmes HAP1200-NU is covered against

Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Dust



Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Pollen



Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Dust mite

Dust mites


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Mold/ Mildew


Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Pet dander

Pet dander


Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ


Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke


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Holmes HAP1200-NU VS VOCs



Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas


Holmes HAP1200-NU VS Odor



Holmes HAP1200-NU 3-stage filtration and 170 sq. ft. purifying applicable area is fantastic when pit against allergens, microorganisms. It is highly effective on household airborne contaminants e.g. hair, dust. On one hand against micron-size contaminants, Holmes HAP1200-NU 3 speed airflow intake/ outtake + 17161 LifeLong HEPA-Type Filters is remarkable at catching dust mites, pollen, mold, spores, mildew, fungi, germs and pet dander.  On odors and smokes, Holmes HAP1200-NU filtration is inadequate in coping with chemicals, cooking odors, detegent odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, radon and ammonia.

In conclusion......

  • 3-stage filtration with washable pre-filter and permanent HEPA-type filter.
  • No filter replacing therefore no annual filter replacement cost.
  • Reasonable purifying coverage with good CADR return for a permanent-type tower air purifier.
  • Optional Ionizer function to eliminate stubborn irritants.
  • Up to 3 years warranty.
  • Inexpensive but still twice the price of other cheap permanent-type air purifier.
  • Not as effective against small micron size irritants compare with True HEPA filter.
  • Poor against smoke and odor based irritants.
  • Permanent HEPA-type filter requires regular cleaning in order to maintain its efficiency.
  • Higher than average power consumption.
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