Holmes HAP1201-NTU Tower Quick Review

The updated version to Holmes HAP1200-NU, Holmes HAP1201-NTU Tower is a LifeLong  permanent air purifier that is very easy to use. Driven by 2 permanent filters (pre-filter/ HEPA-type filter) that never require replacing, Holmes HAP1201-NTU would be perfect for busy owner and asthmatic individual that does not have the time to maintain an air purifier. Compare with its air flow delivery rate, applicable radius, noise level and power usage, does the upgraded Holmes HAP1201-NTU Tower provides enough performance to challenge True HEPA air purifier? Go through our detail review below.
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Holmes HAP1201-NTU Specification

ProductHolmes HAP1201-NTU
7.56 x 26.97 x 9.84 in
(19.2 x 68.5 x 25 cm)
Weight6 lb (2.7 kg)
Coverage (up to)188 sq. ft. (17 m2)
Dust free (CADR)126 cfm (214 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)152 cfm (258 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)121 cfm (206 m3/h)
Airflow speed
- 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 HAP1201-NTU key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Washable/ permanent pre-filter
  • Permanent 99% efficient rate HEPA-type filter
  • 3 speed mode
  • Optional ionizer
  • 3 years Holmes warranty

Holmes HAP1201-NTU review

  • Permanent 3-stage filtration with washable pre-filter/ permanent HEPA-type filter.
  • Utilize permanent filter thus no costly filter replacement.
  • Above average CADR and purifying coverage for a slim-tower air purifier.
  • Ionizer is an optional function that can be activated when needed.
  • Standard Holmes 3 years warranty.
  • Cost twice as high compare other Holmes permanent-type air purifier.
  • Uses HEPA-type filter rather than True HEPA filter (less effective).
  • Weak against smoke and odor irritants.
  • Both pre-filter and Permanent HEPA-type filter requires regular cleaning to maintain its effiency.
  • Higher than average power consumption (at max speed).
Holmes HAP1201-NTU dimension
7.56 x 26.97 x 9.84 in
(19.2 x 68.5 x 25 cm)
Holmes HAP1201-NTU weight
6 lb (2.7 kg)

A slim tower-style air purifier like its previous predecessor, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower contain amazing durability and reliability despite the plasticky built. The conventional tower fan framework is not the most eye-pleasing design, the black housing does help enhancing the overall feel. High-quality controls are in regular placement for responsive feedback. You have a standard 3 speed dial knob and an optional Ionizer to play around with. the standard 3 years warranty means user that utilize Holmes HAP1201-U Tower frequently will have no problem with it in long run.

Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverage

This is where Holmes HAP1201-U Tower airflow performance outdo other smaller permanent air purifier.Best for small to medium sized room, the air flow purifying coverage is at an moderate level. Most often, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower purifying applicable area is most suitable for use in bedroom, small living room or work desk.

Continuing with the purifying capability, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower has handful of purifying capacity to take out nearby contaminants within its range. Any airborne pollutants and substances example mildew, pollen, pet dander and mold will be captured by the air purifier from further dispersing.

Noise level and power consumption

Equipped with a uniquely built motor, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower noise level is small to modest determined by the present fanspeed. Hardly any noise at minimum fan speed and slightly loud at third speed. Put next to fairly identical range household appliances, the noise level is fairly low that you would not experience Holmes HAP1201-U Tower presence. In the meantime, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower would not have substantial impact on your electricity bills unless you run it at max speed all the time. When compare to quite parallel group home appliances, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower day by day power consumption is still fairly low.
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Final thoughts on Holmes HAP1201-U Tower

Bring to a conclusion, Holmes HAP1201-U Tower is what most busy people would need. Not much an upgrade than the previous version, by comparing the all round pros/cons evaluations, you would still reap more on the pros without compromising much on the downfalls.

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Holmes HAP1201-NTU 3-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is exceptional when take on allergens, viruses and bacteria. It is highly efficient on common airborne contaminants including hair, dust. On one hand against micron size contaminants, Holmes HAP1201-NTU 3 speed airflow distribution + is better than average at capturing pet dander, dust mites, fungi, pollen, mildew, mold, spores and germs.  On odors and smokes, Holmes HAP1201-NTU filtration is substandard in handling cooking odors, radon, ammonia chemicals, VOCs, tobacco and cigarette smokes.

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