Holmes HAP756-U Air Purifier Quick Review

Looks can be deceiving when you first laid eyes on Holmes HAP756-U air purifier. Underneath its exterior the air purifier is powered by a 3-stage, low-vibration, special curve blade fan motors that supposingly runs silently in the background. Together with the dual Holmes True HEPA filter and Holmes Arm & Hammer carbon filter, can the higher range Holmes HAP756-U air purifier work wonders with its given price tag?
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 139.99
     Annual filter ^    
+- 39 - 51
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Holmes HAP756-U Specification

ProductHolmes HAP756-U
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 139.99
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Dimension
20.1 x 21.3 x 9.1 in
(51.1 x 54.1 x 23.1 cm)
Weight23 lb (10.4 kg)
Coverage (up to)418 sq. ft. (39 m2)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)270 cfm (459 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed4
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 39 - 51
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA Filter HAPF600D-U2
12 - 18 months
+- 34.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HAPF60-U3 Carbon Filter (4 pack)
1 year
+- 10.99
Ionizer/ Technologies
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 consumption103 W
Timer/ SchedulerProgrammable Timer (16 hours)
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Holmes HAP756-U key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • True-HEPA filter - 99.97% efficiency on airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns
  • Advanced Arm & Hammer Carbon filter
  • Dual Position operation - Vertically or horizontally
  • Digital display with 4 speed settings
  • Programmable timer – Up to 16 hours of countdown timer
  • 2 separate filter change indicator and reset button
  • Quiet Operation
  • Compatible with all aer1 filters
  • Easier accessible hanging Filters setup
  • Made in USA with 5 years manufacturer warranty
Holmes HAP756-U dimension
Dimension
20.1 x 21.3 x 9.1 in
(51.1 x 54.1 x 23.1 cm)
Holmes HAP756-U weight
Weight
23 lb (10.4 kg)

Not the best looking design available in the market, Holmes HAP756-U exterior feels dated and plasticky compare with modern era air purifier. While its slightly large and heavier than its equivalent HAP726, Holmes HAP756-U still considerably light given its purifying range (more on this later). Buttons with small digital screen are located at the covers of the air purifier. The mono-tone digital screen displays the fan speed and timer clearly, but it could do better with a more informative screen. Another attribute of Holmes HAP756-U is the flexibility to display vertically or horizontally without affecting the airflow performance; not as useful as it seem due to the boxy rather air purifier framework. Overall the plastic housing of Holmes HAP756-U might feel less premium, expect no less from its build quality.

Airflow performance and applicable area

Great as floor or desktop air purifier, Holmes HAP756-U is cater for large room purifying via its 3-stage filtration. Combining the effort of True HEPA filter and Advanced Arm & Hammer Carbon filter, Holmes HAP756-U CADR (clean air delivery rate) is not too bad either, at 270 cfm for smoke. The only downside of a higher purifying coverage is the noise level and power consumption would also increase simultaneously.

Final thoughts on Holmes HAP756-U

Holmes HAP756-U is very well-priced for its segment and only slightly more expensive to the smaller Holmes HAP726-U. Unfortunately the weak odor filtration and exterior factor does impact people decision when purchasing an air purifier. If you are willing to look past the dated design and typical air cleaner brands, Holmes HAP756-U will be a great addition to your home.

Holmes HAP756-U is covered against

Holmes HAP756-U VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP756-U VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

Holmes HAP756-U VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

Holmes HAP756-U VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

Holmes HAP756-U VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

Holmes HAP756-U VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

Holmes HAP756-U VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

Holmes HAP756-U VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Holmes HAP756-U VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Holmes HAP756-U VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Holmes HAP756-U VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Holmes HAP756-U VS Odor

Odor

OK

Holmes HAP756-U 3-stage filtration and 418 sq. ft. purifying applicable area is brilliant when up against allergens, irritants, bacteria and viruses. It is highly efficient on large airborne pollutants specifically hair, dust. Having said that against tiny, micron-size pollutants, Holmes HAP756-U 4 speed airflow input/ output + True HEPA Filter HAPF600D-U2 is better than average at cleaning out pollen, mold, mildew, pet dander and dust mites.  On odors and smokes, Holmes HAP756-U HAPF60-U3 Carbon Filter (4 pack) filtration is substandard in overcoming chemicals, fire, cooking odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor and radon.

In conclusion......

  • Online price (after discount) is actually rather close to the less efficient Holmes HAP726-U.
  • Annual filter replacement cost with only 2 filters requite replacing.
  • Wide purifying coverage that is further compliment by the ever reliable True-HEPA filter.
  • Can operate in upright or horizontally to save space.
  • Programmable timer up to 16 hours.
  • 2 filter change indicator; one for HEPA and the other for carbon filter.
  • 5 years official Holmes warranty.
  • Again like Holmes HAP726-U, odor and smoke filtration is not at its peak.
  • Auto mode would be a nice touch but forgivable given its price tag.
  • Higher but not over the top noise level generated across all speed.
Build quality
8
Features
4
Coverage
7
Airflow delivery
7
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
5
Price
8
Upkeeping
9
7.9

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