Holmes HAP8650B-U Air Purifier Quick Review

Holmes HAP8650B-U higher end variant air purifier with an easily accessible price tag (see online price). Featuring Holmes 3-stage filtration that includes a True HEPA filter that trap 99.97% of airborne allergens including dust, pollen, mold, dust mite and pet dander. Adding a 4 fanspeed and 5 years warranty in the bag, can Holmes HAP8650B-U offers enough performance to compete with some of the big boys? Will we rate this air purifier highly as we rate the high variant model? Check out the full details below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 149.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 35 - 47 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Holmes HAP8650B-U Specification

ProductHolmes HAP8650B-U
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 149.99
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Dimension
22.83 x 20.87 x 10.24 in
(58 x 53 x 26 cm)
Weight19.4 lb (8.8 kg)
Coverage (up to)310 sq. ft. (29 m2)
Dust free (CADR)225 cfm (382 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)225 cfm (382 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)225 cfm (382 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed4
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 35 - 47
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
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 ARM & HAMMER Carbon Filter
+- 3.99
Ionizer/ Technologies
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
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Holmes HAP8650B-U key features

  • 3-stage filtration with 4 speed mode
  • Washable pre-filter
  • True HEPA filter that removes up to 99.97% of airborne bacteria and allergens
  • Deodorization ARM & HAMMER carbon filter
  • Electric Filter Monitor with LED Progress Bar filter change reminder
  • Support aer1 filters upgrade
  • 5-years limited warranty
Holmes HAP8650B-U dimension
Dimension
22.83 x 20.87 x 10.24 in
(58 x 53 x 26 cm)
Holmes HAP8650B-U weight
Weight
19.4 lb (8.8 kg)

Not your typical boxy shaped air purifier, Holmes HAP8650B-U exterior is not the most outstanding but function-able nonetheless. At a much compact size, Holmes HAP8650B-U could be easily place anywhere in your home including bedside. Buttons are located at the top corner with a big 4 fan speed turn knob. Additionally, a very practical filter check LED progress bar is just next to the buttons that reminds user when to replace the filter. Front air inlet is large enough to support continuous air flow. In general the full-black housing Holmes HAP8650B-U is very practical and the 5 years warranty is easy to live with.

Applicable area and CADR

The additional 4 fan speed helps Holmes HAP8650B-U an impressive purifying range of 32 m2 (349 sq. ft.). Great for small/ medium rooms or even certain master bedroom. With the inclusion of Holmes HAPF600D-U2 True HEPA filter and Holmes HAPF60-U3 carbon filter, Holmes HAP8650B-U CADR rating stands at 225 cfm for dust, pollen and smoke. Again not bad given its size.

Final thoughts on Holmes HAP8650B-U

Holmes HAP8650B-U True HEPA Allergen Remover checks all the requirement of a good air purifier with a balanced between efficiency, functionality, performance and of course pricing. It might not be as well-known as Austin Air or Blueair, but the cheaper price tag should give Holmes HAP8650B-U the upper hand.

Holmes HAP8650B-U is covered against

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Holmes HAP8650B-U VS Odor

Odor

OK

In conclusion......

  • Considerably cheap for a 300 sq. ft. plus air purifier.
  • Annual filter replacement cost is on the low side too.
  • Slim profile design that can deliver a wide purifying coverage.
  • Complete filtration with washable pre-filter, True HEPA filter and carbon filter.
  • Live filter change LED Progress Bar that clearly indicate user when the filter needs to be replace.
  • Extended 5 years warranty.
  • Below average odor and smoke filtration.
  • Loud especially when high fan speed is selected.
Build quality
7
Features
4
Coverage
6
Airflow delivery
5
Particle Filtration
5
Smoke Filtration
5
Price
8
Upkeeping
9
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