Holmes HAP8650B-U air purifier review

Holmes HAP8650B-U air purifier is a higher end variant of the standard Holmes air purifier featuring Holmes filters that can trap 99.97% of airborne allergens including dust, pollen, mold, dust mite, pet dander and smoke and odor. What’s new to this air cleaner series is that it offers sustainable enough performance to compete with some of the big boys. Will we rate this air purifier highly?  Check out our Holmes HAP8650B-U review below.

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Holmes HAP8650B-U Specification

AvailabilityRoom size BrandProduct Retail suggested costLink
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ Coverage (up to)Dust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationAnnual filter replacement cost
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
HEPA filter
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
Deodorization/ Carbon filter
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO technologies
Other filters/ Treatment
All-in-one filters/ Cartridge
- Lifespan/ Replacement cost (+- )
Optional filters/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMultiple color optionsAuto modeAir quality indicatorFilter replacement indicatorWi-Fi / Bluetooth enabledENERGY STAR certifiedRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail & Phone support
Available2 MediumHolmesHolmes HAP8650B-U
53 x 57.9 x 25.9 in
(134.6 x 147.1 x 65.8 cm)
19.4 lb (8.8 kg)349 sq. ft. (32 m2)225 cfm (382 m3/h)225 cfm (382 m3/h)225 cfm (382 m3/h)- cfm (0 - 0 m3/h)
HAPF600D-U2 True HEPA Filter
12 - 18 months
HAPF60-U3 Carbon Filter
12 - 18 months

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Holmes HAP8650B-U key features

  • Washable pre-filter.
  • True HEPA filter - Removes up to 99.97% of airborne bacteria and allergens.
  • ARM & HAMMER carbon filter - Enhanced deodorization filter helps eliminate common household odors.
  • 4 fan speed settings.
  • Filter check – Monitors and alert you on the lifespan of the filter.
  • 5-years limited warranty.

The starters

Holmes HAP8650B-U dimension
Holmes HAP8650B-U weight

Design and build quality

A more boxy shaped design, Holmes HAP8650B-U exterior is rather common or boring if you put it harshly. At the size of 53 x 57.9 x 25.9 cm, it is certainly not small but still in the acceptable range. The weight of 8.8 kg is reasonable given its size; you could still move this air purifier around with ease. Buttons are located at the top corner with a big fan speeds turn knob occupying most of its space. Additionally, a filter check LED progress bar is just next to the buttons. There are air inlet at the front and top of the air purifier that are large enough to support the air flow. In general the full-black option housing did improves the visual appearance of Holmes HAP8650B-U dull exterior.

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Applicable area and CADR

The additional fan speed helps Holmes HAP8650B-U purifying range of 32 m2 (349 sq. ft.), great for medium rooms or even master bedrooms. 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.

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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, general performance and of course pricing. It might not be as well-known as Austin Air or Blueair, but the cheaper price tag should give you some second thoughts.

In conclusion......

  • Affordable price tag.
  • Washable pre-filter.
  • True HEPA and ARM & HAMMER carbon filter.
  • 4 fan speed settings.
  • 5 years limited warranty.
  • Features wise could better.

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