Holmes Mini-Tower Air Purifier HAP412BN

Holmes Mini Tower Air Purifier HAP412BN-UA Quick Review

The third and final variant of its series, Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS fundamentally uses the same structure and filters of other Holmes mini tower but comes with more distinctive color option instead. Not to be confused with HAP412N-U or HAP412BNS-U, can the affordable Holmes HAP412BN UA air cleaner offers something different compared with others mini tower air purifier?
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 49.99
     Annual filter ^    
+- 18 - 54
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Holmes HAP412BN-UA Specification

ProductHolmes HAP412BN-UA
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 49.99
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Dimension
11.37 x 15.67 x 8.22 in
(28.9 x 39.8 x 20.9 cm)
Weight6.9 lb (3.1 kg)
Coverage (up to)120 sq. ft. (11 m2)
Dust free (CADR)76 cfm (129 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)76 cfm (129 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)76 cfm (129 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 18 - 54
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
aer1 HAPF30AT HEPA-Type Total Air Filter
4 - 12 months
+- 17.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Arm and Hammer baking soda
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
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
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
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support

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Holmes HAP412BN-UA key features

  • 4-stage filtration
  • Permanent pre-filter
  • HEPA-type filter - 99% particles capture rate as small as 2 microns
  • Arm and Hammer baking soda
  • Optional ionizer (can be disable)
  • 3 fan speed setting
  • Up-gradable to aer1 filters
  • 3 years limited warranty
Holmes HAP412BN-UA dimension
Dimension
11.37 x 15.67 x 8.22 in
(28.9 x 39.8 x 20.9 cm)
Holmes HAP412BN-UA weight
Weight
6.9 lb (3.1 kg)

Fits well in small apartment, bedside and office desk, Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS is also often consider as an desktop air purifier due to small dimension that does not take up a lot of space on a table. At only fraction of console air purifier in size, this black plastic air purifier is fitted snugly that prevent air leak plus it is extremely portable for traveling. Slider buttons are located at the top part of the air purifier and air vent are available surrounding the unit. Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS is powered by a washable pre-filter coupled with HEPA-type filter and Holmes own Arm & Hammer baking soda. 3 years warranty also comes standard in the air purifier.

Airflow performance and applicable area

Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS can filter away 99% of the micron size allergen including dust, pollen, mold and pet dander. The Arm & Hammer baking soda will handle light smokes and odors coming from cleaning products, paints or cigarette. Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS CADR is below par at 76 cfm average. The purifying applicable area for is also limited as the air cleaner can only cover a mere 12 m2 (130 sq. ft.).

Final thoughts on Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS

Put it in a nutshell, Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS is cheap, compact with extensive filtration but offers below par performance. As with most mini tower air purifier, price would play a bigger factor rather than airflow performance and features. If you are happy with other Holmes mini-tower previously, you should be content with Holmes Mini-Tower HAP412BN-UA/ HAP412BNS.

Holmes HAP412BN-UA is covered against

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Holmes HAP412BN-UA VS Odor

Odor

OK

To conclude Holmes HAP412BN-UA effective Pre-filter plus 120 sq. ft. purifying coverage and airflow intake/ outtake is fantastic in catching household airborne contaminants e.g. hair, dust. pit against allergens, microorganisms, Holmes HAP412BN-UA incorporated aer1 HAPF30AT HEPA-Type Total Air Filter, 3 fanspeed and 4-stage filtration is at somewhat OK tier in removing dust mites, pollen, mold, spores, mildew, fungi, germs and pet dander.  On odors and smokes, Holmes HAP412BN-UA Arm and Hammer baking soda filtration is inadequate in coping with chemicals, cooking odors, detegent odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, radon and ammonia.

In conclusion......

  • Affordable price (less than 50) with filters bundled together.
  • Very small and compact complete with full set filtration.
  • Optional ionizer for advanced particles removal when needed.
  • 3 years warranty.
  • Poor CADR with small air purifying applicable area.
  • Used the less effective HEPA-type filter.
  • Annual filter replacement cost is close to a brand new unit.
  • No addon features like timer, filter display indicator.
Build quality
5
Features
3
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
3
Particle Filtration
6
Smoke Filtration
6
Price
10
Upkeeping
9
5.8
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