Holmes mini tower air purifier HAP412BN-UA review

The third and final variant of its series, Holmes mini tower air purifier HAP412BN-UA fundamentally uses the same structure and filters of other Holmes mini tower but comes with a  distinct color option instead. Not to be confused with HAP412N-U or HAP412BNS-U, can Holmes HAP412BN UA air cleaner offers something different compared with others mini tower air purifier this round?

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Holmes HAP412BN-UA Specification

AvailabilityRoom size BrandProduct Retail suggested costLink
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ CoverageDust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationAnnual filter cost
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
HEPA filter
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Carbon filter
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filters
All-in-one filters
- Lifespan/ cost (+- )
Optional/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMore color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter change indicatorWi-Fi / BluetoothENERGY STARRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail/ Phone support
Available1 SmallHolmesHolmes HAP412BN-UA
11.37 x 15.67 x 8.22 in
(28.9 x 39.8 x 20.9 cm)
6.9 lb (3.1 kg)130 sq. ft. (12 m2)76 cfm (129 m3/h)76 cfm (129 m3/h)76 cfm (129 m3/h)- cfm (0 - 0 m3/h)33-stage
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
3 years

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Holmes HAP412BN-UA key features

  • Permanent HEPA-type filter.
  • Optional ionizer for further purifying.
  • 3 fan speed setting.
  • Ambient light.
  • 3 years limited warranty.
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Holmes HAP412BN-UA weight

Design and build quality

Fits well in office desk, Holmes mini tower air purifier HAP412BN-UA 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 20.8 cm x 39.9 cm x 30 cm depth in size, this black plastic air purifier is fitted snugly and 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 air purifier HAP412BN-UA comes with a washable pre-filter coupled with a true HEPA filter and Holmes own Arm & Hammer baking soda with Carbon zeolite filter.

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Airflow performance and applicable area

With its True HEPA-type filter, Holmes Mini Tower Air Purifier HAP412BN-UA can filter away 99% of the micron size allergen including dust, pollen, mold and pet dander. The Arm & Hammer baking soda with Carbon zeolite filter will handle smokes and odors coming from cleaning products, paints or cigarette. HAP412BN-UA CADR is acceptable for its size at 76 cfm average. The purifying applicable area for is bad though as the air cleaner can only cover a mere 12 m2 (130 sq. ft.).

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Final thoughts on Holmes Mini Tower Air Purifier HAP412BN-UA

Put it in a nutshell, Holmes HAP412BN-UA mini tower air purifier is cheap, compact but offers below par performance. As with most mini tower air purifier, the pricing would plays a bigger factor rather than airflow performance and features. If you are happy with other Holmes mini-tower previously, you should be fine with Holmes HAP412BN-UA.

In conclusion......

  • Affordable price.
  • Small and compact.
  • 3-stage filtration.
  • Optional ionizer.
  • 3 years limited warranty.
  • Poor air purifying applicable area.

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