Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U

Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U Quick Review

Mostly known on its flexibility design that support both horizontal or vertical purification, Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U is an affordable tabletop air purifier that is very easy to live with. In comparison with the airflow delivery rate, applicable area, noise level and power consumption, does Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U adaptability yields enough ammunition to challenge the many tabletop air purifier in the market? Jump straight to our review and specification below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 39.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 18 - 54 p
Online price*
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Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U Specification

ProductHolmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 39.99
Link
Dimension
13.07 x 6.34 x 9.72 in
(33.2 x 16.1 x 24.7 cm)
Weight6.7 lb (3 kg)
Coverage (up to)109 sq. ft. (10 m2)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)70 cfm (119 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 18 - 54
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
aer1 HAPF30AT HEPA-Type Total Air Filter
4 - 12 months
+- 17.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
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 consumption49.5 W
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 HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U key features

  • 3-stage purification
  • Dual position operation - works horizontally or vertically
  • Washable permanent pre-filter
  • HEPA-type filter with 99% efficiency rate on airborne particles as small as 2 microns
  • Enhanced with ARM & HAMMER baking soda - odor elimination
  • 3 cleaning speed mode with optional ionizer
  • Compatible with all aer1 filters (Total Air, Allergen Remover, Odor Eliminator, and Smoke Grabber)
  • Standard 3 years limited warranty
Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U dimension
Dimension
13.07 x 6.34 x 9.72 in
(33.2 x 16.1 x 24.7 cm)
Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U weight
Weight
6.7 lb (3 kg)

On first look Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U is like no other tabletop air purifier, its flexible design allows the air purifier to operate in either horizontal or vertical mode without any impedition on airflow distribution. Starting at the air purifier design, Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U has a very old-school look that might not go down well with everyone. The small plastic framework is well-fitted with absolutely no uneven fitting or gaps. Controls are well placed at top with big dial knob for easy fan speed control. Other then the standard 3 speed and an optional ionizer, Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U also comes with a filter change indicator and 3 years official warranty from Holmes.

Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverage

Here is where Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U fail to shine. The small compact means some compromise has to be made which directly affected the airflow delivery performance. That said, the air purifier will cease close proximity air pollutants, substances and bacteria from circulating via its HEPA-type filter. Covering a very limited purifying coverage (small room size), locations such as beside table, working desk, shelf would will probably fit Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U best.

Noise level and power consumption

Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U noise level is low but still clearly audible despite the compact body and weak airflow delivery rate. Main reason for that is you have to place the air purifier as close to the intended target as possible due to the small purifying coverage. When put next to rather parallel segment home appliances, the noise level is still relatively low.

Carrying on with the electricity usage, Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U would not have significant impact on your electricity bills due to the limited airflow delivery rate. Electricity consumption is low at first fan speed and slightly higher at third fan speed. By comparison with other home appliances electricity usage, Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U monthly electricity usage is comparatively lower.

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Final thoughts on Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U

Bring to a conclusion, we love Holmes Small Room HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U flexible compact body layout, low price and supports all aer1 filters. You would love it too if airflow efficiency is not your main priority.

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U is covered against

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Pollen

Pollen

OK

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

OK

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Dust mites

Dust mites

OK

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

OK

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Pet dander

Pet dander

OK

Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

OK

In conclusion......

  • Affordable price tag with very low annual filter replacement cost.
  • 3-stage filtration including an optional Ionizer.
  • Compact tabletop design that can be placed in either horizontal and vertical mode .
  • Dual function HEPA-type filters that capture dust, germs and odors (via infused baking soda).
  • Comprehensive 3 years warranty.
  • Weak purifying coverage and CADR return due to the slim compact body.
  • Pre-bundled filter is incomparable with True-HEPA filter that on average captures particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • Under par odor and smoke filtration despite the enhanced with ARM & HAMMER baking soda filter.
  • Considerably noisy for a tabletop air purifier.
Build quality
5
Features
3
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
3
Particle Filtration
5
Smoke Filtration
0
Price
10
Upkeeping
9
4.9
Holmes HAP242-NUC/ HAP242B-U
4.9

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