Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 Specification
|Product||Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320|
|RSPMRSP/ RSP||+- 299.95|
11.5 x 29 x 11.5 in
(29.2 x 73.7 x 29.2 cm)
|Weight||14 lb (6.4 kg)|
|Coverage (up to)||250 sq. ft. (23 m2)|
|Dust free (CADR)||160 cfm (272 m3/h)|
|Pollen free (CADR)||170 cfm (289 m3/h)|
|Smoke free (CADR)||161 cfm (274 m3/h)|
|A Annual filter cost ($)||+- 0|
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
- Replacement cost ($)
HRF-K2 Filter K Household Odor & Gas Reducing Pre-filter (2 pack)
3 months+- 15.95
|Timer/ Scheduler||1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12|
|More color options|
|Air qualityAQ indicator|
|Filter change indicator|
|Email/ Phone support|
Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 key features
- 3-stage permanent filtration
- 2 pre-filter options - A permanent washable foam pre-filter or odor & gas reducing pre-filter
- Permanent QuietClean ifD filter
- Optional on/off Oscillation
- 5 speed smart controls - SLEEP (almost silent operation), GERM (cold flu season), GENERAL cleaning, ALLERGEN (peak allergen season) or MAX Cleaning Power
- Auto shut-off timer - 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours
- Electronic filter gauge and filter change indicator
- 5 years limited warranty
Unmistakably Honeywell AirGenius design, Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 is the highest range in the series with standout black tower housing and blue accent light. Its sleek tower allows the permanent filters to be remove and maintain quickly and easily. At 11.5 x 29 x 11.5 in (29.2 x 73.7 x 29.2 cm) dimension and 14 lb (6.4 kg) weight, its actually same as AirGenius 4 but with a more premium touch screen control. Speaking of controls, you have the standard 5 fanspeed control from SLEEP, GERM, GENERAL cleaning, ALLERGEN and MAX Cleaning Power (Allergen Reduction and Germ Reduction setting is exclusive to Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320). Timer also bump up to 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 pre-set. Other available controls include the optional Oscillate, Accent Light on/ off and Check filters button with live filter status indicator. Last but not least the 3-stage Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 is AHAM and ARB certified (comply with the federal ozone emissions limit), Energy Star rated and 5 years warranty.
Airflow, CADR and everything in between
What’s inside count
^ Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 filters/ technologies/ lifespanLike all Honeywell AirGeniuses, Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 features an patented QuietClean ifD technology that eliminate up to 99.9% of microscopic allergens as small as 0.3 microns. The washable/ odor reducing pre-filter will capture large particles like dust and harmful gases, while the permanent honeycomb washable ifD filter will handle other smaller micron size allergens, germs and bacteria. Oscillate can also be activated via a touch of a button. Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 filtration works reasonable well although it's incomparable against traditional HEPA and carbon filter media. Another thing is the 2 permanent filters requires regular maintenance/ cleaning (quarterly or when necessarily) to prevent dust and other particles from clogging up the filter thus reduce its efficiency.
Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 is covered against
Hair/ Pet hair
Keep it downHoneywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 QuietClean technology generates very little noise particularly in the first 2 speed (SLEEP and GERM mode). For night time use, you can run Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 in SLEEP mode where the air purifier runs whisper quiet while setting on Maximum performance, the MAX Cleaning Power (fifth speed) noise is audible but perfectly bearable. Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 is Energy Star certified so power consumption is on the low side which uses less than a light bulb upon lower speed selected.
At what cost
^ Honeywell AirGenius 5 HFD320 replacement filters estimated cost
Honeywell HPA300If you don't mind the higher annual filter maintenance cost, Honeywell HPA300 has a higher CADR return and purifying coverage.
Airfree Onix 3000Another filterless, no maintenance Thermodynamic air purifier that you could also consider.
- Sleek, airflow resistance tower design.
- Support either permanent pre-filter or odor-reducing pre-filter (our votes goes to odor removing pre-filter).
- Practically no annual maintenance cost via its patented QuietClean ifD technology.
- Effective ifD filter against microscopic household allergens.
- Smart controls with optional oscillation and accent light.
- Electronic Filter Check reminder with live gauge indicator.
- Highly customizable timer (up to 12 hours).
- 5 years warranty.
- Price is slightly on the high side although things even up with its virtually 0 maintenance cost.
- Slightly loses out to traditional media filtration that tends to have stronger filtration efficiency.
- Permanent filters requires regularly clean up to prevent from being congested from airborne particles.
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air cleaner shares the same platform with other AirGenius air purifiers so naturally the dimension is very similar to each other. Its long body structure that widens at bottom adds extra stability to the air purifier. Underneath the bottom you will find a bottom glowing blue accent light that nicely compliments its modern design. On the other end of the air purifier, you will find touch sensitive controls aligned nicely that allows 5 air cleaning levels. Beneath the honeycomb filter is own ifD filter that could absorb a high number of airborne pollutants and viruses.
Airflow performance and applicable areaPowered by QuietClean ifD advanced filtration technology, Air Cleaner is effective in dealing with 99.9% of microscopic size airborne particles at 23 m2 (250 sq. ft.). With the CADR rating of 160 cfm for dust, 170 cfm for pollen, 161 cfm for smoke, this permanent filter can handle dust, mold, pollen and pet dander with ease while the deodorizing pre-filter with cover for smoke and odor. Noise level is low in lower mode setting and moderate at high speed mode. As an Energy Star Rated unit, Honeywell quoted power consumption uses about the same amount of electricity as a light bulb. While we won’t say its too far fetch, you will have to optimize the fan speed if you want to achieve the energy saving level.
Final thoughts onIf you need a top end tower air purifier to kick start your journey to a cleaner air, takes the cake (apart from AirGenius 4). Its exterior is eye-catching, multiple timers setting, maintenance free yet powerful ifD filter and the smart controls has its charm of its own. The average purifying range is not the best we seen, but we are just nitpicking over tiny details.
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