Honeywell HPA-249 review

The black version of Honeywell UV True HEPA 5-1 Allergen Remover Tower. Let keep things straight, Honeywell HPA-249 HEPA-type tower air purifier is the same air purifier as Honeywell HPA-245 with only different set of body color. Both features the same design elements, same pre-filter, HEPA filter and output performance. It will also protect the users from the extent list of airborne pollutants typically found in our home. Will Honeywell HPA-249 be also good enough to challenge all the big guns?

Retail suggested cost*
+- 289.95
Annual filter cost^
+- 79
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Honeywell HPA-249 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
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Optional/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMore color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter change indicatorWi-Fi / BluetoothENERGY STARRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail/ Phone support
Available1 SmallHoneywellHoneywell HPA-249
+- 289.95
7 x 26.3 x 9.8 in
(17.8 x 66.8 x 24.9 cm)
12 lb (5.4 kg)170 sq. ft. (16 m2)120 cfm (204 m3/h)130 cfm (221 m3/h)110 cfm (187 m3/h)- cfm (0 - 0 m3/h)122-stage
+- 79
HRF-B2 Filter B Household Odor & Gas Reducing Pre-filter (2 pack)
3 months
+- 14.95
HRF-N2 True HEPA (2 pack)
1 year
+- 18.95
UV light
1 - 18 hours
5 years

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Honeywell HPA-249 key features

  • Premium odor reducing pre-filter.
  • HEPA filter.
  • Customizable 12 cleaning power levels.
  • Sleek body exterior.
  • Ultraviolet Technology.
  • 1-18 hour auto-off timer.
  • Blue digital display.
  • Electronic filter light indicator.
  • Optional on/off oscillation controls.
  • AHAM and ARB certified.
  • 5 years limited warranty.
Honeywell HPA-249 dimension
Honeywell HPA-249 weight

Design and build quality

Available in full black (for white version refer to Honeywell HPA-245), Honeywell HPA-249 air purifier has the exact same dimension at 29 x 77 x 27.5 cm (11.4 x 30.3 x 10.8 in). That goes for the weight too at 6.49 kg (14.3 lbs). On the sleek curving exterior, a blue accent strap located at top display a nice contrast to the air purifier, moving to the multi-functional digital screen that is made to improve the usability especially on the highly customizable fan speed. Beneath the controls you will find a long front air ventilation that provide an excellent airflow circulation via its pre-filter and HEPA filter. On the whole Honeywell HPA-249 UV True HEPA 5-1 Allergen Remover Tower is durable and sturdy with a flat base supporting the air purifier.

Honeywell HPA-249 dimension comparison table.
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Airflow performance and applicable area

Honeywell HPA-249 is well-equipped with its highly capable filters that capture dust mites, mold, pollen even smoke and odors emitted from chemicals such as tobacco smoke. Its CADR is at 120 cfm dust free, 130 cfm pollen free and 110 cfm smoke free. Honeywell HPA-249 operates within a reasonable noise level even at maximum speed however, it only has the capacity in purifying coverage of 16 m2 (170 sq. ft.).

Honeywell HPA-245 CADR comparison table.
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Final thoughts on Honeywell HPA-249

If you need to pinpoint the cons of Honeywell HPA-249, the average purifying applicable area is the only main weakness from the spec sheet. It might be slightly premium in pricing (still relatively cheap though), it is worth the extra cost as Honeywell HPA-249 UV True HEPA air purifier is well-balanced in performance and comes bundled with additional features that you will not find in a cheaper model.

In conclusion......

  • Strong filtration with pre-filter and HEPA filter.
  • Customizable up to 12 cleaning power levels.
  • Digital display that display multiple information.
  • Multi-functional controls.
  • Selectable timer ranging from 1 - 18 hours.
  • 5 years warranty.
  • Average applicable area.

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