Honeywell HPA-249 Quick 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 filter set and output performance. It will also protect the users from the extent list of airborne pollutants typically found in our home. All in all, will Honeywell HPA-249 be also good enough to challenge against the big guns?
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+- 289.95
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Honeywell HPA-249 Specification

ProductHoneywell HPA-249
RSPRetail suggested cost +- 289.95
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Dimension
7 x 26.3 x 9.8 in
(17.8 x 66.8 x 24.9 cm)
Weight12 lb (5.4 kg)
Coverage (up to)170 sq. ft. (16 m2)
Dust free (CADR)120 cfm (204 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)130 cfm (221 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed12
Filtration5-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 79
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HRF-B2 Filter B Household Odor & Gas Reducing Pre-filter (2 pack)
3 months
+- 14.95
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HRF-N2 True HEPA (2 pack)
1 year
+- 18.95
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
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Ionizer/ TechnologiesOscillation
UV-light/ PCO
UV light
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler1 - 18 hours
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Honeywell HPA-249 key features

  • 4-stage filtration with Ultraviolet Technology
  • Premium odor reducing pre-filter
  • 99.97% efficiency True HEPA filter
  • Optional on/off oscillation controls
  • Advanced electronic controls with Blue digital display
  • 12 cleaning power levels
  • 1-18 hour auto-off timer
  • 5 years limited warranty
Honeywell HPA-249 dimension
Dimension
7 x 26.3 x 9.8 in
(17.8 x 66.8 x 24.9 cm)
Honeywell HPA-249 weight
Weight
12 lb (5.4 kg)

Available in full black (for white version refer to Honeywell HPA-245), Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower air purifier has the exact same dimension as the aforementioned model. Sleek curving exterior with nice contrasting blue accent located at top display . The multi-functional digital screen that is made to improve the usability especially on the highly customizable 12 fan speed. Beneath the controls you will find a complete front air ventilation that provide an excellent airflow circulation via its 5-stage filtration. On the whole Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower HEPA 5-1 Allergen Remover Tower is durable and sturdy air purifier with a piece of mind 5 years warranty.

Airflow performance and applicable area

Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower is AHAM, ARB certified and well-equipped with carbon pre-filter, True HEPA filter, Ultraviolet Technology and oscillation. It can capture dust mites, mold, pollen even smoke and odors emitted from chemicals such as tobacco smoke. Expect CADR at 120 cfm dust free, 130 cfm pollen free and 110 cfm smoke free. Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower 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.).

Final thoughts on Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower

If you need to pinpoint the cons of Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower, the below average purifying applicable area and poor airflow distribution is the main weakness from its spec sheet. It is also slightly premium in pricing (heavily discounted though) but worth the extra cost as Honeywell HPA-249 UV Tower True HEPA air purifier is bundled with advanced features that you will not find in a cheaper model.

Honeywell HPA-249 is covered against

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Honeywell HPA-249 VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Honeywell HPA-249 VS Odor

Odor

OK

Honeywell HPA-249 5-stage filtration and 170 sq. ft. purifying applicable area is exceptional when take on allergens, viruses and bacteria. It is highly efficient on common airborne contaminants including hair, dust. On one hand against micron size contaminants, Honeywell HPA-249 12 speed airflow distribution + HRF-N2 True HEPA (2 pack) is better than average at capturing pet dander, dust mites, fungi, pollen, mildew, mold, spores and germs.  On odors and smokes, Honeywell HPA-249 filtration is substandard in handling cooking odors, radon, ammonia chemicals, VOCs, tobacco and cigarette smokes.

In conclusion......

  • Impressive 5-stage filtration with oscillation and UV light.
  • Uses True HEPA filter rather than HEPA type filter.
  • Uniquely customizable with 12 cleaning power levels and 18 hours timer.
  • Heavily discounted as it is discontinued model.
  • 5 years warranty.
  • Slightly below average airflow distribution despite the promising 12 cleaning power mode.
  • Below par applicable area.
  • Poor odor and smoke filtration.
  • High annual filter replacement (included UV-light).
Build quality
8
Features
4
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
4
Particle Filtration
8
Smoke Filtration
4
Price
7
Upkeeping
8

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