Honeywell HPA300

Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover review: 1, 2, 3!

Number #1 recommended air purifier brand by Allergists. Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover has one of the strongest airflow performance in its class. It is competitively priced and great at removing persistent household allergens. Outputting a respectable CADR that you will only find in premium model, let’s look deep into the spec. Also, find out why we prefer this model over HPA200 and HPA100.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 299.95 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 108 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Honeywell HPA300 Specification

ProductHoneywell HPA300
Dimension
20.8 x 22.4 x 10.8 in
(52.8 x 56.9 x 27.4 cm)
Weight17 lb (7.7 kg)
Coverage (up to)465 sq. ft. (43 m2)
Dust free (CADR)320 cfm (544 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed4
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HRF-AP1 Filter A Universal Carbon Pre-filter (1 pack)
3 months
+- 11.95
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HRF-R3 Honeywell Filter R True HEPA (3 pack)
1 year
+- 59.95
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
HRF-APP1 Filter A Universal Pre-filter (1 pack)
3 months+- 16.95
HRF-R1 Filter R True HEPA (1 pack)
1 year+- 16.95
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 8 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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Key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • 4 air cleaning levels (Germ, General Clean, Allergen and Turbo)
  • Premium carbon pre-filter
  • True HEPA filter
  • Light dimmer function
  • Auto-off timer - 2, 4, 8 hours
  • Electronic filter change reminder
  • 5 years limited warranty

Honeywell HPA300 review

  • Very reasonable price with exceptional purifying coverage and CADR.
  • Adjustable 4 fan speed including Turbo mode.
  • Dual function Carbon Pre-filter that is good against dust and mild gas based particles.
  • Proven True-HEPA filter that is very effective against fine airborne particles.
  • Separate electronic filter change reminder with one for HEPA and the other for carbon pre-filter.
  • Dedicated light dimming option and 3 pre-set timer.
  • 5 years warranty.
  • Lacks air quality sensor therefore no Auto mode and air quality indicator.
  • Slightly expensive annual filter replacement cost.
  • Touch buttons is not the most pleasant to operate with little feedback.

The starters

Honeywell HPA300 dimension
Dimension
20.8 x 22.4 x 10.8 in
(52.8 x 56.9 x 27.4 cm)
Honeywell HPA300 weight
Weight
17 lb (7.7 kg)

The most powerful its HPA True Allergen Remover series. Honeywell HPA300 framework is slightly smaller than most console air cleaner at 20.8 x 22.4 x 10.8 in and 17 lb (7.7 kg) weight. Comes in a black housing, the typical Honeywell design with air vent surrounding the body. Air outlet is at top and handles is located on both sides for easy carrying. Build quality is good but not premium as the plastic material used is not soft, textured type. fitting is top-notch with no signs of off-gassing.

Honeywell HPA300 control panel

Continue with usability. Control panel is located at the top that is hidden from eye-sight view. Buttons are touch-sensitive that is ironically not sensitive to touch. You do have LED indicator right next to it that will illuminate on what mode the air purifier is currently in. Let’s start from the left with the timer button, tapping on the clock symbol will cycle between 2, 4, 8 hours. Next to it is the 2 electronic filter change reminder. Top Check Filters button is for True-HEPA and bottom Check Pre-filter button is for that.

When either for the LED light illuminate, you will have to replace the filter accordingly. Then reset the electronic filter check by tapping the button for more than 2 seconds. The center “Leaf” Power button will cycle between On, Allergen, General Clean, Germ, and Off. Allergen mode is for optimized performance during allergen season. General Clean mode is for general, everyday air cleaning. Germ mode is for optimized cleaning during cold & flu season. For maximum airflow performance, tap on the Turbo button and the air purifier will be set on full blast. Tap again to disable and the air purifier will return to previous cleaning setting. Lastly, the Dimmer button will adjust the LED display brightness between High, Low, and off.

It might lack AQ sensor, auto mode and remote, Honeywell HPA300 is still well-equipped. The basic 3-stage filtration (2 if you consider the carbon pre-filter as 1), 4 fan speed including turbo mode. Functions you have electronic filter replacement reminder, light dimmer option, timer. Finally, AHAM approved, ENERGY STAR certified and 5 years warranty.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Honeywell HPA300 coverage
Purifying coverage
465 sq. ft. (43 m2)
Honeywell HPA300 fanspeed
Fanspeed
4
Honeywell HPA300 air purifier has an unbelievable wide 465 sq. ft. purifying coverage given its price and size. The 4 cleaning mode (Germ, General Clean, Allergen and Turbo) is flexible to support the continuous purification. What is sorely missing here is Sleep/ Auto mode that allows autonomous purifying. In most situation, the air purifier is ideal for studio apartment, living hall, or bedroom.
Honeywell HPA300 dust CADR
Dust CADR
320 cfm (544 m3/h)
Honeywell HPA300 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Honeywell HPA300 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
300 cfm (510 m3/h)
CADR or clean air delivery rate is as expected tally with the airflow distribution rate. Dust CADR stands at 320 cfm (544 m3/h) while Pollen and Smoke CADR stand at 300 cfm (510 m3/h). All CADR greatly exceeded the 300 cfm benchmark that we set. It is fantastic for smokers, dusty home, allergist person sensitive to indoor pollutants.

What’s inside count

Honeywell HPA300 Pre-filter
HRF-AP1 Filter A Universal Carbon Pre-filter (1 pack)
3 months
Honeywell HPA300 HEPA filter
HRF-R3 Honeywell Filter R True HEPA (3 pack)
1 year
^ Honeywell HPA300 filters/ technologies/ lifespan
HPA300 utilize a familiar 3-stage filtration that you could also find in other Honeywell models. First off, the dual mode carbon pre-filter is great at trapping large particles AKA dust. It will capture mild smoke and odor particles but don't expect too much of it. The subsequent True-HEPA filter will handle small and tricky particles that manage to bypass the pre-filter. No ionizer or optional add-on filter is included here. Not a big miss as the 3 filtration setup will provide enough coverage against air pollutants.
Covered against
Honeywell HPA300 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Honeywell HPA300 VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

Honeywell HPA300 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

Honeywell HPA300 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

Honeywell HPA300 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

Honeywell HPA300 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

Honeywell HPA300 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

Honeywell HPA300 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Honeywell HPA300 VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Honeywell HPA300 VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Honeywell HPA300 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Honeywell HPA300 VS Odor

Odor

OK

Honeywell HPA300 high 320 cfm dust CADR is fantastic in removing dust, hair and debris. Against mold, dust mites, and pet dander, you have the "trio-mendous" HEPA filter and 300 cfm CADR standing by. On odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, radon, and ammonia, the carbon pre-filter is inadequate but make it up with the strong 300 cfm smoke CADR.

Keep it down

Other than in Turbo, Honeywell HPA300 is considerably silent given its airflow output. The starting Germ and General Clean speed mode are suitable for night use. Allergen mode is a tad louder but ignorable unless the air purifier is placed next to you. Power usage is average compared with other Honeywell air purifiers despite the extra airflow juice. There is no Auto or Eco mode so the energy consumption would depend on the fan speed and frequency of operation.

At what cost

Honeywell HPA300 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 299.95
Honeywell HPA300 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 108
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Unquestionably Honeywell air purifier HPA300 rocks in terms of value VS pricing. It's way cheaper than most models that offer similar or poorer airflow performance. The lack of autonomous purifying might be a big miss for some, we reckon the 4 cleaning mode would make it up for that. Filter availability is high, as with the replacement cost that utilizes 3 HEPA filter pack at one go. Nevertheless, never go for after-market filters as it could potentially break-down the machine.
Honeywell HPA300 is available on all major store including Walmart, HomeDepot, and BestBuy. We recommend buying straight from Amazon as it has the most attractive deal. Other benefits include fast shipping, 30-days return policy and above all else, hassle-free shopping. You can also buy direct from Honeywell official website but the process is less intuitive.

Honeywell HPA300 VS the challengers

GermGuardian AC5250PT

Similarly priced in a slimmer tower profile. Better 4-stage filtration. including addon UV-C Light and Pet Pure treatment. While the added filtration is great, AC5250PT airflow output is incomparable to HPA300. Same story for the clean air delivery rate.
Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave

Winix 5500-2

Perhaps the closest competitors in the list that comes with more features. This includes the sorely miss Auto mode and air quality indicator. There is also a dedicated AOC carbon filter (VS carbon pre-filter) and PlasmaWave technology. The downside is you must compromise with a weaker purifying coverage and CADR.
Honeywell HPA200 True HEPA Allergen remover

Honeywell HPA200

As the name implied, this is the lower range version with a weaker airflow delivery, CADR, and coverage. The few cuts will get you a cheaper price tag and a lower maintenance cost.

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty

The former air purifier of the year. Choosing this will gain you a dedicated deodorization filter plus an ionizer. Autonomous purifying and AQ indicator also comes standard. Finally a lower price tag with only half of filter replacement cost. All that for a slightly inferior airflow performance and coverage.

Final thoughts on Honeywell HPA300

Among all Honeywell True HEPA Allergen Remover, this is the one that we will fully recommend. It is well balanced in all aspects including the pricing, dimension, and features. 82% of the Amazon purchasers agreed with us too with the wide purifying coverage and strong CADR ratings. However, 12% of the users encounter either a defected unit with loud fan noise or does not work at all. Most of them are furious with Kaz customer service that kept them holding on the line forever! If you are not the unlucky few, HPA300 will be the perfect shield to cover your home from any allergens invasion.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
8
Features
4
Coverage
7
Airflow delivery
7
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
3
Price
7
Upkeeping
7
8.5
Honeywell HPA300

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