Honeywell True HEPA Tower Air Purifier HPA160 Quick Review

In this review, we will be focusing on one of the sleek looking air purifier from the long list of Honeywell True HEPA Tower collection; The new and improve Honeywell HPA-160. This tower air purifier comes with Honeywell reliable odor pre-filter and HRF-H1 True HEPA filter plus addon features that is not available from the previous model. So how well will this air purifier rank among its own group and can it do well against other competitor’s model?  Learn more on our Honeywell True HEPA Tower Air Purifier HPA160 review.
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Honeywell HPA-160 Specification

ProductHoneywell HPA-160
10.9 x 28 x 13.2 in
(27.7 x 71.1 x 33.5 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
- 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-H1 Filter H True HEPA
1 year
+- 18.95
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level
Power consumption
Timer/ Scheduler2, 4, 8 hours
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support
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Key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Odor reducing pre-filter
  • True HEPA filter (99.97% filtration efficiency)
  • Easy tap power control with 4 cleaning levels.
  • Automatic shut-off timer (2, 4, or 8 hours)
  • 5 years limited warranty

Honeywell HPA-160 review

  • Newer updated sleek tower design (replacing HPA150).
  • Uses True HEPA filter than is comparatively more efficient than HEPA-type filter.
  • 4 cleaning level including Power Turbo mode.
  • 3 pre-set timer setting that shuts off the machine accordingly.
  • Worry-free 5 years warranty.
  • Big price jump from the previous HPA150 model.
  • Average "tower grade" purifying coverage.
  • Unimpressive odor and smoke filtration.
  • Soft but audible whine fan noise on 3, 4 speed.
Honeywell HPA-160 dimension
10.9 x 28 x 13.2 in
(27.7 x 71.1 x 33.5 cm)
Honeywell HPA-160 weight
12 lb (5.4 kg)

Built and made in Mexico, Honeywell HPA160 HEPA is made from strong impact-resistant plastic that will prevent any absorbed airborne pollutants from leaking out of the air purifier. Similar dimension from the previous HPA150 model, Honeywell HPA160 HEPA is mroe conventionally structured as a tower air purifier yet it is still modernly shaped with no sharp edges on its corner. Its top easy tap controls are intuitive offering 4 cleaning levels, including Germ, Allergen, and Turbo Power. 3 pre-set timer setting is also a new welcome addition that auto-shut off the air purifier when time is up. With a reasonable weight and a supporting base, you could place it at a tabletop or just leave it on the floor without worrying it will tip over. To sum up, this Honeywell True HEPA Tower air purifier is well-built, easy to use and the smooth black exterior can be easily maintainable.

Airflow performance and applicable area

Tower air purifiers are known for average airflow performance so expect the same with Honeywell HPA160 HEPA. With the CADR of 120 cfm for dust, 130 cfm for pollen and 110 cfm for smoke, this Honeywell True HEPA Tower air purifier can deliver optimum cleaning within the range of 16 m2 (170 sq. ft.). With the 4 cleaning level mode, noise level is kept to minimum with the exception of turbo power mode that produce high pitch whirring noise. As an Energy Star qualified unit, Honeywell HPA160 HEPA power consumption is reasonable as well.

Final thoughts on Honeywell HPA160 HEPA

As an HEPA air purifier, Honeywell True HEPA Tower Honeywell HPA160 does everything it is required. It has the absorption strength, top-end filters that can filter 99.97% microscopic allergens as small as 0.3 microns such as dust, mold, spore, pollen, pet dander, chemical smoke and odor. If you don’t mind the slightly higher price and average overall performance, Honeywell HPA160 HEPA will be an ideal option.

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Honeywell HPA-160 VS Dust



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Honeywell HPA-160 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


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Dust mites


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Mold/ Mildew


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Pet dander


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Virus/ Germ


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Smoke/ Gas


Honeywell HPA-160 VS Odor



Honeywell HPA-160 3-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is fantastic when pit against allergens, microorganisms. It is highly effective on household airborne contaminants e.g. hair, dust. On one hand against micron-size contaminants, Honeywell HPA-160 4 speed airflow intake/ outtake + is remarkable at catching dust mites, pollen, mold, spores, mildew, fungi, germs and pet dander.  On odors and smokes, Honeywell HPA-160 filtration is inadequate in coping with chemicals, cooking odors, detegent odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, radon and ammonia.

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