The Bottom Line
- Energy Star rated
- Tall, sleek tower takes up little floor space
- Quiet enough for bedroom use
- Permanent, removable filter can be hand-washed
- Some handy features, like a filter-cleaning indicator
- Produces ozone, a lung irritant associated with serious health problems
- Not suitable for those with asthma, allergies or breathing problems
- No HEPA-type filtration
- Low clean-air delivery rate (CADR) of about 100 to 132
- Honeywell QuietClean Air Purifier HFD-120-Q
- Retail price: $169.99
- 3-speeds, oscillation control
- Built-in permanent filter with filter-cleaning indicator
- Claims to purify air in 170 sf room
- Energy Star rated
- CADR of 100 for dust, 110 for smoke, and 132 for pollen
Guide Review - Honeywell Quietclean Air Purifier: a Review
When the Honeywell QuietClean Air Purifier showed up, I was excited to try it. The device proved to be a nice way to circulate air around my bedroom, and its whisper-quiet operation and tall, sleek tower design made it a welcome addition to my sleep chamber.
Then I did some research into air purifiers. Uh-oh.
Like other air purifiers with a built-in ionizer, the Honeywell QuietClean Air Purifier produces small amounts of ozone, a gas that can irritate lungs and is not recommended for anyone with allergies, asthma, or any kind of lung or breathing disorder -- in other words, anyone who might want an air purifier.
With a clean-air delivery rate (CADR) of about 100 to 132 for dust, smoke and pollen, this model ranks pretty low compared to others with a better CADR of over 300. And the retail price of $169.99 is fairly high compared to other models with better HEPA filtration. Though it's Energy Star-certified, it still uses electricity to accomplish relatively little.
If you're still in the market for an air purifier, look for one with true HEPA-level filtration that doesn't produce ozone and is Energy Star rated. The Honeywell QuietClean Air Purifier isn't the one for you.