- Honeywell 17000-S QuietCare Ratings
- Technical specifications
- Warranty and support
- Final Thoughts
The Honeywell 17000-S QuietCare air purifier is a strong model that might be the solution to your home’s air quality woes. Honeywell is a well-known brand with an extensive array of air purifier models, and the 17000-S is a mid-price air cleaner that emphasizes purification and quiet operation. Learn more about it in this review that covers this model’s features as well as its pros and cons.
The QuietCare 17000-S uses an activated carbon pre-filter and a True HEPA filter to purify the air. It can efficiently capture odor and smoke molecules as well as airborne particles that are small as 0.3 microns, including dust, pollen, and dander. The model also provides 3 cleaning levels so you can customize the speed with which it purifies the air in your room.
According to the manufacturer’s specifications, the clean air delivery rate (CADR) of the 17000-S is 130 for tobacco smoke, 130 for dust, and 130 for pollen, which indicates a relatively strong capacity to remove pollutants. In order to work at its optimum capacity, the unit is recommended for rooms that don’t exceed 200 square feet. The noise level of the unit tops out at 56.7 dB on high speed, which means you won’t be disturbed by its operation while you’re in the same room with it, and its max power consumption is only 80 watts.
|Dimensions||17.08” x 15.82” x 13.14”|
|Area Coverage||200 sq ft|
|Noise Level||56.7 dB|
|Power||80W, 120V, 60Hz|
|CADR Rating for Smoke||130|
|CADR Rating for Pollen||130|
|CADR Rating for Dust||130|
|Filter Type||True HEPA, Carbon Pre-Filter|
|Odor Reducing Filter||Yes|
|Control Panel||Electronic push buttons|
The Honeywell 17000-S has an activated carbon pre-filter that efficiently captures larger particles as well as smoke, VOCs, and odors. Additionally, the HEPA filter is able to capture 99.97% of all particles, including those that are as small as 0.3 microns. Among the most common pollutants removed by this model are the dust mites, animal dander, mold, pollen, smoke, and even some bacteria or viruses. Note, though, that it lacks specialized technology for battling germs (e.g. ionization and UV-C), so it won’t be as effective as other air purifiers that do so in this regard.
The Honeywell 17000-S QuietCare also boasts the SurroundSeal technology that minimizes air leaks and improves the overall air intake of the device. It is AHAM-certified for use in rooms of up to 200 square feet, so it’s best to be placed inside small to medium rooms.
Among the most interesting features of this unit is the IntelliCheck system that provides you real-time information on the life of the filter. Pressing a button will tell you if the filter needs to be replaced or not: one blink means the filter still has an almost full life; two blinks represents less life; and three blinks denote that replacement time is close. When it’s time to change the filters, you will see a steady light once you push the button. In general, the pre-filter should be changed every three months (which is quite frequent), while the HEPA filter needs replacement after one to three years. The 17000-S also incorporates the Honeywell QuietCare sound reducing technology that, as the name suggests, tries to balance performance with minimized sound production.
Additionally, this air cleaner has three speeds – low, medium, and high – but doesn’t offer an automatic shut-off timer or other advanced features like sensors and special modes.
This air purifier comes in an ivory color and measures 15.82 inches in length, 13.14 inches in width, and 17.08 inches in height. It weighs 13 pounds, and the fact that it has a handle and caster wheels means it won’t be difficult to move around. This model’s design is more clinical than modern, so it might not be the best option if you’re conscious about the aesthetics of your home devices.
Warranty and support
The Honeywell 17000-S is covered by a 5-year warranty, which is long enough for consumers to quell any worries about possible manufacturing defects. Honeywell’s customer service department also offers support and additional information to their clients, and the department’s contact details are listed on their website.
The Honeywell 17000-S QuietCare air purifier sacrifices aesthetics in favor of efficiency and quiet operation. With its lineup of filters, it’s recommended for people who are suffering from respiratory sensitivities and homeowners who are just looking to improve the general quality of indoor air inside their homes.
- True HEPA filter removes 99.97% of airborne pollutants that are as small as 0.3 microns
- Carbon pre-filter reduces household odors
- Intelli-Check filter system for monitoring filter status
- SurroundSeal technology
- QuietCare sound reducing technology
- Adjustable speed
- Short pre-filter lifespan
- Not as effective against airborne germs
- Unappealing design
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