This is a low price air purifier that can efficiently be used in small size rooms. Besides the fact that it features a permanent HEPA filter, it also comes with an optional ionizer for freshening the air.
An air purifier is a smart investment if you want to make sure that you won’t be exposed to harmful pollutants that may affect your health. However, if you think that most units of this kind are expensive, you should know that there are some affordable options that can be efficient even if you don’t pay a fortune for them. One of the best examples is the Honeywell HHT-011 model that successfully removes most of the indoor contaminants. Also, since the model is manufactured by the Honeywell brand, you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed because all the products sold under this brand are carefully designed to offer great results. More details about the unit will be presented in the review below, so read it if you want to know how this unit can clean your indoor air.
This purifier makes a pretty good choice to go with because it cleans the air by using 3 stages of purification. For this, the unit is equipped with a washable pre-filter and a permanent HEPA filter that unfortunately is not a true HEPA filter, but it has a long life and it can be vacuumed. Furthermore, the built-in ionizer increases the efficiency of the unit, so you can breathe fresh air at all times. The CADR ratings for this unit are 55 for tobacco smoke, 55 for dust, and 65 for pollen, being recommended for areas that don’t exceed 85 square feet. Furthermore, according to the manufacturer’s specifications, the sound level is 60 dB, so it’s not too noisy, especially if you let it run on the lowest speed setting. In what concerns the energy efficiency of this unit, it doesn’t have an Energy Star certification, but you won’t see a considerable change in your electricity bills as it consumes 24 watts on the low setting, 30 watts on the medium one, and 40 watts if you select the high setting.
|Dimensions||14” x 10.75” x 6.5”|
|Area Coverage||86 Square Feet|
|Noise Level||60 dB|
|CADR Rating for Smoke||55|
|CADR Rating for Pollen||65|
|CADR Rating for Dust||55|
|Filter Type||Pre-Filter, True HEPA|
|Odor Reducing Filter||Yes|
After we’ve presented the main technical specifications, it’s time to find out more about the air cleaner’s performance and how exactly it works. Therefore, in the first stage, the pre-filter makes sure that all the big particles, such as dust, pollen, and any other large airborne particles will be captured. The second stage uses the permanent HEPA filter that can trap up to 99% of particles, including mold spores, smoke, pet dander, and so on. The third stage is represented by the ionizer that freshens up the air, thus eliminating the unpleasant odors. Here we also have to mention the fact that it is ARB certified in what concerns the federal ozone emissions limit, so it’s safe to use.
Among the most important features of the air cleaner is the fact that you can select the desired speed to purify the air. There are three settings to choose from, but in general, for the best results, you should use the high-level setting. Additionally, we like the fact that it comes with a filter clean reminder that will announce you when you have to clean the filter. Also, you have the possibility to turn off the ionizer in case you don’t want to use it. Furthermore, it features a convenient green light that allows you to see the controls much easier during the night. However, the unit has some drawbacks, such as the fact that it doesn’t feature an auto mode, a timer, or a remote control that would’ve been quite helpful, but considering the low price, this isn’t a surprise.
The unit has a simple and compact design that will make it fit perfectly in any room. It measures 14 inches in length, 6.50 inches in width, and 10.75 inches in height. It weighs 6.5 pounds, so it’s lightweight enough to handle it with ease, and it’s available only in one color, more precisely white. An interesting fact about its design is that it can be placed both in a horizontal or a vertical position, so it can easily fit in narrow spaces such as offices, small bedrooms, kitchens, and so on. This is certainly a great advantage for this model.
The product is guaranteed for a period of 3 years, so you can rest assured knowing that all defects in manufacturing will be fixed free of charge. In general, all Honeywell products are durable and resistant, so you can be sure that this air purifier will do its job for many years. At the same time, once you purchase the unit, you can call the customer service department and talk with the trained staff that will provide you with any information you may want to find out about the unit.
✓ Ideal for small spaces of up to 85 square feet
✓ Uses 3 stages of purification
✓ HEPA filter eliminates up to 99% of airborne particles
✓ Compact design
✓ Decent CADR ratings
✓ Manufacturer backs it up for 3 years
✗ Not the most energy efficient option to go with
✗ Noisier than other models on the market
Honeywell is a brand that doesn’t fail customers and that always produces high-quality air purifiers, the HHT-011 being perfect proof of this statement. We were highly impressed by this air purification system’s capabilities as despite the fact that it’s extremely small, it can actually eliminate an impressive amount of airborne particles. We recommend that you use it in rooms such as the nursery or the bedroom as it isn’t capable to cleaning the air in large spaces. The HEPA filtration that it uses not only ensures that most particles will be removed from the air, but it guarantees that even the smallest contaminants won’t linger in the air you breathe as well. To deliver the best results possible, it uses no less than 3 filtration stages. Additionally, the manufacturer guarantees it and backs it up during the first three years after you purchase it, which is impressive keeping in mind the product’s small size and cheap price.