Some HEPA-type air purifiers are better than others. The Holmes HAP9424B-NU is the newest upgrade from the previous tower Holmes HAP412N-U and Holmes HAP9422-NUA with enhanced power to use. We are happy to write the Holmes HAP9424B-NU Review to help you identify your future air purifier.
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- Better performance than predecessors
- Good customer service
- No True HEPA filter
- Low performance
Holmes has been in the world of air purifier of the United States for more than 35 years, under the name of The Holmes Group. Now, being acquired by the Jarden Corporation, this brand has a chance to improve their air purifiers to a next level. Our today review unit is the Holmes HAP9424B-NU Review.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Price
The Holmes HAP9424B-NU is currently unavailable from The Holmes Group’s website. It is hard to find a deal anywhere online, but in Breathe Quality, if you still like this air purifier, you get our promise for an available deal.
For the price, the Holmes HAP9424B-NU is a bit pricier than the old Holmes HAP9422-NUA, launched at $85. For an air purifier with only inferior HEPA-type air filter built-in, we will prefer the Holmes HAP424-NU or Holmes HAP242-NUC instead. By the very nature of a more expensive air purifier, Holmes HAP9424B-NU is capable of dealing with the very small impurities, but that’s not enough to keep the value of a real True HEPA air purifier in 2019.
Like I said earlier, this is the reign of the things like GermGuardian AC4825 and GermGuardian AC5000, which has the real True HEPA filter to deal with the airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns in size. Or else, you can search for the Levoit Vista 200, AeraMax 100 or Whirlpool WPT60, as they are all under the range of $80 to $100, with the tower design and great, modern features to use.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Design and Size
The Holmes HAP9424B-NU is overall much likely the same as the previous Holmes HAP9422-NUA, with strong base and bullet-shape appearance. This air purifier still has two concave holes on top, but they are way more stylish than the older brother.
It keeps the original dimensions from the original design, and its height is 28 inches, which is similar to the GermGuardian big tower air purifiers. The only difference is the coat of total black from our today unit, as well as the perforated holes from the air vent. Holmes HAP9424B-NU uses the traditional back-to-front air flow system concept to clean the air inside your room.
There is still one manual switch to change the fan speed.
Holmes HAP9424B-NU weighs 11 lbs, and you can easily move it around your home with the built-in handle.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Filters
To decide the performance of one air purifier, you will need to know about the quantity and quality of its air filters, as well as the air filter types are used. The Holmes HAP9424B-NU has the 2-stage air cleaning system as below.
- HEPA-type filter – It is not a True HEPA filter, and the quality is much inferior. But the air filter from Holmes HAP9424B-NU is said to clean 99% of any particles down to 2 microns in size.
- Ionizer – The technology of ionizing air purification from Holmes, which complies the standard safety of CARB completely.
As you can see from the chart below, the actual performance of this Holmes HAP9424B-NU is still far from the threshold of 99% efficiency like advertisement. Notice that the HEPA-type air filter is inferior, which is not tested or certified anywhere to meet the standard of a HEPA. It is not just in the case of our today unit, it happened in the Holmes HAP9240-NWU and Holmes HAP242-NUC, too.
The HEPA-type filter of this air purifier needs to be replaced after 6 months, with a cost from $12 – $17. At the moment, you can buy the True HEPA filter for the Holmes HAP9424B-NU, with the cost of $44. However, at the time of writing, there is a great sales for the Holmes True HEPA air filter, and you can grab it below. With the True HEPA filter, the efficiency of Holmes HAP9424B-NU increased from 90% to exactly 99%, which is nearly 10% in difference.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Room Coverage
The Holmes HAP9424B-NU is a tower air purifier for medium rooms, and I suggest to use it in a room of 195 square feet.
The ACH of Holmes HAP9424B-NU is 4X. This air purifier can clean your room in every 15 minutes.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Sound
The Holmes HAP9424B-NU has the noise level of about 55 decibels (db) at the highest setting. You can even hear the crackling noise from the ions inside this device, and some people even complained that the lowest speed is too loud to sleep to. I guess The Holmes Group pushed it too far for the inconvenient sound, and it is really, really disturbing to use.
But, just like other Holmes air purifiers, the Holmes HAP9424B-NU is clearly not good enough to use in the quiet places.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review how much energy this air purifier will consume.
The power consumption of this Holmes HAP9424B-NU is 110 watts, which is rated 1/5 in many negative Amazon reviews. And I must be honest, it is too high for an air purifier without True HEPA filter, or superior fan power.
For running the Holmes HAP9424B-NU 8 hours per day, you need to pay $35 each year.
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Holmes HAP9424B-NU Additional Features
Like what I reviewed in the review of Holmes HAP9422-NUA, the Holmes HAP9424B-NU has exactly the same set of additional features. Which is, sadly, nothing, except for one indicator for filter replacement. Well, I guess you don’t have to explore any more from this air purifier.
Holmes HAP9424B-NU Customer Service
Even being acquired for more than 10 years, the Holmes products are still one of the most popular electric appliances today. Then the reason can only be their impressive customer service. If you need to contact them, you can easily do so by filling in the information at their Contact page, or calling them via phone at 800-546-5637.
Once you make an order, you will get your Holmes air purifier with a promotion of Free Shipping over $50. However, the promotion is only applied at the time of writing, so if you can’t find the Free Shipping option, you should choose to buy from Amazon. The most wonderful thing is, after your purchase, or any reason you are not completely satisfied with the Holmes air purifier, you can return your item within 30 days of receipt for an exchange or refund of the purchase price. Great, isn’t it?
And don’t worry about your air purifier, it will be backed up by a great 5-year warranty from The Holmes Group. This is also the best warranty for an air purifier brand that only targets low-range segment.
This could be the end of a product line, and just making the optional True HEPA filter doesn’t make the Holmes HAP9424B-NU a better option to pick up in 2019.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
This is not a great air purifier to pick in 2019 any more.