Honeywell has a series of whole-home air cleaners, directly competes against the well-known Aprilaire. The Honeywell F100 is the first of this line, which is also the competitor of the starter Aprilaire 1000 Series. Is it better? Let’s find out in our Honeywell F100 Review.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
- We do not (and never) exaggerate one product just to let you click the links and buy that product blindly.
- Great value for money
- Huge coverage
- Solidly built
- Can be upgraded to Honeywell F300 of the same size
- Only MERV-11 air filter
- Low performance rating
Honeywell has started their whole-home air cleaners, to give a great alternative for the market lacks of contenders. Today, we will discuss in the Honeywell F100 Review, the first whole-home air cleaner series of Honeywell.
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Honeywell F100 Price
For a device that’s supposed to be the poster child of the new Honeywell whole-home air cleaning systems, we hoped for a lot more. That’s how Honeywell learns from Aprilaire and builds all air cleaners on the same size. As a result, you can always upgrade the Honeywell F100 to Honeywell F200 and Honeywell F300.
If you’re a Honeywell stalwart then you might find some joy here, but otherwise the Honeywell F100 is unlikely to convert many of the Aprilaire brigade, due to cheaper price.
The price tag of this Honeywell F100 is unable to find online, because you need to contact a professional dealer to check the size of your HVAC system. In some well-known retailers, it is supposed to $50 more expensive than any air purifiers from Aprilaire 1000 Series. You can sometimes find the Honeywell F100 for $157.
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Honeywell F100 Design and Size
The Honeywell F100 is a collection of whole-home air cleaners for multiple size. You can check the table below for full comparison.
|Aprilaire equivalent||Aprilaire 1410||Aprilaire 1210||N/A||Aprilaire 1310||Aprilaire 1910||N/A|
Our today unit is a Honeywell F100F2010, which is similar to the Aprilaire 1210 of Aprilaire 1000 series. The full cabinet is a bit smaller than the Aprilaire equivalent, to be only 18 inches in height and 26 inches in depth.
The whole-home air cleaner Honeywell F100 is made of steel, with a efficient door design. With improved gasket, the air cleaner can reduce air loss through the door up to 37%. Also, you can simply open the door to replace the filter.
On the front, you will find a TrueHOME customizable label, which includes your contact information so you can know who to call for service or replacement parts.
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Honeywell F100 Filters
Being a whole-home air cleaning system, the Honeywell F100 has a very simple filtration system as below.
- HEPA filter – Just like other HVAC system’s filter, Honeywell F100 will use the MERV-11 air filter, which can capture up to 85% airborne particles compared to a standard one-inch filter.
Using only the MERV-11 air filter, the Honeywell F100 can have a very small chance to capture ultra-fine particles down to 0.03 microns. You can see the comparison table below.
|0.3 – 1 microns||1 – 3 microns||3 – 10 microns|
The deep-pleated media filter has a large surface area to capture more airborne particles. It also lasts longer, and you only need to replace the filter every 6 – 12 months.
Our today unit is a Honeywell F100F2010, with the filter named FC100A1037. Make sure to get the right filter.
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Honeywell F100 Room Coverage
All whole-home air cleaners, including of Honeywell F100, are able to work with the whole-home HVAC system, and can clean the room up to 2000 square feet easily.
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Honeywell F100 Sound
Without fan power, Honeywell F100 won’t produce any noise. And actually the Honeywell F100 will work in unison with your existing heating, ventilating, and cooling system (HVAC) to filter all contaminants in your air, so no way you can see it in your living areas.
So to say, this isn’t even a selling point of Honeywell F100, and you should bypass this section at all.
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Honeywell F100 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, we need to run an air purifier for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is a must buy or not.
However, the Honeywell F100 is just a cabinet of one air filter. It doesn’t need the electricity, and you don’t need to check its power consumption.
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Honeywell F100 Additional Features
What could you possibly expect from an air filter housing like Honeywell F100, as well as any whole-home air cleaners made by Honeywell. Yes, the air cleaner doesn’t include a thermostat, so you need to find one by yourself.
Honeywell F100 Customer Service
Honeywell is a leading brand in air purifier market, but they don’t offer a friendly customer service as others. You can reach them via mailbox of Honeywell Store in 407 N. Quentin Road, Palatine, Illinois. But I suggest you should call them at 847-701-3038 for any support questions. Or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any problems you experience while on the site or after buying a product. Honeywell is available from Monday to Friday.
They don’t have Free Shipping like Rabbit Air or Alen, and you must notify them within one business day for any problems with third-party shipping service like USPS or FedEx. Otherwise, they won’t take responsibility for any merchandise damage in transit. Also, the shipment can take up to 10 business days from the date that the order is shipped.
The hardest part is when you want to return one Honeywell air purifier, as you only have 30 days from the date you receive your item to process your return. You won’t receive the shipping charge (on both the original shipping charge and the return shipping charge) and must pay a 10-30% re-stocking fee if there is no damage caused by transit or workmanship defects.
The warranty policy of Honeywell is also among the longest to guarantee against all defects, with up to 5 years warranty.
Honeywell F100 is the equivalent to Aprilaire 1000 Series whole-home air cleaners. However, it is quite pricier, but it is able to upgrade to Honeywell F300 at anytime, so you should consider it carefully.
The starter Honeywell whole-home air cleaner.