Honeywell HHT270W Air Purifier: Trusted Review & Specs

After an enormous push into the premium air purifier market with the impressive Honeywell HPA600B, the American manufacturer is back in budget territory with these Honeywell HPA020B and Honeywell HHT270W. You might wonder how this budget air purifier can do? Well, let’s find out in our Honeywell HHT270W Review.

Honeywell HHT270W ranks D in our air purifier ranking list

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  • Small size and convenient to use
  • Affordable
  • 3-year warranty

  • No True HEPA filter
  • Low fan power
  • No feature

The Honeywell HHT270W is a product manufactured and distributed by Honeywell, a Fortune 100 company with inventions and technologies spreading in nearly every aspect of the world challenges. We’re happy to deliver the Honeywell HHT270W Review to help our audiences know one best air purifier in $50 range.

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Honeywell HHT270W Price

This air purifier is truly what Honeywell throws out to compete in the lowest budget segment. This movement is pretty reasonable, especially when Honeywell has churned out a whole bunch of devices at under the $200 mark over the past year or so. To be quite honest, this price range is still the best territory for Honeywell, where Guardian Technologies is also a strong participant.

Together with HPA020B, the Honeywell HHT270W is scoring again in $50 price range – the budget low-end air purifier market. This air purifier has a good price tag of only $49, which is $30 lower than the True HEPA air purifier – HPA020B.

For that price, Honeywell HHT270W is a real competitor with the GermGuardian AC4100 and Levoit LV-H126, which has a good HEPA filter and UV-C light filter. Other American devices can compete in this field are the Hamilton Beach 04384 and Holmes HEPA-Type Air Purifier.

However, if you count in many factors to choose an air purifier, the Honeywell HHT270W is just not an option. Yes, it isn’t an option.

Top Honeywell HHT270W deals right now

Honeywell HHT270W HEPAClean Tabletop Air Purifier (with Energy Star).

White Edition. Captures up to 99% of fine airborne particles from the air passing through the HEPAClean filter.

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Honeywell HHT270W Design and Size

The Honeywell HHT270W is very similar to the HPA020B. Very similar indeed. You have a same 11″ x 12″ air purifier, a same weight of 4.8 lbs and exactly the same cube design language. The only spot-the-difference stuff is the White color for Honeywell HHT270W, while the HPA020B is Black.

Well, there’s not much to say about the common design language of Honeywell HHT270W. This side-to-top air flow system, with an air intake grill from the front and one air outlet grill on top, Honeywell HHT270W can easily maximize the efficiency of its fan power.

On top of this air purifier, there is one switch to change fan speed manually. Another difference from the HPA020B is the lack of True HEPA filter, meaning there is no electronic indicator for filter replacement.

With such small size, Honeywell HHT270W is lighter than even the Levoit LV-H132 (with 6 lbs) and the Honeywell HPA060 (with 6.4 lbs).

If you don’t mind using the Tower air purifier, you should have a look for the Honeywell HHT290WHD Hepa Clean Tower Air Purifier.

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Honeywell HHT270W Filters

The top reason why Honeywell HHT270W can be sold for only $59 is because it doesn’t contain a True HEPA filter. For that reason, it can easily reduce one $23 layer of air filtration, making this air purifier run with only 1 simple stage of air cleaning.

  • HEPAClean Filter – The HEPAClean filter has Activated Carbon filter in it. This will both help adsorb VOCs, gases, odors and trap larger particles.

With only one common pre-filter, called the HRF201B, Honeywell HHT270W can only capture 99% of airborne particles at 2 microns. While this air purifier still can capture the PM 2.5 particles like mold spores, pet hair, dust or pollen, these particles are only 1% of all airborne particles. If you have serious allergies or asthma, you should not use this Honeywell HHT270W.

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For the best performance, it is recommended to replace the HRF201B HEPAClean filter after 3-4 months of using. It is only $13 for one set of air filter.

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Honeywell HHT270W Room Coverage

Using the same designed fan as the HPA020B, Honeywell HHT270W can cover a room of 85 square feet with no problem. The GermGuardian AC4100 can cover only 100 square feet, which is not much a difference from Honeywell HHT270W.

However, the ACH of Honeywell HHT270W is still 5x. That means this air purifier can clean your room effectively 5 times per hour, resulting in a much larger room coverage.

The CADR of Honeywell HHT270W is 68 Dust/ 55 Smoke/ 65 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating is even better than the Honeywell HPA020B, or Honeywell HPA060.

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Honeywell HHT270W Sound

With such a low fan power like HPA020B, Honeywell HHT270W is truly quiet, and can be the new bedroom-centric air purifier of this brand.

This air purifier runs with 3 fan speeds, and hardly make any sound at lowest setting. Even at highest setting, the noise level is acceptable.

If you are planning to purchase one air purifier in your office or when you sleep, we believe that the Honeywell HHT270W is suitable for you.

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Honeywell HHT270W Power Consumption

One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” because we need to run an air purifier for a constant long time, and power consumption is really a thing to consider.

With a standard Energy Star certification, the power consumption of Honeywell HHT270W at highest setting is around 27 watts, which is better than both Honeywell HPA020B and Levoit LV-H132. This air purifier is truly for running the whole day, being certified by Energy Star for being energy efficient.

For using a Honeywell HHT270W 8 hours per day, it would cost you about $8 annually.

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Honeywell HHT270W Additional Features

Honeywell HHT270W is a $50 air purifier. Yes, what could you expect from such a low-end device like this? With only one manual switch to control the fan speeds, there is nothing else to use with this air purifier.

If you are looking for a Smart air purifier of Honeywell, you need to look for Honeywell HPA600B.

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2, Best air purifiers for dust.

3, Best air purifiers for mold.

Honeywell HHT270W 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 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.

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Top Honeywell HHT270W deals right now

Honeywell HHT270W HEPAClean Tabletop Air Purifier (with Energy Star).

White Edition. Captures up to 99% of fine airborne particles from the air passing through the HEPAClean filter.

Our verdict

As an entry-level air purifier, especially for the first time users, Honeywell HHT270W isn’t even a good pick. Its performance is low, and its overall ranking is D, so we can’t recommend this air purifier.

  • Performance
  • Features
  • Annual Cost
  • Design
  • Price


The starting air purifier of Honeywell is okay for the price, not for the performance.