Honeywell is truly aiming at the competitive low-range air purifier market. In one year, they have released lots of good and small air purifiers. Their latest portable tabletop air purifiers: the Honeywell HPA020B and Honeywell HHT270W are currently the most concerned in the cart. Today, we will first make a Honeywell HPA020B Review to check how the smallest True HEPA air purifier works.
Honeywell’s latest air purifier flagship is HPA600B.
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.
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- Best True HEPA filter for the price
- Small and elegant design
- 5-year warranty
- Plastic build doesn’t feel premium
- Weak fan power and small room coverage
Honeywell is an American giant air purifier manufacturers. With about 30 air purifiers in their collection, the Honeywell is a trusted brand for air cleaning innovation and expertise. With True HEPA filter inside and an ease-to-use controller, we hope that Honeywell HPA020B can replace the old HPA060 model, which is also a good True HEPA air purifier for bedroom. To know that, we need to make a Honeywell HPA020B Review.
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Honeywell HPA020B Price
As a main replacement for the famous compact HPA060, Honeywell HPA020B comes with a low-range price tag just like its sibling. Sporting a True HEPA filter and a better room coverage, Honeywell HPA020B has all the essentials to succeed in the budget air purifier sector, but can it trump all before it?
Well, let’s check the price. Honeywell HPA020B is only $79, which is $10 lower than Honeywell HPA060 as in Honeywell webstore. With a nearly similar price to GermGuardian AC4100 and GermGuardian AC4150, Honeywell HPA020B sets up a good place with it built-in True HEPA filter, a certified HEPA level that meets strict standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Honeywell HPA020B Design and Size
Well, even for a new cube design language, Honeywell HPA020B is still loyal with a side-to-top air flow system. That’s it, you will have an air intake grill from the front and an air outlet grill on top of this air purifier. This is clearly the best choice for maximizing the fan power.
Back to the size, with only 11 inches in height, the Honeywell HPA020B can be put anywhere in your home, from your table, your working desk or even your shelf. Also, with mostly plastic built, Honeywell HPA020B is only 4.8 lbs, which is nearly the same with Blue Pure 411, and can be the most lightweight True HEPA air purifier in the world. The Levoit LV-H132 and Honeywell HPA060 are using True HEPA filters, but they weigh a bit more (LV-H132 is 6 lbs and HPA060 is 6.4 lbs).
On top of this air purifier, there is one switch to change fan speed manually. Also, there are two LED indicators for filter replacement.
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Honeywell HPA020B Filters
Though it is only $79, Honeywell HPA020B is rocking a same 2-stage air cleaning system like any other powerful Honeywell air purifiers.
- Pre-filter – The pre-filter has Activated Carbon filter in it. This will both help adsorb VOCs, gases, odors and trap larger particles. You will need to replace this filter after 3 months of usage.
- True HEPA filter – The Honeywell HPA020B makes use of a dedicated True HEPA filter to capture up to 99.97% of as small as 0.3 microns contaminant particles like pet dander, mold, viruses, bacteria and pollen.
Honeywell HPA020B is using a powerful True HEPA filter that even matches the most high-end air purifiers. Also the new HRF-G1 filter is tested to have high efficiency as the HRF-R3 air filter in Honeywell HPA300. With this air purifier, you will no longer inhale any harmful microscopic particles.
It is really difficult to put the small air purifiers in a test. I had to set up with a small room of only 50 square feet, and run this Honeywell HPA020B in at least one hour. The testing samples in this case are Honeywell HFD-010 and GermGuardian AC4150, which are both in the same price range with our Honeywell HPA020B. The result, Honeywell HPA020B has a highest efficiency of 99.92% for any particles as small as 0.3 microns in size. The Honeywell HFD-010 has a lower efficiency of 82%, and the GermGuardian AC4150 is only 91%.
Despite of the final performance result, we must remember that it is just a room of 50 square feet. If you use this air purifier for a much bigger room, the efficiency will drop down significantly.
This certified True HEPA filter is also affordable for the price, with only $22.5. You need to replace the True HEPA filter annually to have the highest efficiency of trapping pollutants.
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Honeywell HPA020B Room Coverage
Honeywell HPA020B is only $79, so it is meant to be used in a small room. With a room coverage of 80 square feet, this air purifier is similar with other bedroom-centric devices like Honeywell HPA060 or Levoit LV-H132.
The ACH of Honeywell HPA020B is 5x. With this high air changes per hour rating, Honeywell HPA020B can clean your room every 12 minutes.
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Honeywell HPA020B Sound
As a bedroom-centric air purifier, Honeywell HPA020B is much quieter than the HPA060, which is really a plus for this air purifier.
With only 3 fan speeds, the air purifier will make hardly any sound at lowest setting. Even at highest setting, the noise level is easy to be ignored.
If you are planning to purchase one air purifier in your office or when you sleep, we believe that the Honeywell HPA020B is suitable for you.
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Honeywell HPA020B 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.
The power consumption of Honeywell HPA020B at the highest setting is around 32 watts, which is nearly the same with the Amazon Best Seller Levoit LV-H132. With this power consumption, you can use the Honeywell HPA020B all day long without any worry.
For using a Honeywell HPA020B 8 hours per day, it would cost you only $10 annually. This air purifier is a good Energy Star rating device to save your bill.
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Honeywell HPA020B Additional Features
For a low-end air purifier, we don’t expect much from the Honeywell HPA020B. But compared to the Honeywell HPA060, our Honeywell HPA020B doesn’t even provide the necessary functions like Timer or Auto light dimmer setting. If you want to have these features, you need to pay $10 for the HPA060.
It’s good enough for an air purifier to have a LED indicator for filter replacement. With this electronic indicator, you won’t need to remember when to change your air filters anymore.
If you are looking for a Smart air purifier of Honeywell, you need to look for Honeywell HPA 600B.
Honeywell HPA020B 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 HPA020B is a great air purifier to stay in our small and quiet air purifiers list in 2019. A good True HEPA air purifier with not much to show off but its real power.
Should I buy Honeywell HPA020B?
Yes, and this air purifier is the best alternative for the well-known Honeywell HPA060 with the True HEPA filter.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Honeywell HPA020B is powerful with the high-quality True HEPA filter.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: in this price range, the Honeywell HPA020B has an average fan power.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: you can buy the Honeywell HPA030B or Honeywell HPA100 with double the price tag of Honeywell HPA020B.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: if you don’t need the True HEPA filter, you can buy the Honeywell HHT270W.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: you should get the Levoit LV-H126 or Levoit LV-H132 instead.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Honeywell HPA020B has the most affordable air filter for the price.
- If you love the additional features: you can only get the AeraMax 100 or SilverOnyx for the Smart Sensor.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
One of the best tabletop air purifiers you could get in 2019, with a real True HEPA filter and a desirable portable size.