Following the release of HPA020B device, the Honeywell HPA030B is Honeywell’s attempt to repeat its success in the affordable, sub-$150 market currently dominated by the Guardian Technologies. What do you want from this air purifier? Let’s start first with our Honeywell HPA030B Review.
Honeywell’s latest air purifier flagship is HPA600B.
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- Impressive performance for the price
- Modern tower design
- Ease-of-use control
- 5-year warranty
- All-plastic build
- Weak fan power and small room coverage
Honeywell is again selling a good air purifier for the low-range market. In fact, aside from the Honeywell HPA600B, most of the air purifiers from Honeywell are under $200 sector. Today, we will talk about one of the latest low-range air purifiers from this brand in our Honeywell HPA030B Review.
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Honeywell HPA030B Price
The Honeywell HPA030B Tower air purifier is a great device as a direct replacement for the old Honeywell HPA160.
However, unlike its predecessor, the Honeywell HPA030B is on a slightly different budget scale. At just $129, it undercuts the HPA160 by around $60, and stays the same with Honeywell HPA100 and Honeywell HFD280B.
With a good and potential price, the Honeywell HPA030B is the direct competitor with GermGuardian AC5250PT, one of the Amazon’s best sellers in 2019.
Do you make up your mind? If yes, follow our quick shortcut to your Honeywell HPA030B now.
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Honeywell HPA030B Design and Size
While Honeywell hasn’t exactly taken the tower-design approach with the HPA160, it’s certainly a lot taller in this Honeywell HPA030B. That’s why, the height of Honeywell HPA030B is 28 inches, the same as its strongest competitor – GermGuardian AC5250PT.
In particular, the air purifier brings a rare air flow system of back-to-front. Generally, all air purifiers from Honeywell are making uses of the side-to-top air flow system. However, thanks to the new tower design, Honeywell HPA030B is perfect for using this signature air flow system from Guardian Technologies brand.
As a result, the Honeywell HPA030B is pleasantly manageable, thanks to its 28-inch height. This means that you can comfortably reach the manual switch of the Honeywell HPA030B, not like the predecessor HPA160. There is also a manual switch on top and two electronic filter indicators.
With that size, the Honeywell HPA030B is only 11.6 lbs, which is overall the same with HPA160.
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Honeywell HPA030B Filters
As a True HEPA air purifier of this brand, Honeywell HPA030B features a very similar 2-stage air filtration system as below.
- Pre-filter – The pre-filter has Activated Carbon filter in it. Moreover, the next-gen technology from HRF-APP1 pre-filter adds zeolite into this Activated Carbon filter, to help Honeywell HPA030B absorb more common harmful household gases and fumes from cleaning products, paint & furnishings. You need to replace the pre-filter after 4 months of using.
- True HEPA filter – The Honeywell HPA030B 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.
The next-gen pre-filter from Honeywell – HRF-APP1 is truly something different, which can only be used in the modern devices like Honeywell HPA030B, and not for the old HPA160. With add-on zeolite, the Activated Carbon filter can enhance the absorption of common gases from the air. Moreover, this pre-filter is still a great HEPA filtration, which can capture the larger particles such as dust, lint, pet hair, and fur.
Just like the HPA020B, Honeywell HPA030B uses the HRF-G1 air filter to remove 99.97% of down to 0.3 microns microscopic allergens. These particles are dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, tobacco, cooking and fireplace smoke particles. As the latest air filter of a well-known HEPA brand, this air filter is tested fully to guarantee the trap of even the 0.005 micron particles.
So move on a test, which is discussed thoroughly when testing Honeywell HPA160. The performance rating of this $129 Honeywell HPA030B can even reach others with $60 more like HPA160 or Blueair Classic 203. I also added the Honeywell HFD280B to the test, in a room of 100 sq ft and after 1 hour, and the efficiency of this Honeywell HPA030B is a lot better than its brother, with 99.92% for any particles with the size of 0.3 microns and larger.
In addition, you don’t need to worry about this certified True HEPA filter cost, as it is only $22.5. Just like any Honeywell air purifiers, the HRF-G1 needs to be replaced after 1 year.
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Honeywell HPA030B Room Coverage
As the tower version of HPA020B, Honeywell HPA030B has a much better room coverage than the tabletop air purifier. Our Honeywell HPA030B can churn out a room of 170 sq ft with ease, which is similar to Honeywell HPA160 and Honeywell HPA100.
The ACH of Honeywell HPA030B is 5x. Honeywell is a powerhouse for their fan, which is always a 5X ACH rating.
The CADR of Honeywell HPA030B is 124 Dust/ 110 Smoke/ 117 Pollen (cfm). With a slightly better CADR rating than Honeywell HPA100, and a greater design for delivering powerful fan, Honeywell HPA030B is truly one of the best options for a $100 air purifier.
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Honeywell HPA030B Sound
The new air purifiers of Honeywell are always better than the old ones. So if compared with the HPA160, Honeywell HPA030B is a lot quieter with their 3 fan speeds.
If you are planning to purchase one air purifier in your office or your bedroom, we believe that the Honeywell HPA030B is a smart selection.
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Honeywell HPA030B 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 HPA030B at the highest setting is about 54W, which is still a low power consumption for an air purifier.
For using a Honeywell HPA030B 8 hours per day, it would cost you only $20 annually. With a standard Energy Star rating, this Honeywell HPA030B will save your energy bill a lot.
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Honeywell HPA030B Additional Features
Just like its smaller version – the HPA020B, Honeywell HPA030B doesn’t provide any high-end additional features. You also don’t have the necessary functions like Timer or Auto light dimmer. If you really need these budget functions, you should buy the Honeywell HPA100.
As usual, you will still have two LED indicators for filter replacement. It is better than nothing, right?
If you are looking for a Smart air purifier of Honeywell, you need to look for Honeywell HPA 600B.
Honeywell HPA030B 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 HPA030B is a great alternative for Honeywell HPA160 model (which is older and more expensive). It has a better overall air filtration performance than even the GermGuardian AC5250PT, and personally, I love the sleek and slim design from this Honeywell 28-inch air purifier.
Should I buy Honeywell HPA030B?
Yes. The Honeywell HPA030B is a powerful True HEPA tower air purifier, and if you love the tower design, this air purifier is a must-buy unit.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Honeywell HPA030B is powerful with the high-quality True HEPA filter.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you can search for the Winix C535, Winix 5300-2 or Winix 5500-2.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: you can choose the SilverOnyx, Alen Paralda or Alen T500 with manufacturer’s suggested room size of 500 sq ft.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: you can choose between the Honeywell HPA020B and the Honeywell HPA060.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: you should get the Levoit LV-H132, Blue Pure 411 or AeraMax 100 instead.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Levoit LV-H132 and Blue Pure 411 are better options for you.
- If you love the additional features: you should look for the GermGuardian CDAP4500BCA for both Smart Sensor and Smart Wifi capability. If you only need the Smart Sensor, you can choose one between the AeraMax 200, Winix C535, Winix 5300-2 and Winix 5500-2.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
A next-gen of Honeywell Tower air purifier, Honeywell HPA030B is a good choice for low-range budget.