When Honeywell HPA300 was taking up the mantle to be the Honeywell’s flagship in air purifier, the current Honeywell HPA200 was still the Amazon’s Choice for many years later. Though being superseded by the successor, this air purifier is still available to buy. It’s time we read about a Honeywell HPA200 review to see how this model has a lot to live up to.
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- Overall good performance
- Lots of fan power
- Quite noisy
- Not as powerful as the new model
- Cost of replacement
With more than 25 years of air cleaning industry, Honeywell has owned many good to great air purifiers. And one of those things are the Honeywell HPA200.
Honeywell HPA200 Price
Just like any classic models of Honeywell air purifier, Honeywell HPA200 has two iconic editions. The Black edition is named HPA200, while the White edition is called HPA204.
It is now available for $189 as a new air purifier, which is much cheaper than the HPA300. Also, you can easily buy the used one from $128. This price tag makes Honeywell HPA200 a worthy opponent with Philips AC1214/41 Air Purifier 1000i or GermGuardian AC5350B.
If you like a smart air purifier, there is one Bluetooth Smart Honeywell version available, which is called HPA250B. With this edition, you can easily control your air purifier with your iOS or Android smartphone.
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Honeywell HPA200 Design and Size
If you’ve caught sight of any images of the latest slew of budget air purifiers from other brands like GermGuardian and Philips, the design of Honeywell is a little bit boring. However, as Honeywell has a reputation for creating quality phones that don’t cost the earth, that trend still motivates many people to buy HPA200. Clearly, it looks good with a Honeywell classic design to have air circulate from everywhere as this design is perfect for its fan power, and therefore improve the power of air purifying.
While many other air purifiers in the same price bracket use all-plastic bodies, Honeywell HPA200 features a combination of plastic and metal. On top and both front and back are the grills to take in and take out the air. As a smaller version of HPA300, Honeywell HPA200 features an on-top controller with function buttons and two LED indicators for filter replacement.
There are also two handles on each side of the HPA200. Luckily, the weight of HPA200 is only 14 lbs, which is less than 10 lbs for the larger HPA300. It would be easier for you to move this air purifiers between different rooms.
If you choose a Honeywell HPA200, it means you select the Black edition. For the White version, you should search for the HPA204.
Source: Amazon.com, HPA204.
This air purifier is designed for a large room, but is easily overpowered by Honeywell HPA300. Also, if you are looking for a small air purifier from Honeywell brand, you should look for this Honeywell HPA060 Compact Tower.
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Honeywell HPA200 Filters
The Honeywell HPA200 is still a powerful air purifier with a great True HEPA filter in the world. For an air purifier under $200, HPA200 is still the impressive choice because of these things:
- Pre-filter – The pre-filter has Activated Carbon filter in it. This will both help absorbs VOCs, gases, odors and traps larger particles. You will need to replace this filter after 3 months of usage.
- True HEPA filter – The Honeywell HPA200 employs a dedicated True HEPA filter to capture up to 99.97% of down to 0.3 microns contaminant particles like pet dander, mold, viruses, bacteria and pollen.
It may be rocking a True HEPA filter, but you should know that the pack of True HEPA filter from HPA200 is not the latest HEPA filter this brand can offer. If you are striving for the best, I suggest that you look for a Honeywell HPA300 or Honeywell HPA600B now. Or else, the performance of Honeywell HPA200 filter is decent to get rid of these contaminants, because it is certified as True HEPA filter.
You need to replace this True HEPA filter annually. Compare to an used $120 HPA200, the filter is nearly 1/4 the cost of an air purifier.
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Honeywell HPA200 Room Coverage
Honeywell HPA200 is guaranteed for a room of 310 sq ft. It is a good selection for those with low-range, you will have a nearly similar room coverage as HPA300 with much lower price.
The ACH of Honeywell HPA200 is still up to 5x. Honeywell really commits in making high ACH air purifier. With so much power, this air purifier will clean your room 5 times in an hour. That’s why we often advise to buy Honeywell air purifier in large room.
The CADR of HPA200 is 190 Dust/ 200 Smoke/ 180 Pollen (cfm). With much lower CADR than Honeywell HPA300, this air purifier will clean your room much slower.
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Honeywell HPA200 Sound
It is clearly that Honeywell air purifiers are normally not for your home bedroom. The Honeywell HPA200 is not an exception. This air purifier is mostly used in hospitals or public places because it has high capability to purify the air, but the fan power is too noisy to handle.
If you are planning to purchase one air purifier in your office or when you sleep, we believe that the Honeywell HPA200 is not suitable for you. We have read many negative reviews of how noisy this air purifier could make, and it seems that these reviews are increasing.
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Honeywell HPA200 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQ is “Do air purifier 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 HPA200 is around 120W, which is nearly the same with its successor – the HPA300. This power consumption isn’t the same league with other energy-saving devices like Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 or Levoit LV-PUR131.
For using a Honeywell HPA200 8 hours per day, it would cost you up to $70 per year. Even with an Energy Star rate, this air purifier still consume too much power to operate.
Honeywell HPA200 Additional Features
Honeywell HPA200’s additional features might make it appear like an entry-level air purifier. It offers enough features like a timer or auto light dimmer setting. You will also have an electronic filter replacement LED notification, but don’t expect things such as Smart Sensor on this device.
If you are aiming for a HPA250B, you can even control your air purifier via bluetooth with your iOS or Android smartphone. This version is quite more expensive than the current Honeywell HPA200, but you will have all the latest smart features in air purifier, like the Smart Sensor or Custom Schedule. These features are only used in the new models of Honeywell air purifiers.
If you are looking for a Smart air purifier of Honeywell, you can also look for Honeywell HPA 600B.
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Honeywell HPA200 Customer Service
Honeywell is a leading brand in air purifier market, with one of the best customer services we could have. They provide a good help desk as well as 14 hours per day and 7 days per week live chat. The warranty policy of Honeywell is also among the longest to guarantee against all defects, with up to 5 years warranty.
Honeywell HPA200 is a good option to go if you can’t afford the better HPA300. While you need to compromise for the power, you will get a decent air purifier to help you against all allergens. Also, just like the HPA300, Honeywell HPA200 doesn’t have many smart features. I suggest you to search for the latest air purifiers of Honeywell, like HPA250B or HPA600B.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
- Overall good performance
- Lots of fan power
- Quite noisy
- Many experiences of bad smell
- You need to replace both pre-filter and True HEPA filter