It’s been a few years since Honeywell has been wielding its powerful air purifiers collection, but here we are with the latest product in Honeywell brand – the Honeywell HPA600B. Let’s check the Honeywell HPA600B Review to see if this air purifier is worth to replace your stable Honeywell HPA300 or not.
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- Solid performance
- Modern and pretty design
- Adds tons of additional features
- Quieter than previous models
- High cost of air filters
- Covers less area, low CADR
Honeywell HPA600B stands quite differently from other companions within Honeywell brand. This air purifier is how Honeywell respond to other high-range budget brands like Rabbit Air, Coway or even Blueair. A big step in the right direction for Honeywell flagship, and we will find out if it is worth or not in this Honeywell HPA600B Review.
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Honeywell HPA600B Price
The Honeywell HPA600B is the latest device from the air purifier heavyweight Honeywell. It aims to offer the classic Honeywell experience to old-school folks who just believe in the bulky air purifiers.
The jaw-dropping smart features are the huge accomplishment of this Honeywell HPA600B and sees the company leapfrog other companies with its effort. As for the rest of the air purifier, things are less clear-cut. Apparently, the latest True HEPA filter of Honeywell HPA600B is top-notch, but a ridiculous fan power is enough to prevent this air purifier from being a must buy. There are more things to decide if we should buy Honeywell HPA600B, but as the company’s first effort to reach high-range segment, there are many inevitable compromises.
Made by Honeywell, the Honeywell HPA600B starts with a $699 price tag, a rise of around $70 by Rabbit Air MinusA2. In mid-range segment where other air purifiers bow down to the throne of the Rabbit Air flagship, Honeywell fires back with full of smart features in a classic huge machine. But the cost of Honeywell HPA600B will be the top reason to hold people back, especially when it is the high-range level.
The clear targets of Honeywell HPA600B are the high-range devices like AIRMEGA 400S, Blueair Pro M and Blueair Classic 605. The price of Honeywell HPA600B is still far below from the luxury IQAir HealthPro Plus, and it is on par with the IQAir HealthPro Compact. They are all in the highest level of air purifier industry, and an attempt to compete with them is a brave move from Honeywell, but I am not ready to tell if it is a smart move.
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Honeywell HPA600B Design and Size
Honeywell HPA600B comes with only one Black edition, there is still no White edition for this air purifier like the others in Honeywell “HPA” family.
When it comes to its air purifier division, you couldn’t accuse Honeywell of resting on its laurels. Certainly, the company launches new air purifiers more often than some people have hot dinners.
Honeywell HPA600B shows that Honeywell has truly moved on in terms of design. This is the first piece of device using the modern design. Give it a cursory glance and you will easily separate it from old-school classic designed Honeywell air purifiers. Thanks to a gorgeous new controller, a more modern design and top air filters, Honeywell finally feels like it has a fitting flagship.
Until earlier than 2019, Honeywell had been clinging onto its classic design, with air grill on the whole total body. Thankfully, it appears that Honeywell is finally ready to move on. Honeywell HPA600B is covered in a thick metal with luxury black color, both front and back, and has several intake air grills from beside and bottom. It feels well made and modern.
Look a little closer, the design is still great for its fan power. Having multiple intake air vent will help this air purifier to maximize the fan power easily.
On top of the Honeywell HPA600B, beside the traditional outlet air vent is the modern controller. There is one LED indicator for precision sensor that continuously monitor the air quality and provide real-time feedback for you.
This air purifier weighs 32 lbs, which is even a bigger machine than the 24 lbs Honeywell HPA300. With the design of one handle for each side, it is not easy to move Honeywell HPA600B from one room to others. However, with only 9.45 inches in depth and 24 inches in height, you can use this air purifier everywhere in your home. If you don’t like this design, the Austin Air Allergy Machine is much better with a set of 4 casters.
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Honeywell HPA600B Filters
You must expect many things from a $700 air purifier, and the most important thing you should consider is its air filtration system. Well, this is the strongest field of Honeywell brand, so you will definitely benefit from these air filters of Honeywell HPA600B:
- Pre-filter – The pre-filter is washable and able to vacuum. Not like other Honeywell pre-filter, you can reserve this pre-filter much better just by regularly clean it or wash it.
- True HEPA filter – The Honeywell HPA600B utilizes the most powerful 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.
- Activated Carbon filter – Now Honeywell separates the Activated Carbon filter from the pre-filter, so the pre-filter will last longer and you can clean the activated carbon filter in a more proper way. This Activated Carbon filter is able to adsorb the smells and odors from smoke, chemicals and VOCs.
The True HEPA filter from Honeywell HPA600B has come on leaps from previous Honeywell’s flagships, like Honeywell HPA300. The HRF-Z2 filter is designed for only Honeywell HPA600 model, has Antimicrobial coating to inhibit the growth of microorganisms on the filters. This True HEPA filter also guarantee to even capture the airborne particles at 0.1 microns. This True HEPA filter can easily match even the high-range air purifiers like IQAir GC MultiGas or Blueair Classic 605.
Well, there is no difficulty in setting up a test for this Honeywell HPA600B, with the attendance of two best air purifiers in the world, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 and $899 IQAir HealthPro Plus. All of them were put in a room of 200 square feet, within one hour. This test is really expensive, and you should not do it at home. As a result, they all score an amazing efficiency of 99.97% of as small as 0.3 microns particles like dust, dust mites, pollen and even smoke. It is safe to say the performance rating of the new True HEPA filter from Honeywell HPA600B is the best in the world.
Also, among the high-range air purifiers, the cost of air filter for Honeywell HPA600B is just piece of cake, with only $139. With this air filter to last one year, the annual filter replacement of this air purifier is just the average for the price. However, if you are using the lower models of Honeywell, $139 is really a jump in the price and you may not accept this. Okay, welcome to the high-range level.
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Honeywell HPA600B Room Coverage
Honeywell HPA600B is designed for a large room, quite similar to the predecessor Honeywell HPA200. I can put a Honeywell HPA600B in a 325-sq-ft room without any worry. At this price range, the room coverage of Honeywell HPA600B is not as impressive as other brands, like Rabbit Air MinusA2 with up to 825 square feet or AIRMEGA 400S with 1560 square feet.
The ACH of Honeywell HPA600B is 5x. It is a tradition for Honeywell air purifiers with a 5X air changes per hour. To achieve such high ACH rating, the manufacturer has designed their Honeywell HPA600B to maximize the utilization of its fan.
The CADR of Honeywell HPA600B is 184 Dust/ 210 Smoke/ 205 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating works strongly for a 325-sq-ft room. I believe that Honeywell HPA600B can even reach the area coverage of square feet, but remember that these specs are still lower than the HPA300. So if your room is larger than square feet, I highly recommend you to look for other air purifiers, or check the Honeywell HPA300.
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Honeywell HPA600B Sound
Perhaps the only problem is the high fan settings causing more noise when you run the device constantly. Honeywell HPA600B is not an exception, but you can run it in the lowest setting to reduce the noise it could make.
Moreover, I suggest you to regularly clean the air filters of Honeywell HPA600B to reduce the noise of the fan could make. With a separate pre-filter with activated carbon filter, it is much easier to clean and vacuum the pre-filter, therefore reduce the huge amount of dust sticking to your air filter.
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Honeywell HPA600B 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 good or not.
The power consumption of Honeywell HPA600B is around 44 watts for the highest settings. With an air purifier for large room, this number is impressive. Compared to a HPA300, Honeywell HPA600B consumes only 1/3 the amount of energy as the predecessor. This power consumption can even beat Rabbit Air MinusA2 or Levoit PUR-131, which are famous for their low power consumption.
Let’s have a quick math, if you are using Honeywell HPA600B for like 8 hours per day, it would cost you up to $20 per year. This air purifier is now the champion in saving energy among the collection of Honeywell air purifiers.
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Honeywell HPA600B Additional Features
For a high-end air purifier devices, people not only demand the high efficiency of air filters but also the additional features one could give.
Honeywell HPA600B comes with tons of smart features out of the box, which is a step up from the previous models from this brand. It has done quite good in the smart sensor thing, as you could run the air purifier and just let it be for the whole time. Honeywell HPA600B’s Smart Sensor adjusts the fan speed automatically based on air quality in your room, and save energy better for you.
Honeywell has also added smart features like controlling via Bluetooth devices. Raise the phone up, comes to the app and you can control your Honeywell HPA600B anywhere. I have good experience with air purifier app from Honeywell.
Just like other Honeywell air purifiers, Honeywell HPA600B can detect and switch to Night mode to help dim the light and reduce the noise.
Also, you don’t need to remember the date to replace your air filters. Honeywell HPA600B has a LED life indicator to remind you this date.
Honeywell HPA600B 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 email@example.com 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 HPA600B is a good upgrade from your current Honeywell air purifiers if you really can afford the price. This air purifier almost fix all the disadvantages of other Honeywell air purifiers like the noise, the power consumption and even the dim light. If you are a fan of HPA300, you may love this air purifier because of Honeywell HPA600B’s air filters are among the best. However, you should remember that the CADR of Honeywell HPA600B is much lower than the predecessor HPA300. So if you have an extra large room, you should consider other air purifiers.
Should I buy Honeywell HPA600B?
No, the Honeywell HPA600B is too weak for the price, and whatever your reason, you should buy the Rabbit Air MinusA2 instead.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Honeywell HPA600B 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 could search for the Austin Air HealthMate Plus, or Airpura R600.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: you could look for the Austin Air Allergy Machine (1500 square feet), Alen BreatheSmart 75i (1300 square feet), AIRMEGA 300S (1256 square feet) or AIRMEGA 400S (1500 square feet).
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: you can select the Honeywell HPA250B, Oransi Max or Austin Air HealthMate Plus Jr. You will save about $200 for an air purifier with near high-quality air filters as the Honeywell HPA600B.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: the Rabbit Air MinusA2 is still better than this air purifier.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Rabbit Air MinusA2 is still better than this air purifier.
- If you love the additional features: the Honeywell HPA600B has all the smart features, and you don’t need to look from others.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
Great for hardcore Honeywell fans and power-users. Otherwise, you should look for a Rabbit Air MinusA2.