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 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 mid-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.
Honeywell HPA600B Price
The Honeywell HPA600B is the latest device from air purifier heavyweight Honeywell. It aims to offer the classic Honeywell experience to old-school folks who just believe in the bulky air purifiers.
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.
Also, you can find other powerhouse air purifiers to compete with this Honeywell HPA600B, such as Austin Air Allergy Machine or the Blueair Pro M. These air purifiers offers the most powerful air filtration process to be on par with the flagship of Honeywell.
Below is a helpful deal for the latest Honeywell HPA600B in 2019.
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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 one like 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 in 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 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, 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 absorb the smells and odors from smoke, chemicals and VOCs.
The True HEPA filter from HPA600B has come on leaps from previous Honeywell’s flagships, like 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.
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. Well, 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 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 sq ft or AIRMEGA 400S with 1560 sq ft.
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 HPA060 is 184 Dust/ 210 Smoke/ 205 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating works strongly for a 325 sq ft. I believe that Honeywell HPA600B can even reach the area coverage of 400 sq ft, but remember that these specs are still lower than the HPA300. So if your room is larger than 400 sq ft, 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 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 FAQ is “Do air purifier use a lot of energy?”. In fact, we need to run an air purifier for a long time to be efficient.
The Power Consumption of Honeywell HPA060 is around 44W for 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.
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 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, 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 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.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
Great for hardcore Honeywell fans and power-users. Otherwise, you should look for a Rabbit Air MinusA2.