Honeywell11520 Envirocare Portable HEPA AirCleaner, White
List Price: $109.99
Our Price: $109.99
Features: Electronic 2 speed controls. Cleans 12' x 16' room. Alabaster white. Two speeds give you increased comfort control. It's lightweight and portable. Features patented 360 air intake and discharge for maximum performance.
This is a simple circular-design domestic air cleaner that meets HEPA standards (removing 99.97 percent of all particulates as small as 3 microns). It has a single knob on the front that controls off, low, and high settings. A fold-down handle on the top makes for easy portability. Both filters can be replaced, which needs to be done every one to three years, depending on use. Honeywell recommends six complete air changes per hour, which this model will accomplish in rooms of 192 cubic feet or less--in other words, a 12-by-16-foot room with 8-foot ceilings. The unit has a 16-inch circular footprint. --Richard Farr
#1 Choice of Physicians.
99.97% true HEPA filter
Recommended for a 12' x 16' room; 6 air changes per hour.
Clean air delivery rate (CADR) for tobacco smoke: 160.
portable, relatively quiet, well-designed This unit is a bit large, but not very heavy at all and has a convenient handle on top, making it easy to move it to another room, if necessary. The purifier both takes in and expels air horizontally in all directions, taking in air through the grille and expelling it very close to the floor through the gap that runs around the unit just above the fan switch. The lower of the two fan settings is very quiet and is barely audible. The higher setting is audible but unless you're a light sleeper (e.g., unable to sleep w/ an air conditioner on), you could put this unit in a bedroom. The handle has a threaded bolt built into it and screws on to the top of the unit, securing the plastic grille/cover. This makes opening up the unit to replace filters is as easy as spinning the handle to unscrew it and lifting off the cover. It's worth noting that we don't have really bad allergies, so I can't provide a confident testimonial of this product's effectiveness for a severe allergy sufferer, but we definitely noticed an improvement in air quality in our (small) apartment. (Of course, you have HEPA certification and the promise of handling 192 cubic feet to take at face value.)...more info