Honeywell 18155 SilentComfort Permanent, True HEPA Air Purifier

 
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Product Description

The SilentComfort True HEPA air purifier removes at least 99.97% of common household particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air passing through it such as dust, pollen, mold spores, tobacco smoke and cat dander. Comes with bonus pre-filter

Features:
  • Air purifier with HEPA filter for rooms up to 225 square feet
  • Removes up to 100 percent of bacteria and germs that pass through
  • HEPA filter never needs replacement; 19-3/8 by 19-3/8 by 19 inches (l x d x h)
  • Easy to clean with household vacuum twice a year
  • Electronic filter clean reminder; quietly cleans the air with no cold exhaust draft

Customer Reviews:

  • It works!
    This is a great air purifier, it works great, it is quiet and it doesn't emit a cool breeze like it says. It really helps me a lot and I am a long time sinus and allergy sufferer. you can really feel the difference in the air when you go outside or to another location. I don't think it is large and bulky it's made to work in up to 225 square feet! I use it in a tiny studio apartment and I still have space. It's easy to set up and best of all..it works!
    Definetly reccomend this Air Purifer. ...more info
  • Really reduces Pet Allergies!!!
    My boyfriend is allergic to cats, and he swears by this HEPA air filter. From my point of view, too, I really saw that his allergies were significantly reduced after we started running this at my place. My apartment is small... I don't know how much area this covers... But it definitely works in reducing pet allergies.

    I tried several different spays/gels.... none worked. After using this HEPA air filter - combined with the Fur-minator brush (which is AMAZING) - my boyfriend's allergic reactions at my place were significantly reduced.

    ...more info
  • AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! clean air
    I bought two and they work just as advertised. I am thinking of at least one more. ...more info
  • Good but large
    So far we've been pleased with this purifier. It's our first air purifier purchase so we don't have a lot to compare it to. We did read Consumer Reports and wanted to avoid an ionizer, which this product does not have. The machine is fairly quite or at least basic white nose. I have noticed that I sleep better with it in the bedroom and my sinuses are clear when I wake up so it has improved my allergies a bit. Id' say the only downside to this product is its size. It's large and bulky, but the specs are listed on the product and I just didn't pay attention to it when I bought it.

    Overall, we're happy with it though....more info
  • Not Effective
    Hello All,
    I purchased this HEPA air filter because I have bad allergies and live in the desert. I am not sure if it has done anything at all, other than increase my energy bill. I would not buy this product. Go to consumer reports and buy the one that they suggest....more info
  • Perfect for people with allergies
    I bought this air purifier because my infant was showing signs of allergies - sneezing, rubbing her eyes, etc. Within an hour of turning on this filter, everyone in the household stopped having sneezing fits and our baby doesn't have red, itchy eyes anymore. I'm amazed by how well it works. The unit is really quiet.

    The only thing I don't like about it is the size. It's huge! At a foot and a half wide it takes up a lot of space. You can't easily hide this thing next to the sofa. I'm still trying to figure out where to put it so that it isn't in the way but can still filter the air. Very satified with this product overall....more info
  • satisfied
    I purchased 2 of these air purifiers and I am very satisfied with them. If you have it set on low it is very very quiet, medium is a low hum and on high its a constant humming noise but it is still managable. The one in my bedroom is set on low and the one in the tv room is set on medium or high since thats where the pets are the most. this is definately the quietest air purifier i have had....more info
  • Good Air filter
    I must warn that this guy is bigger that it looks in the picture, so I would check the size specs. However, it is quiet on the low and medium speeds and really, in my opinion, is not to loud on high. I am happy with this purchase. ...more info
  • air purifier
    When I first saw this, it sounded great. The only good thing I will say is that is was quiet on the low setting. You can't clean the permanant filter unless you blow it out. The carbon prefilter is small and must be cleaned constantly and does not do much for oder removal. On the site, it showed a charcoal prefilter that wraps around the Heppa cartridge. That is not the case. The prefilter is a strip that goes inside the bottom of the unit where the air comes in. The air then flows from the inside out in the heppa cartridge. Very poor design. Also the manuel that comes with the unit says nothing about cleaning the main filter. It did give some better breathing conditions, but not enough. I have just returned it. I have come to the conclusion this is just hyped up idea to sell the unit. Contacted the manufacturer and customer service is poor with any answers. A bad sign. Like many of these cheaper units, you end up paying more to replace cartridges in the long term. That would be the case with this one. Also, no indicator light came on for the dirty prefilter. I am looking into an Austin. They are more money, but with an excellent filter that is pro-rated for 5 years in normal conditions, with much better construction and a great reputation. I do not recommend you waste your money on this unit!...more info
  • Great choice of a permante filter for Mexico City
    The power consumption is not too bad.. I measured it this morning and its like 90W / 55W / 45 W

    The lowest mode is really silent and works like white noise which is great.

    I didnt believe much that the air would feel fresher but it does... in a couple of hours all seems much colder and breathable

    Love the fact that the HEPA filter is permant

    Price is more than great for its characteristics

    Size is huge...really, take that into consideration because its not very discreet in the room

    Only thing that is ridiculous is that Honeywell insists the filter should operate 24h .... this might be a good idea for your room but not for the environment, especially if you are not in your house for hours during the day.

    Highly recommendable...more info
  • Super Effective
    Great product. You can really feel (and breathe) the difference in the air when you turn this on in a closed room, although I use it with the door open, too. For allergies and asthma, with its HEPA filter system (doctors I've spoken to recommend HEPA as the best filtration system for these problems), it has made a big difference for me. I had an older model that made a louder, harsher noise. Even on high, the sound from this model is still balanced enough so that it does, as others have commented, create a pleasant white noise effect. Note that it is fairly large and heavy, so moving it around from room to room is not impossible but a bit of a hassle. I haven't yet had to clean/replace the filters, since it's still new. But I like that there is a filter indicator on the unit so I don't have to remember when to do it. ...more info
  • Runs fine, but...
    This purifier is quite during the low setting. The high setting cranks out the power. My only gripe is that you can't put this on an automatic timer. If you do, one the timer shuts off the unit, the unit will not turn back on once the timer comes back on...you have to manuualy turn on the unit. It was delivered within 5 days. It's also lightweight and can be moved from room to room easiely. ...more info
  • HEPA Air Purifier
    The air purifier arrived in a timely fashion. So far so good....more info
  • sleeping like a baby
    My husband was having difficulty with allergies and our family doctor recommended a hepa air cleaner. After hours and hours of research, I decided on the Honeywell 18155 SilentComfort Permanent, True HEPA Air Purifier. It had been a miracle worker. My husband has been sleeping like a baby and has regained his energy. We have no problems with the sound of the machine. It is relatively large, but that isn't a problem.
    I have recommended one to my son and several friends!...more info
  • Breath of Fresh Air
    We purchased this air purifier upon the recommendation of our son.
    We could not be more pleased with it's performance. The air is so clean and pure. You can definitely tell the difference when you walk into the room.
    If there is a down side to this purifier though, it would be that it is a little noisy when you run it on high. We keep it on either medium or low and receive pleasant results....more info
  • Quietly controls odors and allergens.
    Two cats and two smokers produce odors which are pretty awful. When combined, they become a force to be reckoned with.

    After trying the ionizer route and finding they make the air sort of perky but still full of odors, I went with a HEPA filter that used a carbon pre-filter to help control both allergens and odors. The Silent Comfort works, but the label is a bit misleading as the unit isn't silent nor a recliner. Anyhow, the breakdown:

    + When the cats do their business, I don't know even if the unit is on low.
    + Air circulation improved which in turn reduced heating/cooling efforts.
    + Cigarette smoke visibly gets sucked into the unit, odor is gone within an hour on all settings.
    + Very easy to setup out of the box though Honeywell could splurge a bit on a maintenance guide.
    + Extremely quiet, though still audible, on low.
    + Quite and audible on medium.

    - I suspect that the machine is going to nag me to clean the filters despite the claim for "normal" use which no doubt expects laboratory style clean-rooms are a good template.
    - On high the unit is loud, not so loud you can't endure it but you can hear it from about 50' away with the door closed.

    Conclusion: The negatives aren't a big deal, nor the slightly mischaracterized notion of "silent" and "comfort", so it's an easy 5/5. ...more info
  • Works great 4.5 stars
    We've had this unit plugged in for just under a month and the difference in my girlfriend's cat allergies is amazing. We crank it up to medium or high when we come home for the evening, but leave it on low overnight and while we're at work. The only draw back is that it's quite large. Luckily it works well even without the recommended 360 degree clearance. It doesn't do much for odors, but that's not what we wanted it for. All-in-all, a great buy....more info
  • FANTASTIC and VERY QUIET...
    "HONEYWELL: 18155 SilentComfort Air Purifier"

    First off, I'd like to say that this is the only air purifier I've ever owned so I cannot compare it fairly to others so I won't even try. But I've read dozens of reviews about the Honeywell QuietCare 17000 and noticed the main complaint is that it's not really queit at all. Well...I hope this helps.

    As far as the noise level goes this SilentComfort 18155 is very quiet on MED and LOW. On HIGH, right next to it, it's about as loud as our dishwasher about 30 feet away. So it's not bad at all. I can still hear the television and have normal conversations with the family without yelling.

    I've done some of my own studies to see how well the dust is being pulled into the machine and can see there is dust building up in the pre-filter over time. It seems to work very well. I've also noticed a difference on how fresh the air smells. My sneezing is almost down to zero, when it's running, and that tells me it's really working.

    It does NOT have an IONIZER which IS A GOOD THING in my opinion. I've learned that these ionizers omit ozone. Which inside the home this ozone builds up and can be very harmful to the lungs. I did NOT like the sound of that so I turned away from the "ionizer" models.

    It is very sturdy, a little bulky, but not too heavy to put in other rooms from time to time when I feel the need to relocate it. It blows cold air, not like a fan and not too direct, at a 360 degree radius(it also pulls from every direction). The cold air will be nice in the summer but it's not so nice right now in the winter. I like to put it next to the bed and it can get a little chilly when my covers come off. It has a very comforting and relaxing white noise hum to it. The motor runs very soft and consistant. No rattling or buzzing of any kind. It seems very well built.

    MY ONLY CONCERN is that the return/exhaust does NOT blow straight up. It blows outword on the top/sides and it pulls from the bottom. This may be a brilliant design or a serious flaw? I question...is it just filtering the same air over and over again or is it like a vortex that pulls the dust into it with the pushing air(kind of like a tornado)? In my studies I found that was a tough call for me to make. But it really does help with my allergies so I must conclude that it's working properly.

    I ordered it directly from Amazon and it arrived in 4 days(that includes the weekend) and that was with the FREE SUPERSAVER SHIPPING. Amazon is always fantastic about that, so no complaints there.

    OVERALL... I am very pleased, though it may be a little early to give a longevity review right now, the HoneyWell SilentComfort 18155 really seems to work great and I have no complaints. If anything faulty or negative develops I will amend it into this review accordingly.

    2 THUMBS UP...and I breathe much easier now. ...more info
  • Quiet and effective
    My allergist recommended that I purchase a HEPA air purifier to help with my severe dust mite allergy. I got a Honeywell 18155N SilentComfort Permanent, True HEPA Air Purifier. I picked this one, because it is recommended for my sized bedroom. It's rather large, and I don't keep it the recommended 3 feet away from the walls, or else it would be in the middle of my walking space. Even on maximum setting, it is pretty quiet, and actually makes a nice "white noise" which I find almost pleasant as I'm falling asleep. I've found that I'm less congested. I would recommend this product....more info
  • Quiet, almost too quiet
    I never appreciated this product as much as I did until I just went to change the pre-filter. After 6 months of almost constant use it had a thick buildup of dust all around it.

    After purchasing this product I did notice the air in my apartment just seemed fresher, it did not seem as stuffy and cooking odors did not linger as long.

    When I first purchased this Honeywell I turned it on the low setting and could barely hear it, which worried me because part of the reason I bought it was for white noise at night. On the high setting it is loud enough to provide enough white noise.

    In the six months of owning it has been very dependable and easy to use. I highly recommend it....more info
  • Quietest True Hepa
    Pros: Extremely quiet on low.
    Loud on high (you know it's changing air faster when you want it)
    Not hard on the eyes.
    360 intake/outake(?)
    It's a Honeywell.
    Cheap
    Permanent HEPA Filters. (clean with a vacuum)

    Cons: BIG. Not tall, but wide.

    I have done extension research on True HEPA, HEPA Type, LFD, and 3M air purifiers - true hepa being the best, 3M being the worst.

    This purifier is the quietest True Hepa purifier I have tested. It is much quieter than the claimed Kenmore "America's Quietest True Hepa Filter," and also much quieter than Honeywell's QuietCare models. I hear some people complaint about how loud the highest speed is. This is not a sensible remark. You WANT the highest speed to be as loud as possible. The louder it is, the more air it is circulating. The question is how silent can it be, when you're sleeping? This thing is so silent, if you put it on the other side of the room from your bed chances are you won't hear it at all. It has half the dBm of the QuiteCare and the Kenmore.

    Honeywell's designs and filters are incredible. You'll feel a difference after a day. I have terrible seasonal allergies, as well as allergies to my cat....more info
  • Why does this air purifier smell like wet dog?
    I got this because of the overwhelming positive feedback it inspired. Shipping time was light-speed fast and the unit worked mostly ok but, like other reviewers, I HATE the instruction booklet.

    OK, the unit comes already put together but you need to put the pre-filter in before you start the unit up. This is actually a very easy thing to do but it becomes very confusing very fast when you try to follow the crappy instructions in the booklet. You don't need to take the top off (contrary to instructions). You actually need to put the black velcro-looking strip along the inside of the bottom of the unit, (This will become clear once you are looking at the thing.)

    The other problem is that after a couple of weeks, we all started noticing a 'wet-dog' smell in the air. Not horribly offensive, but not aromatic either. We had just had the house professionally cleaned so I knew that all potential stinkies had been taken care of. On a sniff 'n' search, I discovered that the Honeywell was the culprit - stinking up my clean house! I took the thing apart, looking for the problem. Found nothing, it was completely clean. The filter itself did not smell but the air being expelled was awful. I found that if I turned it down to the lowest setting, it went away (or became unnoticeable) but after a couple of hours of medium or high, the phantom smell returns.

    Any ideas??

    Other than that, this is a pretty good unit and not loud at all. On high you notice it more but my kids successfully cover it with yelling, screaming, laughing, arguing etc.

    As for cleaning the air, I do notice cooking smells leave the downstairs area faster and our asthmatic sleeps easier at night. So I still recommend it but if I were to buy another one, I might try a different model.



    ...more info
  • less than expected
    I'm not sure why this product received so many 5 star reviews. I was sold on this product after reading customer reviews but my experience has been less than expected. I needed an air purifier to reduce tobacco odor in my bedroom but it's not doing its job. I only smoke a couple of cigarettes a day. My friend has one that almost eliminates tabacco odor but it's an ionized air purifier which many reviewers on this web site discouraged me from buying. This product seems to reduce air particles but again you won't be satisfied if you expect to get rid of more than 50-60% of odor/dirt. There was a debate amongst many reviewers about its noise level. My vote is that it should not be called "Silent Comfort". It's definitely misleading. It's not too bad if you can have a little fresher air for $130 but you can probably get much more had you invested a little more....more info
  • These Work GREAT!
    First off - my husband and I smoke and have 2 dogs in the house. We put one in our kitchen, one in our great room and one in our master bedroom. We notices a difference in a couple of hours after we turned them on! We even bought 2 for my mother in-law and they have helped her asthma! They are not too loud that you can't sleep and after a while you don't notice the noise at all! Great Purifier!!!!! ...more info
  • Smallest pre-filter not many vents
    This Model filters the air from conventional air cleaners as it draws the air through thr tiny prefilter located at the bottom' up through the center of the unit then pushes it up through the Hepa filter.

    This unit is not recommended for those house holds where order control is a major problem; again the pre-filter is a narrow band of carbon treated material that is about only 2" wide.

    Less than 50% of this unit is the air exchange vents. Thought it looks impressive, this is the poorest design and wasted space of any air purifier we have ever reported on.

    Save your money and purchase a more effective unit with more air intake and exchange vents.

    Honeywell
    Product Name Type Description Best For
    TrueHEPA True HEPA (99.97% cleaning efficiency at 0.3 microns) The gold standard in air purification continues to be products that feature True HEPA filtration. True HEPA filtration is a mechanical system that utilizes a fan to draw the air in from the room and force it through a glass fiber HEPA paper. HEPA air purifiers are 99.97 percent efficient at removing microscopic particles (as small as 0.3 microns in size).
    HEPA filters are available in both permanent and replacement options, so consumers can choose which type works best for them. The filter is vacuum-able for easy maintenance, cleaning is recommended every three months.

    True HEPA air purifiers do not use ionization to remove particles from the air so ozone is not emitted from the filtration process.
    The best choice for anyone suffering from any type of airborne allergies, asthma or other breathing disorders; great option for babies, children and seniors.
    HEPAClean(tm) HEPA-Type
    (99% cleaning efficiency at 2 microns) For general, all-around air purification and particle reduction, permanent HEPA-type filtration offers good cleaning with 99% efficiency at removing airborne particles that pass through the filter. This technology uses a fan to circulate the air.
    The filter is vacuum-able for easy maintenance (suggested every three months).

    Offers an affordable option for air purification.

    HEPA-type filtration does not use ionization to remove particles from the air so ozone is not emitted during the filtration process.

    Some models do provide optional on/off ionization so the consumer can choose if they want to boost cleaning power and/or add additional freshness to the air.
    Ideal for those who want to freshen and clean the air in a room or for those suffering from typical airborne allergies; great option for consumers on a budget.
    Important note: Consumers who have asthma or other breathing conditions should operate these products with the optional ionization turned off (as easy as pushing a button).



    Portable TRUE HEPA-Type Air Purifier with contemporary design
    * Recommended for medium to large rooms
    * Stylish appearance
    * Ideal for office, bedroom, babies room or kitchen
    * Helps reduce odors and common household airborne particles
    * Powerful, quiet air movement
    * Carrying handle
    * Replacement filter: Pre-filter 38002
    * 3 air cleaning power levels

    18155 (230 square ft.) CADR rate: Tabacco-150 Dust-150 Pollon-135

    Positives:

    Perminate TRUE Hepa filter

    Clean Hepa & pre-filter lights

    Quiet operation


    Negitives:

    Design; More air intake and discharge vents

    Small Prefilter only 1 1/2" wide

    Weak Fan


    We recommend that you operate your Honeywell air cleaner 24 hours a day because indoor air can be quickly contaminated by activity in a room, infiltration of outside air, and generation by sources of contamination. While all the air in a room will not be processed by the air cleaner, the more air circulated through the filter, the more filtered air returned to the room. Portable air cleaners will be much more effective in rooms where all doors and windows are closed.

    The Honeywell HEPA air cleaner is ready to begin cleaning air as soon as it is removed from the carton and plugged in. Because it circulates air in a 360 degree pattern around the air cleaner, it can be placed on the floor in almost any location. However, for best performance the air outlet slot should not be blocked for at least 1 meter (three feet) in all directions.

    Due to the large volume of air drawn towards the air cleaner, surrounding areas should be cleaned and/or vacuumed frequently to prevent buildup. This may help keep your home cleaner and may extend the life of your pre-filter. If the unit is placed on light colored carpeting, a small mat or rug should be used to ease cleaning and prevent any permanent staining. This is particularly important in homes with heavier contamination from smoking or fireplaces....more info
  • excellent for the money!
    just moved into a new apt with roommate who has a cat....this item has been a lifesaver! though my allergies are usually mild, i'm not used to cat dander, so i was sneezing and sniffling a good bit before this came in the mail. once it did, i plugged it in and within an hour i could tell the air was cleaner than it was before. honeywell usually makes really reliable products, and i know this one will be no different. it is VERY quiet on the lowest setting, you can barely hear it; the higher settings provide some nice white noise, if you are looking for something to do that. only thing is, the prefilter needs changed about every 3 months...i'm going to test it out to see if that is really true or if it can go longer...but not having to buy a new HEPA is great!
    good luck!...more info
  • My Experience
    I returned this item. There is no barrier between the part of the machine which pulls in air and the part which pushes it out again. I believe it picks up dust, and then just blows it out again without ever going through the filter. If you put a ribbon above it there is no air movement at all. So I don't believe that it is changing the air in the room. Also, it blew carbon, from the filter into the air, which got in my eye. I do not recommend this product. ...more info
  • Honeywell Air Purifier
    This purifier is quiet. It takes quite a while to remove odors from a room and needs to run 24/7. I bought this purifier because of the permanent Hepa Filter. Only used for 2 weeks so far and there isn't much else to report....more info
  • Great product - worth every penny
    This air purifier is the best. Super quiet and works great
    strongly recommended....more info
  • Great Air Purifier
    I love this air purifier. I bought this because it had a permanent filter. I'm not so sure the filter traps as much particles as a conventional paper filter. This air purifier uses a filter that is similar to a high performance car filter like K & N performance car air filter. It is basically a lifetime filter with an oil coating on it. It allows more air to pass through and relies on the oil coating on the filter to help trap particles. I know for a fact that the high performance car air filters do not trap as many foreign particles as the stock paper air filters, so this leads me to believe that the same would be true in home air purifiers.

    I didn't realize this until after I purchased this product but I'm still happy with it. I didn't want to spend the time or money constantly buying new filters for this air purifier.

    On the low setting it is very quiet but the unit's fan draws in very little air and as a result purifies little air. My pre-filter had no dust on it at all after I left the unit on this setting continuously for a few days.

    The unit is most effective on the high setting, there was a lot of dust on the pre-filter after only half a day. I just use a lint brush every 1-2 days to clean the pre-filter. You should know that the unit is very loud on the high setting and should only be used on this setting when you're not home. It's impossible to sleep with the unit on high.

    I'd advise you to use the medium setting when you're at home. The unit is even quiet enough on this setting to sleep.
    ...more info
  • Faulty Product
    Had the product for less than 30 days and the motor burned out. I had to pay ~$25 to ship it back to the manufacturer and they also tried to charge a warranty fee. I am less then happy with my purchase so far....more info
  • If you want "SILENT" and "EFFECTIVE" Air Purifier L00K Here!
    Folks, don't waste your time with those Ionizers that I found can actually worsen allergy symptoms by releasing the chemical ozone. I do my research & this baby went straight into my bedroom. I was and still am amazed at how quiet this thing is. Imagine the sound of air coming from the central air vents in your house & thats about how loud it is. Not very. And I don't see the amount of dust floating through the air anymore. Just keep your bedroom door closed as much as possible & let this beauty run on high all the time. DONE!

    ...hATCh - "You can trust me, I'm an air traffic controller"......more info
  • Piece of Junk
    I had this on medium for 30 days and it began to howl. Now it howls all the time and it is too loud to run it. For an expensive air cleaner it is cheaply constructed. The inner components are made out of styrofoam the type you see on a disposable beach cooler. Now I have to pay shipping both ways to the manufacturer to have it fixed. Stay away from this air cleaner....more info
  • Reliable and effective!!!
    Our second Honeywell air purifier in three years.....so far so good. No matter the sound level, even at the lowers setting, your brain accomodates and it's not a bother anymore. Prefilter does freshen the air due to the carbon embedded within. Will probably buy another in a year or two of if a great sale comes along!...more info
  • As Advertized
    Unit functions as advertized! It is round and bulky though. However, the air flow through the unit is good, and the studio room I am using it in smells clean and fresh! I would highly recommend this air purifier....more info
  • Honeywell 18155N SilentComfort airfilter, thumbs-up.
    very quiet for sure. it's helping a lot with my allergies. i run it 24/7 on low and that does the trick. the only disadvantage is the suggested placement, 3' from any wall. however i've got it maybe 1-2 feet from any wall and it's able to suck air from all directions....more info
  • Quieter than others...
    I have allergies/asthma and own both the Honeywell 18155 (in living room) and the 17000N (in home office). The Honeywell 18155 is MUCH quieter. It's even quieter on "high" than the smaller 1700N is on "low" -- both work very well....more info
  • As advertised...
    Silent on low, quiet on medium; high sounds like any household fan. You do not hear a mechanical sound, only air moving. Seems to works well but all of my rooms are bigger than the recommended 250 ft2. I am considering buying a second larger unit or an ionic air cleaner for limited time use. Definately less dust, but hard to tell how effective because I also swithed to a better furnace air filters. basically a good unit, easy to move from room and as quiet as you need it....more info
  • happy customer
    so my roommate thinks its a little loud when its on high, but I don't find it that noisy. It's still not as noisy as our dishwasher. It cleans the air remarkably well. I was having serious problems breathing before, and wouldn't be able to sleep since I would be coughing all night. With this, now even my roommate thinks the air smells cleaner....more info
  • Loud on High
    It seems to work well, but is too loud when set on high. I think the name of the unit is misleading. It also takes up a lot of room. ...more info
  • Excellent and as quiet as advertised!
    I have a small room with a dog, a rat in a cage, and three ferrets, so we definitely need an air purifier to "purify" the air in here! I got this version to replace an older, outdated version I had when I needed a new filter and couldn't find out because it had been discontinued. I have to say, it does look nicer and it is quieter, but I found that the older version kept the pet smell out of my room more. Still, I am very happy with this product! When it is set to low, you can hardly hear it at all!...more info
  • Nice Air Purifier
    I bought the Honeywell 18155 SilentComfort. It truly is quite on low but it's big. I managed to fit that in the tiny baby's room. It works great. I can hardly hear it in the baby monitor. I do recommend this one if you can spare the room. Larger fans are naturally more quit anyway. I'm actually logged in to buy another one for my living room....more info
  • Breathe Easier
    Why I didn't buy this air cleaner sooner is beyond me. Being an allergy sufferer for my entire life, this unit has made a huge difference. The air quality has greatly improved in my home with very acceptable noise level....more info
  • Very satisfied
    This air purifier works very good. It's been one month I have been using. It is lighter than I had thought so I was able to move it to other rooms easily, you can grap on the top. And very quiet which I am very pleased by. I keep it turned on for several hours in the afternoon, and at night.

    Major noticeble changes:
    1. I don't see dust layers on the top of my book shelves or side tables for a couple of weeks.
    2. My 18 month old daughter breathe much comfortably, and don't wake up at night by breath problem.

    But, I feel that this Honeywell 18155N is not so good at eliminating odors.
    ...more info
  • FANTASTIC and VERY QUIET...
    "HONEYWELL: 18155 SilentComfort Air Purifier"

    First off, I'd like to say that this is the only air purifier I've ever owned so I cannot compare it fairly to others so I won't even try. But I've read dozens of reviews about the Honeywell QuietCare 17000 and noticed the main complaint is that it's not really queit at all. Well...I hope this helps.

    As far as the noise level goes this SilentComfort 18155 is very quiet on MED and LOW. On HIGH, right next to it, it's about as loud as our dishwasher about 30 feet away. So it's not bad at all. I can still hear the television and have normal conversations with the family without yelling.

    I've done some of my own studies to see how well the dust is being pulled into the machine and can see there is dust building up in the pre-filter over time. It seems to work very well. I've also noticed a difference on how fresh the air smells. My sneezing is almost down to zero, when it's running, and that tells me it's really working.

    It does NOT have an IONIZER which IS A GOOD THING in my opinion. I've learned that these ionizers omit ozone. Which inside the home this ozone builds up and can be very harmful to the lungs. I did NOT like the sound of that so I turned away from the "ionizer" models.

    It is very sturdy, a little bulky, but not too heavy to put in other rooms from time to time when I feel the need to relocate it. It blows cold air, not like a fan and not too direct, at a 360 degree radius(it also pulls from every direction). The cold air will be nice in the summer but it's not so nice right now in the winter. I like to put it next to the bed and it can get a little chilly when my covers come off. It has a very comforting and relaxing white noise hum to it. The motor runs very soft and consistant. No rattling or buzzing of any kind. It seems very well built.

    MY ONLY CONCERN is that the return/exhaust does NOT blow straight up. It blows outword on the top/sides and it pulls from the bottom. This may be a brilliant design or a serious flaw? I question...is it just filtering the same air over and over again or is it like a vortex that pulls the dust into it with the pushing air(kind of like a tornado)? In my studies I found that was a tough call for me to make. But it really does help with my allergies so I must conclude that it's working properly.

    I ordered it directly from Amazon and it arrived in 4 days(that includes the weekend) and that was with the FREE SUPERSAVER SHIPPING. Amazon is always fantastic about that, so no complaints there.

    OVERALL... I am very pleased, though it may be a little early to give a longevity review right now, the HoneyWell SilentComfort 18155 really seems to work great and I have no complaints. If anything faulty or negative develops I will amend it into this review accordingly.

    2 THUMBS UP...and I breathe much easier now. ...more info
  • Smoke Buster
    Large local forest fires prompted this purchase. It has been a life saver. Running 24/7 with the air conditioner in the house has kept the living room area free of all smoke smell. Even my 84 year old mother did not have to leave. We ran it on medium speed most of the time and could hardly hear it....more info
  • Not too shabby!
    I like this air purifier, although I've never bought one before. Shipping was pretty slow, and the delivery guy didn't even knock, he just left it in the rain, but it didn't seem much worse for the wear. I've had it for about a month now, and I keep it on 24/7, usually on high (I can't hear it over my AC, anyway), but I've tried all 3 settings. Here's what I think:

    Pros:
    Yes, it is QUIET, the high setting is maybe 40-50dB, like the humming of an old fridge.
    It works great on SMOKE and SMELLS - I smoke "herbal" cigarettes in my 300sqft apartment and they smell a lot! Not only does this suck the smoke out of the air (pretty cool!), but it really helps with the smell that usually lingers for hours after smoking.
    It works on PET DANDER - yah! my apartment no longer smells like an 80 lb greyhound who rolled in god-knows-what!

    Cons:
    DUST? One of the other reviewers said that this helped reduce the amount of dust in their apartment, and I was so excited, because my apartment gets ridiculously dusty every 3 days or so. So I set up the purifier, let it run for a day, then I dusted, and waited. No dice, I had serious dust again in like 3.5 days, too bad :(
    Although you just vacuum the HEPA filter, YOU STILL HAVE TO BUY A REPLACEMENT PRE-FILTER.
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  • Nice purifier
    Alot quieter than others, and works well. I run it all the time and it does cut down on the amout of dust in the room. About every 3 months the prefilter needs to be changed, they are kinda messy but pretty easy to do.
    The hepa filter just needs to be vacumed so that really saves on money. The only problem is that it's remommended that you put it out in the middle of the room so it can pull air in from all sides, so you can't really put it up against a wall. I do have it kinda close to a wall but it seems to still work fine. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase and would recommend it. ...more info
  • Good for the money.
    This unit is quiet when running on the low setting; high is rather loud. Even though it's not a high-end model it does the job it's supposed to. When I removed the pre-filter there was more hair on it than on my cat and lots of dust. I recently had a very smokey kitchen from a pan fire and it helped with clearing the room. I like this unit a lot. It's low-tech and very portable. I just wonder if the plastic unit gives off gas but it's too late to worry about that now because I already own it. ...more info