HEPA-filtered allergen remover from Holmes; with odor-fighting carbon filters
Removes 99.97 percent of allergens; digital display with filter monitor and timer
Powered by GE motor with 4 speed settings
CADR rated for rooms to 256 square feet in area
Slim design for side or upright placement; 5-year limited warranty
Works just as described, but be sure to budget for filter replacements. I bought one of these because my wife, daughter, and I had stayed with a smoker relative while waiting to move into our own home. Fortunately, our bedrooms were on the lower "non-smoking" level, so this filter had a fighting chance against the tobacco smoke that made it through the central air/heating system. In addition, the basement had flooded years ago, and although there were no visible signs of mold, the HEPA filter sure couldn't hurt. We ran this thing constantly and there is NO QUESTION that this filter made a substantial difference in air quality over what we experienced the first few days. The filters were downright nasty in just a few months.
Be sure to budget for the filters, which are going to run you 50 dollars for the HEPA filters (2x25), plus about 3 bucks each for two carbon filters. Obviously, the life of the filter will be based on the dirtiness of your air and/or how much you run the unit....more info
Great product! We have four of these Holmes air cleaners now, a larger model for the main floor, and three of this size for the master bedroom, second bedroom, and basement rec room, and they definitely are the best in a long series of air cleaners I've owned over the years. I especially like the LED warning lights that tell you when it's time to change the filters....more info
Holmes Hepa Air Cleaner I really like this air cleaner. I have used several other models (sharper image, honeywell, etc.) and this is my favorite. I usually use level 1 at night, and level 2 during the day when I am home. Levels 3 and 4 are a bit loud. I like that I can program it to run for a certain amount of time and not have to worry about turning it off. On really hot days, i will actually program it to run for a few hours to keep the house cool for my pets. ...more info
Holmes Hepa Just got this item today. I really dsont know yet how it will be. I first had it on the 3rd setting (4 is the highest) and its a bit noisy. Not a very annoying sound, but a little loud. I have it on 2 now. the 1 setting is called the sleep setting so it should be less noisy on it.
I have had it on for a few hours and dont know if theres a difference yet. Will see how it is sleeping with it tonight. I have bad allergies, asthma, and sinus troubles....more info