Honeywell True Hepa Allergen Air Purifier
- Just what is a hepa filter anyway?
- How big is a micron?
- Can a hepa filter really last a lifetime?
Color: WhiteDesign: Purifier
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||20.08 x 10.83 x 22.32 inches|
|Floor Area||465 Square Feet|
- Hepa air purifier from Honeywell: Recommended for x-large rooms (465 square feet.) this air purifier help capture up to 99. 97% of airborne particles as small as 0. 3 micron, like pet dander, pollen, dust, mold & smoke. Also helps capture certain germs & odors.
- Reduce allergens: Do you or your kids have allergies? Do you have pets, or live with a smoker? Using an air purifier that helps remove allergens from the air may help you breathe easier, so you can enjoy sleeping & relaxing more comfortably in your home. Uses pre-filter HRF-AP1 and True HEPA filter HRF-R3
- Filter and circulate air 5 times an hour: Honeywell air purifiers filter and circulate air in the stated room size up to 5 times an hour, so you can relax and breathe easy, knowing the air in your home is fresher, cleaner, and contains fewer allergens.
- Honeywell air purifiers: Use Certified HEPA filters in your air purifier to remove allergens, dust & other particles from your air. If you have allergies or pets, air purifiers don’t just freshen air, but remove airborne particles to improve air quality.
- Honeywell quality: Improve your air quality with Honeywell air cleaners, odor reducers, and air purifiers. Compare to similar products from Germ Guardian, Dyson, Holmes, Levoit, Molekule, Blueair, Winix, Coway, Oreck, AirMega, RabbitAir, and Rowenta.
If you have been checking into air purifiers, hepa filter is two words that you’re no doubt familiar with by now. Time and again they’re mentioned as pretty much the end of the road when it comes to air filtration technology. All of them have them and each manufacturer also claims that theirs are the best So then what is a hepa filter anyway??
What Makes an Air Filter a Hepa Filter??
The fact is that there is no official government standards that dictate what makes a filter a hepa filter for home air cleaners. However; there is a common accepted industry standard that this type of filter must remove 99.97% of suspended air particles. Also there are exacting “official” standards that the U.S. Department of Energy has for it’s respirator hepa filters.
So then How Big is a Micron?
By the way, hepa is an acronym for the phrase (high efficiency particulate air). Today they are for the most part made from fiberglass or plastic fibers that are usually around 5 microns in diameter. Now you’ve heard the word “micron” also mentioned in air purifier literature. A micron is a measurement that’s equal to 1 millionth of a meter.
Non Shedding Life-Time Filters – WOW!!
So the battle is now on amongst air purifier manufacturers to make their latest hepa filter sound like the best choice. New materials that don’t shed fibers and even hepa filters with names like “LifeTime”, so they appear to never have to be changed. So then, how can you sort out fact from fiction?
Maybe it’s Time for A Little Common Sense?
It’s all really quite simple if you apply a little common sense. Take the filters that are promoted as “never shedding fibers” for instance. First of all, who ever said that the filters before them even did shed fibers? The fact is that they most likely didn’t, also remember that they catch 99.97% of air particles.
Who Even Said the Last Filters Shed??
This means that some .03% is still passing through! So given that a finite amount of dust is still escaping and that previous hepa filters never even shed fibers in the first place, new non shedding air purifiers hepa filter technology can most likely be chalked up to so much marketing hype. Now on to the lifetime filter.
One more reason to live to be 100
Now it’s only a few manufacturers that are making the lifetime filter claim and a couple even do it without even openly saying it. They use trade names like “LifeTime” and then let your own imagination, coaxed along with careful promotional wording, do the rest.
80 Years is an Awful Long Time for Anything to Last!
Now with the average lifespan in western countries now hovering somewhere up around 80 years, it’s just hard to imagine a filter that will last that long. Now I know that you’re not going to buy the filter on the day that you’re born but just the same, you can get what I’m getting at here.
Quality Does Count But Only at a Reasonable Cost
The truth is that longer lasting hepa filters are being made now. However; over time, with enough vacuum cleaning sessions even these so called lifetime filters can get a little worn around the edges. My opinion is that for air purifiers, hepa filters of good quality do count but don’t get suckered into paying an exorbitant price for yours.