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Honeywell - AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer250 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 721 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad but not worth the price

    Posted
    Josh
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    Bought this air purifier to help a dog with allergies to pretty much everything. While I did notice the plasticky smell everyone else notices, it's not anything I wouldn't expect from a brand new product made entirely out of... Wait for it... Plastic. It moved a great deal of air, and was whisper quiet on every level below 4. What ultimately lead to me returning this product however, was its build quality. The first few nights it worked spot on with no issues, but after about a week I began to notice several mechanical noises from the machine; A low thrumming from the motor became persistant even on "sleep" mode, and was irritating enough to keep me awake at night. I was also able to hear the oscillating motor after a few days, which was a simple fix by turning it off when not needed. These are things that would have been acceptable in a less expensive machine, but with such a high asking price ($249.99 at time of purchase), I expected much higher quality. Another niggle was the insanely bright lights on the top of the unit- had to throw a washcloth over it at night so it didn't light the entire room up, as they are unable to be turned off. I cannot attest to thr quality of the air during my ownership because I lack the equipment and don't personally have allergies, and I did not notice a decline in the amount of dust at all. The electrostatic filter did begin to change from a bright white to a pale white over a few days though, and a close visual inspection showed what the filter was picking up. Overall, I'd rate it a 6/10. Had the price been lower I would have better tolerated these issues, but I expect much more quality when I'm being asked for much more of my money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    okay...

    Posted
    luvdoxies
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    Attractive unit...easy to set up and use. Like the fact that it is quiet, however, I found that the unit emitted a terrible plastic odor which remained for approximately 2 weeks. Needed to run it constantly on high to attempt to reduce odor. It seems to clean the air but I have not had to vac the permanent filter yet, so I am unsure of just how well it can be cleaned. The big downfall is that you have to choose which filter to use. A hepa filter is included as well as a odor reduction filter. Would be nice to clear the air of odors while cleaning! Overall, I believe that this unit is comparible to other lesser priced units. The price point on this model can not really be justified as it does nothing different than lesser priced units. Very expensive for something that does nothing special but look nice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Until Warranty Expired

    Posted
    Jess
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    This item started rattling just after the warranty expired. Until then, I was quite happy. It is not a "HEPA" filter, but it does seem to do the job of reducing irritants. Unfortunately, the washable filter is sometimes difficult to place properly, which can cause the rattling noise. Over time, the rattle increased until I could not get rid of it. Also, make sure you wipe down the inside of the unit when you clean the filter as dust also accumulates in the slight crack between the filter and the body of the unit. I'd recommend this with caution. Do not expect to get long-term use, and purchase a three-year extended warranty if available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The perfect for multi pet home

    Posted
    Pharcyde1
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    Wife got it to control pet dander in our home. We have a German Rottweiler and and inside cat that normally sleep inside in our sun room. It's quite and has pleasing design. After the initial use, we also noticed that the air in the house was fresher and didn't feel as stale. The cleaning in easy to do. The filter are mostly inexpensive but provide a great improvement for stale indoor air.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worked fine the first couple of days

    Posted
    Reggie
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    I put this in my great room using the odor reducing filter. When I walked in the room, the air was noticeably fresher. That night I moved it to our bedroom and kept it there the next day. The air was so fresh and clean. However, at about the third day, the air was not as fresh. It started working more as a fan instead of a purifier. After about a week of just blowing around stale air, I ended up returning it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Noisy

    Posted
    RLeGris
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    While the machine works ok, and I like the washable filter, it is quite loud even on low. Sleep is quiet, thank goodness. After about 4 days we started hearing a rattle in addition to the loud fan. It is intermittent, but annoying. We can't use it on anything other than low or sleep because of the loudness.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Air purifier, with a Odor

    Posted
    CHAARU
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    I greatly liked the looks and design. performed pretty good, but bought it even after seeing a review on plastic smell, thinking that it won't be that bad and it will go away after couple of days..., but it is not gone, even after a week and I kept it running out side in the patio for a whole night, still the smell is there. Returned it after a week.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Blue LED bad for sleep

    Posted
    petey96
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    Although this air purifier seems fairly well built, I returned it because it was meant for the bedroom, but the blue LEDs on the display are bad for the sleep cycle and can't be turned off. Would be okay for a living room maybe.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Has nice blue accent lights and is a good fan.

    Posted
    Jethro
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    I am giving it 3 Stars because I assume it is cleaning the air. I do not know if this thing is really helping or not. I have been running it for the last month. Filters still look clean. Only time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not much difference

    Posted
    IlliniFanJoshua
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    I have allergies and too be honest, after a month with this product I haven't noticed any significant differences. Also, when it oscillates it tends to make extra noise that it doesn't make when standing still.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing fancy

    Posted
    Telecomtech
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    This air cleaner doesn't do anything fancy but it does filter pet dander and other iritants fairly well and with a permanent filter not a replaceable expensive filter. It does an adequate job.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Filter looks like it cleans

    Posted
    Papichulo310
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    the pre-filter i very visibly dirty but i dont the way the main filter cleans and is required to be clean with water . Not good with smoke but good with dust.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not too sure about the filter

    Posted
    GranadaHillsSquirrel
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    We purchased this air purifier in hopes to lessen dust and odor but im not too sure if the filters that came with it would do the job.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It helps a bit with my husbands smoking.

    Posted
    Mary
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    I was hoping for more of an odor n smoke eater as I was told. I guess I want miracles. Like possibly my husband to quit smoking!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Sthomas13
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    Great product but I have issues on resetting the light after I clean the filter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    seems to remove some allergens

    Posted
    cargilm
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    stuffy noses less .......................................................................................

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    MommaC
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    It's a pretty good product. We have a big room and perhaps could have used one that covered more

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn't oscillate

    Posted
    aolegacy
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    Not what I expected but still a fan at end of the day

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    moves good air

    Posted
    doyle
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    moves a lot of air noticed less dust in the air doing its job good buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Bailme
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    Works well ! Little bulky ,but the five speeds are handy : takes odors away fairly well

    I would recommend this to a friend