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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

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    Kevin
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    Over all it works pretty I ended up buying another one since they were on sale. I can notice that the air feels cleaner and more crisp. I really like the fact the filters are washable. I have had mine about a month now so I washed them the other day. I ended up using a blower to blow the main filter out and reduced the dry time a lot. I still had to lay it face down on a towel for about four hours to get it to dry all the way. A few things I don't care for the biggest on is the lights on the top are not dimmable or you cant turn them off while it is running so it is as bright as a night light. I have not been able to locate a replacement filter for the main filter it would be nice to get another main filter so I could pop that in and have the other one drying, I have not contacted the Honeywell yet to see if I could order one through them. I read a lot of reviews and a lot of them complained about the smell when you first use it, It did have an odor to it when I first used it, what I did was stick it in a room that no one was in I ran it on high for about four hours and the smell cleared up. I really wish I would have gotten the AirGenius 4 instead of AirGenius 5. the only two real diffrences is the five has a touch screen that looks nice and the five has an extra speed. Running it on its highest speed it is a little loud and we normally run ours on three or four.All in all I would buy it again and it is a good alternative to the hepa filter thype filters and really like the fact that I can was the filters instead of having to buy replacements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    liked it so much I bought a 2nd

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    nogo
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    I've only had my air purifiers for about 6 months but so far so good. I have them running day and night, we love them. I do have a couple concerns. The back panel that covers the filter is held in place by a very small toothpick sized piece of plastic. It is only a matter of time before it breaks and requires duct tape to keep it cobbled together. The other concern is the washable filter. It took days and days to dry and the screen continues to indicate that the filter needs to be cleaned... probably user error.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does its job for a smaller room

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    Hendry
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    I bought this item because my mother likes to cook fish in the kitchen. So at a Best Buy store, we were looking for an air purifier that is indicated for kitchen odor. Prior to purchasing, I read other consumer reviews from various online stores. When we first used this at home, we found the suction power is not as great as we expected. We have an approximately 150 sq ft size kitchen and although we could tell the reduction in odor, we still could smell it significantly. We even placed it near the stove to enhance its performance. In summary. we don't recommend using this product for kitchen odor, but it's probably more suitable for a bedroom.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice overall

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    Pclopez
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    When I first purchase this product I was kind of debating if I should've return it back to the store due to its new plastic smelling odor. It took a couple of days for it to go away. But just to clear things out just as it cleared out my dusty room. It has lived up to its job duties. I don't like the fact that it doesn't come with a control for its price. I do like that it has strong settings and a timer setting. After having it after a few months now I'm used to having it and can tell a difference in my room in how clean the air feels and smells.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, Quiet air filter

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    Bamboozler
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    We bought this on sale, and definitely don't regret our decision. Our previous air filter was much louder, so it was hard to converse or watch TV with it on high. With the Air genius, you can definitely hear it on max, but it's not nearly as disruptive. I also like the idea of washable filter so I don't have to buys replacements, but I am concerned that, because it works using static charge, that some particles will get through anyway. However, it seems to be doing a great job of keeping my wife's allergies at bay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just What I needed!!

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    BlueAdept
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    After reading other people's review on other air cleaner. I did some research and this one was the best choice for me. I've been sneezing, running noise and had more allergie problems in the past few months. This item over night made my sleep, sooo much better. Its easy to clean and runs super quiet!! Even at setting 5, the fans still quiet. I wish it was cheaper, i would of gotten 2 of these. but one isn't too bad.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good unit seems to help with our allergies

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    Kathy
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    We are liking this unit. We have slowly purchased several to spread throughout our house. We also helped my mom to buy this same model for her home. I can definitely tell a difference in the house and find the need to vacuum them off on a regular basis, which seems to be another indicator that they are working. All but one of the units we have bought, run very quietly. One unit has a slight rattle, but it is not very noticeable, so I chose not to return it at this time. It seems to be working just fine, just has a slight rattle when running.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost 5 stars

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    Brandon
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    The washable filter is responsible for at least 3 stars. No added cost to operate, but I do use the optional charcoal filter which really works to remove odors. It is fairly quiet especially on its lowest setting...but even the middle setting is nice white noise. Silly accent light and had to add a cover to the display to hide the lights. A solid choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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    Kenthefireman
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    This is the second Honeywell air purifier that we purchased since Christmas. 1 for the living room and 1 for the master bedroom. We love them! This one works fine. The only problem I have with it is it blows quite a bit of air out. It almost acts as a fan. We love the tower look and the controls are great. Only gripe is the air that is pushed from the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Noticed Immediate Difference in Quality

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    Drew
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    Maybe it was a placebo effect, but the air seemed so much more fresh when we started running this device. We bought a second device that has bluetooth connectivity (which did not work) only to return it and are now strongly considering getting another one of these. The oscillating aspect is very nice as well as the timer. Wish this one was smart home compatible because we would use it, but thats just me being a bit lazy I guess.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but I'm not sure how great

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    Scratchhawk
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    I love the AirGenius5 for how crisp it makes the air seem as well as its blue accent lighting. However, the device only oscillates quietly for about a minute before it starts to make noise, but If you leave it stationary it works great. I wouldn't pay full retail at $250 though. Wait for a good deal and price-match it. I've found at least one retailer almost always has a lower price than BestBuy's sale prices on this Honeywell AirGenius5.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could be better for the price

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    Jose
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    It is good but i though it would be better. It only cleans the air when you set it on high, but it makes too much noice. When you set it on sleep mode it is almost useless. Even though i always set it on high, i can still see a lot of dust in the air. I'm giving it 4 stars because now i can breath better while sleeping. If you don't mind the loud noise from the fan when set on high, i recommend it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works all day

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    AlexP
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    I like the AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner. I leave it on all day and have noticed less dust in the room. It's great that I don't have to buy expensive replacement filters. The only thing I don't like, is that I am unable to turn off the bright blue lighting from the display at night. I put a hat on top of it and now I'm happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great low cost choice

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    brandon
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    This model is discontinued, but a solid choice for the money...check around for price matching. Use the optional charcoal filter, it really does reduce odors. I haven't washed the filter yet, but easy procedure...and free. The only real complaint is there is no way to turn off the display lights. In a bedroom, it's very bright. I covered with black cardboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality great price

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    JR07502
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    I got this on sale and so far so good. A member of the family has bad allergies and was very pleased with this product after a couple of days. It helped tremendously with their allergies. Love the fact that you don't have to purchase filters. It is extremely quite. At night, the low blue lights might be an issue if it's in your sleeping quarters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the AirGenius5

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    Roni
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    The AirGenius5 works well...for the cost I wish it came with a remote. Even though you can set the timer; I would like to have the option to use a remote once you have gotten into bed for the night or just in the family room watching tv. You have to get up to turn it back on, stop the oscillating or reset the timer. Other than that...I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Honeywell AirGenius5 --- A Breath of Fresh Air!

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    Doug
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    The purifier takes up very little space and tucks neatly into a corner of my family room. It has five levels that one scrolls through from the touch pad. The highest settings make the fan a bit loud when I'm actually in the room, so I use the medium setting during those times and crank it up to high to scrub the air while I'm away. So far I'm very pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    dokhebi
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    This air cleaner works well but it still does not catch the very fine dust that ends up coating everything in my room. The filter needs to be cleaned more often then the automatic sensor indicates. The only way to do a great job would be to buy a much more expensive model. All things considered, it is and okay air cleaner.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good filter

    Posted
    windshooter
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    was seeing dust build up as areas of no grass with new owners construction around apartment building with dust showing in direct sunlight in apartment. Does what it was purchased for bought a second Honeywell hepa filter for rear bedroom area. did not give 5th star as to noisy to use on high in living room with tv on.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great air purifier I guess

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    PotatoActual
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    First time air purifier user. Can't figure out how to check the filter status on the top. Can't be bothered to read the manual, obviously. Works as a fan too. Works as an air purifier, if not as a simple deodorizer. Has a faint, continuous electric buzz when turned off and still plugged in.

    I would recommend this to a friend