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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 725 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive performance

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    Rickm1122
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    This allergy season has already been kicking me hard, and I had purchased a Winix cabinet HEPA filtered air cleaner last year, but it clearly wasn't up to the task. Pros: Quiet: The Noise level on sleep setting really is just at whisper level. Even on the highest setting it is about half the noise level of my Winix. Filter indicator: it has a display that shows the filter condition BEFORE It needs to be replaced or cleaned. This is a sore subject for me, as the previous unit I had would just stop working with a "replace filter" light. This is much better thought out. Effective for allergens: This is working very effectively at removing the pollen, which is my primary concern. Compact: The unit is heavy, but packs a lot of cleaning and very strong fans into a small cabinet. It is 1/3 the physical size of my Winix, but performs better on everything EXCEPT VOC's where the Winix unit does do a better job. Things like perfume or hairspray will linger longer with the Honeywell, but they DO go away. Cons: There are a lot of LEDS in this thing, all of which are really helpful for seeing at a glance what functions you've selected. That said; some people that require absolute darkness to sleep will find this a bit bright. It doesn't bother me, but I've seen reviews on the Winix air cleaner with fewer lights get pinged for too bright. YMMV.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    7 months and still working like new

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    Briggadane
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    I wanted a permanent filter. Or an affordable replaceable. This is it! There are 2 pieces to maintain. One is a thin charcoal type that is rinsed out frequently. It catches big particulates. I rinse it out, using Dawn as needed. Hang to dry, and put it back. I have had to clean the big filter a few times too. When the filter needs cleaned there is a filter bar light that fills up. Rinsing under the kitchen faucet did not do much. Using the side spray cleaned it down to half. Using a 10% vinegar solution pouring over and over did much better. For 10 minutes of cleaning time every so often, it is fantastic. We have a wood fireplace, 2 hamsters and a 150 lb dog. Visitors are surprised at the lack of smell. Pollen allergies this spring were neutralized in the house- but filter needs cleaned more often. I have had the expensive whole house ionizers with UV. This works just as well, but is easier to maintain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ahhhhhhh!

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    Windedhiker
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    I live with a chef who cooks with a lot of very pungent ingredients. Our HVAC sucks in air from the kitchen and dumps it in my room. I've been to 3rd world countries that smelled better than it did in my room! I was getting sick from the smell, and started breathing less deeply because it was so hard to inhale with how bad the air smelled. Every day I would open my window and try and air out my room. My bedroom window doesn't get much air and my room is a bit small. I did a little research and found this air purifier. Holy cow what a difference! I like that the filters can be cleaned and that I don't have to buy new filters all the time. This oscillates but I don't need that. It also has an ambient light at the base which I also don't need. Thankfully the lights on top aren't bright enough to keep me awake at night. It also has 5 different levels of cleaning so during cold season, it will kill germs and (potentially) keep you from getting colds/flu. I have literally lost weight because I can actually breathe deeply again. My only regret is I wish I had this years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saw Quick Results

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    EiTulsa

    My husband and I have been having a bad dust problem in our house, so we decided to splurge and buy this product. We found a sale at a competitor's store and Best Buy price-matched with no questions or fuss! There was a huge difference noticed overnight. The purifier is very quiet and have a comfortable air flow coming from it. It also smells clean- the odor reducer works very well. My only complaint is that the lights on the top of the machine are a little too bright, but I also prefer my room pitch black at night, so it may be a non-issue. I would very much rather have a clean room and it definitely does that! Very happy and worth the money not having to buy huge filters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME

    Posted
    Technologie
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    In 8 years i have purchased five different Air purifiers. I can Honestly say it is Way better then Sharper image, germ guardian 3in1 and and wifi germ guardian, winix, and the older honey well air purifier. I was very skeptical to purchase this Honeywell - AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer due to all the air purifiers I've had. However i am glad i purchased the Honeywell - AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner/Odor Reducer it is by far the BEST AIR PURIFIER I've ever owned. After 2 months i went back and purchased 3 more for each room and gave away the old air purifiers. Well worth your money, you can smell the difference in the air and feel the difference when u wake up in the morning.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best in the market

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    Newbie

    This is the first air purifier I purchased. After reviewing all feedback from other consumers on all like products, I choose this one. The main reason is due to the efficiency of removing pet dander, allergens, and mold. Then the fact that the filter is washable. The cost of annual replacements of the filter is about $62. It also helped that the product is on sale, which was drastically reduced below the other brands. I loved the 5 speed featture, the timer, and oscillating feature. This was an awesome buy. I plan to buy another one to put in my bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, works well

    Posted
    lsnyder
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    This is a really good product and much cheaper than a Dyson unit. I was pleasantly surprised how well it works. I put it in my living room and dust just falls to the floor. Even though we do not have an open floor plan, it still helps eliminate smells from cooking so you don't wake up the next morning remembering what you made for dinner. It comes with a cleanable/re-usable filter and a standard filter. We are doing some renovations so the standard filter didn't last three months but you can get a replacement next day. I would highly recommend this unit.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use...day or night.

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    PFlores
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    We bought the Dyson one and yeah I am not a fan of Dyson at all....the fans are way too loud and the power of the air too low. We saw this and based on the reviews and specs we took a shot with it. We paid less than $150 for this and it works wonders. One day we made pupusas and as anyone who has them homemade knows, it got smoky in the house but this unit was able to handle the smoke with no problem. It handles allergens, germs, and smoke all with their own settings as well as max. Sleep mode is super quiet and the lights aren't too bright to disturb sleep.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Second one I've bought

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    Reid
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    Bought one over a year ago for winter months when first floor (apartment) is sealed up. I keep this one in bedroom. Bought a second one in late winter this year to keep in open area with computer/office. As soon as I started using it, I stopped sneezing back there. Lots of dust collects in this old house, and these units really help keep the air cleaner. I set both at highest level and leave on when I'm home weekends and evenings. Had a nasty bronchial thing in winter and think I may have kicked it earlier if I'd bought the second one sooner. Highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Air Purifier.

    Posted
    Jacob
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    Bought this Honeywell Air Purifier and it does an incredible job. It's amazing to see how much it cleans out of the air. My roommate has a cat and it catches a lot of hair. It has a washable filter on the outside layer that catches bigger items. Makes for easy cleaning and continues to catch a lot out of the air. I bought a second one of these for my office and it acts as a fan while also making the best out of the air! Love this product and would recommend it to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Breathing better.

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    tobitomush88
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    Purchased about a month ago. Use in an older home, master bedroom, we sleep a whole lot better! Suffer from sinus and allergies. Do not wake up as congested as before. Still take allergy meds but have noticed a difference for the better. Has removed smells of previous tenants smoking, etc. Has a soft blue light at bottom that can be turned on and off , can adjust brightness. Oscillates. 12 hr. timer. Just works great. Will purchase two more for other rooms. ...separately... Have also purchased a dehumidifier for this rental home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the bedroom, quiet

    Posted
    mojaverab
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    I chose this unit because it had 5 fan speeds. It turns out the lowest setting is really quiet, just right for sleeping. I live in an extremely dusty area, an my allergies really stuff me up at night. Since I started using this unit I have been free of the sore throats and stuffy nose. I have tried it in my living room and I can tell it helps, but my home has a lot of open areas and this unit is not enough to do the whole house. I really like it and would recommend it for people who have allergy issues and dusty environments.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Air cleaner in a small space

    Posted
    Like2review
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    This air cleaner does an excellent job of purifying the air. Three very useful features are the oscillating design to better circulate the air in the room, the two level night light which provides a blue light onto the floor around the unit (useful for when using it at night), and the timer settings so that you can use it for a set amount of time and have it auto shut-off. The touch pad is easy to understand and use. The only improvement I would have made would have been a better handle to transport the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet and Efficient

    Posted
    MIKingbird
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    I bought one for my mother who suffers from allergies. We had used a Therapure system, but it was loud and didn't seem to work too well. I was always cleaning the filter ( every other week or so and we don't smoke, have pets or kids so not that much dust, hair, etc... floating around ) and my mother was still getting allergies ( mostly sneezing, runny nose ). Since I bought this, very few sneezes, hardly any runny nose, I haven't had to clean the system in the last month and it's much quieter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Honeywell - AirGenius 5 Filter

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    OklahomaTechie
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    My wife and I used this to help filter paint fumes while we were repainting our master bathroom. The filter did a terrific job moving the air while we were painting and reducing the fumes while it dried. Normal operation keeps the air moving with the oscillating feature and higher fan speeds do not increase the noise to unreasonable levels. Only improvement I would offer - and it may be available on a different model - would be to allow a thermostat to help cool the space more than by the fan alone.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed help cleaning the air for my allergies

    Posted
    RkyMtnBug
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    I really like my new Honeywell Air Purifier. It is quiet like they claimed. I'm using the filter that has to be replaced approximately every three months. The other filter is washable. We have it going 24 hours a day and my sinuses don't seem to run like they did before we got the purifier. My eyes don't seem to run as badly either. Only problem is it only treats one room so we have it in the livingroom. I think it's worth every dollar spent on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quiet, Oscillating, Fresh Air Producing Champ!!!!

    Posted
    Ship
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    This specific Honeywell Air purifier is an outstanding Quiet, Lightweight, Digital machine that does a tremendous job cleaning the Air in my home. I purchased two of them & they keep the rooms that they occupy very fresh & allergy free.... I like the timing options, lighting, the fact that it oscillates and has different speeds/modes for specific purposes. Great for any sized bedroom or medium sized living room. (Around 800-sqft)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Already notice a difference

    Posted
    UsuallyApple
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    This is an excellent product. Got it on sale as a deal of the day and worth every penny. Is also eligible for $50 cash back from ComEd -- check it out on the ComEd website. It is quieter than I thought it would be, but is great for background noise if you need that while sleeping. The nightlight feature is nice to have, also. Highly recommend -- one of the few out there where you can wash the filter and not have to buy lots of replacements.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more sneezing!!

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    artillery1214
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    I used to have horrible sneezing or coughing fits throughout the day and I thought nothing of it, considering it to just be normal. When a coworker suggested I get an air purifier I thought I'd try this one out (I was somewhat skeptical and planned to return it if it only worked as a fan). Since then this airgenius 5 has helped me breathe better and sleep better and no more coughing or sneezing in weeks!! It's a little pricey but WELL worth it!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Honeywell air genius 5 air purifier

    Posted
    Coco
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    I bought it because my German Shepherd dog has allergies This unit is big so it’s in my living room which is where she hangs out most of the time It has 5 speeds #4 being for allergies It can occilate or hold one position It’s much like a fan so it could get a little chilly in winter It seems to be doing the job I keep it running all the time no overheating it’s not very loud so u can watch TV And it came with an extra filter

    I would recommend this to a friend