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Holmes Air Purifiers Comparison Charts

Updated on December 29, 2012
Holmes Air Purifiers use HEPA filtration to clean the air.
Holmes Air Purifiers use HEPA filtration to clean the air.

Holmes Air Purifiers

Holmes carries one of the larger air purifier product lines in the industry. These air purifiers are very low end cleaners. They have a low purchase price and very limited performance capabilities. They also tend to be expensive over the long term (especially if you plan to clean a large area with these purifiers). With this comparison chart you can see why the cheapest air purifiers are often not the best ones. When you compare the cost to performance on these air purifiers, you find there are many other air purifiers in the industry that will give you a superior performance for much less cost. Use these charts to make good decisions about the air purifiers you use.

Holmes Air Purifier Comparison Chart 1

MFG/Model
HAP8615-U
HAP716-U
HAP756-U
HAP726-U
HAP706-U
Holmes
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$79.99
$89.99
$139.99
$99.99
$74.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Carbon Pre-filter, HEPA filter
Washable pre-filter, HEPA filter,
Carbon Pre-filter, HEPA filter
Carbon Pre-filter, HEPA filter,
Washable pre-filter, HEPA filter, ionization, ozone
 
 
Ionization, ozone
 
 
 
Cost of replacement parts
Carbon pre-filter-$3.49/3 months,
HEPA filter - $29.99/yr
Carbon pre-filter- $3.49/3 months, HEPA filter-$22.99/yr
Carbon pre-filter -$3.49/3 months, HEPA filter-$22.99/yr
HEPA filter-$15/10 months
 
HEPA filter-$22.99/yr
 
 
 
 
Energy Consumption
40 watts
unknown
150 watts
150 watts
80 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$31.05/year
$46.57/year
$116.42/year
$116.42/year
$62.09/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$147.99
$136.56
$293.36
$253.36
$152.08
Total operating cost over 10 years
$839.98
$885.60
$1,813.68
$1,733.68
$950.88
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
118 square feet
150 square feet
418 square feet
256 square feet
81 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,761.91
$2,731.20
$2,106.32
$2,969.38
$5,633.04
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$21,355.42
$17,712.00
$13,016.84
$20,316.56
$35,217.78
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
25.42
20
7.18
11.72
37.04
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
71 cents/yr
59 cents/yr
43 cents/yr
68 cents/yr
$1.17/yr
MFG Warranty
5 year limited warranty
5yr limited warranty
5 yr limited warranty
5yr limited warranty
5yr limited warranty
Particles
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
99.97% to .3 microns
Odors
some
Some
Some
Some
Some
Chemical Gases
some
some
Some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
some
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

Holmes Air Purifier Comparison Chart 2

MFG/Model
HAP 1200-U
HAP223 Odor Grabber
HAP9424-TUS
HAP9412 ?U Tower
HAP422RCW-TU
Holmes
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$99.99
$29.98
$69.99
$49.99
$79.99
Filter Type/Cleaning processes
Washable Pre-filter, permanent particle filter, ionization, ozone
Particle filter, ionization, ozone
Particle filter , ionization, ozone
Particle filter, ionization, ozone
Particle filter, ionization, ozone
Cost of replacement parts
none
Particle filter-$9.99/3 months
Particle filter-$12.99/3 months
Particle filter-$12.99/3 months
2 Particle filter-$12.99/3 months
Energy Consumption
150 watts
unknown
180 watts
unknown
120 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$116.42/year
$38.81/year
$139.70/year
$38.81/year
$93.14/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$216.41
$98.77
$313.61
$127.77
$277.05
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,564.16
$887.70
$2,576.18
$981.70
$2,130.58
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
170 square feet
70 square feet
165 square feet
110 square feet
180 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,819.64
$4,233.28
$5,701.43
$3,484.29
$4,618.42
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$27,602.82
$38,046.82
$46,839.64
$26,770.96
$35,509.67
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
17.65
42.86
18.18
27.27
16.67
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
92 cents/yr
$1.27/yr
$1.56/yr
89 cents/yr
$1.18/yr
MFG Warranty
2 year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
Particles
99% to 2 microns
99% to 2 microns
99% to 2 microns
99% to 2 microns
99% to 2 microns
Odors
some
Some
Some
Some
Some
Chemical Gases
some
some
Some
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
some
some
some
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

Holmes Air Purifier Comparison Chart 3

MFG/Model
HAP9240-U
115z-U
412W
AOR1000FC-U
HAP2400B-U
Holmes
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Price
$39.99
$19.99
$49.99
$49.99
$39.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Particle filter, ionization
Particle filter, ionization
Particle filter, ionization
Odor filter, ionization
Particle filter, ionization, ozone
Cost of replacement parts
Particle filter-$12.99/3 months
Particle filter-$9.99/3 months
Particle filter-$12.99/3months
Odor filter-$19.95/3 months
Particle filter-$12.99/3 months
Energy Consumption
unknown
unknown
80 watts
unknown
120 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$38.81/year
$38.81/year
$62.09/year
$38.81/year
$93.14/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$117.77
$88.77
$164.04
$118.61
$145.10
Total operating cost over 10 years
$961.70
$837.77
$1,240.48
$1,306.26
$1,530.98
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
101 square feet
50 square feet
120 square feet
50 square feet
110 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,497.77
$5,326.20
$4,101.00
$7,116.60
$3,956.88
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$28,562.49
$50,262.00
$31,012.00
$78,375.60
$41,754.00
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
29.7
60
25
60
27.27
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
95 cents/yr
$1.68/yr
$1.03/yr
$2.61/yr
$1.39/yr
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
One year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
Particles
99% to 2 microns
unknown
99% to 2 microns
unknown
99% to 2 microns
Odors
no
no
no
Some
Some
Chemical Gases
no
no
no
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
no
no
no
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no
no
no
no

Holmes Air Purifier Comparison Chart 4

MFG/Model
HAP424-U
HAP242-UC
Holmes
 
 
Retail Price
$69.99
$39.99
Filter Type/Cleaning Processes
Particle filter, ionization, ozone
Particle filter, ionization, ozone
Cost of replacement parts
Particle filter-$12.99/3months
Particle filter-$12.99/3months
Energy Consumption
150 watts
120 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$116.42/year
$93.14/year
Unit and parts cost for first year
$238.87
$185.09
Total operating cost over 10 years
$1,823.78
$1,530.98
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
180 square feet
110 square feet
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$3,981.96
$5,047.40
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$30,396.33
$41,754.00
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
16.67
27.27
Noise Level dB
unknown
unknown
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
$1.01/yr
$1.39/yr
MFG Warranty
3 year limited warranty
3 year limited warranty
Particles
99% to 2 microns
99% to 2 microns
Odors
some
some
Chemical Gases
some
some
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
Smoke
some
some
Germicide UV (passive)
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
no
no

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