Honeywell, one of the world leaders in household products has outdone itself in the air purifiers department with the development of the Honeywell 50250 Round Air Purifier. With a perfectly circular design that allows for airflow in all directions, this machine is capable of servicing large rooms up to 400 sq.ft in area. The machine is pretty powerful in its price range and according to user reports, it is rated to be one of the best. The new models from Honeywell, including this one are all priced quite reasonably and they offer some of the most effective air purification in the market.
The machine comes with the standard filtering process, which uses a carbon pre-filter that is followed by a true HEPA air filter. The difference between the HEPA filter used here and the normal HEPA filters is that this one doesn’t need to be replaced unlike the ones in some of the older air purifiers which require frequent, if not at least occasional replacement of the filter as they get clogged up with the dust and other particles. This HEPA filter is a permanent filter and it requires to be cleaned only once or twice in a year. The same can be done with just a vacuum and if it is particularly dirty, it can be cleaned by just washing. The pre-filter on the other hand is not permanent and needs replacing whenever necessary as instructed by the indicator built into the machine. Note that this machine is not the best air purifier in the market but within its price range, it is easily the most effective. The pre-filter health indicator is virtually a lifesaver as it tells you exactly when to replace the filter to optimize the air purifier.
The circular design of the machine allows you to use it in any area of the room and not compromise on quality of air purification. In addition, the large inlets allow for maximum air intake to ensure that the air is purified as quickly as possible. Testing in a reasonably dust filled room, which was exposed to the outdoor for a while, didn’t take very long.
Most of the time, circular household appliances are frowned upon because they occupy a lot of space but that is not the case with the Honeywell 50250. It measures smaller than most conventional air purifiers, but performs at the same level. In fact, it measures only 18”x19”. The machine features three fan speeds that have to be manually adjusted. There is a clear distinction in terms of the power of these speeds as the highest one is quite noisy when compared to the lowest. The high power fan speed is far more effective as well and it can get rid of almost all the dust and disease causing organisms living in your room. This machine is great for those who suffer from sort of allergy or disease caused by airborne organisms.
The Honeywell 50250 is among the best-rated machines by consumers who are looking for clean air within a budget. However, it does have some downsides such as the absence of a remote control or automatic sensors and speed adjustment. The machine makes up for these with its unique and effective design and the offer of a 5-year warranty. This means that you can be sure of the quality of the machine for 5 years. Moreover, the pre-filter needs replacement only rarely whereas the HEPA filter is very cheap to maintain.
- Effective circular intake for best cleaning
- Small footprint and suitable for any area in the room
- Great value for money
- High power consumption
- Noisy at high fan speeds