I first used the Honeywell 50255-hd True Hepa Air Purifier at my parents’ house. I have horrendous environmental allergies and my mother is a die-hard chain smoker. Even though precautions were taken before and during my stay at their house, an allergy to smoke and tobacco made it nearly impossible for me to visit for more than two days without a relatively serious reaction. In order to allow me to breathe easier, my parents purchased the Honeywell 50255-hd True Hepa Air Purifier. They placed it in the center of the house and left it on 24 hours a day. I noticed the difference immediately in the air quality as well as my breathing. I found that I slept better and was able to stay longer than usual. When I checked the filter, I saw the amount of smoke and nicotine in the filter and was thankful that it wasn’t going into my lungs.
I currently have this air purifier in my apartment and it runs 24/7. When it is not running, I immediately notice a change in the air quality, including a mustiness in the air. The machine is a bit loud but not so loud that it bothers me.
The only downside to the air purifier is that hepa filters are expensive to replace. Once a filter gets dirty it cannot be cleaned as it is made of paper. The outer carbon filter does help to protect the inner filter and is both easy to clean and inexpensive to replace. The carbon filter can be vacuumed or washed if needed.
The air purifier has 3 speeds, and includes a pre-filter and an indicator light to alert the user when to change the hepa filter. The hepa filter is very easy to remove and replace. The exterior of the unit is plastic and can easily be wiped off with a damp cloth. The bottom of the unit unscrews for easy filter replacement and cleaning.
I did a great deal of research before getting this unit and was pleased to note that it was rated highly by consumers and industry experts. Also, it does not output ozone as many air purifiers do. This is especially important to me because of my respiratory issues.
The unit is available online as well as at select big box and home improvement stores. I would definitely recommend this unit to friends and family and have done so.