Honeywell HEPA 50250-N


This is a review of the Honeywell Enviracaire 50250-N Air purifier.

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Before we jump it to any specific details about the Honeywell 50250-N, lets first check out what score this purifier achieved on the major internet retailing websites:

Review Site Rating
Amazon.com 4 Stars (188 reviews)
Epinions.com 4 ½ Stars (16 reviews)
Google.com 4 Stars (15 reviews)
NewEgg.com 4 Stars (52 reviews)
Viewpoints.com 4.70 out of 5 (10 user reviews)

Overall, the 50250-N purifier has achieved favourable scores across all the major sites that allow consumer reviews. The next step we need to take is to dip a little deeper and find out what some of the experts think of about this particular air purifier:

1. Air Purifier Power – Written By Ed Sherbenou – URL

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Air-Purifier-Power Rating: 80, good

Benefits:

  • Here’s what I find nice about Honeywell air purifier’s durable, basic style. It is made from solid, powerful plastic material, and also sealed closed with a bolt about half inch by 5 in.
  • Quite a few low-cost HEPA air purification products are made of numerous parts, along with splits and seams which leak.

Problems:

  • Just what is not so great is the noises this Honeywell 50250 creates: it is fairly loud. 50250′s Sound spec is 35/45/57 decibels (A), however that appears understated.
  • Yet I hardly ever utilize it within the bed room, for it is a little loud for me to snooze with, even using the low setting.
  • Not fantastic for light sleepers.

2. ConsumerSearch.com: URL

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Owners and also specialists are usually fond of the Honeywell Enviracaire 50250-N air cleaner

Benefits:

The actual comprehensive agreement is that this particular model is acceptable for the cost that is charged.

Problems:

First, this particular low-cost air cleaner is not designed for large rooms, and 2nd, it is extremely loud.

CADR Results:

Any CADR, is determined by The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, it informs all of us not just the amount of air which is purified, but additionally exactly how well it’s purified. Air purifiers which have been examined by AHAM must have the AHAM Qualified seal and also CADR figures for 3 contaminants: cigarette smoke, plant pollen, and airborne dirt and dust. The larger the CADR score, the more efficient the air cleaner is in opposition to that pollutant.

The Honeywell HEPA 50250-N scored: 250 CADR Ranking

Technology Used:

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The Honeywell 50250-N utilizes HEPA technology and has an extremely large filter in comparison to the size and price of the unit. Ed, from air-purifier-power stated that he had seen 18 wheelers with smaller filters!  HEPA filters are able to remove 97.97% of particles bigger than 0.3 microns which removes most air borne dust, pollen and allergens.

This HEPA filters used are lifetime versions so you will be able to vacuum the filter rather than just throwing it away and replacing it. However, don’t expect this lifetime filter to last till your 80 as it still degrades over time.

NOTE! Watch out for the old 50250 without the N at the end. These older purifiers do not come with the lifetime HEPA filters and will require changing far more frequently.

Power Consumption

Air purifiers will often be required to be used for a large proportion of the day so energy costs both ecologically and economically should be taken into account. The 50250-N uses the following power settings:

  • Low = 50 Watts
  • Medium = 120 Watts
  • High = 170 Watts

Leaving this purifier on the high rating 24 hours a day will cost the same as leaving on two non-energy saving light bulbs

Addressing the Sound Problem

Many reviewers note that the 50250-N purifier is very loud on the highest setting. To give you an idea of how loud, we have put together a video + sounds that show the 50250 purifier running at its highest setting. Ed @ air-purifier-power states that he won’t use this purifier in his bedroom because of the sound.

Personally I think this purifier is too loud for my bedroom but would not be a problem in my kitchen or dining room area.

Conclusion

This is a solid purifier and is very good value for money. I personally would not recommend this purifier for usage in the bedroom (at night) but its a very cheap way to clean a small kitchen, dining area or any other small room.

It would not make economic sense to spend $900 on an IQair Healthpro plus for every room of your house – so i recommend using a the Honeywell 50250 in smaller rooms that require clean air. I give this purifier from Honeywell a 5 star rating and itnow  ranks at the top of my list for budget purifiers ($100-$200.)

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