Honeywell Tower Design Air Purifier Reviews

Photo of Honeywell HFD-110 Air PurifierOne of the fastest growing trends for in-home air control of all sorts is the tower design.

Not only are manufacturers using this style to create modern looking air purifiers, but it’s also quite popular with stand-up air fans and ceramic heaters.

It seems like everyone these days is being drawn toward purchasing a tall, vertical air control unit for their homes.

Why?

Mainly because these types of air purifiers can be placed anywhere inside a room. Due to their thin design, you can place the device in a corner and easily transport it to other rooms if you’d like.

In this article, we review the top-selling air purifiers with a tower design by Honeywell. We’ll share with you the things they all have in common, what features are different and how current customers are reacting to these products.

The Honeywell models we’ll be reviewing include:

  • HFD-110 QuietClean Tower
  • HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower
  • HHT-090 HEPAClean Tower

Common Features in Each Model

Honeywell is constantly improving their air purification technology and in turn has developed several different products to meet specific needs for its customers.

However, what you’ll undoubtedly find is that there are certain features that each tower model they develop contains. That’s because these options are an integral part of the process for cleaning and purifying the air.

Regardless of the model you choose, HFD-110, HFD-120-Q or HHT-090, you’ll enjoy these benefits:
Photo of Tower Design Purifiers HFD-110, HFD-120-Q, HHT-090

  • *Permanent main filter that captures indoor pollutants (dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke and mold spores)
  • ACH rating of 5x (circulates the room with fresh air up to 5 times per hour)
  • Filter clean indicator
  • 3 fan speeds
  • Ionizer for additional air filtration
  • Single color choice: HFD-110 (white only) HFD-120-Q and HFD-090 (black only)
  • Energy Star qualified (low operating cost)
  • AHAM certified (independent testing verifying air cleaning effectiveness)
  • Tower design – 11″ (L) x 10″ (W) x 28-29″ (H)
  • 5 year warranty

*The permanent filter in these models does vary in type. See next section for exact type benefits.

How Each Model is Different

It’s clear that not all air purifying options and features are attractive for every type of consumer. What may be right for one person, may not be best for another, and vice versus.

Honeywell knows this fact better than anyone else.

Therefore, in order to suit the air quality needs for the widest range of consumers, the company has modified each air purifier model in a variety of ways.

Here’s how each model is different:

  • HFD-110 QuietClean Tower
    • Uses a permanent ifD filter that captures 99.99% of ultra-fine particles down to .3 microns. It’s washable and reusable for the life of the product.
    • Includes an automatic shut off timer with 4, 8 and 12 hour intervals
    • Good for rooms up to 124 sq. ft.
  • HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower
    • Uses a permanent ifD filter
    • Offers oscillation control
    • Good for rooms up to 170 sq. ft.
  • HHT-090 HEPAClean Tower
    • Uses a permanent HEPA-type filter that only captures particles as small as 2 microns (quite inferior to the ifD filter mentioned above). It can be vacuum cleaned and reused for life.
    • Good for rooms up to 170 sq. ft.

Summary

As you can see, each of these Honeywell air purifier models have a lot of features in common, with only a few slight differences.

But, how do you decide on which one is best for your home?

Here are a few things you should take into consideration before making a purchase. Hopefully these factors will help you make the right decision.

  • The ifD filter is the current top-of-the-line filter for air purifying devices. It lasts for the lifetime of the product if cleaned regularly – saving you annual filter replacement costs.
  • The main filter that the HHT-090 uses is highly inferior to the ifD filter that’s included with the HFD-110 and HFD-120-Q. In our opinion, the HHT-090 is a bad investment because it can’t capture the ultra-fine particles that cause a majority of breathing and health problems. If you have allergies or asthma, you won’t notice much improvement in your health by getting the HHT-090 air purifier.
  • The HFD-110 is the only model listed above that offers an automatic shut off timer. This feature comes in handy more often than you may think. Especially if you don’t want the device to run 24 hours per day or if you forget to turn it off after leaving the house.
  • The difference in room size coverage between the HFD-110 versus HFD-120-Q may be a significant factor for you. Generally speaking, the HFD-110 can purify space that’s 10′ x 12′ while the HFD-120-Q can handle a room that’s 10′ x 17′.