Honeywell HFD320 Vs. Honeywell HFD310 Vs. Honeywell HFD300
In this post, you will find Honeywell AirGenius 5 reviews, a Honeywell AirGenius 4 review, a Honeywell AirGenius 3 review, and comparisons between them. HEPA-filtered air cleaners are often criticized for their noisiness and extra costs arising from replacement filters. As an improved model, Honeywell’s HFD does not have the same problem, and is more popular in the market.
In 2012 Honeywell released three new HFD air purifier models, the AirGenius series: Honeywell AirGenius 3 (HFD300) costs about $150~$200; Honeywell AirGenius 4 (HFD310) costs around $150~$200; and AirGenius 5 (Honeywell AirGenius 5 reviews here) (HFD320) is over $200.
Comparison of HFD-300, HFD-310, HFD-320
|Dimensions||12.2 x 12.2 x 29.9 inches||12.2 x 12.2 x 29.9 inches||12.2 x 12.2 x 29.9 inches|
|Maximum Square Feet||225||250||250|
|Ceaning Level||3 levels||4 levels||5 levels|
|Energy Star Rating||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Auto off timing||No||Yes||Yes|
|Touch Display Control||No||No||Yes|
|Warranty||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years|
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Similarities between Honeywell Airgenius 5, 4, 3
They all look modern, with contemporary sleek tower designs and a classic color, black (AirGenius 4, 5) or white (AirGenius 3). Put them into any room, and you’ll find them quite appealing.
They are ENERGY STAR rated, a good trait for air purifiers, as most of them must be kept on 24/7. Their filters are permanent washable, and this also saves money in the long run.
All of them can filter up to 99.9% of harmful particles in the air, not as good as a HEPA filter, but enough for most customers, who only have seasonal pollen allergies. For those who have chemical or advanced allergies, a HEPA filter might be a better choice.
They also have an oscillating feature that “helps to disperse fresher and cleaner air throughout the room,” just like a fan. But most people do not need a fan; they just need a purifier, so I would advise you to turn it off. This function may also cause a little bit of noise in your room.
Differences between Honeywell HFD320, HFD310, HFD300
Although they all belong to the same product line and have many similarities, the price difference exists for good reason.
AirGenius 5 has a touch sensitive control panel, unlike 3 and 4, and it is considered “smarter.” It has five fan speeds: sleep, germ, general, allergen and max. HFD320 also has an auto-off function with six intervals, from two to twelve hours.
AirGenius 4 has four fan speeds, and four intervals for auto-off timer. AirGenius 3 has only three fan speeds and no time controls.
AirGenius 4 and 5 are certified for large rooms up to 250 square feet, but if you are lazy and don’t want to clean your electronic filter at least once a month, it’s better to limit the area to about 170 square feet.
The same applies to AirGenius 3. Recommended room size is 160 square feet instead of the certified 225 square feet.
CADR rates for AirGenius 4 and 5 are the same: dust is 160, pollen 170, smoke 161. The performance of AirGenius 3 is not as good, with 150 for dust, 160 for pollen and 146 for smoke. Most experts would not recommend air purifiers that are rated under 150 for any pollutant, so the AirGenius series is acceptable, but borderline.
Suggestions for Maintenance:
The manufacturer of the HFD grid suggests it should be washed four times a year, but as I’ve mentioned, once a month is better, and you should clean the entire air purifier simultaneously. Compared with earlier designs, some of which needed nearly daily cleaning, this is a huge improvement. When washing it, you should soak the grid for 2-3 minutes, but longer than that is unacceptable. It can’t be put in a dishwasher. Before you replace it inside the AirGenius, you have to make sure it’s completely dry.
The warranty for AirGenius is pretty long: five years is enough for most buyers. But be careful because normal wear and tear and filters are not included in this warranty. The company also demands proof of purchase as well as 10 extra dollars for return shipping.
Summary for Honeywell Airgenius 3 , 4, 5
These are acceptable models, with attractive appearances and stylish designs. They are lightweight and easy to carry around. When you turn the oscillation function off, they are quiet, not noisy. They suit normal people without allergies or those who have light allergic reactions to mold and pollen.
The prices are a little bit high, but the lifespans of these machines are long, and a five-year warranty is a plus. You don’t have to pay a lot of money for maintenance.
But for those who have more severe allergic problems and people who smoke, these models are not advisable. They’re simply not strong enough to help you. You can also find some smoke air purifiers here.