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Holmes HAP756-U
 
Approximate retail price:
$140
Summary: This portable air purifier from Holmes is primarily filter-based and has a filter indicator, programmable timer, remote control, and 4 speeds. It's designed for floor or tabletop use in a large room.
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Community icon8 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Portable air purifiers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't Waste your money!
11/18/2013
Pros
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Comment:
Packed it up to go back, right after I plugged it in! This thing is louder at it's lowest setting than the Honeywell I replaced at it's highest setting. Consumer reports might like it, but they can have it!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Gets rickety at low speeds over time
7/22/2012
Pros
Affordable
Cons
Loud
Best Uses
Larger Rooms
Comment:
I decided to try to filter out as much pet dander and fur as I could in my apartment. I got two of these and one Whirlpool AP51030K. What I've realized about an air purifier is that it's really the low setting performance that matters the most, as you want to keep it on all the time without bothering you. Although the Holmes does filter very well, after about a month of use the wheel that generates the suction through the filters became rickety and I could hear the wobble. This was fixed by running it at a higher speed, but then the air becomes noisy. The Whirlpool on the other hand is quieter at any setting, and at the the low setting it really isn't noticeable, so it's on all the time. It also has much simpler and larger filters. I'm throwing out the two Holmes that I bought a year ago and replacing them with the Whirlpool. However, it does filter well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
own 3!
7/1/2012
Pros
Affordable
Attractive Design
Quiet
User friendly
Cons
Best Uses
Anywhere
Asthma Control
Bedroom
Comment:
Well, My wife and I went to one of our favorite stores recently and found this unit at a really good price ([$]), and it was HEPA, too! We decided to try one out in our home. We unpacked it in our kitchen and turned it on and within a few minutes, we felt better...no stuffy head. We triedit in a different room and felt the same effect. We went back to the store and bought two more. We sleep better and feel better after their use. As a Respiratory Therapist, I really appreciate the positive effect on our breathing. Reduced allergens, dust, pollen, and the like. A great deal too!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The Holmes HAP756-U is part of the Air purifiers test program at Consumer Reports. The Holmes HAP756-U Air purifiers features and specs include . In our lab tests, Air purifiers models like the Holmes HAP756-U are reviewed on Overall score, Annual cost ($), Room size, Dust/pollen/smoke removal (high), Dust/pollen/smoke removal (low), Noise (high speed), Noise (low speed). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Holmes HAP756-U based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Holmes HAP756-U include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Holmes HAP756-U.
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