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Honeywell 50255 air purifier

We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Honeywell 50250 although it may differ in price and features.

About

The Honeywell 50255 is part of the Air Purifier test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Air Purifier models like the 50255 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Dust/pollen/smoke removal (low): Dust/pollen/smoke removal is how well a model cleared air of fine clay dust and cigarette smoke when operating at a low speed that was typically one setting above the lowest speed. Many models have multiple speeds and the lowest is not as effective at cleaning the air. A model that scores well for dust removal should perform comparably for pollen.

Dust/pollen/smoke removal (high): Dust/pollen/smoke removal is how well a model cleared air of fine clay dust and cigarette smoke when operating at its highest speed. A model that scores well for dust removal should perform comparably for pollen.

Noise (low speed): Noise is based in instrument measurements with the model running at a low speed. The lowest speed may provide even quieter operation but will not be as effective at cleaning the air.

Features

Filter-life indicator Filter-life indicator Indicates when to change or clean the filters.
Remote control Remote control Includes a remote control to operate the air purifier.
Auto fan speed Auto fan speed On Auto mode, a built-in dirt sensor will allow the fan to run on a higher fan speed when the air is determined to be dirty and on a lower speed when clean.

Specs

Weight (lbs.) Weight Weight of the Air Purifier to the nearest pound.
Product type Product type The cleaning technology used by the Air Purifier.
Energy star Energy star Models that have the Energy Star rating will use less energy than comparable products.
Number of fan speeds Number of fan speeds Fan speeds available to the user.