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Budget Purifier, Good for Small Spaces

This compact, lower-priced air purifier is an effective purifier for small spaces and rooms. It is a noisier purifier than many similar models. It features a three-stage filtration system and permanent filters. There is a nightlight feature and three fan settings; it does not include a true HEPA filter.

3 fan settings, Nightlight feature

This model has three optional fan settings. The Honeywell Compact Air Purifier also includes a nightlight function, which is useful if you plan on using it in your bedroom next to your bed.

Suitable for small rooms

This model is suited for rooms smaller than 86 square feet.

Permanent filters

The Honeywell Compact Air Purifier includes permanent filters, so you will not need to purchase filters throughout the life of the device. Make sure to clean the filters regularly in order to keep this device running at peak performance


3-stage filtration system

The HEPAClean Compact Air Purifier has three filters. The first is a washable pre-filter that captures large particles like pet and human hair; the second is a permanent HEPA-style filter (not a true HEPA filter) that captures smaller particles like dust, mold, and smoke. The final filter is an ionizer field for deodorization. Even though the filter is not a true HEPA, this model does outperform similar models in its price range due to its 3-stage filtration process.

Good deodorizer

This model includes an ionizer that is very effective at removing smoke and pet odors. The ionizer works by releasing ions into the air; some users may have negative reactions to ionizers in general. The ionizer can be turned on or off independent of the purifier running.


The Honeywell Compact Air Purifier is about 12 inches high and 9 inches wide, making it compact and easy to fit into tight spaces.


Not a true HEPA filter

This product advertises as having a HEPAClean filter, which is not the same as a true HEPA filter. There are no regulations for non-HEPA filters, and claims of its efficacy cannot be backed up by testing. The Honeywell Compact Air Purifier does not guarantee removal of particles to any particular size, but does promise to remove pollen, pet dander, smoke and dust.


The high noise level of the Honeywell Compact Air Purifier is due in part to the fact that it is best used in small rooms, where the noise will be more noticeable. As is, the high setting will probably be too loud for most people to sleep through, and the medium setting would only be suitable for people who enjoy sleeping with white noise. Even the low setting produces a fan-like noise that may be too loud for some users.

Overall Review

The Honeywell Compact Air Purifier is an effective air purifier for its price range. While it is noisier than many models, it is better at cleansing the air and deodorizing than similar models. While it does not include a true HEPA filter, the three stage filtration process is sufficient to remove much of the dust and allergens in your home.