Honeywell 17000 HEPA Air Purifier review

honeywell-300x300This portable Honeywell 17000 air cleaner is recommended for filtering the air in a closed room as large as 168 square feet (12 by 14 feet). As it continuously circulates a room’s air–about six times per hour–it employs two filters to remove smoke, pollen, dust, animal dander, dust mites, molds, bacteria, viruses, and odors. Especially useful for asthmatics and allergy sufferers, the cleaner contains a true HEPA filter that is at least 99.97 percent effective at trapping extremely tiny particles (as small as 0.3 microns) while a prefilter reduces odors.

Honeywell’s IntelliCheck system permits monitoring the filters’ lives. Each filter has a button. Pressing a button activates a light, which blinks or shines steadily. One blink indicates that the filter has lots of life remaining, two blinks means less life, three blinks means even less, and a steady light indicates the filter needs changing. The HEPA filter lasts one to three years; the prefilter, three months. Filter replacement is simple, and replacement filters can be ordered separately. The air cleaner has three speeds, and all are exceptionally quiet for an air cleaner this large and powerful. It carries a five-year warranty against defects. –Fred Brack

Honeywell 17000 featuresHoneywell 17000 features

  • Honeywell is the #1 recommended air purifier brand by Allergists.
  • Captures up to 99.97% of microscopic allergens, 0.3 microns and larger, from the air that passes through the filters.
  • Electronic push button controls 3 cleaning levels.
  • SurroundSeal Technology helps minimize air leaks.
  • For Replacement filter, 2 HRF-D1 filters are needed.
  • For Replacement pre-filter, HRF-AP1 or 38002 prefilter can be used.


Honeywell 17000 removes an impressive 99.97% of common household particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. Establish a safe breathing environment by eliminating the threat of dust, pollen, mold, spores, tobacco and cat dander. The specially designed carbon pre-filter assists in removing common household odors while helping extend the life of the HEPA filter. This Air Purifier also utilizes QuietCare sound reducing technology for ultra quiet operation and the Intelli-Check filter monitor to remind you when to replace the pre-filter. Recommended for medium to large sized rooms, this unit features 3 separate speeds and corresponding indicator lights. The overall particle reduction is dependent upon many factors such as the amount of air processed, the pollutant type and the pollutant’s introduction rate into the environment.

DetailsHoneywell 17000 features

This Air Purifier has been AHAM certified for use in rooms up to 200 square feet
The CADR indicates the volume of filtered air delivered by an air cleaner. The higher the tobacco smoke, pollen and dust numbers, the faster the unit filters the air.

ACH and CADR Ratings

When it comes to efficiency, the Honeywell 17000 does its job well boasting an ACH (Air Changes per Hour) rating of 6x which means its capable of changing the air completely 6 times in one hour. This model’s CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating is 130/130/130, which means it’s able to filter 130 cubic feet of air per minute containing dust, smoke and pollen respectively.


Q: Does this work with car exhaust fumes?
A: No, the specially designed carbon pre-filter assists in removing common household odors while helping extend the life of the HEPA filter. This is not an industrial model and is best utilized in the home.


The Honeywell QuietCare 17000 Air Purifier is another great offering from this manufacturer, and will be especially appreciated by those suffering from allergies and asthma. It’s also affordable which means you won’t have to spend a small fortune in order to breathe clean air. True HEPA filtering technology makes sure that all allergens and pollutants are dealt with efficiently, and an activated charcoal pre-filter gets rid of odors.
I think the Honeywell 17000 deserves a recommendation! If you are interested in buying one feel free to take a look on Amazon, last time i checked they had 25% off, click here to go to this discount.


Honeywell 17000-S HEPA Air Purifier Manual