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Honeywell HFD 360B Review

Honeywell is one of the top popular American companies engaged in producing Humidifiers, thermostats,air purifiers and smart home security appliances since 1906. Honeywell purifiers have received a large number of reviews and positive feedback due to continuous improvement in its product line.

Maximum brands of Honeywell purifiers show diversity in design and outstanding working.

Some brands are available in small and portable form, some in tower shape designs.Also, some brands of Honeywell are well-known due to their ability to remove allergies and microscopic pollutants.

All Honeywell purifiers have different filtration layers. Some have ifD filtration layers for removing fine allergens some has common  Pre-filter, Carbon filter and HEPA filter layers also some has ionizer along with other layers. Thus making air up to 99.97% free from germs and other allergens.

Honeywell HPA 300 is a winner in the eyes of customers due to quick relief in allergy and asthma. Another purifier of this family is Honeywell 50250S  which we also added in our 10 best air purifiers list also receive many reviews due to its small size and attractive look. 

Honeywell is renowned in producing the following popular series;

  • Allergens Remover Series  (e.g HPA 100,HPA 200,HPA 300)
  • Air Genius Series   (e.g HFD 280B,HFD 300,HFD 310,HFD 320,HFD 360B,17000-S,50150-N,50250-S)
  • Tower design series  (e.g HFD 120-Q, Quiet Clean HFD 110, HEPAClean HHT-090)
  • Small and compact series  (e.g HHT 011, HFD 010)

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Honeywell HFD 360B is a part of  Air Genius 6 series of Honeywell which is famous for designing Tower shaped air purifiers. The Honeywell HFD 320 purifier is the big brother of Honeywell HFD 310 and Honeywell HFD 320 and HFD 300.If you want to know about Air Genius, this series consists of ifD filter(Intense Field Dielectric) rather than True HEPA filter and removes small particles and allergens more efficiently by cleaning the room up to 99.99% and trapping allergens to 0.3 microns whereas True HEPA filter has cleaning ability up to 99.97%.

Also, ifD filter has advantages over the HEPA filter as it is lifetime, washable and low noise whereas HEPA filter has to be replaced after a specific duration and gives some noise.

Bad air enters from the backside of Honeywell HPA 360B whereas clean air comes out from the front side of the grilled column.

An interesting feature of this purifier is that it is connected to Bluetooth. You can control its functions with a smartphone from 30 feet range.

Honeywell HFD 360

Honeywell HFD 360

Let us read the below description under following headings;

1). Design and functionality 
2). Air purification system 
3). CADR and ACH rating
4). Effect on electricity 
5). Noise level 
6). Customer services 
7). Verdict 
8). Features 

1-Design And Functionality:

Honeywell HFD 360B has a sleek black grilled body with dimensions 10 x 9.9 x 26.8 inches and13.05 lb weight. Touchable soft control panel located at top of the column-like body that consists of multiple functions.

 

Honeywell HFD 360

Honeywell HFD 360

At the low centre of the control panel, there is an ON/OFFbutton for closing and starting the machine. Above it there wavy image button containing  6 purification levels in a circle. If we move in a circular purification level from the left side, there is sleep mode for quiet sleep at night. Level 2 is customized for germ cleaning. Level 3 is optimized for general cleaning of room pollutants. Level 4 for pet hair, dander and odor removal. Level 5 is allergen mode and effective for curing allergy and asthma and level 6 is Max mode optimized for odor and VOC reduction. At this mode, speed becomes high for fast cleaning.

At the top, there is a “Check filter” option which guides about filter replacement i.e K-2 pre-filter and ifD filter. Approximately it reminds after every 3 months.

On the right side of the cleaning level button, there is an Auto VOC(volatile organic compound) mode button for automatically detecting volatile compounds in the room. By this mode, purifier a be automatically adjusted at VOC or allergen modes or both. Depending on VOC, central circular LED sensor glows. e.g it glows;

Red: When there is a high level of VOC, the purifier is adjusted at Max Mode for removing VOC quickly.

Amber: When there is a moderate level of VOC, the purifier is adjusted at General Mode.

Green: When there is a low level of VOC detected, the purifier is adjusted at Sleep Mode.

Adjacent to VOC mode, there is a timer option that can be set for 18 hours.

Honeywell HFD 360

Honeywell HFD 360

Time Adjustment option of this purifier is designed in numeric form. Also, you can adjust the required time from up and down the arrow sign.

At the right side, adjoining to the purification level, there is a button with a round arrow sign. By pressing it fan oscillates or moves in the clockwise and anticlockwise direction for more efficient cleaning.

Adjacent to it, at the right side there is a soft button with a bulb image. It is actually a dimmermode. You can dim or turn off the lights of the purifier by this button at night time.

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2-Air Purification System:

Honeywell HFD 360B purifier has  2 stage purification system consisting of Preliminary Filter and ifD filter rather than HEPA filter. This strong purification system clean the room contamination up to 99.9% down to 0.3 microns. Carbon filter that is also attached with ifD filter helps to eliminate unpleasant odors.

Honeywell HFD 360

Honeywell HFD 360

  • Pre-Filter: Preliminary filter captures large particles like pet hair and other large-size allergens. This filter is washable, making performance for the better.
  • ifD Filter:ifD(Intense Field Dielectric) filter of Honeywell AirGenius 4 captures small particles like pollen,mold, dust and pet dander. It is a permanent filter and washable hence save money of filter replacement. Wash the filter after three months as filter check button reminds you approx after every 3 months. ifD HRF-K2 filter used for this purifier. Forremoval odor unpleasant smells an activated carbon filter is attached.

3-CADR And ACH Rating:

Area coverage for Honeywell HFD 360B is 260sq.ft.So it is best suitable for medium to large spaces like large bedrooms, living room or conference room. This area coverage is slightly more than its younger brothers Honeywell HFD 310 (250 sq. ft.)and Honeywell HFD 320 purifier (250 sq. ft.).

Clean air delivery rate(CADR) rating for this purifier for Dust(166), Pollen(149cfm) and Smoke is(169cfm) . Time is taken by this purifier to clean the 260 sq.ft.area is noticed as 12 minutes.

ACH(Air change per hour) rating tells us how much time an appliance takes to clean a room. This ACH rating is determined by “X” multiplied by the number of times air exchange through the purifier. For Honeywell HFD 360B, the rating is 5X means it has the ability to clean the room air 5 times per hour. Air exchange through this purifier after every 12 minutes.

 

Honeywell HFD 360

Honeywell HFD 360

4-Effect On Electricity:

Two most frequent questions that customers ask during purchasing air purifier;

  • For what time span should air purifier be used?
  • How much electricity does an air purifier utilize?

Our loyal advice is to read the energy specs from the manual before purchase or use of the purifier. Secondly, some purifiers have sensor options so these purifiers automatically detect air quality and adjust the fan speed accordingly.

Purifiers which have no sensor like in this case of Honeywell HFD 360-B, it has an option of timer.You can set time in the range of 1-18  hours according to your satisfaction until the room clean completely.

For your knowledge;

One unit electricity = 1 KW (1000 watts)/per one hr.

The formula for monthly electricity usage and per month electricity cost is;

Monthly Electricity Usage = (Air Purifiers rated Power x Daily usage in an hour)/1000 x 30) kWh month

Monthly Electricity Cost = Monthly Electricity Usage x Energy charges per kWh in USD

In the case of Honeywell HFD 360-B, energy consumption is 42 Watts(rated power). If you use this machine continuously for almost 12 hours, then multiply 43 by 12 and divide by 1000watts. Multiply the remaining figure by 30 for the monthly cost.in this way, monthly power utilization  will find out.   = 42*12/1000=0.504*30=15.12 KWatts per month

To find out monthly electricity cost multiply monthly consumption by the unit cost of electricity. (Suppose if unit cost is $1.9) =15.12*1.9=28.7 cents/kWh per month

 

Honeywell HFD 360

Honeywell HFD 360

5-Noise Level:

Noise and sound levels of a purifier are calculated in decibels (dB). All purifiers have reasonable sound, especially when compared with refrigerator or window AC. The quietest air purifiers fall in the range of dB rating of 15-35 at the low fan speed, whereas moderate ones in the range of 35 to 55 and the loudest purifiers in the range of 55 to 75 dB and above this range. Here in the case of  Honeywell HFD 360-B noise level falls in the quiet range. It is quiet at levels 1 and 2(“sleep”, “germ”) but slightly loud at levels 3,4,5 and 6. Also due to ifD filter technology, the fan remains in silence position than HEPA filter.

6-Customer Services:

Honeywell is the most popular brand in the purifiers products line. It is only due to its loyal customers’ services that it has received bulk reviews. Honeywell gives you community reward for purchasing its product which will facilitate your next purchase.

Honeywell HFD 360B comes with a 5-year warranty. This is, no doubt, a wide-ranging time for a claim declaration.

Company will favour you any malfunctioning of the unit during this period.

You can also contact Honeywell through cell phone at 847-701-3038, or via email at[email protected] from Monday to Friday.

ProsCons
Bluetooth connectivity
No child lock
ifD filter to remove allergens up to 99.9%

CADR rating is low
Timer options set for 1-18 hours
6 fan speeds
Warranty 5 Years

7-Final Verdict:

Honeywell HFD 360-B falls in the mid-range purifiers with an attractive design and simple usage. It uses ifD filter rather than HEPA filter and can clean the room up to 99.9%, not 99.97 as in case of HEPA filter.

8-Features:

Color                Black

Brand Name    Honeywell 

Product Name Genius 6  HFD 360B

Dimension    10 x 9.9 x 26.8 inches

Weight             13.05 lb 

Noise Level    Level 3,4,5and 6 are loud, but levels 1 and 2(“sleep”, “germ”) are quiet

Customers review   4.3 out of 5.0 

Warranty         5Years

Energy  usage   42 Watts

Room Coverage:        260 sq.ft.

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