FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.

Here are some common questions about Honeywell products.

Why can indoor air pollution be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution? So should I be concerned?

Why can indoor air pollution be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution? So should I be concerned?

What does the Honeywell Air Touch Air Purifier do?

The main function of the Honeywell Air Touch Air Purifier is to purify the air inside your home and office. The Air Purifier removes pollutants and provides clean air clean air is an important need in the present environment where major news and media reports constantly suggest about rising pollution levels, making it an unhealthy environment to breathe in.

Honeywell Air Touch has a 3 stage filtration process. Filter No. 1 – Pre Filter removes all the PM10 and larger particles. Filter No 2 – HEPA Filter (high efficiency particulate arrestance) removes close to 99% of PM2.5 particles. Filter No. 3 – Patented HiSiv filter that traps the harmful gases, volatile organic compounds (the odor and smell) and the carcinogenic (cancer causing) formaldehydes from the ambient air.

The effect is that once you put this product in your room it traps the harmful pollutants (both visible and invisible) and provides pollution free clean air for you and your loved ones.

Wouldn’t my AC also purify indoor air?

Any normal AC is designed to suck in the air from the room, dehumidify and cool it and then send it back. It does not remove major pollutants from the room unless it’s certified to work as an air purifier as well. Air conditioners boasting to clean the air cannot capture most harmful gases and pollutants below PM10 in size. Air Purifiers remove >99% pollutants by addressing core problems like PM2.5. Secondly, an AC is likely to be in operation only during summer season or nights and consume lot of electricity. Air Purifiers are designed to work throughout the day and year at a very low power consumption.

What is the power consumption of the Honeywell Air Purifier device?

Varies for different models however at the lowest fan speed it uses 7.5W (comparable to LED bulb) and maximum 66 W for the largest model (which is less than a normal ceiling fan)

For how long should I run the Honeywell Air Purifier in my house?

The products are designed to run 24 hrs. However one may use it as per personal preference – during sleep hours or any specific time during the day as per personal preference.

What is the area that the Honeywell Air Purifier will cover?

Different models have different coverage areas. The Air Touch Champagne Gold, Classic White, and Air Touch S have a CADR (clean air delivery rate)* of 300 cubic meters per hour which is good for up to 450 sq.ft. area (as per operating environment). The Air Touch P has a CADR of 450 cubic meters per hour which is good for up to 675 sq.ft. Please note that square foot area coverage is a subjective claim as per different measuring standards. Our recommendation is to compare products basis the CADR.

The average Indian bedrooms in metro cities are typically 100 to 150 square feet in size while the living rooms are 250 to 300 square feet which essentially means that the Honeywell Air Touch unit should be good for all the different type of rooms that you have in your house.

*Clean air delivery is the volume of air that a specific model air purifier cleanses of a specific pollutant in cubic feet per minute. CADR is the airflow in cubic feet per minute (cfm) multiplied by the efficiency (percentage) of particle removal. So a customer should look out for airflow rate or CADR in combination with area coverage. If the air flow rate is low and area coverage is more, it means it will take longer to clean the entire room.

Where should I place the Honeywell Air Touch Air Purifier?
The Honeywell Air Touch air purifier can be placed anywhere in the bed room or the living room and hence it’s a portable unit. It is recommended that you place it in an open area, free from many obstructions and also in a way that it does not hinder free movement inside the room. The product has a ‘Zero blind angle’ air circulation design which covers all areas of the room within coverage area.Honeywell Air Coolers use a unique Honeycomb Cooling Media. The cooling efficiency is much higher than other cooling media due to greater surface area for transfer of humidity to the passing air.
What if I place it in one of the rooms? Would it clean my other room (which is attached) as well if I open the door between the two?
Air Touch Air Purifier cleans only the room that it is operating in.Honeywell Air Coolers consume very little electricity. The average power consumption of a Honeywell air cooler is equivalent to running two100W light bulbs*. Running an air cooler requires significantly less electricity than running an air conditioning unit, making them an attractive cooling medium in cities where electricity cost is high.
*Honeywell Room Air Cooler average power consumption 193W.
Do I have to buy multiple units for my home (One for each room)?

Honeywell Air Touch air purifiers are portable. They have a grip space at the back to carry it. However if relocating the unit is not convenient then it is advisable to opt for multiple units as per requirement.

Does the Honeywell Air Purifier heat or cool the air as well?

No

Do the Honeywell Air Purifiers remove moisture from the air?
No, they don’t remove the moisture from the air, in fact HiSiv is more efficient than Activated Carbon in maintaining moisture in the room
Are Honeywell Air Touch good for removing smells and odours as well?
Smells / Bad odor are generated by Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Generally the solution most people use for this inside their home/car is an air freshener, which acts to only suppress the smell but does nothing to actually purify the air of the pollutants causing the bad odour. The HiSiv filter traps the VOCs and removes any smell / bad odor.
How long will it take for the Honeywell Air Purifiers to clean the room?
The time taken to clean the air in a room depends on 3 factors – Room size, CADR and ambient air pollution level. Higher the pollution level, greater the time taken to clean the room air.
What if I open the doors and windows? Would the Honeywell Air Purifier still work?
Yes it would work, but with polluted air also coming in at the same time, the air purifier would operate less efficiently. For instance, consider how we use an AC. When the AC is on, we tend to keep windows and doors closed.
How does the Honeywell Air Touch Air Purifier show me if the air is clean or not?
The purifiers have three LED colors – Red, Amber and Blue. Each color indicates the air quality in operating room. The smart sensor in Honeywell Air Touch senses the level of air pollution and accordingly the LED changes its color. Red indicates highly polluted air, amber indicates moderately polluted air and blue indicates clean air.