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Model #HAP242UC

Desktop Air Purifier with HEPA-Type Filter

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Product Overview

Holmes HEPA-type desktop Air Purifier has a dual-position slim design that is perfect for table or desktop use. It can be placed vertically or horizontally to best suit Your space. Plus, its highly efficient HEPA-type filter is fortified with Arm and Hammer Baking Soda to help absorb and eliminate common household odors.
  • HEPA-type filter helps remove up to 99% of airborne particles
  • Optional ionizer assists in particle removal
  • 3 speed settings to keep air fresh and pure
  • Recommended for rooms up to 109 sq. ft. or 10 ft. x 11 ft.
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)109Product Depth (in.)9.7 in
Product Height (in.)6.3 inProduct Width (in.)13.1 in


Air Purifier TypeTabletopAir Treatment Product TypeAir Purifier
Appliance CategoryAir PurifiersAutomatic shutoffNo
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)Not specifiedColorWhite
Color FamilyWhitesControl TypeManual
Effectiveness (%)99ElectrostaticNo
Filter/bulb monitorNoFiltered or FilterlessFiltered
HEPA FilterYesIonizationYes
Number of Air Purifers (Per Pack)1Number of cleaning stages3
Number of Fan Speeds3Package SizeIndividual
PortableYesPrimary Filter TypeHEPA - Type
Product Weight (lb.)5.65 lbRemote ControlNo
Removes bacteriaNoRemoves dustYes
Removes moldYesRemoves odorsYes
Removes particulatesYesRemoves pollenYes
Removes virusesNoReturnable90-Day
TimerNoUVC lampNo
Voltage (volts)49.5Wall MountableNo

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsNo Certifications or ListingsManufacturer Warranty1 Year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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  • 82%recommend this product
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Poor performance for smokers.
Recently we had to bring our daughter back into live with us. She’s a smoker so we put her out in the garage for that issue. The garage is 1 car attached and insulated with heat and air conditioning. I decided to buy the product to see if it would at least keep the air clear in the garage area as it’s only a one car garage. As you can see from the photos, the ashtray and cigarette is against the intake of the system running at high speed. The garage smells smoky as it ever did. I’m certain it does purify the air for allergens and the rest of it, but for cigarette smoke it’s not worth the money.
Response from Holmes Brand TeamNov 26, 2021
Hi Jwl1433! Thank you for contacting Holmes®️. We are saddened to know that you found our air purifier not effective for cigarette smoke. Allow us to address this for you. We're working diligently to make our products satisfying for our consumers. You may actually choose a filter which is based on your need. We suggest that you buy the filter HAPF30AS the next time that you will replace it, as this is the smoke grabber filter. Have a nice day! holmes
I have the older model
Bought the model before this one I believe HAP9240. I consistently cleaned the unit and changed the filter each month with the green quality AER HEPA filters. I thought it was working well until I shined a flashlight down the outlet side of the unit, (where the fresh "purified" air is coming out of) and it was filthy. Yes I have the filter in right and yes it has a good seal. I know it's a cheap purifier but I wasn't expecting that amount of dirt and particles on the fresh air side of it. I enjoy Holmes products and I'd like to see Holmes make this right and correct it.
Response from Consumer CareApr 12, 2019
Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear about what happened to your air purifier. A Consumer Care Specialist will be in touch with you by email to help you with your Holmes® Desktop Air Purifier with HEPA-Type Filter & Optional Ionizer. Have a nice day!
    I bought this unit today again because I bought one years ago and loved it! So I brought it home plugged it in and the smell that came out of it was awful! My sister bought one at another store same brand and she said the same thing! I returned it! Just a horrible smell from it! Just a shame!
    Response from Consumer CareFeb 9, 2021
    Thank you for your review, and please accept our apology for the inconvenience this has caused you, Lulubell. We will make sure that our design and production team are made aware of your feedback. Please stay safe and healthy.
      Fits space perfectly
      Great machine for the price. Running 24-7 with no issues.
      Response from Consumer CareFeb 5, 2021
      Hi, Leobee! We hope you are healthy and staying safe. Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate that our consumers are loving our products. We work very diligently and it will provide us greater encouragement to keep doing what we are doing. Please keep safe!
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      Maybe I got a dud.
      I bought the unit because I live in an apartment where I have to suffer with my neighbor's smoke smells. Unfortunately, what I notice is that the unit would not stop running unless I unplug it. Even when the unit is supposed to be off, it still runs. I did not feel comfortable with that to I returned it.
      Response from Consumer Care TeamAug 6, 2020
      Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're sorry to hear that your Holmes Aer1 Desktop Personal Air Purifier with HEPA-Type Filter & Optional Ionizer is not turning off. Your feedback is important to us, and it helps us to continuously improve our products and services. If there's anything we can do to assist you, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-800-546-5637. We're here for you Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm EST. You can also contact us through chat and email by visiting our website. Our product specialists will be more than happy to help you.
        I put one in my bed room and one inbetween...
        I put one in my bed room and one inbetween my kitchen area and front room. They both are keeping my one bedroom apartment air has improved a lot. They do what they are advertised to do really well.
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        I bought two of them and so far they are...
        I bought two of them and so far they are fantastic and keeping the dust and allergen levels in check my asthma has actually improved and I'm sleeping better and they're quiet.
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        Great air purifier. Had the same two for years and finally retired one, this one takes its place. Great product, great price.
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        Love it!!!!!
        I have had a unit like this before. Until it became obsolete, i loved it! This unit is the same quality!!!!!
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