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Holmes HAP726 Allergen Remover Review

Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Holmes HAP726

The Holmes HAP726 allergen remover is sleek in design, and versatility has been thought about as well. The manufacturers have made it possible for the consumer to set it at a horizontal or vertical position, and unlike most conventional models it can also be placed against a wall without the worry of residue ruining paintwork. Suitable for rooms up to 256 square feet, this model has been highly revered for its quiet operation and efficiency.

Review Details

One of the most discerning features about the HAP726 is the way in which the filtration system works. It’s fitted with a carbon filter treated with Arm and Hammer baking soda. This makes it far more efficient than other models of this type on the market at removing common household odors such as cooking smells, pet odors, garbage, bathroom and smoke.

Its true HEPA filter will eliminate nearly all airborne allergens as small as 0.3 microns. This means the air will be free of pollen, dust, pet dander, ragweed, mold spores and dust mites which all contribute towards allergy symptoms.
Additional features such as a 16 hour timer, digital displays and 4 different speeds all contribute towards making the HAP726 one of the most efficient on the market.

What We Liked

  • Advanced Odor Elimination
    Holmes has cleverly added a baking soda coating to their carbon filter with the HAP726. This means common household odors will be a thing of the past.
  • True HEPA Filtration
    The HAP726 will effectively remove 99.97% of allergens such as pollen, dust, mold spores, dust mites and many other samll particles that exacerbate allergy symptoms.
  • Quiet Operation
    The motor installed inside this allergen remover uses low-vibration technology and the advanced fan blades all contribute towards operation that won’t disturb.
  • Ease of Use
    With 4 fan speeds, a 16 hour timer and hanging filters which are simple to replace, the HAP726 couldn’t be easier to operate and maintain.
  • Additional Features
    Holmes has thoughtfully included a free set of carbon filters with this model, and you can expect to benefit from an automatic alert when the filters need replacing.

What We Didn't Like

  • Pricey Replacement Filter
    The HEPA filter can be expensive to replace but the regularity with which this is needed depends entirely on how often the unit is used, and how dirty the air is. For most consumers this will only need doing once a year.
  • Noise on Highest Level
    The HAP726 will emit a certain amount of noise when on the highest level. However it can be termed as “white noise” which doesn’t bother everyone.


The Holmes HAP726 allergen remover does just that, remove allergens. It has been highly revered for its effectiveness at keeping the air clean and the consumer free of allergy symptoms. Its advanced carbon filter system is also very effective at reducing odors.
It has been noted that the HEPA filter can be expensive to replace and if this is an issue, you may wish to consider the Honeywell HTT-011, but it is a much smaller unit with less coverage.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 19, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Holmes HAP726
Dimensions (L x W x H):
9.3 x 17.7 x 18.7 inches
19 lbs
Suitable for treating:
Asthma, Allergies, Mold, Pet Dander, Odor
256 square feet
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Yes, 4 speeds
Ozone Emission:
Digital Controls:
Filter Change Alert:
Energy Star Certified:
AHAM Certified:
CADR dust:
CADR pollen:
CADR smoke:
5 years

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