Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier Review 

 August 6, 2017

By  Enda

Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier Review

The Honeywell HFD-120-Q tower air purifier has quite literally sold in its hundreds of thousands. For many households, this is the go to air purifier, that helps keep the air in their home clean and healthy.

This is not a cheap option with an average price of around $160, but it does work extremely well. At the time of writing this, there were over 1,500 buyer reviews on Amazon, and they gave this purifier, an average score of 84% buyer satisfaction.

That is a consistently good rating, and certainly makes it one of the best rated on the market right now. Let's have a closer look to see how good or bad, this air purifier really is. You can see a close up image of this Honeywell model just below.

Honeywell HFD-120-Q QuietClean Tower Air Purifier Review

Short Summary Review of the Honeywell HFD-120-Q Air Purifier

This nutshell review should help us get straight to the point why many thousands of people buy this model in particular. The average price for this type of product is typically $155- 160 for a good quality choice. 

Buyers like to get a bargain as long as it can maintain a high enough satisfaction rating from buyers. This one rates overall at 84% buyer satisfaction, and that has remained consistent for a number of years. It is a top of the range purifier, that has washable filters, and simple to use controls.

Air purifiers in general, are about capturing as many airborne particles of smoke, dust, pollen, and pet dander that they can. This one claims to capture up to 99% of those. It is done by passing the air in the home through a cleansing filter.

This HFD-120-Q model has an oscillation control, an LED touch button control panel and three speeds. As you can wash the filters, it means they don't need constantly replaced, and over time that will save you money.

This purifier is ARB certified to comply with federal ozone emissions limits.

How Buyers Rate the Honeywell HFD-120-Q

When considering a purchase, it is always a good idea to check out the actual real life buyer reviews. Those are the most important as they are from people who have bought the product, used it and then taken the time to leave their opinion.

Below we have summarised the ratings given to this Honeywell purifier by those buyers. To make them easier to understand, and also to provide an easy to view snapshot, we have summarised those ratings by percentage. The ratings given are based on a star rating with 1 being the lowest and 5 stars being the highest.​


At a quick glance, you can easily see that slightly 6 out of 10 buyers rated this as a 5 star product. It therefore clearly worked for those buyers. 76% of buyers rated this at 4 stars or higher. About 10 in every 100 buyers gave it a 1 star rating. We shall find out why and explain down below.

Overall it attracts an average rating of 84% buyer satisfaction. This is based on over 1,500 buyer reviews, another good sign that this purifier sells really well.

What Buyers Say About the Honeywell HFD-120-Q

So we know so far, that the price is on the high side and generally speaking buyers rate this fan really well. There are 9% of buyers who were clearly not impressed, and we have included their reasons in the table below.

Now let's have a look at what those same buyers actually have to say about this particular fan. We have summarised those in a "likes and dislikes table" just below.​

  • Many buyers said this did a great job on removing smells and also at filtering out dust
  • Allergy sufferers stated that this has made a huge difference to the quality of the air
  • The price put some buyers off, but they went ahead and bought it, and now believe they have a great product
  • The purifier is quiet on the low and medium settings, but you can here it on the highest setting
  • The oscillation works really well and is also very quiet
  • Some thought the dust control was weak
  • Some buyers said it stopped working after a few months
  • Some said it was little more than a noisy tower fan

Overall the huge majority of the reviews are complementary. Those who gave it a low review did so mainly down to noise. There were some complaints about the product as it stopped working. That had to be replaced under warranty, and yes that is certainly annoying.

With an overall satisfaction rate of 86%, it is in our opinion a good product, it a tad expensive.

Honeywell HFD-120-Q purifying system

Honeywell HFD-120-Q Tower Specification

Honeywell HFD-120-Q controls
  • Captures up to 99% of airborne particles such as smoke, dust, pollen, and pet dander from the air that passes through the filter
  • Measures (H x W x D) -10.83'' x 14.17'' x 16.73''
  • On and off oscillation control
  • 3 speeds - low, medium and high
  • Washable filters
  • ARB Certified and ENERGY STAR rated
  • Suitable for room sizes up to 17 x 10 feet (170 sq feet)
  • Measures 28.7 x 11.2 x 10 inches and weighs 14.5 pounds

Video Review of the Honeywell HFD-120-Q

Sometimes it is easier to simply see a video of the product. That gives you a better understanding of what you might be buying. We searched around, and believe that we have found one of the better ones. Hopefully you will find that very useful.

Summary & Verdict on the Honeywell HFD-120-Q Tower Style Air Purifier

The reviews tell us that the majority of buyers are happy with their purchase. The complaints were either about the noise level or the fact that for about 3 out of 100 people, the purifier stopped working.

Products do go faulty, and as long as they are covered under warranty, then I am ok with that, but it is an inconvenience nonetheless.

Most buyers are happy that this Honeywell Quiet Clean model does a good job on removing smells like cigarette and cigar smoke. It also does a good job on cleaning up the air in the home.

The price on this model is not cheap.​

Honeywell HFD-120-Q in the box

If this is not the model for you, then check out our top 10 list of air purifiers, by clicking here. Overall though, this Honeywell model gets good enough reviews from the majority of buyers.


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