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Honeywell debuts air cleaner with washable filter


MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Honeywell has created a new air cleaner that offers a solution for consumers' indoor air quality issues, in a smaller package. 

A smaller version of the popular Honeywell AirGenius 4 Tower Air Cleaner, the Compact AirGenius 4 provides the same performance for rooms up to 150 sq. ft., removing up to 99.9% of airborne pollutants, as small as 0.3 microns, from the air that passes through its filter. 

This compact air cleaning device also captures odors and common household volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as fumes from household cleaners, paint, new flooring products, etc.  The slim design is aimed at tighter spaces and for average–sized bedrooms. 

"According to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times, and even up to 100 times, more polluted than outdoor air. With Americans spending about 90 percent of their time indoors, air cleaning and purifying devices can be an important tool to help maintain cleaner, fresher air in the home.  This is particularly important for anyone with sensitivities to pet dander, dust, smoke or pollen," said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, an environmental health specialist.  

The Honeywell Compact AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner has a washable filter: simply rinse the filter to clean it every 3 months, saving money on replacement filters. A filter indicator light will illuminate when it is time to clean the filter.  The compact unit also has an oscillation setting and can be set to automatically shut off after two, four or eight hour cycles.  A dimmer feature allows the user to dim the control panel lights when used in a bedroom or other space where less brightness is desired. 

The new Honeywell Compact AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner will be available at retailers nationwide. 

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