The Winix 5500-2 is an amazon best seller for many reasons. The unit comes with multiple air filters to clean your air including the patented PlasmaWave technology. What is this air filter sorcery you ask?? Well let me explain.
How does it work?
The Winix 5500-2 works using 3 different filters AND it’s PlasmaWave technology:
- When air first enters the unit it goes through the pre-filter – This collects the biggest particles like hair and large dust, and helps extend the life of the other main filters. It is washable and can be cleaned every couple weeks.
- Next it will go through the Advanced Odor Control Carbon filter. This removes harmful gases like VOCs and odor molecules from pets, cooking and smoke.
- Then the air will go through the TrueHepa filter which will remove 99.97% of unhealthy air particles including dust, pet dander, pollen, microbes, smoke and mold.
- PlasmaWave Technology: The final cleaning stage, this patented technology generates and releases thousands of negatively and positively charged ions which combine with water vapor in the air to form Hydroxyls. These Hydroxyls work to instantly neutralize airborne viruses, bacteria, chemical vapors, odors, and gases. The PlasmaWave function can be turned off and on via the control panel if you are hydroxyl-phobic 😉
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- The Winix air purifiers all come with VOC (volatile organic compound – harmful gases in the air) sensors and will give you REAL-TIME feedback about the quality of your air.
- All Winix models have a Change Filter monitoring system. There’s an indicator light on the Control Panel which will glow when it’s replacement time. So no need to guess when the filter needs replacing.
REPLACEMENT FILTERS (2 need replacing)
- The pre-filter does NOT need to be replaced. It’s WASHABLE – it should be washed every 2 weeks.
- The Advanced Odor Control carbon filter is also WASHABLE. It should be washed every 3 months to prolong its life. It should be replaced once a year.
- True Hepa Filter – change whenever the light comes on – can last up to a year – NOT WASHABLE
- The link below provides both the TrueHepa and Carbon filter replacement
Summary of Reviews
- Can be placed directly against the wall to save space – the air enters through the front and exits vertically out of the top.
- Plus it’s very compact to further save space.
- VERY noticeable odor improvement immediately after turning it on from the majority. Specifically better smells around – cat litter, smoke, animal odors
- Dramatically reduces the amount of dust within hours after turning on the unit. People start with it on a HIGH setting for a couple days then just put it on auto – so it will only go on a higher setting (faster fan speed) as needed.
- The PlasmaWave patented Ionizer can be turned off whenever you like if you are concerned about the ions released or potential ozone release.
- People have confirmed using testing of their own that the odor detector works – people have used smoke and baked goods and it detected these.
- IMPROVES ALLERGIES –better sleep quality noted, with less sneezing and no runny nose in the morning.
- The washable pre-filter needs to be vacuumed every few days if you have a pet that sheds… (better the hair in the garbage than in the air or on your furniture though).
- On the Turbo fan setting mode is a little loud – BUT the lower settings are very quiet. Also, there is a sleep mode that will make it almost silent while you catch some Zs.
- The entire unit is much quieter than the Honeywell HPA300
For more reviews click the link here: Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier Reviews
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 15.0 x 23.6 inches
- Weight: 15.4 lbs
- Room size coverage: Up to 360 sq. ft. (small to medium sized room)
- Ozone emission: Company says none
- Decibels: 27.8 dB
- Number of filters to change: 2
- Type of filtration system:
- Pre-filter, carbon filter, TrueHepa filter
- PlasmaWave (special type of ionizing filter)
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