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Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier Review

4 minute read   Last updated on Mar 11, 2024
Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier

Key features of the Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier

Overall Score 7.7

  • Hepa Filters
  • Clean Air Delivery Rate (Cadr) of 232 smoke, 243 dust and 246 pollen cfm
  • Adjustable Fan Speeds of 4 .
  • Decibel Ratings At Different Fan Speeds of 67.5, 46, 40 and 27.8 dB .
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Size And Form Factor of 14. 9"L x 7. 8"W x 23. 6"H .
  • Digital Display Of Air Quality
  • Allergen-Specific Filtration
  • Manufacturer's Warranty of 2 years

The Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier is a powerful and effective air purifier suitable for medium to large rooms up to 360 square feet that has a CADR of 232 for smoke, 243 for pollen, and 246 for dust, effectively removing airborne pollutants.

It also features a True HEPA filter, an activated carbon filter, PlasmaWave Technology that reduces airborne bacteria, multiple fan speeds to adjust air cleaning power, and a replacement filter indicator. However, it can be noisy at high fan speeds, having to replace filters adds to the cost of maintenance, and it also lacks Wi-Fi connectivity or app controls.

Let's look at each feature category in detail

Filtration Technology

Hepa Filters

HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, and HEPA filters are a type of mechanical air filter designed to filter particles from the air. HEPA filters are commonly used in air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, and other filtration systems and Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier uses these filters in its air purification process

Activated Carbon Filters

Activated carbon filters are another common component that comes with many air purifiers and can be found in the Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier. These filters are designed to adsorb several gases, odors, and chemical pollutants from the air. The term activated refers to the treatment of carbon with oxygen to open up millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms, this creates a highly porous structure. This gives activated carbon a larger surface area, making it effective for trapping and removing a wide range of airborne pollutants.

Performance Metrics

Clean Air Delivery Rate (Cadr)

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier CADR is 232 smoke, 243 dust and 246 pollen, when thinking of getting an air purifier, it's best to select one with a CADR that matches the size of your space you plan to use it in.

Air Changes Per Hour

The Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) is a measure of how many rounds an air purifier can purify the entire volume of air in a space in just one hour, Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier's value of ACH is 4.8.

Coverage Area

The coverage area refers to the maximum size of the room for which the purifier is would effectively provide air purification. Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier covers 360 Square Feet.

Controls And Operation

Adjustable Fan Speeds

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier comes with 4 fan speeds, most air purifiers come equipped with adjustable fan speeds allowing you to adjust the intensity of the air purification process. Adjustable fan speeds provide flexibility in terms of noise level, energy consumption, and the rate at which air is passed through the purifier.

Air Quality Sensors

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has air quality sensors, air purifiers with in-built air quality sensors are equipped with technology that enables them to detect and monitor the quality of air in the surrounding environment.

Filter Replacement Indicators

Filter replacement indicators, a feature found in many air purifiers to alert users when it's time to change the filters. Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has filter replacement indicators, these indicators are essential for maintaining the best performance of the air purifier.

Programmable Timers

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has programmable timers, these allow users to schedule specific times for it to operate.

Remote Control

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier comes with remote control, allowing users to easily operate and adjust the settings of the purifier from a distance offering convenience and operational control.

Noise Level

Decibel Ratings At Different Fan Speeds

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has 67.5, 46, 40 and 27.8 dB, the decibel (dB) rating of an air purifier refers to the level of noise it makes during operation. It's an important consideration, especially if you are to place the air purifier in a bedroom, or any space where noise can impact comfort.

Maintenance And Convenience

Washable Filters

Air purifiers like the Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier come equipped with filters that can be washed, also known as reusable filters.

Design For Easy Cleaning

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier is designed to ease cleaning, air purifiers that have designs that offer easy cleaning are better for keeping up optimal performance and ensuring a healthy indoor environment.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Star Certified

The Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier is Energy Star certified, the energy star program aims to make known energy efficiency and environmental sustainability by identifying and promoting products that meet certain energy performance criteria.

Power Consumption

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier consumes 70W, the power consumption of an air purifier means the amount of electrical energy the purifier uses in operation.

Safety Features

Ozone-Free Operation

The Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has an Ozone-free operation, this means its ability to function without producing ozone as a byproduct.

Design And Aesthetics

Size And Form Factor

The Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier's dimensions are 14. 9"L x 7. 8"W x 23. 6"H, size and form factor of an air purifier are important considerations which impact where and how the air purifier can be used.

Color And Finish

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier is in charcoal gray, dark gray, and gray colors, the color of an air purifier may be an important factor for some users, especially if the purifier is to be placed in a visible area of the office.

Display Panel

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has a display panel, the display panel on an air purifier displays information about the unit's current state, settings, and real-time air quality data.

Indicator Lights

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has Indicator lights, on an air purifier these serve various uses and give users important information about the air purifier's state and performance.

Air Quality Monitoring And Display

Digital Display Of Air Quality

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has a digital display of air quality. Purifiers with a digital display of air quality provide real-time information about the current state of indoor air.

Real-Time Monitoring

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has real-time monitoring, this refers to ability of the air purifier to constantly assess and display the quality of indoor air.

Specialized Features

Allergen-Specific Filtration

The Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has an allergen-specific filtration feature, purifiers use different kinds of filters targeting specific pollutants in the air using the supported filtration technologies.

Smoke Removal Features

If you're looking for an air purifier to address smoke and related particles, Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier is what you are seeking for. Smoke particles is challenging to filter effectively due to its small particle size.

Odor Elimination

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has an odor removal feature, meaning it's effective in addressing unwanted smells in spaces.

Warranty And Customer Support

Manufacturer's Warranty

Winix 5500 2 Air Purifier has a manufacturer's warranty of 2 years, this is a key aspect to consider when purchasing an air purifier, since it gives protection and assurance regarding the purifier's performance and durability.

Availability Of Customer Support

The availability of customer support is an important factor to consider when buying an air purifier. This can indicate the level of support you can expect after the purchase.

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