CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Alen BreatheSmart 75i VS. Winix 5500 2

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Alen BreatheSmart 75i

Reasons to buy Alen BreatheSmart 75i:

  • button icon 3-stage filtration with ionizer.
  • button icon Intelligent sensor technology.
  • button icon Personalizable front-panel design.
  • button icon Children-friendly & Quiet-operation.
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Winix 5500 2

Reasons to buy Winix 5500 2 :

  • button icon Best Bang For Your Buck
  • button icon Great Performance - Clears up Allergies
  • button icon Can filter farts and all bad odors
  • button icon It is a very solid unit - Durable
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Alen BreatheSmart 75i

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • AFFORDABLE
  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
WINNER :

Alen BreatheSmart 75i

  • CHILD LOCK
APPEARANCE
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Alen BreatheSmart 75i VS. Winix 5500 2

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in-order to keep your house clean.

Yes

It uses a True HEPA Filter, Odor Reducing Carbon Filter and WINIX PlasmaWave Technology to filter 99.97% of air contaminants

TIMER

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a Pre-set timer/scheduler that will help you select between 4, 8 and 12 hours of operation before the device shuts-off.

Yes

The Set and Forget function allows you to time and schedule the machine - you don't have to worry about air quality when you're not at home.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It can effectively purify air in large and open living-rooms of up-to 1,300sq.ft every 30-minutes to keep rooms feeling fresh at all times.

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

There is an optional, Fresh Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter that will help this unit to trap and eliminate cigarette-odor. However, this filter is sold separately.

Yes

Uses its 3 stage air purification system to get rid of Cigarette Odor.The Coated Deodorization Carbon Filter reduces VOCs and household odors from cigarette smoking, cooking, and pet urine.

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It can clean air in rooms of up-to 1300Sq.Ft every 30-minutes and it even provides multiple air-flow intake and outlet thus creating a high airflow-delivery-rate.

Yes

Room coverage is 360 sq. ft. AHAM Verified & CADR Rating for Dust - 243 sq.ft, for Pollen - 246 Sq.ft, for Smoke - 232 Sq.ft

FIGHTS GERMS

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses a Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter to capture 99.97% of airborne-particles including germs within your home-environment.

Yes

Its PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyl to neutralize germs, bacteria, VOCs, gases and odors

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It still uses a Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter to capture 99.97% of dust-mites and other airborne-particles down to 0.3-microns.

Yes

These will be captured and eliminated by the True HEPA Filter because Dust mites are very small in size - about 0.3 microns in size.

REMOVES PET DANDER

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It can effectively trap and eliminate 99.97% of airborne particles including pet-dander using an integrated Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter.

Yes

The True HEPA filters will capture 99.97% of all airborne particles including pet dander that comes from your pets.

GETS RID OF POLLEN

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter can eliminate 99.97% of airborne-particles including pollen which is one of the main causes of allergies within people.

Yes

The True HEPA Filter will get rid of pollen thus save you from pollen related allergies such as flu, sneezing and blocked nose.

REMOVES SMOKE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses an optional Fresh Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate smoke within your house. However, this filter is sold separately.

Yes

Does not matter if the smoke is from the kitchen, cigarette or wild fire - Winix 5500-2's True HEPA Filter will trap and remove 99.97% of smoke.

REMOVES MOLD

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It can trap and eliminate mold-spores and other airborne-particles and efficiency of 99.97% in-order to keep your rooms very fresh.

Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It captures 99.97% of allergens and other airborne particles down to 0.3-microns using an integrated Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter.

Yes

The TrueHEPA filter traps 99.97% of Allergens that could make you sick thus make the environment you leave in safe.

QUIET OPERATION

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses WhisperMax technology to ensure quiet-operation with about 25dB at the lowest speed-setting and 49dB at the highest speed-setting.

Yes

The unit operates quietly while in auto mode - so you won't lose your sleep

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s equipped with a washable Pre-filter (with HEPA-filter) in-order to ensure efficient performance at all times.

Yes

Uses Washable Advanced Odor Control carbon filters which should be cleaned every after 14 days; these pre-filters are permanent.

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

All its filters are very easy to replace using simple tools and you don’t need any technical-help for installation.

Yes

All you have to do is to turn off the air filter before removing filters. After that - remove the front panel by pushing its upper edge and slowly pull forward.

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses an Auto-mode and Laser Smart Sensor to detect most airborne particles and then self-adjust the fan-speed to achieve best air quality.

Yes

Has SmartSensors that monitor air quality 24/7. So the moment contaminants get into the air you breathe, the unit will automatically increase fan speed to capture allergens.

SLEEP MODE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a sleep-mode that operates at lowest speed-setting with lights-off coupled with extra silence thus making it perfect for use in bedrooms.

Yes

You can easily press the Mode button on the control panel to select Sleep mode. You will see a LED ''Sleep'' light indicating Sleep mode is activated.

WATTAGE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses about 45-watts at the highest speed-setting and lesser watts at the lowest speed-setting making it very energy efficient.

Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

ENERGY STAR

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit is very energy efficient whereby it uses the same amount of electricity as a 45-Watt light bulb.

Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Alen BreatheSmart 75i

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features button-controls at the top which include; An Ionizer, Timer, 4-speed-fan-speeds, Automatic-mode, Sleep-mode, Smart-sensor and Filter-life-indicators

Yes

(1) Auto Mode - enables auto operation .(2) Sleep Mode - once it's in the sleep mode, the Air Quality Indicator LED light is disabled and the fan speed is automatically set to LOW.

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s equipped with a Smart Filter Light indicator that will let you when it’s time to replace the pre-filter and HEPA-Pure Antimicrobial filters.

Yes

Has a filter replacement reminder which notifies you when it’s time to replace air filters.

ECONOMICAL

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit is very economical due to its low energy consumption. In fact, it uses the same amount of electricity as a 45Watt light-bulb.

Yes

The unit is Energy Star Certified - it uses very little power to clean and filter air in your room. Its True HEPA filter & AOC Carbon Filter lasts up to 12 months and the Pre-filter is Permanent.

AFFORDABLE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
No

Yes

Yes, it is one of the best affordable air purifiers on the market.

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its very ideal for use by people with asthma because it’s equipped with a Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of Allergens.

Yes

The True HEPA filter and PlasmaWave Technology work hand-in-hand to break down allergens, odors, indoor pollutants, chemical vapors, dust, dust mites, pet dander and other related air contaminants

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
No

Yes

Control this unit with a remote control. Things you can do with this remote control include; turning ON/OFF the unit, Enable Auto Mode and Increase Fan Speed.

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Both the Washable Pre-filter and Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter should be replaced after 12-to-18 months of regular use in-order to ensure optimum-performance.

Yes

Both the Carbon filter and True HEPA filter last up to 12 months.

Winix 5500 2

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a locking control panel and child-safe vent guard that make it very safe for use in homes with kids and pets.

No

OZONE FREE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It does not produce ozone via its Ionizer and it’s certified to be Ozone-free by California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

Alen BreatheSmart 75i

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a tower-shaped body with no sharp sides coupled with several plastic interchangeable front panels and a control-panel located at the top-section.

Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features dimensions of; 18.5 x 27 x 11.5 inches coupled with a metallic tower-shaped body with simple polyester and plastic interchangeable front-panels.

Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

WEIGHT

Alen BreatheSmart 75i
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a weight of 27lbs (12.2kg) which makes it a bit heavy to carry around your house.

Yes

15.4 lbs

Overall Winner

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