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Bissell air400 Air Purifier VS. Winix 5500 2

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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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Bissell air400 Air Purifier

Reasons to buy Bissell air400 Air Purifier :

  • button icon Ideal for allergy and asthma suffers
  • button icon Very effective at removing pet dander & dust
  • button icon Its thick charcoal filter gets rid of odor
  • button icon It moves a LOT of air while in high speed settings
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PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • TIMER
  • REMOVES MOLD
USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER
  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
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APPEARANCE
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Comparison Winner
Winix 5500 2

Reasons why we like it:

  • TIMER
  • REMOVES MOLD
  • FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER
  • REMOTE CONTROL
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COMPARISON – Bissell air400 Air Purifier VS. Winix 5500 2

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses a HEPA filter to capture 99.97% of air contaminants. It works hand-in-hand with the Pre-filter and an activated Carbon filter which captures Odor and germs.

Yes

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

TIMER

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
No

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Features a 1 inch thick activated carbon filter to capture various household odors including cigarette odor.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Room coverage is between 300 Sq.ft and 400 Sq.ft. Air flow quality is great, the unit has an auto mode, but while in the auto mode, the CirQulate Syste offers thorough filtration basing on the quality of air in your home.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Gets rid of germs and bacteria that could cause harm to your health. The HEPA filter traps and removes 99.97% of air contaminants.

Yes

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

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Captures and removes dust mites that hide in thick carpets, sofas, bed sheets, rugs ....etc.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

If you suffer from allergies and have asthma - You will notice a huge air quality change when you put this unit in your room. It will get rid of pet dander and dust in your home.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses the HEPA Filter to capture and remove pollen that gets into the air you breathe thus saving you from pollen related allergies.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Can detect and remove smoke from your room. This could be smoke from the kitchen or from a forest fire next to your home

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
No

Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses its HEPA air filter to capture 99.97% of air pollutants including allergens of all types. , it will trap and remove those small allergens that pets release from their saliva and dander.

Yes

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

QUIET OPERATION

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Runs quietly and it switches off its indicator lights when you switch off light in your room. You will sleep comfortably without getting any noise pollution.

Yes

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

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The pre-filter is washable. It traps large particles so that they don't reach the HEPA filter and carbon filter. You can wash it once every week.

Yes

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

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Simply open the purifier from the front panel and remove the old filters to be replaced.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

While in auto mode, the unit's sensors will always be on alert of air contaminants. Once the sensor detects a change in air quality, it adjusts fan speed to increase suction power of the unit.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Using a Night Mode, the unit will detect that your room has got dark, so the white lights on the top of the unit will turn off and also the color wheel will go dim.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses only 75 watts while on its highest mode

Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

ENERGY STAR

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Yes, it is energy start certified – your power bills won’t go up the roof.

Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Winix 5500 2

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

All controls are found at the top of the unit. Modes include: Auto mode (auto detects air contaminants), Turbo mode (highest mode) and Silent mode (lowest mode - ideal for night time when you're sleeping).

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
No

Yes

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

ECONOMICAL

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The unit is Energy Star Certified. It uses 75 watts only while on the highest mode and filters air in your room 3 times per hour.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Well priced

Yes

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

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Right, Its CADR is 279 for Smoke, 307 for Dust and 206 for pollen - so if you have asthma, you will find this unit relevant to your health.

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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
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

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

On average it is 6 months.

Yes

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

Winix 5500 2

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
No

No

OZONE FREE

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It does not release bad gasses to the environment

Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Not so unique

Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

16.1 x 9.8 x 24 inches

Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

WEIGHT

Bissell air400 Air Purifier
Winix 5500 2
Yes

25.7 pounds

Yes

15.4 lbs

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