Fellowes AeraMax 300

Score:

4032 points
Vs

Winix 5500 2

Score:

4516 points

summary Review

Fellowes AeraMax 300 Winix 5500 2
Performance Yes Yes
HEPA Filter Yes Yes
Timer No Yes
Child Lock Function No No
For Large Rooms Yes No
Removes Cigarette Odor Yes Yes
Room Size and Airflow Yes Yes
Economical Yes Yes
Ideal for Asthmatic People Yes Yes
Fights Germs Yes Yes
Eliminates Dust Mites Yes Yes
Removes Pet Dander Yes Yes
Gets Rid of Pollen Yes Yes
Removes Smoke Yes Yes
Removes Mold Yes Yes
Affordable Yes Yes
Filter Replacement Reminder Yes Yes
Traps Allergens Yes Yes
Quiet Operation Yes Yes
Alexa Compatible No No
Washable Pre-Filters No Yes
Easy Filter Replacement Yes Yes
Automatically Detects Airborne Particles Yes Yes
Remote Control No Yes
Wattage Yes Yes
Energy Star Yes Yes
Size and Appearance Yes Yes
Filter Life - based on use Yes Yes
Sleep mode No Yes
OZONE free Yes Yes
Controls and Modes Yes Yes

COMPARISON – Fellowes AeraMax 300 VS Winix 5500 2

Performance

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It features 4-stage filtration process coupled with other technologies like; AeraSafe antimicrobial treatment, Aera+ Mode and PlasmaTRUE technology which all work together to ensure optimum removal of airborne particles including; Allergens, Viruses, Germs, Dust-Mites, Mold, Pollen,Smoke and a lot more

Winix 5500 2: Room coverage is 360 Sq.ft - suitable for medium sized rooms. It uses a Smart Sensor Gauge and Auto mode to automatically adjust fan speed to offer you with thorough air filtration. It gets rid of bacteria, VOCs, Odors and Gases using its Plasma Wave Technology without emitting harmful ozone.

Yes / No

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HEPA Filter

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This unit is equipped with a True HEPA Filter that helps to safely remove up-to 99.995% of airborne particles as small as 0.3-microns. In fact, this filter can remove particles like; pollen, ragweed, allergens, viruses, germs, dust mites, mold-spores, pet-dander, ragweed and cigarette smoke.

Winix 5500 2: It uses a True HEPA Filter, Odor Reducing Carbon Filter and WINIX PlasmaWave Technology to filter 99.97% of air contaminants. WINIX 5500-2 can capture and remove Pollen, Dust, Some, Pet Dander, Mold Spores, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Household Odors.

Yes / No

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Timer

Winix 5500 2: 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, the unit's fan speed will automatically adjust to your indoor environment.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2
Winner: Winix 5500 2

Child Lock Function

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

For Large Rooms

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This unit is recommended for use in large sized rooms of about 300 to 600 square feet.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2
Winner: Fellowes AeraMax 300

Removes Cigarette Odor

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It uses True HEPA filter to safely remove 99.995% of airborne particles including; cigarette smoke and other types of smoke that may be caused by cooking.

Winix 5500 2: 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.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Room Size and Airflow

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This air-purifier is designed to clean air within medium-to-large sized rooms ranging from 300 to 600 square feet. It pulls dirty air from the sides and then processes it uses it 2 advanced filter then releases clean air through the upper adjustable vent.

Winix 5500 2: 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

Yes / No

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Economical

Fellowes AeraMax 300: Is Energy Star Certified for low energy consumption which implies that it will save you a lot of money on electricity bills monthly/annually while providing you with very clean and pure air.

Winix 5500 2: 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.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Ideal for Asthmatic People

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This unit is certified by the Asthma and allergy Foundation of America (AAFA-Certified) for preventing asthma and other related seasonal allergies. It features a Aera+ Mode that increases air turnover rate to remove more allergens, viruses and germs from your house most especially during peak allergy and cold/flu seasons.

Winix 5500 2: 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 without emitting harmful ozone - but make it easier for people with Asthma leave comfortably.

Yes / No

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Fights Germs

Fellowes AeraMax 300: The PlasmaTRUE Technology creates an ionized field to help safely remove germs and other airborne pollutants.

Winix 5500 2: Its PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyl to neutralize germs, bacteria, VOCs, gases and odors

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Eliminates Dust Mites

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It uses the True HEPA Filter to safely remove 99.99% percent of airborne particles including dust mites which are problem in most homes.

Winix 5500 2: 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, the Pre-filter can't eliminate them - though the fan will capture them and lead them to the TRUE HEPA filter.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Removes Pet Dander

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This air-purifier uses True HEPA filter to thoroughly remove up to 99.995% of pet-dander. Ideal for people who leave with pets.

Winix 5500 2: The True HEPA filters will capture 99.97 of all airborne particles including pet dander that comes from your pets. The unit will release filtered safe air via the top vent.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Gets Rid of Pollen

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It uses a True HEPA filter to thoroughly remove 99.99% of airborne particles including pollen and other allergens. So, if you have been searching for an efficient and effective pollen remover for your home then this device will work perfectly for you.

Winix 5500 2: Since pollen is too small to be removed by the Pre-filter and Carbon Filter - It is the True HEPA Filter that will get rid of pollen thus save you from pollen related allergies like flu, sneezing and blocked nose.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Removes Smoke

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It is equipped with an advanced carbon filter that helps to capture cooking-odor and cigarette-smoke. This implies that air-purifier will be capable removing any smoke within your kitchen or other rooms of the house in just minutes so as to provide you purely clean breathable air.

Winix 5500 2: 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.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Removes Mold

Fellowes AeraMax 300: Uses a True HEPA filter to completely remove any mold spores within your house up-to 0.3 microns. So, this makes it a perfect device for use under extreme weather conditions like during winter which tends to cause mold over time.

Winix 5500 2: Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Affordable

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It is very affordable compared to other brands in its range. So, if you’re looking for a more affordable and high-performance air-purifier to use within your medium to large sized home then this device will work perfectly for you.

Winix 5500 2: Yes, it is one of the best affordable air purifiers on the market.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Filter Replacement Reminder

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It features a True HEPA and Carbon Filter Change Indicator that turns red when it is time to replace the filters. The filter change indicator may appear after 6-months or depending on the air-purifier usage and the air-quality of the area you’re living in.

Winix 5500 2: Has a filter replacement reminder which notifies you when its time to replace air filters.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Traps Allergens

Fellowes AeraMax 300: It uses the True HEPA filter & PlasmaTRUE technology to create an ionized field that helps to safely remove airborne pollutants including allergens.

Winix 5500 2: The TrueHEPA filter traps 99.97% of Allergens that could make you sick thus make the environment you leave in safe.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Quiet Operation

Fellowes AeraMax 300: Ultra quiet operation and this implies that will work perfectly within bedroom or office where maximum silence is required.

Winix 5500 2: The unit operates quietly while in auto mode - so you won't lose your sleep

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Alexa Compatible

Yes / No

Fellowes AeraMax 300
Winix 5500 2

Washable Pre-Filters

Winix 5500 2: Uses Washable Advanced Odor Control carbon filters which should be cleaned every after 14 days; these pre-filters are permanent.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2
Winner: Winix 5500 2

Easy Filter Replacement

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This device features a side drawer with a built-in handle that allows for easy access to the carbon and HEPA filters so as to facilitate for quick and easy changing of filters.

Winix 5500 2: All you have to do is to turn off the air filter before removing filters (this is a safety precaution). After that - remove the front panel by pushing its upper edge and slowly pull forward. Then press the Pre-filter near the top of the filter, release and remove.

Yes / No

Fellowes AeraMax 300
Winix 5500 2

Automatically Detects Airborne Particles

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This unit uses an AeraSmart Sensor to monitor air-quality and then automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your room air purified at all times. Additionally these sensors work along with the Auto-mode to illuminate blue, amber and red lights whereby each color indicates the level of purity of your home air.

Winix 5500 2: 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, pollen, dust, pet dander, dust mites, Odor, Vocs and Germs.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Remote Control

Winix 5500 2: You can easily control Winix unit from the comfort of your couch. Things you can do with this remote control include; turning ON/OFF the unit, Enable Auto Mode and Increase Fan Speed.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2
Winner: Winix 5500 2

Wattage

Fellowes AeraMax 300: At a low speed setting - it consumes 6 Watts) while on a turbo speed it consumes 86 watts

Winix 5500 2: 70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Energy Star

Fellowes AeraMax 300: This air-purifier is Energy Star Certified for low power-consumption and this implies that it will save you a lot of money on electricity bills annually

Winix 5500 2: Yes it is energy star certified

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Size and Appearance

Fellowes AeraMax 300: Dimension - 8.1 x 16 x 25.1 inches / Weight - 12.5 pounds. Features a simple platform design and body which can be placed anywhere within your house for great air purification results

Winix 5500 2: Dimension - 14.9 in(W) x 7.8 in(D) x 23.6 in(H) / Weight - 17.6 lbs

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Filter Life - based on use

Fellowes AeraMax 300: True HEPA filter that can work for up to 12-months before requiring a replacement while the carbon-filer can last for up to 3-months before a needing a replacement.

Winix 5500 2: Both the Carbon filter and True HEPA filter last up to 12 months.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Sleep mode

Winix 5500 2: 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.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2
Winner: Winix 5500 2

OZONE free

Fellowes AeraMax 300: Is certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), California Air Resource Board (CARB) and UL for producing clean-air without any substances that may affect the ozone or your home-environment thus making it safe for use.

Winix 5500 2: Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

Yes / No

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Winix 5500 2

Controls and Modes

Fellowes AeraMax 300: Feature several modes that can be manually adjust to 4 fan speed setting of low, medium, high and turbo.These modes include; An auto-mode that works along with the AeraSmart Sensor to monitor air quality and automatically adjust the fan speed to keep your air purified, An Aera+ Mode that increases air turnover rate by 35% or 50% to remove more allergens during peak allergy and cold/flu seasons and a PlasmaTRUE mode that creates an ionized field to help safely remove airborne pollutants.

Winix 5500 2: (1) Auto Mode - enables auto operation based on the unit's air quality Smart Sensors. While in Auto Mode, fan speed is automatically adjusted basing on air quality indoors. (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. But you can change fan speed manually by pressing the Fan Speed Button.

Yes / No

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Overall Winner

Winix 5500 2

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