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GermGuardian AC4825 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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GermGuardian AC4825

Reasons to buy GermGuardian AC4825 :

  • button icon An air-purifier for allergies and pets.
  • button icon Reduces common odors from pets and smoke.
  • button icon UV-C light technology eliminates airborne bacteria.
  • button icon Cleans air in small-to-medium rooms of up-to 167sq.ft.
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PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • TIMER
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
  • SLEEP MODE
USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
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APPEARANCE
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Comparison Winner
Winix 5500 2

Reasons why we like it:

  • TIMER
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
  • SLEEP MODE
  • REMOTE CONTROL
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COMPARISON – GermGuardian AC4825 VS. Winix 5500 2

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s equipped with a HEPA-Filter that captures 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns.

Yes

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

TIMER

GermGuardian AC4825
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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Features an Activated-Carbon-Filter layer that can trap and eliminate cigarette-odor and other odors from pets and cooking.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s ideal for use within small-to-medium rooms of up to 167sq.ft. It can also filter and circulate room-air over 4X per hour.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

UV-C light technology works with Titanium Dioxide to reduce airborne germs, bacteria and viruses.

Yes

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

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The HEPA air filter captures 99.97% of dust-mites while the Pre-filter will help to capture large dust-particles.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of pet-dander and other airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The HEPA Filter can trap and capture 99.97% of pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3-microns.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a Charcoal-filter that eliminates cigarette and cooking smoke coupled with removing common odors within 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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses a HEPA-Filter and UV-C light technology with Titanium Dioxide to captures and eliminate 99.97% of mold-spores.

Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of allergens and other airborne contaminants as small as 0.3-microns.

Yes

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

QUIET OPERATION

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit features a low-speed-setting that runs ultra-quiet thus making this device perfect for use in bedrooms and offices which require optimum silence.

Yes

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

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
No

Yes

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

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Changing the filters is very easy and doesn’t require any tools. In fact, you just have to take the back off by pushing on the clip near the top and pull to reveal the filters.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
No

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
No

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It consumes about 60-watts at the highest speed-setting and less than 10-watts at the lowest speed-setting.

Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

ENERGY STAR

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This product earned an Energy Star rating by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA.

Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Winix 5500 2

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This device features a simple control-panel with a dial-button that allows you to choose between 3-speeds, a UV-light button and change-filter-indicator.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a filter-change-indicator that will blink red to alert you that it’s time to replace the filters.

Yes

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

ECONOMICAL

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit is very economical because it meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US EPA. In fact, it consumes less power even when running for 24-hours daily.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This model is very affordable yet it covers a reasonable surface-area and uses some of best air-purification technologies.

Yes

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

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features an advanced HEPA Filter and UV-C light technology with Titanium-Dioxide which help to eliminate airborne bacteria, viruses, germs, dust and mold-spores that cause asthma.

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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

GermGuardian AC4825
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

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

All filters need to be replaced every 6-to-8 months depending on the use of the product. The UV-C Bulb can be replaced after a year or when it blows out.

Yes

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

Winix 5500 2

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
No

No

OZONE FREE

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The UV lights emit light at a lower frequency than what is possible to emit ozone hence making this device ozone-free.

Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a simple and compact tower design with a control dial-button at the top, air-inlets at the back and air-outlets at front coupled with a round-stand at the bottom.

Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Has a dimension of: 7"W x 10.2"L x 21.5"H coupled with a compact, black, tower-shaped body made of durable ABS-plastic.

Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

WEIGHT

GermGuardian AC4825
Winix 5500 2
Yes

7-pounds and this makes it very lightweight and easy to move from room-to-room.

Yes

15.4 lbs

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