CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

GermGuardian AC5900WCA 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 AC5900WCA

Reasons to buy GermGuardian AC5900WCA :

  • button icon It captures 99.97% of dust and allergens.
  • button icon Has 3-speed setting for customized performance.
  • button icon Covers small-to-medium sized rooms of up-to 338Sq.ft.
  • button icon It uses UV-C light technology to fight bacteria & germs.
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PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
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:

  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
  • REMOTE CONTROL
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COMPARISON – GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. Winix 5500 2

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Features a True HEPA-Filter that eliminates 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-contaminants 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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It also features a programmable-timer that can be set for 1, 2, 4 or 8 hours before the unit shuts down.

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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses a Carbon-filter to trap and eliminate cigarette-odor and other household-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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Designed for use in small-to-medium sized rooms of up-to 338Sq.ft. Additionally, this device can filter and circulate room-air for 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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

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

Yes

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

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its True HEPA filter eliminates 99.97% of dust-mites while the integrated Pre-filter helps to capture large dust-particles within air.

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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to capture 99.97% of pet-dander and other airborne-pollutants down to 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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The True HEPA Filter helps to destroy 99.97% of pollen and other airborne-allergens down to 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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its Carbon-filter can eliminate cigarette and cooking smoke. This filter can also remove common household odors so as to provide you with fresh air.

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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

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

Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The integrated True HEPA Filter can destroy 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants 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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features 3-speeds whereby the low-speed (speed-1) provides ultra-quiet operation making this unit perfect for use in areas that require optimum silence.

Yes

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

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

To change its filters, you just need to take-off the front-panel by pushing on a clip and then 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 AC5900WCA
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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features an ultra-quiet sleep mode that runs on lowest speed setting (speed-1) thus making this device 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

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses about 65-watts on the highest speed-setting and less than 8-watts at the lowest speed.

Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

ENERGY STAR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It has an energy star rating for low power-consumption even when running on the highest speed-setting.

Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Winix 5500 2

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The control-panel features several digital controls which include; fan-speed, UV-C on/off button, filter-replacement-indicator, Timer & a Power-button.

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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Has 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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s very economical because it consumes less power and even features a timer-option that help in the energy-saving process.

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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit is affordable but equipped with some of the best technologies in air-purification.

Yes

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

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses a True HEPA filter & UV-C Technology to reduce on exposure to indoor asthma triggers.

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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
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 AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

All its filters need to be replaced every 6-to-8 months depending on the use of the product.

Yes

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

Winix 5500 2

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
No

No

OZONE FREE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Doesn't emit harmful- ozone because it UV-C technology converts it back to oxygen.

Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It has a portable, speaker-like tower design with a display-control-panel at the top, air-inlets at the back and air-outlets on the sides coupled with a stand at the bottom and a carrying-handle.

Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Has a dimension of: 9.6"W x 16"L x 21"H coupled with a compact, black tower-shaped body made of durable ABS-plastic with a carrying-handle and stand.

Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

WEIGHT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix 5500 2
Yes

13-pounds and this makes it lightweight and easy to transport.

Yes

15.4 lbs

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