CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. Winix U450

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Winix U450

Reasons to buy Winix U450:

  • button icon A 5-Stage Air Cleaning Process.
  • button icon Air Quality-Sensor with Auto-Mode.
  • button icon AHAM Room-Size Rating of 450-square.feet.
  • button icon True-HEPA Filter captures 99.97% of pollutants.
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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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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix U450

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix U450

  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
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APPEARANCE
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Comparison Winner
Winix U450

Reasons why we like it:

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
  • REMOTE CONTROL
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COMPARISON – GermGuardian AC5900WCA VS. Winix U450

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

Features a True HEPA-Filter that eliminates 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-contaminants as small as 0.3-microns.

Yes

Features a True HEPA Filter that captures airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns at an efficiency of 99%.

TIMER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

No

FOR LARGE ROOMS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
No

Yes

It can purify air in rooms of up to 450sq.ft making great for use in large-rooms of your home.

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

Uses a Carbon-filter to trap and eliminate cigarette-odor and other household-odors from pets and cooking.

Yes

It uses an Advanced Odor Control Washable Activated Carbon filter & PlasmaWave Technology to eliminate cigarette-odor and other chemical-pollutants.

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

This machine can purify rooms of up to 450sq-ft making it perfect for use within medium-to-large rooms. It also features a powerful airflow that can circulate the entire room quickly.

FIGHTS GERMS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

It uses PlasmaWave-Technology and Antimicrobial CleanCell Protection on the True HEPA Filter to eliminate and prevent the growth of germs and bacteria within your home.

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

Uses Antimicrobial CleanCell Protection Technology coupled with a True HEPA Filter to eliminate dust-mites from your home environment.

REMOVES PET DANDER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to capture 99.97% of pet-dander and other airborne-pollutants down to 0.3-microns.

Yes

The Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter can capture 99% of airborne-pollutants including; pet-dander and other allergens as small as 0.3-microns to help you live comfortably with pets.

GETS RID OF POLLEN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

The True HEPA Filter helps to destroy 99.97% of pollen and other airborne-allergens down to 0.3-microns.

Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to remove pollutants like pollen and other airborne-particles down to 0.3-microns at an efficiency-rate of 99%.

REMOVES SMOKE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

It uses a Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter & PlasmaWave technology to eliminate cooking-smoke, cigarette-smoke and other household-odors.

REMOVES MOLD

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

It uses Antimicrobial CleanCell Protection Technology coupled with a True HEPA Filter to eliminate mold-spores at an efficiency of 99%.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

The integrated True HEPA Filter can destroy 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns.

Yes

It can eliminate 99.99% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants using an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter.

QUIET OPERATION

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

This device can operate quietly when set to the lowest speed-setting and also features a sleep-mode that ensures whisper-quiet operation with lights-off.

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
No

Yes

Features a Washable Anti-bacterial-Pre-Filter and Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter. Both filters must be washed every 3-months for maximum effectiveness.

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

It comes with easy to replace filters that can be conveniently accessed by removing the front-panel using simple tools like a screw-driver.

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
No

Yes

Its Auto-Mode and Air-Quality-Sensor combine to automatically determine the best fan-speed to filter the air within your rooms so as to maintain a clean living-environment.

SLEEP MODE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

This device can sense low-light and then automatically enters sleep-mode which turns down the fan-speed and dims the panel-lights for quiet night-time operation.

WATTAGE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

This unit has a maximum energy-consumption rate of 110-watts which makes it very energy efficient and perfect for use in any home.

ENERGY STAR

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

This device is Energy Star Certified because it uses only 110-watts at the highest speed setting and a lower-wattage at the lowest speed-setting.

Winix U450

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

Features an electronic control panel at top-section with several modes like; Auto, sleep, PlasmaWave, Fan-speed, and several LED-indicators and sensors.

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

There is an integrated filter-change-indicator that will light-up to let you know that it’s time to replace the true-HEPA-filter and Washable Carbon Filter.

ECONOMICAL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

It’s very energy-efficient and will help you save a lot of money on electricity bills annually.

AFFORDABLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

This unit is very affordable yet it has some of the best features.

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

Uses Antimicrobial CleanCell Protection Technology and an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter to effectively remove 99.99% of allergens which are the main causes asthma.

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
No

Yes

Comes with a remote-control that facilitates for convenient-operation within a 20-foot radius from the unit.

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

The Anti-microbial True HEPA Filtration must be replaced every 12-months while the Odor-Control-Carbon-Filter & Pre-Filter must be washed every 3-months and replaced after 12-months.

Winix U450

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
No

No

OZONE FREE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

It uses PlasmaWave-Technology that is an ozone-safe and complies with California Air Resources Board (CARB).

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

Features a simple tower-shaped body with a control-panel at the top-section featuring several modes, LEDs and sensors coupled with a bottom-stand and air-vents on sides.

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
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

Has dimensions of; 18.9 x 11.8 x 25.6-inches which makes it very portable. It also has a white, nice-looking, tower-shaped-body made of durable ABS-plastic.

WEIGHT

GermGuardian AC5900WCA
Winix U450
Yes

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

Yes

This device weighs about 18.7-pounds which makes it easy to lift and move from room-to-room.

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