|Winix 5300 2||Winix 5500 2|
|Child Lock Function||No||No|
|For Large Rooms||No||No|
|Removes Cigarette Odor||Yes||Yes|
|Room Size and Airflow||Yes||Yes|
|Ideal for Asthmatic People||Yes||Yes|
|Eliminates Dust Mites||Yes||Yes|
|Removes Pet Dander||Yes||Yes|
|Gets Rid of Pollen||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Replacement Reminder||Yes||Yes|
|Easy Filter Replacement||Yes||Yes|
|Automatically Detects Airborne Particles||Yes||Yes|
|Size and Appearance||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Life - based on use||Yes||Yes|
|Controls and Modes||Yes||Yes|
Winix 5300 2: Has room coverage of up to 360 sq. ft (ideal for medium sized rooms). It uses a PlasmaWave technology which works as a permanent filter to safely capture and remove allergens, odor, pollen, pet dander, cigarette smoke, dust, dust mites, mold spores and organic chemicals.
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.
Winix 5300 2: It uses a True-HEPA filter which captures up to 99.97% of airborne particles that pollute the air you breath while indoors. This True HEPA filter is in position to trap & remove very small pollutants of about 0.3 microns.
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.
Winix 5300 2: Via the control panel, you will see a Timer button - press this button to select desired length of time. This function enables you to run the unit for a specific period of time in a day. However, you might not be in position to set different operational hours for different days in a week.
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.
Winix 5300 2: It will eliminate cigarette odor & smoke using both the PlasmaWave Technology - which works as a molecular level that breaks down odors of all kinds and the True HEPA filter that captures 99.97% of cigarette smoke and other related odors.
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.
Winix 5300 2: Its room coverage is 360 sq.ft While its Air flow CADR rating for Dust - is 243 Sq.ft, Pollen - 246 Sq.ft and for Smoke - 232 Sq.ft.
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
Winix 5300 2: It is Energy Star Certified. You can run it 24/7 days a week or run it for 12 hours per day. But that one thing that you should never worry about while using this unit is ''Power Consumption''. Wattage breakdown using Tacklife EMO2 indicated that if you use the unit at Level 4 (turbo speed mode) - power consumption will be 69.5 watts = estimate bill is $73.06/yr
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.
Winix 5300 2: Yes, it is good for people with Asthma. It eliminates 99.97% of air pollutants such as allergens, dust, pollen, smoke, dust mites and so much more. It also has an extensive air purification technology ''Plasma Wave Technology'' - which cleans air thoroughly without emitting off any bad ozone gases.
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.
Winix 5300 2: The PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyls which neutralize bacteria and germs that could make you sick.
Winix 5500 2: Its PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyl to neutralize germs, bacteria, VOCs, gases and odors
Winix 5300 2: The True HEPA filter will trap all air pollutants of size 0.3 microns. Dust mites are of this size - so Winix 5300-2 capture and remove dust mites that could trigger off specific allergies such as sneezing, body itching and so much more.
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.
Winix 5300 2: Allergic & Asthmatic people find it difficult to leave with pets - simply because of the pet dander & far that gets into the air they breathe. Winix 5300-2's True HEPA filter is good at removing pet dander & far.
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.
Winix 5300 2: People with pollen allergy should not breathe pollen heavy air - if they do so, they will experience symptoms such as Runny nose, Sneezing and Nasal congestion. Good news is that Winix 5300-2 can capture and remove 99.97% of pollen from indoor air thus making it safe to breathe.
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.
Winix 5300 2: Uses a 3 Stage Air Purification system which includes a coated carbon filter that reduces smoke, household odors from the kitchen, pets odor and VOCs. The other 2 stages of air purification include; (2) True HEPA Filtration & (3) Plasma Wave Technology.
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.
Winix 5300 2: Winix 5300-2's True HEPA Filter is very effective at removing these mold spores by 99.97% success. Mold spores are the reproductive unit of molds and other fungi. Once breathed in - you will get symptoms that include; Nausea, Bleeding in lungs, Nose Bleeding and Vomiting.
Winix 5500 2: Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.
Winix 5300 2: Yes, it costs less than $200. It is among the best affordable air purifiers on the market.
Winix 5500 2: Yes, it is one of the best affordable air purifiers on the market.
Winix 5300 2: The filter replacement function will notify you when it is time to make filter replacement. The True HEPA filter can be replaced after 12 months while the Pre-filter is permanent - all you have to do is clean it at least once a week.
Winix 5500 2: Has a filter replacement reminder which notifies you when its time to replace air filters.
Winix 5300 2: It traps allergens by 99.97% success using a very effective True HEPA Filtration system, thus making air in your indoor environment safe to breathe.
Winix 5500 2: The TrueHEPA filter traps 99.97% of Allergens that could make you sick thus make the environment you leave in safe.
Winix 5300 2: Once in auto mode or at a low level setting - the unit will operate quietly letting you sleep peacefully or enjoy your private time with getting interrupted by noise.
Winix 5500 2: The unit operates quietly while in auto mode - so you won't lose your sleep
Winix 5300 2: Pre-filters should be cleaned once every 2 weeks, WHY CLEAN THEM? Because Pre-filters capture all large particles that find their way into the air you breathe - so after 2 weeks the Pre-filter will have got filled up with these large particles.
Winix 5500 2: Uses Washable Advanced Odor Control carbon filters which should be cleaned every after 14 days; these pre-filters are permanent.
Winix 5300 2: Yes, it’s a very simple tusk to do.
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.
Winix 5300 2: The Smart Sensors will always monitor air quality in your room. Various LED lights will be displayed showing air quality and these include; BLUE - shows good air quality, ORANGE - shows fair air quality and RED - shows poor/bad air quality.
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.
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.
Winix 5300 2: Power consumption and wattage change as you increase motor & fan speed. For example at Speed 1 – 14 watts; Speed 2 – 34 watts; Speed 3 – 70 watts; Speed 4 – 128 watt
Winix 5500 2: 70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz
Winix 5300 2: Yes it is energy star certified – it is a very economical appliance.
Winix 5500 2: Yes it is energy star certified
Winix 5300 2: Dimension - 14.9 in (W) x 7.8 in (D) x 23.6 in(H) and Weight is - 17.6 lbs
Winix 5500 2: Dimension - 14.9 in(W) x 7.8 in(D) x 23.6 in(H) / Weight - 17.6 lbs
Winix 5300 2: You should change both the True HEPA filter & Carbon filter after 12 months (1 year). The filter replacement reminder will always when there is a need for filter replacement.
Winix 5500 2: Both the Carbon filter and True HEPA filter last up to 12 months.
Winix 5300 2: Yes, it has a sleep mode. While in sleep mode, the unit will consume very little power. However the SmartSensor will always be alert - so once it detects any pollutant in the air, it will automatically increase fan speed.
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.
Winix 5300 2: It is Ozone free - does not emit harmful gases.
Winix 5500 2: Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.
Winix 5300 2: (1) Auto Mode, (2) Sleep Mode (3) Turbo Mode – this is the strongest most, ideal for excessive contamination.
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.
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