CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix 5500 2 VS. Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

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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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Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

Reasons to buy Alen BreatheSmart FIT50 :

  • button icon Cleans up-to 900SqFt. every 30-minutes.
  • button icon WhisperMax-technology for minimal noise.
  • button icon Prevents growth of bacteria and fungi.
  • button icon Laser Smart Sensor detects airborne particles.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • AFFORDABLE
  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
WINNER :

Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

  • CHILD LOCK
APPEARANCE
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Winix 5500 2 VS. Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

It’s equipped with a HEPA-Silver filter that is coated with an antimicrobial compound that inhibits growth of bacteria and fungi.

TIMER

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It comes with a self-timer setting that can be set for 4, 8, or 12 hours. This self-timer also works along with the safety-off function.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
No

Yes

This unit is designed to clean rooms of up-to 900SqFt every 30-minutes hence making it a perfect choice for use in big-rooms.

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It’s equipped with an activated carbon filter that helps to absorb harmful particles such as cigarette smoke/odor.

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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

Yes

Cleans air in rooms of up-to 900Sq.Ft & has a powerful fan that blows a jet of pure-air up the ceiling where it spreads-out across the room.

FIGHTS GERMS

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

It uses a HEPA-Silver filter coated with an antimicrobial compound to eliminate germs and bacteria within air thus providing you with fresh breathable-air.

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It uses a HEPA-Pure filter to effectively trap and eliminate dust within air in less than 30-minutes thus proving you with healthy breathable air.

REMOVES PET DANDER

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

The True HEPA filters will capture 99.97% of all airborne particles including pet dander that comes from your pets.

Yes

Its uses an advanced HEPA filter to remove up to 99% of pet-dander and other airborne-pollutants from air to help you comfortably live with pets

GETS RID OF POLLEN

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

The True HEPA Filter will get rid of pollen thus save you from pollen related allergies such as flu, sneezing and blocked nose.

Yes

The integrated HEPA-Silver filter helps to trap and eliminate 99% of pollen and other allergic-pollutants from air in-order to keep your house fresh and healthy.

REMOVES SMOKE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It uses an activated carbon filter to absorb harmful particles such as smoke and other household-chemicals so as to keep your house clean and fresh.

REMOVES MOLD

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

Yes

The HEPA-Silver Filter is best for removing mold and other airborne-allergens from home environment. In fact, this device will entirely eliminate mold-issues from your home.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

This unit uses a HEPA-Silver Filter to trap and eliminate airborne allergens thus making it a perfect appliance for use in homes with allergic-people.

QUIET OPERATION

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

It uses Proprietary WhisperMax technology to produce minimal noise disruption coupled with soothing pink-noise-tones that promote better sleep making it ideal for use in master-bedrooms.

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

It features a washable pre-filter that helps to capture larger-sized contaminants within air like; dust and hair. This pre-filter can be either washed or vacuumed.

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It’s equipped with an easy to replace HEPA-Pure Filter that features several layers of filter technology in-order to provide the highest air-quality.

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It uses a Laser Smart Sensor to detect airborne particles down to 0.3-microns coupled with an Air-Quality Indicator-Light that reflects room’s air-quality in real-time.

SLEEP MODE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

All modes use WhisperMax-technology to create minimal noise-disruption coupled with soothing pink-noise tones for better sleep. In fact, SleepScore endorsed the 'pink-noise' frequency of this device.

WATTAGE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

Yes

This unit uses 105 watts on a maximum speed setting and a smaller-wattage of the lowest-setting. Additionally, it uses 120-volts of power supply.

ENERGY STAR

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Yes

This device is very energy-efficient whereby it uses the same amount of electricity as a 65W light-bulb. It also uses only 105watts on maximum speed-setting.

Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

It features simple, digital soft-touch blister type buttons located at the top-section coupled several modes & LED-indicator lights for easy control and maintenance.

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

This device features a filter-change indicator that will turn red to let you know that it’s time to change the HEPA-Silver filter for optimum performance.

ECONOMICAL

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

Yes

This device is Energy-star certified for conserving energy hence making it very economical and perfect for use in any home.

AFFORDABLE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

No

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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

Yes

This unit can eliminate most air-contaminants like; dust, mold-spores, pollen and pet-dander thus making it perfect for use by asthmatic and allergic people.

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
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.

No

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

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

Yes

This HEPA filter should be replaced every 6-to-8 months or depending on the air-quality of the area your living in.

Winix 5500 2

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
No

Yes

The Auto-Off safety feature will disable this device whenever the front-cover panel is taken out hence making it safe to use in homes with kids.

OZONE FREE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

Yes

It features an Ozone-safe Ionization stage that can be triggered by pressing the Ion-button on the top panel. Its advanced ionization-system won't generate dangerous ozone.

Alen BreatheSmart FIT50

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

Yes

It’s a nice-looking tower-shaped unit with simple-to-use controls and lights at the top-section. Additionally, it has 14 versatile designer-panels to suit multiple tastes and decors.

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

Yes

This device features dimensions of; 10 x 17.8 x 26.8 inches coupled with a tower-shape and simple-to-use controls and lights at the top-section.

WEIGHT

Winix 5500 2
Alen BreatheSmart FIT50
Yes

15.4 lbs

Yes

It features a weight of 16-pounds which makes it a bit easy to move from room-to-room while at home.

Overall Winner

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