CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix 9500 VS. Winix 5500 2

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Winix 9500

Reasons to buy Winix 9500:

  • button icon Smart Sensors with an Auto-Mode.
  • button icon A 5 stage air-filtration system.
  • button icon For medium-sized rooms of up-to 283sq.ft.
  • button icon PlasmaWave-technology attacks pollutants.
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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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COMPARISON – Winix 9500 VS. Winix 5500 2

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Includes a True HEPA Filter that captures and eliminates airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns at an efficiency rate of 99.97%.

Yes

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

TIMER

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Features a programmable-timer that can be set for either 1, 4 or 8 hours of operation depending on your air-purification needs.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses an activated granular carbon filter with advanced odor control technology to trap and eliminate chemical-odors including; cigarette-odors.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Designed for use in small-to-medium room sizes of up-to 283sq.ft. It also has air-inlets on sides & air-outlets at the front in-order to create a decent airflow-delivery-rate.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses a Nano-Silver Mesh Filter with an antimicrobial-shield to provide superior germ-protection while neutralizing bacteria on contact.

Yes

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

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses a True HEPA Filter to capture and eliminate dust-mites while the washable mesh pre-filter helps to trap 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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The integrated Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter can capture 99.97% of airborne pollutants including; pet-dander.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The True HEPA Filter helps to remove airborne-particles including pollen and other pollutants down to 0.3-microns at an efficiency of 99.97%.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses a Washable activated granular carbon Filter and true HEPA filter to eliminate cooking-smoke, cigarette-smoke and other household-odors.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter and PlasmaWave-Technology to trap and eliminate 99.97% of mold-spores and down to 0.3-microns.

Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Eliminates 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants using a True HEPA Filter and PlasmaWave-Technology.

Yes

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

QUIET OPERATION

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit features an ultra-quiet fan that emits minimal-sound for peaceful, night-time operation.

Yes

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

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Features a Washable Mesh Pre-Filter and Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter. Additionally, both filters must be washed every 3-months for effective operation.

Yes

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

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Comes with easy to replace filters that can be accessed by removing the front-panel.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

An Auto-mode works along with Air-Quality-Sensors to consistently monitor the air around and automatically adjusts fan-speed to address the amount of air-pollutants in your space.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

When operating in sleep-mode, this device maintains a low fan speed dim display-panel-lights for optimum comfort throughout the night.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features energy-consumption rate of 70-watts on the highest fan-speed and 6-watts on the lowest fan-speed.

Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

ENERGY STAR

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s Energy Star Certified because it uses only 6-watts in sleep-mode and 70-watts in turbo-mode which makes it very energy-efficient.

Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It has a Display-control-panel at top-front-section with modes like; Auto, sleep, PlasmaWave, 4-Fan-speeds, Timer, LED-indicators and SmartSensors.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The replace filter LED-indicator will illuminate on the control-panel to notify you that it’s time to replace the filter cassette for optimum-performance and fresh-air-circulation.

Yes

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

ECONOMICAL

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

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

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It is very affordable yet it has some of the best features in the air-purification industry.

Yes

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

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter and PlasmaWave Technology help to effectively remove 99.97% of allergens which 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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It comes with a handy remote-control that will allow you to adjust various settings within a 20-foot radius from the unit.

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

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The True HEPA Filtration must be replaced every 12-months while the Activated Granular Carbon-Filter & Mesh-Pre-Filter must be washed every 3-months and replaced after 12-months.

Yes

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

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
No

No

OZONE FREE

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Uses PlasmaWave-Technology to neutralize airborne-pollutants without generating harmful-ozone.

Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Has a tower-shaped structure with a Display-control-panel at the top-front-section featuring several button-modes, LED-indicators and sensors coupled with a bottom-stand.

Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its dimensions are; 16.5"W x 9.9"L x 21.9"H and it also features a white-silver, nice-looking, tower-shaped-body made from durable ABS-plastic.

Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

WEIGHT

Winix 9500
Winix 5500 2
Yes

24.3-pounds which make it lightweight and easy to transport from room to room.

Yes

15.4 lbs

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