CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix U450 VS. Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

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Winner:

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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Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

Reasons to buy Alen BreatheSmart FLEX :

  • button icon Reduced energy consumption.
  • button icon 14 versatile designer front-panels.
  • button icon Removes 99% of airborne-allergens & dust.
  • button icon Ideal for medium-sized rooms of up-to 700Sq.Ft.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix U450

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

Winix U450

  • AFFORDABLE
  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
WINNER :

Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

  • CHILD LOCK
APPEARANCE
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Winix U450

Reasons why we like it:

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES
  • AFFORDABLE
  • REMOTE CONTROL
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COMPARISON – Winix U450 VS. Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

It comes with a Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter that captures 99% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns to keep your home clean.

TIMER

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
No

Yes

It equipped with a Pre-set timer that will allow you to select between 4, 8 and 12 hours of operation before the device shuts-off.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

It uses an optional, Fresh Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate cigarette-odor. In fact, this filter is sold separately.

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

It can purify air within small-to-medium sized rooms of up-to 700Sq.Ft when running on the highest speed-setting coupled with multiple air-flow intakes and outlets for a high airflow-delivery-rate.

FIGHTS GERMS

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

The Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter helps to capture 99.97% of airborne-particles including germs. However, you can also get an optional HEPA-SILVER filter for more effective germ-removal.

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

A Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter helps to capture 99.97% of dust-mites and other airborne-particles down to 0.3-microns in-order to keep your home dust-free.

REMOVES PET DANDER

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

It can trap and remove 99.97% of airborne-particles including pet-dander using the integrated Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter.

GETS RID OF POLLEN

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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%.

Yes

Its Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter can remove 99.97% of airborne-particles including pollen which is one of the major causes of allergies within people.

REMOVES SMOKE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

An optional Fresh Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate smoke within your home. However, this filter is sold separately and doesn’t come with this unit.

REMOVES MOLD

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

It can trap and eliminate mold-spores and other airborne-particles at an efficiency of 99.97% using an optional HEPA-Silver-filter that can be bought separately.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

This unit captures 99.97% of allergens and other airborne particles down to 0.3-microns using the included Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter.

QUIET OPERATION

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

Uses WhisperMax technology to ensure quiet-operation with about 39dBs at the lowest speed-setting and 55dBs at the highest speed-setting.

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

No

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

All the filters are easy to replace using simple tools and without needing any technical-help for installation.

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

No

SLEEP MODE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

It has a sleep-mode that operates at lowest speed-setting with lights-off coupled with extra-silence hence making it perfect for use in bedrooms.

WATTAGE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

It uses 56-watts at the highest speed-setting and 36-watts at the lowest speed-setting hence making it very energy efficient.

ENERGY STAR

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

This unit is very energy efficient whereby it uses the same amount of electricity as a 50Watts light bulb.

Winix U450

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

It has button-control at the top-section which include; Timer, 4-speed-fan-speeds, Sleep/Power-mode, Lock-button and Filter-life-indicators

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

Features a Smart Filter Light indicator that will let you when it’s time to replace the pre-filter and HEPA-Pure Antimicrobial filters.

ECONOMICAL

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

This device is very economical due to its low energy consumption whereby it uses the same amount of electricity as a 50Watt light-bulb.

AFFORDABLE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

No

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

This unit is ideal for use by people with asthma because it’s equipped with a Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of Allergens.

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

No

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

The Pure Antimicrobial True HEPA Filter should be replaced after 6-to-9 months for areas with poor air-quality & 9-to-12 months for areas with good air-quality.

Winix U450

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
No

Yes

Has a locking control-panel and child-safe vent guard which makes it safe for use in homes with kids and pets.

OZONE FREE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

It does not produce ozone and it’s certified to be Ozone-free by California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Alen BreatheSmart FLEX

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

Has a tower-shaped body with no sharp sides coupled with 14 plastic interchangeable front panels and a control-panel located at the top-section.

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
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.

Yes

It has dimensions of; 25"H x 15"W x 8.5"D coupled with a metallic tower-shaped body with interchangeable front-panels and a bottom-stand.

WEIGHT

Winix U450
Alen BreatheSmart FLEX
Yes

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

Yes

It features a weight of 15-lbs (12.2kg) which makes it very lightweight and easy to carry around your house.

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