CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix U450 VS. Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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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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Runners Up:

Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Reasons to buy Germ Guardian AC5250PT :

  • button icon Affordable
  • button icon Ideal for allergic people
  • button icon Great for pet households
  • button icon Effective on litter box odors & other weird odors
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix U450

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix U450

  • REMOTE CONTROL
SAFETY
WINNER :

Winix U450

  • OZONE FREE
APPEARANCE
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Comparison Winner
Winix U450

Reasons why we like it:

  • FOR LARGE ROOMS
  • WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS
  • REMOTE CONTROL
  • OZONE FREE
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COMPARISON – Winix U450 VS. Germ Guardian AC5250PT

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

HEPA Filter that captures and removes up to 99.97% of allergens and other particles as small as 0.3-microns such as household dust, pet-dander, mold-spores and plant-pollens.

TIMER

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

Yes

Comes with an inbuilt-timer that can be set from 1-to-8 hours depending on how long you want this device to purify your room air before it shuts down.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

Uses an activated charcoal filter to capture and eliminate common odors including cigarette smoke odors.

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Room coverage is up to “180Sq.ft.” CARD rating; CADR Smoke - 116, CADR Pollen 128, CADR Dust - 126

FIGHTS GERMS

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Uses optional UV-C light technology that works along with Titanium Dioxide to eliminate airborne germs like; staph, influenza, pneumonia and rhinovirus

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a True HEPA Filter to capture and remove up to 99.97% of dust mites. Additionally, it also features a Pre-filter that helps to capture large dust particles.

REMOVES PET DANDER

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Uses a Pre-filter with an activated carbon layer to capture and remove pet-odors within your home hence making it a perfect appliance for pet-owners.

GETS RID OF POLLEN

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Uses a True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate pollen and other allergy-triggers within your home.

REMOVES SMOKE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

Uses an integrated Pre-filter and Charcoal-filter to trap and eliminate cooking-smoke, cigarette-smoke and other types of smoke that may accumulate within your home

REMOVES MOLD

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a Hepa-Filter to capture up to 99.97% of allergens including mold. It also uses Pet Pure which is an antimicrobial agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria on the surface of the filter.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

Uses a Hepa-Filter to remove 99.97% of allergens and other particles 0.3 microns from your home. This actually makes it a perfect home-appliance for allergy sufferers.

QUIET OPERATION

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Operates quietly even when operating at the highest speed-setting. Also features an ultra-quiet sleep mode that operates at the lowest setting to provide you with optimum peace when sleeping.

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Features easy-to-change filters that will need to be replaced after 6-to-8 months or depending on the use of the product. In fact, these 3 filters can be easily accessed by pressing a lock and release button

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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.

Yes

Features an auto-mode that automatically captures and eliminates 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as 0.3-microns.

SLEEP MODE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Features an ultra-quiet sleep mode uses the lowest speed-setting in-order to ensure optimum silence when you’re sleeping at night.

WATTAGE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Uses 63-watts when operating on the highest speed-setting and it use 33-watts when running on the lowest speed setting.

ENERGY STAR

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Energy Star Certified because it meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US-EPA

Winix U450

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Controls include: A timer-set button, UV-C ON/OFF Button, Fan-speed button, Power on/off button and a filter-reset button. Modes include; the fan-speed mode, UV-C mode and ultra-quiet sleep mode.

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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 filter replacement reminder that alerts you when it’s time to replace the filters. However, its only one single filter that needs to be replaced every 6-8 months

ECONOMICAL

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

Uses less energy even with long-hours of performance and it is also very affordable.

AFFORDABLE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

It is very affordable compared to most air-purifier models within its range.

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

It is perfect for allergy sufferers including Asthmatic People because of its UV-C light technology that works with Titanium Dioxide to reduce airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold-spores

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

All the filters in this device require a replacement every 6-to-8 months

Winix U450

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
No

No

OZONE FREE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

No

Winix U450

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

Tower design – fits in small spaces

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
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

28-inch tall with a small footprint coupled with a lightweight body

WEIGHT

Winix U450
Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Yes

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

Yes

10.55 pounds

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