CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix c555 VS. Winix 5500 2

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Winix c555

Reasons to buy Winix c555:

  • button icon 5 stages of air purification.
  • button icon Covers rooms of up-to 360sq.ft.
  • button icon Advanced Odor-Control Carbon Filter.
  • button icon PlasmaWave-Technology destroys bacteria.
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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 c555 VS. Winix 5500 2

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It is equipped with an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter that captures airborne-pollutants as small as 0.3-microns at an efficiency 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The included Timer-button will allow you to set the device to operate for either 1, 4 or 8 hours 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses a washable activated-carbon filter to trap and eliminate different household-odors including; cigarette-odor and other chemical-pollutants within air.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s designed for use in small-rooms of up-to 360Sq.Feet. It also features air-inlets on sides and outlets at the front coupled with 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses PlasmaWave-Technology and an Anti-microbial Coating on the True HEPA Filter to help eliminate germs, bacteria and to prevent other microbes from growing.

Yes

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

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate dust-mites while the FineMesh Pre-Filter traps 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Its Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter captures 99.99% of airborne pollutants including; pet-dander and other allergens as small as 0.3-microns to help you comfortably with pets.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter to remove things like pollen and other airborne-particles down to 0.3-microns at an efficiency-rate 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses a Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter to eliminate cooking-smoke, cigarette-smoke and other household-odors in-order to keep your house smelling fresh.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

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

Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It can trap and eliminate 99.97% of allergens and other airborne-pollutants using an Anti-microbial 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit can be very quiet when operating on the lowest speed-setting and even features a sleep-mode that ensures whisper-quiet operation with lights-off.

Yes

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

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It comes with a Washable FineMesh Pre-Filter and Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter. Both filters must be washed every 3-months for maximum effectiveness.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features easy to replace filters that can be accessed by removing the front-panel using simple tools like a screw-driver.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features an Auto-mode that work with the Air-Quality-Sensor to consistently monitor the air around and then automatically adjusts fan-speeds in-order to meet your environmental-needs

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a Sleep-mode that works with the light-sensor to automatically lower fan-speed and dim the control-panel display for quiet night time operation.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It has a total maximum energy-consumption rate of 65-watts which makes it very energy efficient and perfect for use in most homes.

Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

ENERGY STAR

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s Energy Star Certified because it uses only 65-watts at the highest speed setting which makes it very energy efficient.

Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It features a control-panel at top-section with several modes like; Auto, sleep, PlasmaWave, Fan-speed, Timer and several LED indicators and sensors.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

An integrated filter-change-indicator button will light-up to let you know that it’s time to replace the true-HEPA-filter & Washable Carbon Filter.

Yes

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

ECONOMICAL

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit is energy-efficient and will help you save a lot of money on electricity bills annually and this makes it very economical.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It is a bit affordable yet equipped with some of the best features. In fact, it competes with other more expensive and advanced air-purifiers on the market

Yes

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

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It uses an Anti-microbial True HEPA Filter coupled with PlasmaWave Technology to effectively remove 99.97% of allergens which are the main causes 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 c555
Winix 5500 2
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Includes a remote-control for convenient-operation within a 20-foot radius from the unit so that you can always control the fan-speed and modes without getting up.

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 c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

The Anti-microbial True HEPA Filtration must be replaced every 12-months while the Odor-Control-Carbon-Filter & FineMesh-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 c555
Winix 5500 2
No

No

OZONE FREE

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It’s CABR-certified for being ozone-free. In fact, it uses PlasmaWave-Technology to neutralize airborne-pollutants without producing harmful ozone.

Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

It has a simple tower-shaped body with a control-panel at the top-section featuring several button-modes, LEDs and sensors coupled with a bottom-stand and air-vents.

Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

Has dimensions of; 14.9 x 7.8 x 23.6inches and this makes it very portable. It even features a white, nice-looking, tower-shaped-body made of durable ABS-plastic.

Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

WEIGHT

Winix c555
Winix 5500 2
Yes

This unit weighs about 17.6-pounds and this makes it easy to lift and move from one room to another within your house.

Yes

15.4 lbs

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