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Winix WAC5500 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

Model: WAC-5500 | SKU: wi2618
 
 
Price: $199.00
 
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  • Product Overview

    Eliminate allergy-triggering dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, and more with the Winix WAC5500 Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology. Designed to purify the air in large spaces up to 350 square feet, the Winix 5500 uses a 3-stage HEPA filtration system and Winix's unique PlasmaWave Technology to create cleaner, healthier air every minute. Enhanced operating features - including electronic controls, an air quality sensor, 4 fan speeds, and an auto mode - mean low-hassle operation. It's never been easier to start breathing safer, allergen-free air in your home or office.

    PlasmaWave Purification Technology

    The Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner uses a 3-stage air filtration system to efficiently rid your air of harmful allergens, unpleasant odors, and illness-causing bacteria.

    • Carbon Pre-Filter - Air first passes through a carbon pre-filter to trap large particles such as dust, pollen, lint, and pet hair. Formulated with activated carbon material, this filter also absorbs light household odors such as smoke and pet odors.
    • True HEPA Filter - Next, air passes through a true HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air filter) where 99.97% of allergen particles as small as 0.3 microns are captured and contained. Unlike conventional HEPA filters, this filter is washable and lasts up to 3 times as long as non-washable HEPA filters, saving you the hassle and costs of replacing filters.
    • PlasmaWave Technology - As the final stage of air-cleaning, the Winix 5500 uses PlasmaWave technology to instantly neutralize airborne viruses, bacteria, chemical vapors, odors, and gases. This technology generates and releases thousands of negatively and positively charged ions, which combine with water vapor in the air to form Hydroxyls. These molecules attack any remaining airborne pathogens, rendering them harmless. Rest assured that no harmful ozone is generated during this process. The Winix 5500 has increased flexibility with an option that lets you turn the PlasmaWave feature on and off.

    Low-Hassle Operation

    The Winix 5500 Air Cleaner is packed with enhanced features that simplify operation and make it easier than ever to create cleaner, healthier air. An electronic pushbutton control panel makes it easy to select among 4 purification speeds, stay on top of the filter replacement indicator, and toggle between operating modes. This air purifier is also equipped with a sleep mode, which directs the unit to operate on the lowest and quietest speed and dims the control panel lights to give you a more restful sleep.

    The WAC5500's handy air quality sensor literally takes the guesswork out of figuring out which fan speed to choose. The air quality sensor continuously measures the quality of your room's air and indicates when your indoor air quality is low, medium, or high. When the air purifier is set on auto mode, your fan speed adjusts automatically based on information from the air quality sensor for convenient set-it-and-forget-it operation.

    Additional Features

    • Super-Quiet Operation - With 4 fan speeds, it's easy to find a quiet level of purification that won't disturb your daily activities.
    • Remote Control - Conveniently select and update your air purifier's settings from up to 20 feet away.
    • Energy Star-Rated - Energy Star operation means this air purifier operates 40% more efficiently than conventional non-Energy Star air purifiers. This can save you up to $25 annually on your utility bills.
    • AHAM-Certified - Air cleaners certified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers have been independently tested for their coverage area using AHAM's air-cleaning performance standard. The Winix 5500 carries CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) ratings of: Dust - 216; Pollen - 252; and Tobacco Smoke - 236.

    Summary

    The Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner combines powerful HEPA air filtration with easy-to-use features for hassle-free air purification.

    What Customers Love

    • Automated Operation - Using measurements from the air quality sensor, the WAC5500 automatically adjusts fan speed to address the amount of pollutants in your space.
    • Multi-Level Filtration - This model offers the ideal combination of filtration to remove airborne allergens, odors, and germs.

    Things To Consider

    • No Programmable Timer - Some air purifiers include a programmable timer that allows you to program power-on and power-off times in advance, which can boost energy savings.
    • Multiple Replacement Filter Options - This model comes standard with a washable HEPA filter that can be washed and re-used for up to a year and a half along with a carbon pre-filter, which should be replaced every 3 months. When it's time to replace your filters, however, you have a few other replacement filter options. Browse all the compatible replacement filters in the Featured Accessories section. 

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    1-Year Limited Warranty

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Winix 5500 Air Cleaner Owner's Manual
    Includes operating instructions, safety information, and maintenance guidelines.

    What's In The Box?

    • Winix WAC5500 Air Purifier
    • Owner's Manual

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  • Specifications

    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size (sq. ft.)350 sq. ft.
    Maximum Room Size for 4 Air Changes Per Hour 423 sq. ft.
    Recommended ForAllergies, Asthma, General Air Quality, Odor & Chemical, Smoke
    Best Fit Ideal for allergy- and asthma-sufferers and fighting airborne smoke, odors, and chemicals
    Height21.7 in.
    Width16.3 in.
    Depth8.5 in.
    Weight17.9 lbs.
    Filtration System
    • Carbon Filter
    • HEPA Filter, Washable true medical-grade HEPA
    • Germ Treatment, PlasmaWave Technology
    Pre-Filter TypeThin mesh carbon pre-filter
    HEPA Filter TypeWashable true medical-grade HEPA
    Type of Germ TreatmentPlasmaWave Technology
    Number of Filters to Change2
    Pre-Filter3 months
    HEPA Filter1 year 6 months
    Carbon Filter3 months
    CADR: Pollen Score252
    CADR: Dust Score216
    CADR: Smoke Score236
    Number of Fan Speeds4
    Amount of Air Moved (Max CFM)226 CFM
    ControlsElectronic
    Filter Change IndicatorYes
    Programmable TimerNo
    Remote ControlYes
    CastersNo
    ColorSilver
    Amperage1.1 Amps
    Minimum Wattage6 W
    Maximum Wattage70 W
    Voltage110-120 V
    Energy StarYes
    Ozone EmissionNegligible
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  • Reviews

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner
     
    4.7

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (14)
    • User friendly (14)
    • Good price / value (12)
    • Attractive (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom (9)
      • Anywhere (8)
      • Living room (6)
      • Asthma control (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (10), Budget shopper (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (15)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      4.0

      Worth the money.

      By regis0123

      from Devon, Pa.

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • User friendly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Smaller rooms

        Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

        Easy to turn on and off (via remote). Filters are easily changed. Has an automatic setting.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By Crazy Head of a Crazy Family

        from Fredericksburg, VA

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Effective
        • Quiet
        • User friendly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Asthma Control
          • Bedroom
          • Living Room

          Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

          I have a large family (6 people and a Cat), carpeted housing, and a computer in the main living area.

          I primarily use the product in the main living area as that's where almost everyone is most of the time, and as you can imagine, the particulate levels in that area are beyond ridiculous. The breathability of the air during the winter months with the windows closed improved tenfold, and it was so much easier to breathe, rest and live.

          I've also moved the unit to the bedrooms periodically and will leave it on the turbo setting for a couple hours before moving it back to the main room and setting it on auto.

          The automatic function works really well, and the remote lets me adjust to my preferences if necessary without stopping what I'm doing.

          It's quiet on all settings except turbo. If your ears are sensitive to high-pitched noises, you'll notice that when the plasmawave function is on it makes an almost sci-fi sound. Don't worry, that's just plasma being plasma.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          4.0

          5500 First Impression

          By JP

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Quiet
          • User friendly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

              My new Winix 5500 seems to have improved the stuffy/closed up feeling of winter house air, and creates a good air-flow that I can actually feel even when in the room adjacent to it. The unit seems to monitor air quality well on auto, and responds and adjusts the fan speed in a timely manner when it detects a variable from its initial air quality assessment - i.e. when using cleaning products, or sensing overwhelming canine emissions it switches into "red alert" mode expeditiously. The unit returns to a very silent (almost inaudible) low/monitoring mode after detecting and eliminating the offending source. I am having no issues so far with Plasmawave being noisy or causing respiratory distress, nor any filmy dust settling on immediate surroundings whatsoever (My old ionizer would cause a white powdery/oily film to settle everywhere). Replacement filters are fairly expensive, but there are other equally efficient and cost-effective ways to work around that when the time comes. The only improvement(s) I could offer Winix would be to offer a longer initial manufacturer's warranty, and on future models possibly providing some indentions for easier mobility. However, that is not a huge issue considering the unit is not awkwardly bulky or heavy. I cannot comment on longevity and long-term effectiveness of the unit considering I have owned it less than a week, but I am hoping it will continue to perform well and that the lifespan will surpass the warranty by years (not hours). I only say that because I recently had an appliance completely fail literally 8 hours after the warranty expired and the manufacturer would not honor it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              very well made and user friendly

              By J R.

              from south georgia

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Long life
              • Quiet
              • User friendly

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Asthma Control
              • Bedroom

              Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

              great air purifier - it has helped with air quality and breathing issues in a short period of time. bedroom now smells fresh and clean

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              wou.ld buy again

              By don

              from sf ca

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Quiet
              • User friendly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere

                Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

                does the job.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                So happy with one, we bought 2 more

                By Mom of 2 Toddlers

                from Frankfort, Ohio

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Attractive Design
                • Quiet
                • User friendly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom

                  Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

                  We purchased our first air cleaner for our 2 year old sons bedroom who suffers from seasonal allergies. Since we have a farmhouse built in 1870, and recently remodeled and two toddlers, we purchased 2 more. We put one air cleaner each bedroom and have been so happy with the results. Less dust/odors and less stuffy noses in the morning!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great choice for HEPA air filter

                  By CaroStans

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Attractive Design
                  • Effective
                  • Quiet
                  • User friendly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Kitchen
                    • Living Room

                    Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

                    We are glad we bought this filter; we were so pleased we bought a second one for the bedroom. It's affordable and works great in both our living/kitchen area and bedrooms. It's quiet unless it turns on turbo, but the noise is temporary. My husband has very bad allergies and was suffering from severe attacks. The filter has solved that. We're even able to have a cat now, and he is EXTREMELY allergic to cats. I've been recommending this to all our family and friends with allergies.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again.

                    By Gwen

                    from Missouri City, TX

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Affordable
                    • Attractive Design
                    • Quiet
                    • User friendly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere
                      • Bedroom
                      • Living Room

                      Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

                      I purchased this air cleaner about 2 weeks ago after research and reading all of the positive reviews. I just love it. The air is cleaner and the odors are gone. It is so quiet that I forget it is on. Excellent purchase and I plan to get another one soon.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      We see and feel the difference!

                      By Gramma

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Affordable
                      • Attractive Design
                      • Quiet
                      • User friendly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere
                        • Asthma Control
                        • Bedroom
                        • Living Room

                        Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

                        This was a gift for my birthday. We place the air purifier in the kitchen/dining area during the day because that's the area we spend most of our time. Then early evening we move it into our bedroom. Using the purifier enables me to breathe deeper and get relief from asthma. My daughter ordered hers the next day after experiencing ours. We are really promoting this product to others that live in the assisted living apartments! We also like that one of the filters can be washed and reused!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Love it!

                        By Tangelo

                        from Portland Oregon

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Affordable
                        • Quiet
                        • User friendly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere
                          • Bedroom
                          • Living Room

                          Comments about Winix PlasmaWave 5500 Air Cleaner:

                          We did a lot of research to find the quietest and most affordable air Purifier. And this is what we found. We have been using it for about a month now, and it is extremely quiet and unobtrusive. It is in the living room, and it is easy to just forget that it is there. The lowest setting is extremely quiet, especially in comparison to some other ones we have tried. I like that there is a sensor on it, and that if it senses there is some need to go to a higher fan speed, it will do it and then go back to low. Wow we have not actually washed the filter yet, I was one of the reasons we bought it as well.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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