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.
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.
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 - 248; Pollen - 251; and Tobacco Smoke - 235.
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.
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.
Replacement Filter Options
This Winix PlasmaWave air cleaner has multiple optional filter packages available for replacing the filters that come with your model. Choose which replacement option works best for you and your space.
- If you're looking for a complete, 4-stage replacement cartridge, consider the Washable Ultimate Filter Cartridge. It includes an anti-bacterial pre-filter, a true washable HEPA filter, mesh shield, and activated carbon filter. These filters, which are all washable and re-usable, work together to combat odors and the tiniest of particles floating around your space. Wash them every 3 months for best results. This is ideal for people who want to wash and re-use filters without having to replace them every 3 months (generally they can be washed up to 6 times without needing to be replaced, but check them after each wash to ensure they're still in good condition).
- Consider the Winix Replacement Carbon Filter 4-pack if you don't need to replace your washable HEPA filter, which lasts a year, but you need to replace carbon filters. While they're used with a washable HEPA, the filters in this package aren't washable and need to be replaced every 3 months to efficiently remove odors and chemical vapors from your space. These 4 filters are all sanitized to provide extra freshness, so be sure to replace them as needed. Note: The carbon filters in the Ultimate package above are washable, but these need to be replaced. It's really just a matter of preference as to whether you'd rather wash or replace your filters--some customers prefer one over the other.
- The Winix Replacement Filter Set is also an option for this model. This package provides you with enough filters to last you an entire year. This package doesn't include the anti-bacterial pre-filter, but comes with a true HEPA filter that can be used for a year, and 4 carbon filters, which can be used for up to 3 months each. Customers who purchase this filter package will need to remove the cartridge provided with your model and only use the HEPA and a carbon filter to catch particles and odors. No mesh shield or anti-bacterial pre-filter are included with this package.
- If you're only looking for a replacement washable HEPA filter and you have plenty of carbon pre-filters, then purchase the Winix Replacement Washable HEPA Filter. This filter removes up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants down to .3 microns and can be washed up to 6 times before you need to replace it. Use this filter in conjunction with the Winix 115119 carbon pre-filters (sold separately).