Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier Reviews | Features & Specs of 2021

Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier Reviews

Winix is a Korean Brand and has an experience of over 40 years in air filtration. It has launched many air purifier brands over the last decade. Winix air purifier 5500-2 is its most successful and most reliable air purifier. It is the first air purifier of Winix that is amazon’s choice. In this article, we will take Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier Reviews and will see how this air purifier is a more reliable and trusted brand of the Korean giant?

Quick Overview

Key Features

  • High CFM up to 250 cubic feet per minute.
  • Economical with washable pre-filter that increases the life of other filters.
  • Energy is efficient as compared to other similar products.
  • Quiet and peaceful operation.
  • Better performance with improved plasma wave technology.

Pros

  • Advance Odor Clean filter (AOC)
  • Improved technology from Winix elder brands
  • An easy-to-use control panel and remote control
  • Compact size
  • Energy star rated air purifier
  • Overall exceptional performance

Cons

  • Plasmawave may trigger asthma
  • Sometimes bad smells
  • Some complaints about the sensor’s accuracy

Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier Reviews

Winix 5500-2 air purifier has a powerful fan, which gives you more air purification. It is recommended for use in large rooms of 360 square feet. You can use it in the Living room, office, kitchen, or kid’s room

 Filtration System 

The only criteria about the filtration of any air purifier are how many filters are used in that air purifier and the types of filters. In Winix air purifier 5500-2, there is a three-stage filtration system. Winix 5500-2 air purifier has a powerful fan with 4-speed settings, can be efficiently used for 360 square feet of space. It uses plasma-wave technology to remove even the smallest airborne pollutants and different kinds of smells. Let’s check its filters separately.

winix air purifier 5500-2 review of 2021

Pre-Filter

A pre-filter is used in the filtration system to capture and remove larger airborne particles like dust, pollen, pet hair, and dander. Pre-filter is combined with an activated carbon filter to remove household odors from the kitchen, smoke, and VOCs. This pre-filter is washable, and you can use it for a long period. This pre-filter is also called an advanced odor control carbon filter (AOC).

True HEPA Filter

Next to the pre-filter, a True HEPA filter is used. This HEPA filter is a core filter of Winix air purifier 5500-2. This filter captures and removes fine particles of pollen, allergens, viruses, and dust up to 99.97% as small as 0.3 microns level.

Plasma Wave Technology

Plasma wave technology is used at the final step of the filtration system. This technology produces and releases negative and positive ions to form Hydroxyls. These Hydorxyls instantly neutralize airborne pollutants like gases, viruses, bacterias, and other chemicals. You can Turn Off/Off via the control panel

 Design 

Winix 5500-2 plasma-wave air purifier is a portable type of air purifier. This model, Winix air cleaner 5500-2, has a plastic body covered with a luxury black color. With its great finishing, Winix air purifier 5500-2 does not look cheap compared to Winix’s old model 5300-2. If you want to run an air purifier for the whole day, then this plastic body is good than the metal body.

There is an air inlet grill on the front side of this device, and the air outlet is located on the top of the air purifier. This airflow system is the same as other classic brands. To me, this air outlet is hard to through direct to the users. On the front, there are 5 function buttons located. Also, there is a LED smart sensor located, with 3 different colors.

Its dimensions are 23.6 inches(height), 14.9 inches (width) and 7.8 inches (depth). The weight of Winix air cleaner 5500-2 is only 15.4 pounds, which means you can easily move it anywhere in the home. Moreover, you have 2 handles on the sides. These handles make it more convenient to shift this machine.

 Features 

Winix air purifier 5500-2 has been released for many years, so you can not expect some modern features in this machine, like wifi and apps control. But still, there are many additional features available in this air purifier. These features are described below:

Smart Sensor

The smart sensor in Winix air cleaner 5500-2 consistently monitors the real-time indoor air quality and shows results on an LED display. When the Winix air purifier senses a change in the air quality, it automatically adjusts the fan speed. This function is great for optimal environmental cleaning and saving electricity costs.

Filter Replacement Indicator

You don’t have to manually remember the filter replacement date because it is used in this air purifier filter replacement indicator. When the filter needs to be replaced, the indicator LED will illuminate. You can reset the filter indicator button after replacing the filter. Usually, carbon filter and HEPA filters need to be replaced after 1 year.

Sleep Mode

You can get a more comfortable sleep, thanks to its sleep mode. When you put the Winix air purifier on sleep mode, it will turn the fan on the lowest speed and dim the air quality indicator light.

Remote Control

You can run this machine with remote control. Although the Winix 5500-2 plasma wave air purifier is an old model, it still has a remote control.

Auto Mode

Put the air purifier on auto mode, and it will adjust the fan speed from 1 to 4 settings. Auto mode will judge the indoor air quality and clean the indoor air according to your needs.

Carrying Handle

It comes with a carrying handle. Although its weight is not too much, its handle makes it easier to carry anywhere in the house.

Quiet Operation

If you are allergic to noise, then be happy. Winix  5500-2 air purifier makes a noise of 27.8dB on the lowest setting. At maximum fan speed, it makes only 54.8 dB noise level.

Timer

You can run the Winix air purifier 5500-2 for a specific time. It can be set from 1,4, and 8 hours according to your choice.

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Product Information

Model5500-2
ManufacturerWinix
Coverage Area360 Ft²
Size15 x 8.2 x 23.6 inches
Weight15.4 pounds
Warranty5 Years

Our Verdict

Winix air purifier 5500-2 is a good choice in low range air purifiers. Due to its price and performance, it is amazon’s choice. You will enjoy a powerful filtration system and a lot of smart features. Not only it’s a low-budget air purifier, but its running cost is also low.

The only to keep in mind is that you have to clean and wash its filters regularly and don’t put the unit in sunlight. If you are looking for a smart air purifier with wifi control, you should go for Winix C545 or Winix AM90 air purifiers.