If nasty odors are something that causes you discomfort in your home, then you should consider getting an air purifier for your home. Fixing that problem should drastically improve the quality of life in your home and you will not need to worry about embarrassing yourself when someone comes to visit your place. Winix air purifiers might just be the solution you need when you need to freshen up your house.
There are several models that we can advise you to chose from: Winix 5500-2, Winix 5300-2, Winix NK105, and Winix U450. In this review, we are going to explain what each of these models excels at and it will probably give you a rough idea which one is best suited for your needs.
What do they have in common?
We chose to review this group of devices since we feel that they are the best when it comes to getting rid of nasty smells.
All of the models are capable of getting rid of 99.97% of particles from the air. Those include dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens which are all as small as 0.3 microns.
All of the models mentioned also have a carbon filter which is paramount when it comes to getting rid of smells.
You need to be prepared to clean that carbon filter and that can be a messy and smelly experience since it has collected all of the foul particles. Keep in mind that while carbon filters are washable, others need to be periodically replaced and it can cost up to a $100.00 All 4 models also use the PlasmaWave technology.
The producer advertises the fact that these models are quiet so it is safe to put them in your bedroom and leave them to work even on the higher settings during the night while you are sleeping. That is where the similarities between the products end and we will now discuss where they differ and what are the benefits and drawbacks of each other.
|Winix model||Winix 5500-2||Winix 5300-2||Winix NK105||Winix U450|
|Dimensions (LxWxH) in inches||15 x 8.2 x 23.6||14.9 x 7.8 x 23.6||12.2 x 12.2 x 29.5||18.9 x 11.8 x 25.6|
|Weight in pounds||15.4||18||21.3||18.3|
|AHAM Certified Sq Ft||360||350||320||450|
|Whisper Quiet Operation||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Energy Star Rating||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Captures up to 99.9% of harmful particles||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Washable permanent filter||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Automatic Shut-Off Timer||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Allergen Reduction Setting||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Germ Reduction Setting||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Touch Screen Controls||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|Warranty||2 years limited||2 years limited||2 years limited||3 years limited|
Where do they differ?
Each of these devices is suitable for a different kind of room and there are noticeable differences in features that each other possesses. Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier is suitable for large rooms since it covers 360 sq ft. with a 3 stage filtration process.
It is mostly similar to its predecessor, the Winix 5300-2 model which that also covers 360 sq ft. The main difference between these two devices is that the 5500-2 model comes with a remote control.
There are also some differences when it comes to sound and the older model is a bit louder. Settings 1 and 2 are quiet, 3 is medium and 4 is loud in the 5300-2 model, while settings 1, 2 and 3 in the 5500-2 model are silent with only the setting 4 being loud.
Winix NK105 that differs greatly from the previous two models in shape and it has a WiFi connection. You will be able to monitor the indoor and outdoor air quality from anywhere with this device and it is perfect for large rooms and bedrooms. It also has a 4 stage filtration system.
Last on the list is the Winix U450 air purifier that is special since it has a 5 stage filtration system and it covers 450 sq ft of space with a significant price.
As we stated previously, these models are perfect for getting rid of the smell and now all you need to do is to decide which one of these beauties is able to do it best for the price that you are willing to pay. You can choose between the complexity of the devices and also the cost when looking at these 4 models.
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Keeping your air clean and fresh is important and all the nasty smells could be removed with an air purifier. That is of course not a substitute for regular dust removing and cleaning.