Judging the level of air pollution increase in recent decades, air filters are an essential thing to consider that gets overlooked by most people. In some developing countries, the air quality has worsened to a level that it is no longer safe to breathe in. Even if you are not from a developing country, an air filter is still necessary. To help you choose the right air filter for a decent budget we have tested and written a full review on one of the best air purifiers on the market.
Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier is easily the best South Korean air filter that is accepted globally. With its 4-stage filtration including True HEPA Air Purifier, Carbon Filter, Plasma Wave Technology, and a 2 years warranty, it has easily become a preferred choice for many.
Having germs and bacteria in your house is inevitable, especially when you have pets in your house. Children can get easily affected by such pollutions, so having an air filtration system just for that purpose is important.
The 5500-2 is compact enough to fit into any room you prefer. It has a very sleek and premium design that fits in almost any modern house. The buttons are flat to the touch giving it a more pristine look and feel. It comes with a real-time air quality LED indicator that has three modes of lighting, red for poor, yellow for fair, and blue indicating good quality air.
This product comes with a real-time air quality sensor that automatically adjusts the fan speed depending on the pollution level. The 5500-2 automatically turns on the sleep mode if it detects a darkened room and changes back to normal mode if it detects lights.back to menu ↑
The 5500-2 is very powerful and efficient. It can very easily and quickly purify all the air pollution of a room in a matter of minutes, this obviously depends on the size of the room. For smaller rooms, the filtration time will be less and will be more for larger rooms. At an hour of time, it can possibly purify up to 99.99% air, that might not be the case with other competitor’s purifiers.
This purifier also performs well in removing odors from the room effectively than others in the market. Although might not be perfect in eliminating completely, still does a decent job leaving a very minor odor prevailing in the room.
The built-in air quality meter will automatically decide the mode the filter will be at. The auto mode is quite responsive to changes in air quality. For instance, it will start the filtration process if a dog passes near it.back to menu ↑
Ease of use
When it’s time to replace the filters, the purifier will automatically let you know. You don’t need to manually keep it in check every now and then. It comes with a remote-control system that you can use to operate the cleaning of the room as per your requirements. It is very convenient as you don’t need to reach out to operate it.
Still, if you prefer to manually operate the purifier you can, and it is still easy. The instructions are clear and the buttons are appropriately labeled. The navigation includes a power button, mode switcher, plasma on/off button, Fan speed button, and auto/manual purification option button. The labeling will illuminate indicating the setting it is on.back to menu ↑
The 4-stage filtration
The first part is the mesh pre-filter that aims to work against the largest airborne particles. Secondly, the AOC Carbon Filter. This reduces VOCs and odor from almost anything that might persist in the house. Thirdly, True HEPA Filter. This easily captures 99.97% of airborne allergens. It can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns. Finally the fourth stage, that is the Plasma Wave Air Cleaning Technology. In the outer environment, Hydroxyls are created to fight against the bacteria’s and viruses to neutralize the air. This Plasma Wave technology mimics the same functionality. It creates its own Hydroxyls inside the room to neutralize the air.
The mesh pre-filter and the carbon filters are washable. The filter cost might be $79 annually. Considering the output, you are getting, we think it is definitely worth it.back to menu ↑
The Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier is very quiet. It makes a very slight humming sound that might not even be that noticeable. Surely, increasing the mode will also increase the noise level. But still, it’s not that big of a deal. You can easily watch a movie without getting bothered by the noise.back to menu ↑
Winix products are officially certified for its intended use. The 5500-2 has AHAM certification which proves the product’s ability to effectively remove smoke, dust, and other pollutants. Its ENERGY STAR certification indicates its efficiency, low cost, and environmental friendliness. It also has achieved UL certification. This means their products meet very specific requirements regarding nationally recognized safety standards.
Being certified is enough to earn customer trust, but the company takes it up a notch by offering a whopping 2 years warranty. If within this time limit the product breaks or malfunctions, the company will either fix or replace the product.back to menu ↑
- Convenient tough navigation
- Automatic air quality sensors
- Comes with a remote control
- Easy maintenance
- 4-Stage air filtration
- Comparatively quiet operating noise
- More expensive than some other models
- No backlighting in the remote control
- Plasma Wave technology produces ozone
The 5500-2 is overall a solid performer with a good-looking well-built design. It has outperformed a few of the other competitors in the market. It is an easy choice for most families. Judging the performance and value you are getting out of the 5500-2, it is definitely worth buying it. It will surely keep your family safe from negative air pollution.