Model # WAC5500

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Winix 5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

Winix

5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

  • Covers a room up to 350 sq ft
  • Long-life washable True HEPA filter
  • Ideal for a large bedroom or family room
$17960 /each

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Product Overview

Suitable for a family room or large bedroom (350 sq. ft. CADR); the Winix WAC5500 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology combines the best filtering and technologies to deliver clean fresh air. A special long-life washable True HEPA filtration, odor control carbon pre-filter, and Winix's PlasmaWave Technology combine to offer superior control of household odors, pollutants and allergens. The true HEPA filter captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns in size, while a built-in air quality sensor provides "set-and-forget" operation by adjusting the fan speed automatically.

  • 3 stage filtration
  • Odor control carbon pre-filter - Especially formulated to capture offensive smoke, cooking and other household odors, the disposable carbon sheet also works as a pre-filter to capture large particles like hair, carpet fibers and dust adding life to your filter
  • Long-life washable True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns
  • PlasmaWave technology breaks apart pollutants at a molecular level without producing harmful ozone
  • Air quality sensor provides set-and-forget operation
  • CADR room size rating 350 sq. ft.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Sleep mode
  • Auto mode
  • 4 fan speeds
  • Change filter alert
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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this product plug into an outlet or run by batteries?

Does this product plug into an outlet or run by batteries?
Asked by: Anna
It plugs in the outlet.
Answered by: savan
Date published: 2017-01-24

Can this unit be turned on all the time? Or do i need to turn it off once in awhile? If yes, how often and for how long?

Thanks!
Asked by: Annie
I leave the one in the living area on all the time and turn the one in the bedroom on and off. The longer it runs the more air it will turn over, however, turning on and off is probably a better option.
Answered by: Louie
Date published: 2016-12-28

Is this good for mold removal?

Asked by: Mold
No, I don't think so. If anything, it would remove the musty smell from the air
Answered by: Chongo
Date published: 2017-02-09

DOES THE PRODUCT COME WITH A FILTER OR IS THIS A SEPARATE ITEM????

DOES THE PRODUCT COME WITH A FILTER OR IS THIS A SEPARATE ITEM????
Asked by: SHADOW
Comes with filters which are reusable after vacuuming away collected dust and dander.
Answered by: Chuck32571
Date published: 2017-01-01
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Customer Reviews

5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 345.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had 4 Winix 5300 purifiers in my home for the past year. I have a very segmented Mid Century... I've had 4 Winix 5300 purifiers in my home for the past year. I have a very segmented Mid Century house so I pretty much need one in each room. There were two other rooms in my home that I wanted purifiers in but I decided to cheap out and try to get some less expensive ones hoping they'd do the job. I was very disappointed in them so finally after a year I broke down and got the Winix 5500 for those two rooms. I like the fact that you can clean the filter on these and extend the life of the main filter. Purchasing filters for my other 4 units combined after a year was the same cost of one of the units ( and you have to do that once a year ) This unit's filter is supposed to last 3 times longer so I'm looking forward to not having to buy filters for these as often. The unit itself works WONDERFUL , you get what you pay for ! Save yourself the expense of buying cheaper ones and realizing they don't do the job and then having to spend even more money to buy a good one, lesson learned !
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is what we expected after reading reviews from previous buyers. We had another bran... This product is what we expected after reading reviews from previous buyers. We had another brand of air purifier prior to purchasing this one. This one is far more superior than the one we had. It has a sensor that can clean the air at various speeds according to the air qualities. We put the unit in our dining room next to the kitchen. Whenever we cooked something with strong odor the unit will run at high speed with the lights turning from green to red. Until the odor is gone then the light will turn back to green again which indicates the purified air. We are very satisfied with this unit and might buy another one if we need another air purifier. We only have this unit for less than a month now. So far the unit is working wonderful for us. My allergy symptoms are gone since we have this unit. I usually had running noses every morning when I came downstairs to the kitchen. Nowadays once I come downstairs I turn on the unit right away and since then my allergy never bothers me again.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noticed a difference right out of the box. Easy as pie to set up, pull out of box read quick set ... Noticed a difference right out of the box. Easy as pie to set up, pull out of box read quick set directions. Prepare filters, and turn on. Must be placed in certain locations to work at its best but, no big deal. Very quite, (unless you need a quick air cleaning on turbo) even then it I very tolerable. The sneezing associated with the air in the house has all but gone away. (This in less than a one month) Price is mid range in comparison with others, very lightweight, not as small as others, considering the job it must do that's ok in my opinion. will be buying another shortly for the other room. In conclusion, would Highly Recommend.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I waited to write a review until we had this product long enough to fairly evaluate it. We have h... I waited to write a review until we had this product long enough to fairly evaluate it. We have had this air purifier for a little over a month now. We placed it in our master bedroom because my husband has asthma and allergies. We keep the bedroom door shut, so our two cats don't have access , have allergy protector covers on the pillows and mattress, and a pricy HEPA filtered vacuum. My husband, who has had to take a 24 hr allergy pill every morning, remarked this morning, that he has not taken one for "awhile" and he attributes this to our latest purchase, the Winix Air Purifier. He was very skeptical when I purchased this. What a change in attitude! Thanks!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This air purifier is just what I needed. With my COPD when ever some odors fill the air from cook... This air purifier is just what I needed. With my COPD when ever some odors fill the air from cooking or outside odors come in when the door is open for a little bit, the machine kicks into a higher mode and then goes back to normal once the air becomes cleaner. Love it. So simple to clean and replace filters.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly efficient As much as I wanted to believe that a washable HEPA filter air filtering machine existed (at a reasonable price no less), I have been thrilled with the consistent performance of this one! Super quiet, detects impurities and removes them automatically, keeps everyday dust from settling on furniture by taking it from the air. It's tough on odors, though I can't honestly say it's completely eliminated our tough one (cigarette). At this price, I will invest in another unit for another room that likes to capture and hold air, rather than circulate. i highly recommend this air machine, especially if it's not your first machine. You will be very impressed!
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the "sleep" mode makes it very quiet @ night, however even during the day it is quiet. adjust aut... the "sleep" mode makes it very quiet @ night, however even during the day it is quiet. adjust automatically to aid conditions. The Winix 5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology. has gone beyond what I was expecting. we have been using this product for 1 month. We made a great decision when we purchased this unit.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than Expected I live in 980 sq.feet so I bought 2 units. Within an hour or so, I physically felt a difference. No more coughing or sneezing from my pets or dust. Once the air is at an acceptable level, it's very quiet.I highly recommend this Winix as it does the job very, very well.
Date published: 2017-01-03
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