Winix

Model WAC5500

Internet #202765173

5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

$171.73 /each
  • Covers a room up to 350 sq ft
  • Long-life washable True HEPA filter
  • Ideal for a large bedroom or family room

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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.

  • 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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Dose it produce ozone??

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August 18, 2016
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Layers of them!
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July 5, 2016
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Interesting article will answer your question: https://urbanclinic.net/2011/08/13/what-you-need-to-know-about-ozone-and-air-purifiers/
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June 8, 2016
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I was also curious about this because the Plasmawave technology was new to me. I have a proprietary ozone detector I built for a project for my work. It did not detect any substantial amounts of ozone as compared with "normal ambient" air. I live in Los Angeles, so ozone levels are slightly higher than less congested areas. That said, I don't think this unit produces any significant amounts of ozone.
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June 7, 2016
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The Winix 5500 does not omit any harmful ozone
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June 7, 2016
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The Winix 5500 unit does not release any harmful ozone into the air.
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What is the noise level of the unit (i.e., peak db)?

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April 30, 2016
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These are measured about 1ft from the front of the air cleaner.
speed on high(turbo)=69db
speed on 3=63 db
speed on 2=54 db
speed on 1=<50 estimate 45 db
The lowest speed is very quiet, except there's a low level popping crackling noise which is caused by the Plasma wave device. It's just barely audible in the room, but if your within 2-3 feet you can hear it. I sit about this distance from it and
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These are measured about 1ft from the front of the air cleaner.
speed on high(turbo)=69db
speed on 3=63 db
speed on 2=54 db
speed on 1=<50 estimate 45 db
The lowest speed is very quiet, except there's a low level popping crackling noise which is caused by the Plasma wave device. It's just barely audible in the room, but if your within 2-3 feet you can hear it. I sit about this distance from it and it does not disturb me.
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December 8, 2015
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I would think at the maximum level it's like a small vacuum cleaner. But in regular mode, it's pretty quiet.
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December 6, 2015
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Don't know the db. but you can't hear it on low (#1). #2 is drowned out by the tv. It's a pleasant background noise that you have to listen for. #3 louder but very effective at clearing out odors quickly. Turbo is as loud as other fans at their top setting. Turbo is great for a quick clean of the air at parties.
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November 19, 2015
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Low / Med / High / Turbo (db), 36.2 / 43.9 / 47.9 / 61.8
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November 18, 2015
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I don't have a db meter, and no noise specifications are given in the accompanying literature, however, at the low speed fan setting I cannot hear the fan even when I'm right next to the unit. The turbo fan setting is audible but I would characterize it as much quieter than a typical bathroom exhaust fan. My house is in the middle of a major renovation project, and still the unit stays at the lowest fan Read More
I don't have a db meter, and no noise specifications are given in the accompanying literature, however, at the low speed fan setting I cannot hear the fan even when I'm right next to the unit. The turbo fan setting is audible but I would characterize it as much quieter than a typical bathroom exhaust fan. My house is in the middle of a major renovation project, and still the unit stays at the lowest fan speed at least 95% of the time. Read Less
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I'M VERY INTERESTED TO PURCHASE ONE BUT WHERE CAN I GET THE FILTERS, CAN I ORDER FROM YOU AND HOW OFTEN NEED TO CHANGE THE FILTER& HOW MANY FILTER

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July 5, 2016
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Filter cleaning and replacement. Unit comes with 3 extra carbon filters which should be changed every 3 months. HEPA filter can be washed 6 times and last approx. 6 months before needing to be washed (indicator light shows when cleaning should be done). Filters are available from Home Depot, eBay, Amazon.
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According to the manufacturer's instructions you change the carbon filters every 3 months. ie discard and replace. The HEPA filter can be washed every 6 months, and this can be done 6 times, for a total life of 3 years. This really saves money, as other air cleaners have you discard and replace the HEPA filters every 6 months to a year.
The replacements filters can be found at www.sylvane.com, size 21.
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According to the manufacturer's instructions you change the carbon filters every 3 months. ie discard and replace. The HEPA filter can be washed every 6 months, and this can be done 6 times, for a total life of 3 years. This really saves money, as other air cleaners have you discard and replace the HEPA filters every 6 months to a year.
The replacements filters can be found at www.sylvane.com, size 21. note: these are washable HEPA, there are some replacements on other websites which are NOT washable and must be replaced after 1 use.
My unit shipped with a washable HEPA and extra carbon filters, these would be good for about a year.
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April 29, 2016
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There is a link where you can download the user guide for this unit at the HomeDepot website on the page this machine is advertised, and it gives you all the pertinent information you are requesting. You can order the charcoal filters and the washable HEPA replacement filters from Winix.com. The HEPA filter is listed @ $79.99. The unit comes with 4 charcoal filters (which need to be replaced every 3 Read More
There is a link where you can download the user guide for this unit at the HomeDepot website on the page this machine is advertised, and it gives you all the pertinent information you are requesting. You can order the charcoal filters and the washable HEPA replacement filters from Winix.com. The HEPA filter is listed @ $79.99. The unit comes with 4 charcoal filters (which need to be replaced every 3 months), and they can also be reused if gently washed with mild soap and water. Read Less
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April 29, 2016
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The Winix filter 115115 fits this unit and can be found at homedepot.com. Depending on the environment, it is recommended to change filters every year.
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remote?

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yes
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Yes. You can adjust the fan speed, turn off/on the plasma
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November 3, 2015
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Yes it does come with a remote control, although I've never used them (I have 3 of the units). It allows control functions like manual setting of the fan speed, but I just leave them in auto as they sense air quality and ramp fan speed up or down as needed.
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October 23, 2015
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Yes, the Winix 5500 does come with a remote
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 255 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent value Works very well, reduces dust in air and on shelves, also good price. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT PRODUCT EASY TO SET UP, QUIET IN AUTO MODE, AIR QUALITY SO MUCH BETTER. I LEAVE ON AUTOMATIC IN MY DAUGHTERS ROOM. IF SOMEONE IN BATHROOM DOWN THE HALL SPRAYS HAIRSPRAY OR FRESHNER OR ANYTHING OR SOMEONE PASSES GAS THIS UNIT CLICKS ON A TURBO MODE AND CLEARS THE AIR. BOUGHT TWO OF THESE AND MY SISTER HAS NOW PURCHASED ONE. OUTSTANDING PRODUCT SO FAR May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Winix 5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology This is a wonderful product.The air in the room smells fresher. It picks up a lot of dust particles, so I'M dusting a lot less. I run it on auto, and dont have to think about it. Wish it had wheels to transport from room to room. The sleep feature is nice and quiet. Glad I bought it. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hepa !!!! Recently purchased 2 of these Winix 5500 Hepa air cleaners. They perform great at an awesome price. Has improved my allergies tremendously. They have a sensor and detect odors which automatically increases in speed till the air quality is corrected. August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by loved it so much I bought a second one! it's quiet and not too large, responds immediately to "dirty air" such as when an outside door opens (or my granddaughter "toots" in front of it) My husband's allergies are significantly better since we started this cleaner. July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean air! I wanted a air cleaner that would help control cat hair and the dust from the rock road we live on in the country. This one fills those needs so for. I did give it 4 stars due to it being a little loud but as for as working well it is doing the job for a reasonable price. I am always cost conscious and like that the filter is washable. I would recommend this product just remember you will have to turn the tv up a little more. July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works great Ordering on line was very easy, and received quite quickly. Instructions were easy to follow. Just plug in and forget, no problems. May buy another for a different room. July 19, 2016
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