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5500-2 Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

  • Cleans indoor air effectively
  • Washable filter
  • Fan operates at four speeds
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$16667

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Product Overview

The Winix 5500-2 Air Cleaner replaces the wildly popular 5500-2 model; designed for any home environment and ready to capture Dust, Pollen, Pet Dander, Smoke, Mold Spores, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Household Odors. With a tremendous CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating from AHAM (Association of Home Appliances Manufacturers), this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms. The Winix 5500-2 uses a 3-Stage Air Cleaning System, featuring a Washable AOC Carbon Filter, 99.97% True HEPA Filter, and Winix PlasmaWave Technology. AHAM Rated for rooms up to 360 sq. ft.
  • 3-stage filtration
  • Washable AOC Carbon Filter, especially formulated to capture offensive smoke, cooking and other household odors; the filter also captures large particles like hair, carpet fibers and dust adding life to your filter
  • 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
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • Change filter alert
  • AHAM CADR rating for rooms up to 360 sq. ft.
  • Sleep mode: Puts unit at quiet fan speed and dims indicator lights
  • Light Sensor- Automatically puts unit at quiet fan speed and dims indicator lights when room is dark
  • 4 Fan Speeds (Quiet, Medium, High, Turbo)


















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Ratings
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Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)360250480700
Air Purifier TypeConsoleTabletopConsoleTower
Primary Filter TypeHEPA - TrueElectrostaticHEPA - TrueHEPA - True
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)232Tobacco Smoke 161, Dust 160, Pollen 170310G-17-088
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
360
Product Depth (in.)
7.8
Product Height (in.)
23.6
Product Width (in.)
14.9

Details

Air Purifier Type
Console
Air Treatment Product Type
Air Purifier
Automatic shutoff
No
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)
232
Color
Charcoal Gray
Color Family
Grays
Control Type
Digital
Effectiveness (%)
99.97
Electrostatic
No
Filter/bulb monitor
Yes
Filtered or Filterless
Filtered
HEPA Filter
Yes
Ionization
No
Number of Air Filters Included
3
Number of Air Purifers (Per Pack)
1
Number of cleaning stages
3
Number of Fan Speeds
Variable
Package Size
Individual
Portable
Yes
Primary Filter Type
HEPA - True
Product Weight (lb.)
18
Remote Control
Yes
Removes bacteria
Yes
Removes dust
Yes
Removes mold
Yes
Removes odors
Yes
Removes particulates
Yes
Removes pollen
Yes
Removes viruses
Yes
Returnable
180-Day
Timer
Yes
UVC lamp
No
Voltage (volts)
120
Wall Mountable
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
AHAM Certified,CARB Compliant,UL Certified,cUL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

57Questions43Answers

Us this in stock north conway NH?

Asked by Rusty October 16, 2020
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No, does not appear to be in stock but you can order it and have it shipped to store or home for free. As always- Need Help? Please call us at: 1-800-HOME-DEPOT (1-800-466-3337) Or, Use 'Store Finder' feature on top of any HomeDepot.com page to locate a specific store and either phone or check inventory of store on the Winnix 5500-2 product page. Which shows the cleaner is not currently in stock. Always best to get the current correct answer about product inventory from Home Depot. Most answers to the 'Question and Answer' feature are provided by other Home Depot customers so might not always provide the current correct product inventory information.

Specifically how does one clean/wash the carbon filter?

Asked by bean23 September 24, 2020
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Just soak in a little soap and water and let it air dry. That's it.

are the filters washable or not?it clearly states in the ad they are,but a review i just read sta...

Asked by daniel September 2, 2020
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According to my research, any True Hepa filter is not washable. However, the pre-filter and the carbon filter for the Winix 5500-2 can be cleaned by running them under warm water, careful to make sure the stream is not too strong/forceful, and to never use any kind of soap or detergent. Then waiting 24 hours for them to dry before reinserting them back into the unit. Vacuuming the pre-filter once a week, or using a small brush to remove large dust particles or pet hair for example, will increase the life of the True Help filter. Most of the specific info above can be found in the owner's manual which is available on the Winix website's product page for the 5500-2. Hope this helps.

What is the CFM?

Asked by DK August 17, 2020
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According to the research I have done, it is 250 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) on its highest setting, and approximately 100-120 CFM on medium--as a side note, set at medium this unit will use less power than a unit whose highest setting is 100-140 CFM. Most every air purifier will give you its Clean Air Delivery Rate – CADR - which can be confusing. In the case of the CADR, you are often given three numbers that describe how well the air purifier works. (Each number describes how well the air purifier clears the air of a particular particle type, like smoke, dust and/or pollen.) Apparently these numbers are derived, in part, from how much cubic feet of air the machine can process each minute and as a result, the CFM can be estimated if only the CADR is available. Using the CADR info, the CFM is almost always a little bit more than the range given. For example, Tte CADR of Winix 5500-2 is 243 Dust/ 232 Smoke/ 246 Pollen: according to my research. Hope this helps.

OK to run on ONLY the washable filter, so that I never have to buy filters?.........................

Asked by Abe June 13, 2020
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So the first one in the front is the washable one. You can wash it and all the dirty stuff goes down the drain. However, it’s obviously not going to be as clean as a new one. There are two or three more behind that filter and those do need replacement. I dont know exactly how long they last as I’ve only had it for about a month and it’s been working amazing. My room has better air quality than any room in my household. It’s just a great product. It detects any bad air quality and I mean the most minimal bad air and it starts to work. You have the choice to manually filter air or leave it on auto and it’ll do the work for you. I recommend this one for sure. Really helped with my allergies as well. Stopped getting them once I placed it in my room.

Do you carry this item for a room of 400 sq. ft.?

Asked by Joyce May 19, 2020
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Yes around that sqt

Does it remove smoke order

Asked by Tessa May 5, 2020
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I love love this air cleaner! I refinished my apartment. Poly floors, sanding , plaster, tons of water based and oil painting. It really cleans out the air and the smells . Heavy scents might take longer. But it works . It have the 4 levels and timer. You can feel a difference big time. Good luck - Eva

Would it help with hairspray?

Asked by NLMstylist April 22, 2020
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yes, this machine is Awesome, and by far the best purchase I have ever made. My new girlfriend had a dog and I could not smell there was even a dog there after a few days

how well does the unit work with second hand smokers?

Asked by JerseysOwn April 14, 2020
5
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has replaceable charcoal filters that are cheap and kill smoke odors!

How much does it cost to operate per month

Asked by Steve April 5, 2020
5
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replacement filters are 24.00 a year

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Lemon or a very expensive fan?
Writing this on 9.12. while the quality of air in Seattle is the worst in the world due to wildfires. Bought the unit yesterday. Initially, the light was red, then amber, then blue, which is what should happen as the unit purifies the air. When I moved it to another room on the upper floor, it remained blue, and that made no sense. This morning I moved the unit back to the living room, and to my surprise, never went to amber or red. So I took it the garage, a structure not attached to the house where the air is as bad as it is outside. Light? Blue! So I either have a unit with a bad sensor, or this thing is just one nice looking but very expensive fan.
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I had a terrible chemical smell in my apt. I was getting rashes and a sore throat from it. I’ve ...
I had a terrible chemical smell in my apt. I was getting rashes and a sore throat from it. I’ve been running the purifier non stop for several weeks. The smelled has been reduced by 90%. My allergic reactions have been greatly reduced as well.
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No Difference
In all honesty, I wanted to Love this product. I read reviews and watched plenty of videos on it before making the plunge and purchasing it, since it’s not a cheap buy. However, I’ve had it for a little over a month and I feel there is no difference living with it or without it. I don’t know if an air cleaner would work better for people that, smoke cigarettes inside their home, for people who have pets indoors that shed a lot or for people that just don’t dust their house. However, none of that is applicable to me, therefore I don’t see a diffence. I do have allergies and lately my allergies have acted up more than usual, or more so in a long time, and as I would think the air cleaner should be helpful for that, I feel that the air cleaner has done nothing. I am dissapointed as I did want to love this product and hoped for it to be so beneficial, though I feel it hasn’t whatsoever. P.s. My partner things the same thing. The two stars given is for the hype on it and the cool look to it.
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Works great!
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This air purifier works really well. We unfortunately have a smoker in the house, but this keeps my bedroom smoke-free. Also, when my husband passes gas, the air quality light turns red so I know it’s working!
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So far the machine is doing its job we are pleased with its performance thus far. Only been using...
So far the machine is doing its job we are pleased with its performance thus far. Only been using it for several days now as we just bought the device. It is portable so we have been moving it around the house and its doing its job. Nice and quiet even at the higher fan speed it is pretty quiet and acceptable level of fan noise. I say noise but not irritating/loud noises. Yes we would recommend this to anyone wanting a decent air cleaner.
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Great with everything except the cost of new filters for this which we thought was washable at ti...
Great with everything except the cost of new filters for this which we thought was washable at time of purchase.
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Received product fast and in perfect condition. It works as described and I was surprised at how ...
Received product fast and in perfect condition. It works as described and I was surprised at how well the charcoal filter absorbs odors and the pre filter catches small flying insects. It works so well that I bought a second one for use in another part of my house. I highly recommend this product.
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After reading many reviews on Winix 5500-2 air cleaner and comparing this unit to others I chose ...
After reading many reviews on Winix 5500-2 air cleaner and comparing this unit to others I chose to purchase sight unseen. The air cleaner has ran continuous in the automatic mode for several weeks without failure. The unit has surpassed my expectations of cleaning the air and the low sound level at night is NOT distracting.
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So far so good. I bought 2 of them. One in family room and another in my bedroom. It takes a lot ...
So far so good. I bought 2 of them. One in family room and another in my bedroom. It takes a lot of the dust out of the rooms and when cooking it take the smells of cooking out of the air. Very happy with product.
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Works great so far, smells and air quality in general is better already. Automatically dims light...
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Works great so far, smells and air quality in general is better already. Automatically dims lights and goes to low when its dark in the room (great for bedrooms).
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