Model # WAC5500

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Store SKU #1002508872

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

  • Covers a room up to 350 sq ft
  • Long-life washable True HEPA filter
  • Ideal for a large bedroom or family room
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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Covers a room up to 350 sq ft
  • Long-life washable True HEPA filter
  • Ideal for a large bedroom or family room
Model #: WAC5500
Sku #: 1002508872
Internet #: 202765173

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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
350
Product Depth (in.)
8.5
Product Height (in.)
21.7
Product Width (in.)
16.3

Details

Air Purifier Type
Console
Air Treatment Product Type
Air Purifier
Automatic shutoff
No
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)
350
Color
white / silver
Color Family
Whites
Control Type
Digital
Effectiveness (%)
99.97
Electrostatic
No
Filter/bulb monitor
Yes
Filtered or Filterless
Filtered
HEPA Filter
Yes
Ionization
No
Number of Fan Speeds
4 or More
Number of cleaning stages
3
Package Size
Individual
Portable
Yes
Primary Filter Type
HEPA - True
Product Weight (lb.)
15.7lb
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
90-Day
Timer
No
UVC lamp
No
Voltage (volts)
120
Wall Mountable
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
AHAM Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum coverage area (sq. ft.)
350
Product Depth (in.)
8.5
Product Height (in.)
21.7
Product Width (in.)
16.3

Details

Air Purifier Type
Console
Air Treatment Product Type
Air Purifier
Automatic shutoff
No
CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)
350
Color
white / silver
Color Family
Whites
Control Type
Digital
Effectiveness (%)
99.97
Electrostatic
No
Filter/bulb monitor
Yes
Filtered or Filterless
Filtered
HEPA Filter
Yes
Ionization
No
Number of Fan Speeds
4 or More
Number of cleaning stages
3
Package Size
Individual
Portable
Yes
Primary Filter Type
HEPA - True
Product Weight (lb.)
15.7lb
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
90-Day
Timer
No
UVC lamp
No
Voltage (volts)
120
Wall Mountable
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
AHAM Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

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: 2018-03-01

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: 2018-03-01

Does this air cleaner require the purchase of any kind of filter replacements or anything else?

Asked by: Patty
I love it!! I vacuum mine in between washing (3mths). The filter media cartridge is a size B and contains charcoal as well. The cover pops off from the bottom then lift up.
Answered by: Lawisch2c
Date published: 2018-06-16

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: John
Date published: 2018-02-28
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Customer Reviews

5500 Washable True-HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 390.
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 Great buy I purchased this unit about two months ago. We needed a unit for our main living room that was quiet but could handle a large area. This unit has turned out to be a great purchase. Within 24 hours of first plugging it in there was a noticeable difference in the air quality. We have a lot of odors in our house due to kids and pets. These were noticeably gone within a day. The washable HEPA filter has also really helped with my son and daughter's breathing. Both suffer from allergies and have always had trouble sleeping at night. Since installing this unit in the main living area and each of their rooms they no longer have as many issues and sleep through the night. The unit is extremely quiet. Much more than i was expecting after reading previous reviews. We have a few other Honeywell devices and the are much louder units. This unit performs very well and is a great buy and value for the money. You could buy a more expensive unit and not get a better value.
Date published: 2012-11-02
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 No more coughing and sneezing! We have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 parrots. Allergies? I didn't think so until about 6 months ago when I started coughing, sneezing, waking up with a stuffy head. Symptoms had gotten worse to the point that I was concerned we might need to rehome our pets. A friend with asthma recommended an air purifier, and after a ton of research I purchased a Winix 5500. To say it's life changing is so true. From the first 30 minutes after plugging it in, the air smells fresh and clean. Stuffy nose is gone. Sneezing is gone. I'm still coughing a bit but every day gets better. I love this machine so much I ordered another for my bedroom. The hepa filter is washable in the sink up to 6 times, with a 3 year lifespan. It comes with 4 charcoal pre filters that you change about every 3 months. The plasma wave helps to kill bacteria and viruses. It's very quiet. Super easy to set up and use. I like the remote that lets me change settings easily. I have also noticed far less dust on the furniture which must mean it's being caught in the Winix.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to be working well so far I did a good amount of research. I am very much a penny-pincher so I must feel I am getting a good deal. We bought this to help alleviate an onset of terrible allergies in my son to something in our environment. All I can say is that after running this nearly daily for two months, he has had only one or two flare-ups compared to at least one flare-up daily prior to bringing this into the home. I don't find it noisy. It makes some noise, but there are different settings if you need super-quiet. Remember, this white noise actually helps people sleep. The design is fine. I don't care that much. I would only say I wish it had a handle on the top bc we do move it form room to room. I will have to buy replacement filters which makes maintenance a slight issue, but I can live with that.
Date published: 2012-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised I've had other air purifiers in the past. So I thought I knew what to expect. This unit exceeded my expectations. When I leave the room I'll often turn it to the turbo setting, which is understandably noisy, to return to my refreshed bedroom. At night, on its lowest setting, I can barely hear it. My bathroom is adjacent to my bedroom and it amuses me that the auto sensor senses my hairspray, indicates bad air quality and goes to work. Not only does our bedroom no longer smell stale, but it seems to have reduced my husbands snoring significantly. It's so quiet that my dog doesn't mind lying in front of it. But the real testament to this product is my skeptical husband. After 2 weeks of use, he told me to order another one for our downstairs living area.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well & quiet My apartment is in a 100+ year old house that seems to create dust overnight! Tabletops & window sills are always dusty so I researched air purifiers & eventually settled on the Winix. I also called the Winix company to ask about the differences between the 3 models Home Depot sells. This model has a washable HEPA filter which will lower filter replacement cots per year so I went with that. So far I really like it. It is very easy to operate using the remote control. I leave it in "AUTO" mode & occasionally it will detect something in the air & switch to the high speed fan to eliminate whatever it detected... otherwise, it's usually on "low" & very quiet. I am thinking about purchasing 1 & possibly 2 more of these for the 2 other rooms in my apartment but for now will wait 'n see.
Date published: 2011-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You will be pleasantly surprised with this unit I have bought several of these types of units for home and work. I wish I had tried this before, I would bought more of these. Solid unit, lots of features, comes with a hepa filter and 4 pre-filters, plus the hepa filter is washable for a few times so it can last more than a year. Given the features (4 fan speeds, dirt sensor, auto mode, plasma wave, remote control) and the sturdiness of the unit, it is worth at least this much money. I have only had this installed for a few days but so far I can tell it is working better than before using this. Whenever I would turn the fan on I would immediately get congested - assumed from blowing dust. With this on, I noticed the air sensor went to solid red when the fan went on indicating dirty air. Anyway, has been cleaning the air as I'm not congested in the same exact scenario. I had purchased a newer Honeywell model in the Home Depot store for less money but realized it was a cheap and inferior design with nowhere near the CADR rating of this unit. I returned it to Home Depot and had a hassle free return. This is a no-brainer, this unit with a year's worth of filters, and actually a washable HEPA filter, makes this the best value in a unit that has this CADR rating and square footage effective rating. Wish I had bought this before.
Date published: 2013-09-27
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