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Model #WAC5500

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
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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
  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Air Purifier FeaturesNoneAir Purifier TypeConsole
Air Treatment Product TypeAir PurifierAppliance CategoryAir Purifiers
Automatic shutoffNoCADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)350
Colorwhite / silverColor FamilyWhites
Commercial/ResidentialResidentialControl TypeDigital
Effectiveness (%)99.97ElectrostaticNo
Filter/bulb monitorYesFiltered or FilterlessFiltered
HEPA FilterYesIonizationNo
Number of Air Filters Included4Number of Air Purifers (Per Pack)1
Number of cleaning stages3Number of Fan Speeds4
Pack Size1Package SizeIndividual
PortableYesPrimary Filter TypeHEPA - True
Product Weight (lb.)15.7Remote ControlYes
Removes bacteriaYesRemoves dustYes
Removes moldYesRemoves odorsYes
Removes particulatesYesRemoves pollenYes
Removes virusesYesReturnable90-Day
TimerNoUVC lampNo
Voltage (volts)120Wall MountableNo

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsAHAM CertifiedManufacturer Warranty1 year limited

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Customer Reviews

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I used to wake up with a terrible headache practically every morning and decided to try this air ...
I used to wake up with a terrible headache practically every morning and decided to try this air cleaner to see if it would help alleviate some of them. The very first morning there was no headache!! And it's been that way every morning for the few months I have had this filter. I used to have a sound machine to help me sleep, which I have now gotten rid of because this filter makes a soft, soothing sound which is far better than the sound machine. I like it on the high setting. On the "sleep" setting you barely hear anything at all. I love all the features, especially the colored monitor of air quality to show when it's clean. The Winix was worth every penny and more for me.
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    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!
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      Had this for over a month. works better than expected and it is very quiet. The only time you hea...
      Had this for over a month. works better than expected and it is very quiet. The only time you hear it running is when you turn on turbo. We run a small dog kennel and this air cleaner gets rid of dog and all pet odors. I will most likely get another one form my house.
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      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.
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      3 found this review helpful
      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 !
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      11 found this review helpful
      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.
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      Excellent value
      Works very well, reduces dust in air and on shelves, also good price.
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      4 found this review helpful
      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
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      14 found this review helpful
      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!
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      15 found this review helpful
      Just what I was looking for!
      I was looking for an inexpensive air purifier that could improve the air quality in one room. This fit exactly what I was looking for. Not too big, nice design, hepa filter, and quiet motor. On low, you can hardly hear it running; on high, it is noisier. We keep it on low at night time and turn it up during the day. I plan to purchase another one soon!
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