Winix 5500-2 Review

Winix 5500-2 Ratings

DESIGN - 96%



This is a highly efficient air purifier packed with a series of features that contribute to its performance in removing a wide range of air impurities. The sleek black housing is eye-catching and the multiple air purifying features make it an amazing device or keeping your house clean.

User Rating: 2.81 ( 41 votes)

Nothing can clean the air like an air purifier can and the Winix 5500-2 is, without a doubt, an excellent choice that manages to remove air impurities like no other. It is available for sale at the price of $190, $60 less than the original price.

Technical Specifications

Suitable for a large room like a bedroom or living room with a CADR rated for 360 square feet, the Winix 5500-2 is a air purifier that uses the PlasmaWave technology of Winix, along with a HEPA filter and an Advanced Odor Control carbon filter that work together to remove air impurities from your home. PlasmaWave is an innovative technology that sends negative and positive ions into the air to increase the air quality.
The air purifier comes with 4 different fan speeds, an Auto Mode that adjusts the fans according to how dirty the air is, and a Sleep Mode for night operating and is a very quiet unit that operates at a maximum of 54.8 dB on the highest speed.

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Specifications Sheet

Specs 5500-2
Dimensions 23.6” x 14.9” x 7.8”
Weight 17.6 Lbs
Area Coverage 360 Square Feet
Noise Level 54.8 dB
Power 65W, 60Hz, 120V
CADR Rating for Smoke 232
CADR Rating for Pollen 246
CADR Rating for Dust 243
Fan Speeds 4
Filter Type HEPA Filter, PlasmaWave Technology
Odor Reducing Filter Carbon Filter
Control Panel Electronic
Timer Function Up to 8 Hours
Warranty 2 Years


It can handle a wide range of impurities due to the multiple filters it uses. The True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of the dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and allergens as small ad 0.3 microns, so it is great for allergy sufferers. The washable AOCTM filter contains granulated carbon that captures bad odors and the PlasmaWave finishes to break down odors, chemicals in the air, allergens, and other pollutants without releasing any harmful ozone.


This is not a compact air purifier that you can place on a table or a nightstand but it is more a floor unit that takes some room space, measuring 14.9 x 23.6 x 7.8 in and weighing 17.6 lbs. It comes in a sleek black housing with futuristic accents like the vertical grid or the high-tech touchscreen control panel. This appliance will surely catch your eye with the stunning modern design.

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Other features

This air purifier impresses with its features that increase its functionality and performance. The Air Quality sensors, for example, allow it to detect air impurities so it can run more efficiently while the Air Quality Indicator with 3 levels lets you know how clean your indoor air is. The device also comes with a sensor that knows when the filter needs to be changed and tells you through a light indicator. The remote tops the convenience features of this great air purifier.


The manufacturer offers a limited 2-year warranty for the Winix 5500-2, so you will enjoy the best performance with peace of mind. The durable construction is what makes the manufacturer trust the air purifier so much. Also, this warranty shows that you will be investing your money on a great performing and long lasting product.


Comes at an affordable price
High CADR ratings
Sleep mode makes it the perfect addition to the bedroom or the nursery
Quiet operation
HEPA filter ensures an effective removal of small particles
Carbon filter removes unpleasant odors
Can tackle particles as small as 0.3 microns
Sensor tells you when it’s time to change the filters
Covered by a 2-year warranty


No actual downsides to the product  

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Final Thoughts

As you have already understood after reading this review, there are a lot of reasons why the Winix 5500-2 is the air purifier that you must invest in. Boasting an unmatchable performance, this model is suitable for medium and large rooms, spaces where it will effectively remove all the pollutants and airborne particles that it encounters. What makes it so great its operation is the True HEPA filter that it comes with, a filter that enables it to capture up to 99.97 percent of impurities that lurk in the air. Of course, as expected from a high-end air purifier, it does a great job at removing unpleasant odors, leaving the air in your home fresh. Also, the unit’s energy efficiency makes it a real dream come true for anyone, ensuring that it won’t consume much while operating, thus allowing you to let it run for as long as it’s needed.

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