Winix HR950 5-Stage-Air-Cleaner-0

Winix HR950 Review

The non-Wi-Fi verison, if your prerequisite requirement comprises of an air purifier that has all the purifying options yet contains its punchy air flow delivery rate, Winix HR950 would be the ideal choice. According to our study, Winix HR950 is what majority of the asthmatic impacted patient would only need; an air purifier that has decent air flow delivery rate in addition with the adjustability for indoor condition. In comparison with the airflow distribution, applicable area, noise level and power usage, what attributes would make Winix HR950 shine and how reliable is the air purifier? Head over to our detail review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 329.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 100 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Winix HR950 Specification

ProductWinix HR950
RSPMRSP/ RSP +- 329.99
Link
Dimension
16.3 x 23.6 x 9.6 in
(41.4 x 59.9 x 24.4 cm)
Weight18.7 lb (8.5 kg)
Coverage (up to)400 sq. ft. (37 m2)
Dust free (CADR)264 cfm (449 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)301 cfm (511 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)258 cfm (438 m3/h)
Airflow speed56.5-286 cfm (96-486 m3/h)
Fanspeed5
Filtration5-stage
A filterAnnual filter cost ($)+- 100
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Pre-filter
Permanent
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True-HEPA filter
1 year
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter
1 year
Ionizer/ TechnologiesPlasmaWave Technology
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
Anti-microbial coating
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Filter J 117130 Replacement Filter
1 year
+- 99.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level26.4 - 60 dB
Power consumption11 - 83 W
Timer/ Scheduler1, 4, 8 hours
SensorsParticle, VOC Sensors (Air quality)
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

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Winix HR950 key features

  • Pet approved 5-stage with PlasmaWave™ Technology
  • Washable pre-filter
  • Coated Deodorization (CD) carbon filter
  • Anti-microbial True HEPA filter
  • 5 fan speed (Sleep, Low, Medium, High, Turbo) with Auto mode/ Sleep mode
  • Particle + VOC sensors
  • Child lock
  • Built-in timer (1, 4, 8 hours)
  • 2 years warranty

The starters

Winix HR950 dimension
Dimension
16.3 x 23.6 x 9.6 in
(41.4 x 59.9 x 24.4 cm)
Winix HR950 weight
Weight
18.7 lb (8.5 kg)

Nothing but praises coming from our side, Winix HR950 is the latest air purifier that comes with updated minimalist exterior that is pleasing to the eyes. At 16.3 x 23.6 x 9.6 in/ 18.7 lb weight, the air purifier is not too bulky to be move around the house thanks to the back carrying handle. Fitting is top-notch and well-assembled, expect zero leakage on the purification process even on constant use. Standard features from Winix HR950 include 5-stage filtration with PlasmaWave, Anti-microbial coating HEPA filter, 5 fanspeed with Auto/ Sleep mode, Particle/ VOC Sensors, front air quality LED indicator light (Blue = Good, Yellow = Fair, Red = Poor), Childlock, AHAM verified, CARB certified Ozone-safe, UL listed, ENERGY STAR rated and 2 years warranty.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

Winix HR950 coverage
Purifying coverage
400 sq. ft. (37 m2)
Winix HR950 airflow speed
Airflow speed
56.5-286 cfm (96-486 m3/h)
Winix HR950 fanspeed
Fanspeed
5
Winix HR950 400 sq. ft. purifying is not too bad for a large coverage air purifier. Ideal for large-size room or living hall, 56.5-286 cfm Airflow is consistent with high degree of volume to support the purification. Powered by the enhanced 5 fanspeed, there is also Auto mode and Sleep mode that can be selected which heavily relies on the particle and VOC sensor for automatic adjustment.
Winix HR950 dust CADR
Dust CADR
264 cfm (449 m3/h)
Winix HR950 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
301 cfm (511 m3/h)
Winix HR950 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
258 cfm (438 m3/h)
Parallel with airflow delivery rate, Winix HR950 CADR is sufficient though not the strongest in its class. Dust CADR is at 264 cfm, Pollen CADR is at 301 cfm and Smoke CADR is at 258 cfm. See the table above to compare between other large coverage air purifiers.

What’s inside count

Winix HR950 Pre-filter
Pre-filter
Permanent
Winix HR950 HEPA filter
True-HEPA filter
1 year
Winix HR950 carbon filter
Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter
1 year
Winix HR950 technologies
PlasmaWave Technology
Winix HR950 other filters
Anti-microbial coating
^ Winix HR950 filters/ technologies/ lifespan
^ Winix HR950 filters/ lifespan/ price
The main highlights of the bunch, Winix HR950 5-stage ultimate filtration is a godsend for pet owner. First and foremost you have the pre-filter that great in capturing large pollutants such as hair and dust. Secondly the Coated Deodorization carbon filter would trap odor and gases that is not capture by the pre-filter. Thirdly the True HEPA filter would trap very small particles and bacteria down to 0.3 micron size. Protecting True HEPA filter is a layer of Anti-microbial treatment that prevents the growth of microbes and bacteria. Lastly Winix trademark PlasmaWave Technology would create Hydroxyl that neutralize any trapped allergens and gases.

Winix HR950 is covered against

Winix HR950 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Pollen

Pollen

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Chemical

Chemical

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS VOCs

VOCs

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

EXCELLENT

Winix HR950 VS Odor

Odor

EXCELLENT

Undoubtedly Winix HR950 5-stage filtration is tremendously effective when take on large-scale and small scale particles, irritants, allergens, microorganisms. Contributed by all-powerful 56.5-286 cfm airflow delivery rate and wide 400 sq. ft. purifying coverage, Winix HR950 incorporated Pre-filter True-HEPA filter filtration is brilliant in banishing dust, hair, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  On coping with odors, fumes and smokes, Winix HR950 Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter is also brilliant against chemicals, diaper odors, cooking odors, cigarette odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

Winix HR950 noise level
Noise level
26.4 - 60 dB
Winix HR950 power consumption
Power consumption
11 - 83 W
Winix HR950 26.4 - 60 dB noise level is marginally lower than market standard although you should treat it as how a normal air purifier would sound. At low speed barely any noise can be heard, while minimal to loud fan noise when you gradually move up the fanspeed. Power consumption is relatively low at an average 11 - 83 Watt. Of course same rule of thumb applies where the higher fanspeed and longer operating hours, the higher power consumption it will be.

At what cost

Winix HR950 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 329.99
Winix HR950 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 100
^ Winix HR950 replacement filters estimated cost
Winix HR950 is a very compelling air purifier that has all the bells and whistle you need. Bundled Filter replacement is not cheap but you could change either one of the exhausted filter (HEPA or carbon filter) separately as both are standalone filter. Only issue is the Wifi-enabled version Winix HR1000 offers exact same specification with addition of WiFi support and a much lower price point (based on current online selling price). Prices go up and down so if the trend continues to stay the same, no doubt Winix HR1000 would be a better bet.

The challengers

Winix HR1000 5-Stage-Wifi-Enabled-Air-Cleaner-0

Winix HR1000

Identical in every way except Winix HR1000 comes with lower online price and is WiFi-enabled. Find out why do you need the WiFi support.

Winix U450

Same 5-stage filtration with better CADR, airflow and purifying applicable area. Its weak point is the expensive price tag that is hardly justifiable.
Bionaire BAP756-U

Bionaire BAP756-U

Cheaper price tag with slightly better CADR and purifying coverage. Its filtration system is not as strong and comprehensive as Winix HR950.

In conclusion......

  • 5-stage filtration with PlasmaWave™ Technology.
  • Permanent washable pre-filter.
  • Effective True HEPA filter with Anti-microbial coating.
  • Strong Coated Deodorization (CD) carbon filter.
  • Punchy airflow with 5 fanspeed and Auto mode/ Sleep mode.
  • Dual sensors (Particle, VOC) with air quality indicator.
  • Child lock feature that prevent children from meddling on the setting.
  • Built-in timer with 3 pre-set setting (1, 4, 8 hours).
  • 2 years warranty.
  • Online pricing is rather close to Winix HR1000 that offers additional WiFi support.
  • Filter replacement is expensive and have to done on a yearly basis.
  • In sleep mode the indicator light does not dim down enough to prevent a slight glare disturbance.
  • Lacks remote control the comes with some of the lower end model.
Build quality
8
Features
8
Coverage
7
Airflow delivery
7
Particle Filtration
9
Smoke Filtration
9
Price
5
Upkeeping
7
8.7
Winix HR950 5-Stage-Air-Cleaner-0
8.7

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

What is PlasmaWave ® Technology?

PlasmaWave is Winix exclusive, patented technology that emit positive and negative ions in order to form hydroxyls. The ions and natural water vapor combination Hydroxyls (OH) will breaks apart chemical, odors, allergens and other airborne pollutants at the molecular level. PlasmaWave is available in all Winix air purifiers and it does not produce any harmful ozone as certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB).

PlasmaWave produces hydroxyls, what is hydroxyls and is it dangerous?

Hydroxyl radical is a safe, naturally-occurring, reactive molecule formed by single oxygen and hydrogen bonding (OH). Winix PlasmaWave would replicate this natural process by producing hydroxyls to eliminate noxious gases including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), deodorize odors and destroy microorganisms like bacteria, mold, mildew. An optional feature where user have the option to activate or deactivate PlasmaWave in Winix HR950 air purifier.

Can I turn off the PlasmaWave feature in Winix HR950 air purifier?

Yes Winix HR950's PlasmaWave feature can be disabled via the control panel.

What does the Winix HR950 limited warranty cover?

Winix HR950 limited warranty will cover air purifier from manufacturer defect (materials and workmanship) at Winix own discretion. The defective product must be within the warranty period and free from any tampering, accidental damage and mishandling. Proof of purchase date must be presented before any repair or exchange commence. Warranty will be null and void if Winix HR950 air purifier is used for non-home or consumer purposes. If you air purifier fulfilled all the stipulated conditions, you may call 1-877-MY-WINIX (1-877-699-4649) for repair validation and arrangement.

Where is Winix HR950 air purifier made from?

Winix HR950 air purifier is made and manufactured in South Korea.

What is the function of Air Quality Sensor with Auto-Mode?

Air quality sensor or particle sensor detects the level of harmful particles in its surrounding. Using the information collected from the AQ sensor, Auto-Mode would automatically adjust the ideal speed accordingly. That way you get the best of both worlds in performance and energy-efficiency. All Winix air purifiers come with air quality sensor and Auto mode.

Is Winix HR950 air purifier wall mountable?

No Winix HR950 is not wall mountable.

Does Winix HR950 comes with all the filters for this price or do we need to buy the filters separately?

By default, Winix HR950 comes bundled with all the filters required for the air purifier to work.

How do you clean the pre-filter?

Winix permanent pre-filter or specific carbon pre-filter can be wash through vacuuming or rinsing. Simply remove the front pre-filter from the air purifier and rinse it with water to clear out all dust particles. The pre-filter must be completely dry (air-dry or hair dryer) before installing back into the air purifier.

Should I vacuum Winix HR950's carbon filter or HEPA filter periodically to boost the filters lifespan and usability?

Other than the AOC filter that requires cleaning once every 3 months, there is no need to vacuum the carbon filter or true HEPA filter before replacing them as the filters would be protected by the pre-filter from having contact with larger particles like dust. Furthermore, improper conduct on the carbon or HEPA filter could have a reverse effect that damage the filters usability and re-release the trapped particles like allergens, germs and bacteria out. You would, however need to clean the permanent pre-filter periodically or every 14 days depending on how much dust is accumulated by the filter.

Is Winix HR950's True HEPA filter washable?

You should never wash or even vacuum Winix HR950's HEPA filter unless it is clearly stated in the instructional manual. HEPA is a type of mechanical filter made completely from thin fibers. The water flow from washing or rinsing would cause irreversible damage to the HEPA filter by pushing the gap between the fibers. With opened gaps between each fibers, the HEPA filter lose its efficiency allowing fine particles like allergens pass through the filter easily.

Where do I find Winix HR950 replacement filter?

You can find the replacement filter for Winix HR950 from their official website or at Amazon. Always refer to the instructional manual on the correct filter replacement code or through our product specification section.

Can you use an extension cord to power Winix HR950?

Yes you can use it on Winix HR950 air purifier as long as the extension cord is not damaged or overloaded from too many connected appliances that end up consuming more watts than the cord can take in.

When Auto mode is selected, sleep mode is enabled by default?

When Winix HR950 is in Auto mode, sleep mode will also automatically engage when the lights go out. You will have to manually select any of the speed to disable both auto mode and sleep mode.

Winix HR950 Troubleshooting

Safety Tips

More on Winix HR950 5-Stage

Winix HR950 5-Stage is fully designed and integrated with focus on reliability and durability for user that needs absolute best. To begin with the air purifier design, Winix HR950 5-Stage durable polyester plastic combines well with the modernistic well-shaped exterior. Shifting to the fitting, control panel are perfectly fix together that allows sensitive and responsive usage without any kind of issue. Winix HR950 5-Stage is perfectly fitted that you could anticipate only minimal apparent gaps on its body structure. People unquestionably love how long-lasting the air purifier that the purifying effectiveness would not decline even after long-run.

Air flow performance and purifying coverage

Winix HR950 5-Stage is ideal for home with large space area, the excellent air flow applicable area is broader than most. Example of large spaces including living hall, studio apartment, dining area, office or master bedroom. Additionally, Winix HR950 5-Stage abundant purifying efficiency would effectively absorbed and contained nearby airborne pollutants and allergens.

Maintenance and care

Arguably Winix HR950 5-Stage is one of the most convenient air purifier to maintain that owner truly loved for its straightforwardness. With the washable exterior, majority of the dust and stains could be effortlessly cope using a damp sponge. To halt any kind of clog on the airflow intake and out-take,  air ventilation could be easily sweep with a brush. Family that is regularly utilizing the air purifier would appreciate how simple it is to deal with the unavoidable dust.

Noise level and power consumption

Winix HR950 5-Stage sturdy and sealed body platform is splendid at lowering noise that could impact owner's day-to-day life. Subtle noise at minimum fanspeed while prominent noise at maximum level. Compare with other very alike household appliances, you would have no issue with Winix HR950 5-Stage developed noise level. Moving forward with the power usage, Winix HR950 5-Stage is a decent day-to-day air purifier that is pretty minimal at low fan speed and of course more costly at higher fanspeed. Put next with common household appliances, Winix HR950 5-Stage all-round power usage is undoubtedly lower within similar timeframe.
noise

Final thoughts on Winix HR950 5-Stage

Overall, Winix HR950 5-Stage is what an excellent air purifier should be. According to the above advantages/disadvantages, there is no substantial negative factor on the air purifier that would affect its practicality. Integrating the two components above, we hold no reservation  recommending Winix HR950 5-Stage.

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