The Ultimate Guide to Winix Air Purifiers Review

The Ultimate Guide to Winix Air Purifiers Review

The compiled list of our most recent Winix air purifier review, Winix is a company that does not shy away from making affordable and reliable air purifier with the latest technology. In this Winix review complete guide, we will be focusing on every air purifier key features, purifying coverage, filters, usability and most importantly, price range including cost of ownership. You can also compare each Winix air purifier pros and cons along with other specification. Ultimately, this guide would give you a rough idea about Winix air purifiers and which model would be best suited to your needs.

About Winix Review

Winix stands out against its competitors by priding itself on ease of use, technological innovation and award winning designs. Winix offers Air Cleaners, Air Washers, and High Quality Water Filtration Systems. This wide range of quality, built products for health conscious consumers, who want the best in Home Environment solutions is designed to provide the best service and unmatched quality!

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Getting to know Winix

Dimension, Weight and features No tabletop/ compact model as all Winix air purifier review here are range between medium to large size. Weight wise is industrial average between 11 - 18.8 lb. Typically Winix air purifiers has built-in handle at the back and does not comes with any casters to support the air purifier movement. Filter replacement indicator, CARB Ozone-safe certified, AHAM verified, ENERGY STAR rated, VOC sensors and auto/ sleep mode are standard across Winix air purifiers. Higher range models come with upgraded particle sensor (dust, odor, light), digital display with air quality status, 5 speed (VS 4), timer, child lock and remote control. Wi-Fi enabled model is reserved for selected models such as Winix HR1000 and Winix NK105.
Warranty and after-service support Standard after-service and phone/ email is available. All Winix air purifiers comes with 2 - 5 years warranty depending on the model series. Standard Winix PlasmaWave series comes with 1 - 2 years warranty (2 for newer model such as 5300-2, 5500-2); Discontinued Winix FresHome series comes with 1 - 3 years warranty (3 reserved for the higher range); Signature Winix models such as Winix U450, HR1000 all comes with 5 years warranty.

Filters and Technologies

Filters and Annual filter replacement cost Across its 3 - 5 stage filtration, all Winix air purifiers comes equipped with True HEPA filter and a permanent pre-filter or Activated Carbon Pre-filter. Higher range models come with either AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter or Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter. Anti-bacteria coating that prevents micro-organism growth on filters is also available on specific Winix air purifier. On average the bundled/ set of filters would cost between $60 - 100 (higher end model) with standard 1-year lifespan.
PlasmaWave Technology All Winix air purifiers are powered by in-house Winix PlasmaWave Technology. The PlasmaWave Technology generate and create Hydroxyls that instantly neutralize bacteria, odors, gases and chemical such as Formaldehyde, VOCs or Radon without emitting any harmful ozone.

Overall airflow performance

Purifying coverage, Airflow, Fanspeed and CADR On the whole, Winix air purifier has an impressive airflow delivery rate. Purifying coverage is range from small (150 sq. ft.) to large 450 (sq. ft.) The impressively wide purifying radius would cover all room sizes from bedroom, living hall, basement, garage, kitchen and lounge. All Winix models comes with 4 - 5 fanspeed (Low, Medium, High, Turbo) that distribute airflow speed between the range of 25 - 300 cfm. On average Winix air purifier have a dust CADR range between 98 - 298 cfm, pollen CADR range between 103 - 343 cfm and smoke CADR range between 98 - 291 cfm. As usual low CADR and purifying coverage applies to the lower end models while higher end models has all the good stuff.
Noise level and Power consumption Overall Winix air purifier reviewed here have a pretty subtle noise at lower fanspeed (26 dB) and loud but bearable noise at 3 - 4 speed (60 dB). At maximum speed, the generated noise is on par with normal conversion level. All Winix air purifiers are ENERGY STAR Rated and comes with energy efficient sleep mode so power consumption is consistent between an average of 4 - 100 W. In most cases top range models would have a higher power consumption rate but that would also be highly dependent on the operating speed.

Which Winix air purifier to go for?

A worthy replacement to the ever popular Winix 5300 air purifier, Winix 5300-2 is a good place to start if you are new to Winix brand. Sharing a modern dark theme exterior with 5500-2, it has a reasonably price point for a 3-stage filtration, comes with 2-in-1 odor-control carbon pre-filter, True-HEPA filter and Winix PlasmaWave technology. What's new in 5300-2 compare with the previous model is the sorely missed timer, bumps up airflow performance, improved 2 years warranty and updated digital screen with air quality indicator. Combining a very large purifying coverage (close to 400 sq. ft.), consistent airflow and high CADR return similar to Winix 5500-2, Winix 5300-2 air purifier would have no issue dealing with pesky household pollutants.

What is the trade-off you might ask? For starter pricing wise is not the cheapest nor is Winix filter replacement. Unlike other Winix air purifier, there is no remote control and dedicated carbon filter. Also, Winix 5300-2 market price is pretty close to 5500-2 that offers better AOC carbon filter plus a remote control.
  • For less than 150 (or maybe lower), it has excellent spec that matches air purifier 2-3 times of its price.
  • Decent CADR and airflow output to support its 4-stage PlasmaWave filtration.
  • Washable pre-filter that will trap large particles and reduce obstruction on the True HEPA filter.
  • Outstanding True-HEPA filter that has no problem trapping microscopic allergens.
  • Auto mode works great alongside the four speed while Sleep mode is very useful in bedroom.
  • Built-in timer with 3 pre-set setting (1, 4, 8 hours).
  • Extended 2 years warranty (Winix 5300 only comes with 1).
  • The odor absorbing carbon filter is less effective than AOC carbon filter found in 5500-2. You'll also get remote control as standard with a little bit of top up.
  • Hassle and requires quarterly filter change on the deodorization carbon filters.
  • Auto mode does not react quickly to nearby irritants particularly smoke. Not a big deal as the air purifier sensor will catch on sooner or later.
± 199.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 80 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Back by popular demand, the beautiful black coated Winix 5500-2 air purifier is also a significant upgrade over Winix 5500 in almost every department. While the updated black design with informative display indicator is the most obvious changes, Winix 5500-2 also gain slight improvement on airflow delivery rate, purifying coverage and CADR. Standard features that is brought over from previous version includes Winix PlasmaWave, 3-stage filtration with True HEPA filter, latest AOC Advanced Granular Carbon filter, 4 fan speed, (1/ 4/ 8 hours) timer, remote control and VOC sensors that support Auto/ Sleep mode.

Winix 5500-2 shares very little downside bar the slightly costly annual Winix filter replacement and noisy 3 - 4 fan speed. In short if you are stuck between Winix 5300-2 and 5500-2 air purifier, go with the later if you could spare the extra dough.
  • Super attractive price (after online rebate) when you consider its specification.
  • Decent CADR that covers medium room size via its 4-stage PlasmaWave filtration.
  • Genuine, True-HEPA filter works as advertised. Excellent in removing allergens and other microorganisms.
  • Use a standalone AOC carbon filter rather than cheap out on a carbon pre-filter sheet.
  • Full access remote control including the mode selector.
  • 4 fan speed plus Auto/ Sleep mode with light sensor. Sleep mode autonomously adjusts the LED indicator brightness according to the room ambient light.
  • Built-in timer with 3 pre-set option (1, 4, 8 hours).
  • Not outstanding, but an improved 2 years warranty (Winix 5500 only comes with 1-year).
  • We like the dedicated AOC carbon filter, but it's not the best in the market when it comes to strong, pungent smell.
  • During our test, there is a short delay before 5500-2 reacts to surrounding particles. Either the odor sensor requires cleaning or the sensor takes its own sweet time to detect.
± 249.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 80 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

The latest and our favorite Winix review of the bunch, Winix HR1000 is a high airflow performance, pet approved, 5-stage filtration air purifier. The 5-stage goodies consist of pre-filter, CD carbon filter, Winix PlasmaWave and True HEPA filter with Anti-microbial coating on it. Thanks to the Wi-Fi pairing, you can virtually control Winix HR1000 from any part of the world so long you are connected online. Beside keeping a log on your air quality status, our all-time favorite feature via the app is the fully programmable timer that allows advanced fan speed scheduling. Other generic specification includes 4 fan speed, Particle sensors + VOC sensors, front indicator, built-in timer and child-lock.

What’s not so great about Winix HR1000 air purifier is the noise level generated particular at higher speed. There is also the unavoidable costly annual filter replacement like every other Winix air purifier reviewed here. If you are entirely sure you have no use of the Wi-Fi feature, there is the cheaper Winix HR950 which is essentially the same model without the Wi-Fi capability.
  • 5-stage filtration with permanent washable pre-filter and PlasmaWave™ Technology.
  • Excellent True HEPA filter with Anti-microbial coating that prevents bacteria growth.
  • Equally effective Coated Deodorization (CD) carbon filter against odors and smokes.
  • Punchy airflow with 4 fan speed and Auto mode/ Sleep mode.
  • Sensitive Light and Smart sensor (Particle, VOC) with front air quality indicator.
  • Works with Winix SMART app that allows distant control and advanced scheduling.
  • Useful Child lock feature that prevents children from meddling on the setting.
  • Built-in timer that can be setup straight on the air purifier.
  • 2 years warranty.
  • Expensive bundled filter replacement that requires yearly change.
  • In sleep mode, indicator light still glares up slightly that may or may not disturb your sleep.
  • Pairing with WiFi enabled devices is not as smooth sailing and straightforward as it should be.
± 379.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 100 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Tower size air purifier catered for large purifying coverage and is Wi-Fi enabled? Sign me up! Packed in a compressed cylinder-shaped size that looks good as part of your home decor, Winix NK105 does not compromise on airflow performance or filtration as most tower air purifiers would. Underneath the machine you will find a 4-stage filtration that consist of washable pre-filter, HEPA filter, CD carbon filter and Winix PlasmaWave Technology. Winix NK105 high airflow delivery rate and CADR would ensure no dust, pollen or odor would be able to get away from the Winix air purifier. Other notable specification includes 4 speed, filter replacement indicator, child lock and of course Wi-Fi support that works exactly the same as Winix HR1000.

It’s not all pretty though, the steep price and higher than most Winix filter replacement cost is a start. Winix NK105 also lacks built-in timer thus Winix SMART app is your only option. Again, same with Winix HR1000, if you do not fancy the Wi-Fi features, opt for Winix NK100 which is the same model without Wi-Fi support.
  • Round tower housing that allows 360 degree air flow distribution with wide purifying coverage.
  • Strong, consistent airflow to support 4 fanspeed and Auto mode/ Sleep mode.
  • 4-stage filtration with True HEPA, Carbon filter and PlasmaWave™ Technology.
  • Highly comprehensive scheduling via Winix SMART app where you could set multiple fanspeed at specific time and day.
  • Again via the SMART app, you could turn on or off the unit at anywhere anytime.
  • Child lock feature that prevent your loved one from meddling the control.
  • Quick and simple filter replacement with only one filter cartridge yearly.
  • 2 years warranty.
  • Expensive to replace the all-in-one filter.
  • Non-washable filter cartridge that if the filter is stuck with unwanted particles, the only solution is to replace the whole filter.
  • Bright indicator light that does not dim down enough in sleep mode.
  • Not easy connecting to WiFi devices including popular models such as iPad, iPhone and android devices.
± 329.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 120 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

The former top-of-the-line model, Winix Signature U450 is a well-loaded air purifier with all the practical and convenience features support. Utilizing the familiar 5-stage Winix PlasmaWave filtration setup (see specification below to learn more), Winix U450 has one of the highest CADR thus it's swift in removing airborne pollutants at a wide applicable area. Standard list of equipment from Winix U450 includes top digital display with air quality status, remote control, VOC sensor/ light sensor, Auto/ Sleep mode and class-leading 5 years warranty.

As all Signature series air purifiers, Winix U450 is not cheap especially on Winix filter replacement. You will also not find any built-in timer in this model. For a similar but slightly cheaper alternative with tone down performance, see Winix U300.
  • Minimalist design that is supported by the handy digital screen and remote control.
  • Comprehensive airflow purifying coverage that is great for large size room.
  • Impressive stats on all three dust, pollen, smoke CADR.
  • 5-Stage Filtration including PlasmaWave Technology.
  • The familiar True-HEPA filter that is extremely effective in capturing tiny micron size airborne pollutants.
  • AOC advanced Granular Carbon Filter that would captures almost all type of odors and smokes.
  • 4 fanspeed with auto mode.
  • Sleep mode that dim all indicator lights automatically when there is no light source.
  • Washable eco-friendly pre-filter and carbon filters.
  • 5 years warranty with the optional extension.
  • Considerably expensive with many cheaper alternatives such as Winix P450.
  • Bundled cassette filter replacement is certainly not the cheapest in the market.
  • Lacks built-in timer which is surprising given its availability in some of the lower end models.
  • CleanCel Antimicrobial coated on pre-filter is not as critical as other filtration.
  • Bulkier and heavier though justifiable with its capacity.
± 439.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 140 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Winix 9500 Ultimate Pet air purifier might be slowly phasing out as newer models are coming in, this pet specialize machine is by no means inferior to any other above Winix air purifier. With 5-stage PlasmaWave filtration similar to what you will find in Winix U450, Winix 9500 is excellent against all types of airborne pollutants and odors including pet hair and pet dander. Other notable features include trio particle sensors (air, odor and light) with separate status display, filter replacement indicator, 4 fan speed with auto/ sleep mode, built-in timer and remote control. Another good thing about older model is the discounted price tag plus many great deals available online. Look it up!

As mentioned earlier, Winix 9500 exterior looks dated despite having an informative digital display. CADR, airflow delivery rate is far from best and it only comes with 1 year warranty. The newer Winix air purifier HR1000/ HR 950 might be a better alternative to it.
  • Advanced 5-Stage PlasmaWave filtration with separate pre-filter and carbon filter.
  • A more efficient True-HEPA filter on small particles thanks to the pre-capture by the pre-filter.
  • Upgraded advanced Granular Carbon Filter that is more effective than regular Activated Carbon Filter found in lower series.
  • Both Anti-Bacterial Pre-Filter and Carbon Filter are washable.
  • 4 selectable fanspeed plus Auto mode that works well with the sensors.
  • Comes with the handy remote control.
  • Built-in timer with pre-set 1, 4, 8 hours off option.
  • Smart particle sensor that consist of dust, odor and even light detection.
  • Detail front digital display with separate indicator on dust air quality and odor level.
  • Only "1 year" warranty compared with other Winix Signature series air purifiers that offered up to 5 years.
  • Limited replacement filters as it is discontinued despite sharing the same filters as Winix 9500.
  • Improved but still far from the category best in CADR and purifying coverage given its price tag.
  • CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment is not as useful as other filtration.
± 329.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 90 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

What is PlasmaWave Technology

Complete list of Winix air purifier reviewed

In no particular order, here is our most recent list of Winix reviews: Winix HR900,  Winix QS,  Winix C535,  Winix HR1000,  Winix HR950,  Winix NK105,  Winix NK100,  Winix 9500,  Winix 6300-2,  Winix 5500-2,  Winix 5300-2,  Winix PlasmaWave 5300,  Winix 5500,  Winix 6300,  Winix 9300,  Winix P150,  Winix P300,  Winix P450,  Winix U450,  Winix U300,  click on the link below to learn more.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

There is an odor coming from my brand new Winix air purifier.

If you experienced mild burnt rubber, plastic or metallic smell, It's normal as the odor is likely coming from the air purifier material and filter being wrapped in an unopened package. Give it a day or two and the smell will go away. Alternatively you can turn on your Winix air purifier to speed up the process.

Can I leave Winix air purifier on all the time?

Yes and it’s advisable to keep Winix air purifier running all the time as it will continuously purify the air through airborne pollutants filtration. All Winix models comes with Smart Sensor where the air purifier would automatically adjust the fanspeed based on surrounding air quality. Air purifiers with light sensors will also automatically set to sleep mode (low fanspeed) in the dark. Both features above will help the energy usage to an optimal level while maintaining good air quality.

Can I use U.S. model Winix with 120V power on a 240V outlet through step-up transformer?

It is not recommended to use Winix air purifier with 120V outlet on a local power outlet of 240V. The excess power would damage the air purifier and is not covered under Winix limited warranty.

What is the smallest micron particles Winix air purifier can trap?

Winix air purifier with True HEPA-filter can trap 99.97% of airborne allergens and microbes including germs, bacteria, viruses as small as 0.3 microns.

Where is the best location for Winix air purifier?

Winix air purifier is best placed in location where you spend the most amount of time. The most likely place is bedroom as we will typically spend at least 6 – 8 hours a day. Living room/ family room is also an ideal place especially if you have more than one family members. Consider kitchen or pets room if you have concern on smoke and odors pollutants. As a rule of thumb, an air purifier must be placed 12 - 18 inch from wall, TV, radio (electromagnetic interference) or any objects to avoid any airflow disruption or malfunction.

How many fanspeed does Winix air purifier has?

Most Winix air purifier current in the market has a standard 4 fan speed (Quiet/ Low, Med, High and Turbo). Higher range models have a higher 5 fan speed (Sleep, Low, Med, High, Turbo).

There is a buzzing sound when Winix air purifier is running.

If you heard a soft buzzing or “electric hum” sound when Winix air purifier is in operation, it’s perfectly normal as the noise is coming from the PlasmaWave generator through the release of electricity discharge.

How do I replace the filter in Winix air purifier?

Most Winix air purifiers has a removable front panel that can be pull open by grasping on the upper edge. Remove any worn-out filters before replacing it with the new one. In typical Winix fashion, True HEPA filter must be install first (most inner filter), follow by carbon filter and pre-filter (most outer filter). With the right set of filters, the filters should fit in tightly with no obvious gap. Please unplug your air purifier before proceeding any filter replacement and refer to your owner manual for more details. Always remember to remove the protective plastic wrap on new filters before turning on the air purifier.

How often do I need to replace the filters in Winix air purifiers?

In general, odor absorbing/ odor control carbon pre-filter has a 3 months lifespan, True HEPA filter and CD/ AOC carbon filter has a 1 year lifespan and washable/ permanent pre-filter does not require replacing unless damaged. Do note that the filter lifespan guideline is based on average usage and you should factor in the fan speed, operation hours, location and home environment. All Winix air purifiers is equipped with advanced filter life indicator that will only alert you when the filter needs change compare with other brands that use a basic countdown timer regardless of filter condition. Using Winix Smart sensors and Auto would also enhance the filter lifespan by managing the right speed according to surrounding air quality.

What is the difference between 3-Stage, 4-stage and 5-stage air cleaning?

Winix air purifier with 3-stage/ 4-stage (depending on how you define each filtration) air cleaning typically consist of a pre-filter or odor control carbon pre-filter, a true-HEPA filter, coated carbon deodorization filter (CD) or Advanced Granular Carbon Filter (AOC) and PlasmaWave technology. Winix air purifier with 5-stage air cleaning has all the above filtration plus CleanCel anti-microbial coating or CleanCel anti-bacterial treatment. The multi-stage air cleaning filtration allows the wide-range of airborne particles capturing from dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, germs, bacteria, viruses to chemical smoke, vapor and odor. CleanCel anti-microbial coating/ anti-bacterial treatment will further inhibit the microorganisms’ growth within the filter itself.

What is the differences between Odor Control/ Activated Carbon Pre-filter and Advanced Odor Control (AOC) Washable Carbon Filter?

The main differences between odor control pre-filter or activated carbon pre-filter VS advanced odor control (AOC) washable carbon filter is the filtration strength. Odor control/ activated carbon pre-filter is a 2-in-1 filter that combines the ability to filter out large airborne particles like dust with household smoke and odors contaminants like pet, cigarette, cooking and more. The filter is also coated with CleanCel® that neutralize germs and bacteria from growth upon contact. Advanced odor control (AOC) washable carbon filter on the other hand is a dedicated advanced granular carbon filter that is 3 times more effective than your standard carbon pre-filter and can handle stronger chemical vapors from detergent, pesticide and VOCs.

How noisy is Winix air purifier?

Winix air purifiers makes zero to very little noise at sleep/ quiet/ low speed. Noise is slightly louder at high speed and distinctively loud noise at turbo speed.

Does Winix air purifier cool the air or rather make the air feel warmer?

None above as Winix air purifier does not generate heat or cool the air.

Can Winix air purifier lower a room humidity?

None of the Winix air purifiers can alter the room humidity level.

Does PlasmaWave Technology produce ozone?

Turning on PlasmaWave feature will produce very little trace of ozone that is insignificant to our body (around 10 parts per billion). PlasmaWave will safely break down odor, allergens, chemical vapors and other pollutants without producing any harmful ozone as certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Winix air purifier randomly turn off with no timer or auto mode set.

One of the possibility is the TV remote is sharing the same frequency as Winix’s remote which resulted the air purifier being turned off when you meant to turn off the TV. Try using the TV remote control to see if is possible to turn on or off Winix air purifier.

How do I reset my winix air purifier?

To reset Winix air purifier after replacing a filter, turn the air purifier on, then press and hold the RESET button for at least 5 seconds. A short beep can be heard and the change Filter Indicator LED light will STOP illuminating to confirm the reset.

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 air purifier.

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

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

What does the Winix limited warranty cover?

Winix 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 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 air purifier made from?

Winix 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 air purifier wall mountable?

No Winix is not wall mountable.

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

By default, Winix 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'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's True HEPA filter washable?

You should never wash or even vacuum Winix'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 replacement filter?

You can find the replacement filter for Winix 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?

Yes you can use it on Winix 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 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.

What is Winix Smart?

Winix Smart is an app that enable seamless mobile pairing with WiFi ready Winix air models. Available to download for free in iTunes and Google Play, Winix Smart allows the monitoring of neighbourhood indoor and outdoor air quality with history charts, adjust lighting, schedule multiple timer for fanspeed adjustment and deactivation, filter change alert, and of course manually change the setting of the air purifier at any part of the world.

Can I use Bluetooth on Wi-Fi enabled air purifier?

Only Wi-Fi is supported on selected models e.g. Winix HR1000, NK105.

What is the differences between Winix 5300-2 and 5500-2?

Winix 5300-2 is the cheaper version to 5500-2 that uses a non-washable Odor Absorbing Carbon Filter from the Filter A 115115 set. Winix 5500-2 comes bundled with a remote control and uses a washable AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter from the Filter H 116130 set. Other than that both air purifiers is identical in many ways from exterior, features to airflow performance. See Winix 5500-2 VS 5300-2.

What is the difference between Winix 5500-2 and WAC5500?

Winix 5500-2 is the replacement model to Winix 5500 so naturally you see improvement in all aspects. From the updated black design with improved visual display, Slight bump on airflow performance, surprisingly lower annual filter replacement cost and additional warranty. Winix WAC5500 or PlasmaWave 5500 at the end of spectrum is heavily discounted on its its retail suggested price. See Winix 5500 VS 5500-2.

What's the difference between the P450 and the U450?

Other than the obvious design differences, Winix P450 is at the cheaper end with lower annual filter replacement cost. Winix P450 also use carbon pre-filter rather than a washable pre-filter. Winix U450 on the other hand comes with higher price tag at the addition of anti-microbial filtration, 5 years warranty, dedicated permanent pre-filter and AOC Advanced Granular Carbon Filter. See Winix P450 VS U450.

What is the difference between the Winix 9500 vs Winix 5500?

Winix 9500 Ultimate Pet is the more expensive, pet oriented air purifier that comes with additional CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment, separate particle sensors for dust, odor, Light and built-in timer. Winix 5500 on the other hand is an all-rounder air purifier that has wider purifying coverage, better CADR yet cost significantly lesser than 9500. See Winix 5500 VS 9500.

Ultimate Winix Comparison Table

Air PurifierFiltrationCoverageScoreOnline Price
Winix 5300-24-stage360 sq. ft. (33 m2)7.8
Winix 5500-24-stage360 sq. ft. (33 m2)8.5
Winix HR10005-stage400 sq. ft. (37 m2)9
Winix NK1054-stage320 sq. ft. (30 m2)8.5
Winix U4505-stage450 sq. ft. (42 m2)8.6
Winix 95005-stage284 sq. ft. (26 m2)8.1


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