Winix 5500 2

Score:

4516 points
Vs

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier

Score:

4677 points

summary Review

Winix 5500 2 AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier
Performance Yes Yes
HEPA Filter Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes
Child Lock Function No No
For Large Rooms No Yes
Removes Cigarette Odor Yes Yes
Room Size and Airflow Yes Yes
Economical Yes Yes
Ideal for Asthmatic People Yes Yes
Fights Germs Yes Yes
Eliminates Dust Mites Yes Yes
Removes Pet Dander Yes Yes
Gets Rid of Pollen Yes Yes
Removes Smoke Yes Yes
Removes Mold Yes Yes
Affordable Yes No
Filter Replacement Reminder Yes Yes
Traps Allergens Yes Yes
Quiet Operation Yes Yes
Alexa Compatible No Yes
Washable Pre-Filters Yes Yes
Easy Filter Replacement Yes Yes
Automatically Detects Airborne Particles Yes Yes
Remote Control Yes Yes
Wattage Yes Yes
Energy Star Yes Yes
Size and Appearance Yes Yes
Filter Life - based on use Yes Yes
Sleep mode Yes Yes
OZONE free Yes Yes
Controls and Modes Yes Yes

COMPARISON – Winix 5500 2 VS AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier

Performance

Winix 5500 2: Room coverage is 360 Sq.ft - suitable for medium sized rooms. It uses a Smart Sensor Gauge and Auto mode to automatically adjust fan speed to offer you with thorough air filtration. It gets rid of bacteria, VOCs, Odors and Gases using its Plasma Wave Technology without emitting harmful ozone.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is ideal for large rooms of up to 1560 Sq.ft. It has a powerful dual suction system which draws polluted air from 2 sides, pushes it into the HEPA filters for thorough filtration and later-on releases it out from the top of the unit. You can easily control it using ALEXA smart control technology.

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HEPA Filter

Winix 5500 2: It uses a True HEPA Filter, Odor Reducing Carbon Filter and WINIX PlasmaWave Technology to filter 99.97% of air contaminants. WINIX 5500-2 can capture and remove Pollen, Dust, Some, Pet Dander, Mold Spores, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Household Odors.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Uses a True HEPA air filtration system to remove 99.97% of contaminants from air in your room. Its Max2 filter is a combination of activated carbon & True HEPA filter - This means it can capture and get rid of 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns in the air.

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Timer

Winix 5500 2: The Set and Forget function allows you to time and schedule the machine - you don't have to worry about air quality when you're not at home, the unit's fan speed will automatically adjust to your indoor environment.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Has a Timer and Scheduler. Use Coway mobile application to program the purifier. The machine will always remember and follow the settings on the mobile app.You can as well use this mobile app to find out the quality of air in your room.

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Child Lock Function

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For Large Rooms

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is the best for large rooms. Its room coverage is 1560 sq.ft. Once placed in a room, it will also clean air in other rooms including the kitchen. So if you're in need of an effective air filter for a large area - look no further than this.

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Winner: AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier

Removes Cigarette Odor

Winix 5500 2: Uses its 3 stage air purification system to get rid of Cigarette Odor.The Coated Deodorization Carbon Filter reduces VOCs and household odors from cigarette smoking, cooking, and pet urine.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Can get rid of all strong odors including cigarette smoke & smell. This unit is designed to keep your indoor air cleaner. It is powerful and effective. It will automatically detect a change in air quality with-in your room.

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Room Size and Airflow

Winix 5500 2: Room coverage is 360 sq. ft. AHAM Verified & CADR Rating for Dust - 243 sq.ft, for Pollen - 246 Sq.ft, for Smoke - 232 Sq.ft

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Covers a room size of up to 1560 Sq.ft. So any room size within that rage can be covered.

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Economical

Winix 5500 2: The unit is Energy Star Certified - it uses very little power to clean and filter air in your room. Its True HEPA filter & AOC Carbon Filter lasts up to 12 months and the Pre-filter is Permanent.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is energy star certified. It has a smart mode feature which detects a change in air quality - thus adjust fun speed basing on air quality and switch its self to a sleep mode once everything is okay.

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Ideal for Asthmatic People

Winix 5500 2: The True HEPA filter and PlasmaWave Technology work hand-in-hand to break down allergens, odors, indoor pollutants, chemical vapors, dust, dust mites, pet dander and other related air contaminants without emitting harmful ozone - but make it easier for people with Asthma leave comfortably.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Will help you breath better. It removes 99.97% of air pollutants. You won’t find any use for steam inhalers any more once you have AirMega in your house.

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Fights Germs

Winix 5500 2: Its PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyl to neutralize germs, bacteria, VOCs, gases and odors

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: The Max2 filter is a combination of True HEPA filter and carbon. With a combination like this, no germ will be left untrapped. Max2 filter can capture and reduce 99.97% of very small particles of about 0.3 microns.

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Eliminates Dust Mites

Winix 5500 2: These will be captured and eliminated by the True HEPA Filter because Dust mites are very small in size - about 0.3 microns in size, the Pre-filter can't eliminate them - though the fan will capture them and lead them to the TRUE HEPA filter.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Eliminates dust mites. These house dust mites are found in dust (so you might not see them with your naked eyes but they can cause health problem). Dust mites can hide in carpets where most of the dirt is found.

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Removes Pet Dander

Winix 5500 2: The True HEPA filters will capture 99.97 of all airborne particles including pet dander that comes from your pets. The unit will release filtered safe air via the top vent.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Can get rid of pet dander easily - thus improve the relationship between you and your pet. Basing on research, 30% of people with allergies react to pet dander. However, you should not throw out your lovely cat/dog because of the dander it produces.

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Gets Rid of Pollen

Winix 5500 2: Since pollen is too small to be removed by the Pre-filter and Carbon Filter - It is the True HEPA Filter that will get rid of pollen thus save you from pollen related allergies like flu, sneezing and blocked nose.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is smart enough to detect and remove pollen.When you breathe in pollen-heavy air, you may get reactions such as; Sneezing, Nasal congestion and Runny nose.

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Removes Smoke

Winix 5500 2: Does not matter if the smoke is from the kitchen, cigarette or wild fire - Winix 5500-2's True HEPA Filter will trap and remove 99.97% of smoke.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Can remove any type of smoke from the house thus make the air cleaner and safer to breathe. The smoke could be from the kitchen or cigarette - Airmega will pick up even the slightest impurities/pollutants in the air.

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Removes Mold

Winix 5500 2: Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Can capture and remove mold. Mold is a form of fungus - Being exposed to a moldy environment can cause variety of health issues and these include; Nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, throat irritation, coughing and skin irritation in some people.

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Affordable

Winix 5500 2: Yes, it is one of the best affordable air purifiers on the market.

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Winner: Winix 5500 2

Filter Replacement Reminder

Winix 5500 2: Has a filter replacement reminder which notifies you when its time to replace air filters.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Has a filter replacement reminder. Simply connect the device with your phone using Coway Mobile Application. If you can't get the app, simply look at the air filter indicator - this one will tell you when Max2 filters should be replaced.

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Traps Allergens

Winix 5500 2: The TrueHEPA filter traps 99.97% of Allergens that could make you sick thus make the environment you leave in safe.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: The combination of Max2 True HEPA Filter with a carbon filter ensures that 99.97% of allergens and germs are removed from the air.

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Quiet Operation

Winix 5500 2: The unit operates quietly while in auto mode - so you won't lose your sleep

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Operates quietly yet effectively. You can easily put it in the bed - fall asleep without getting any interruption while its cleaning the air you breathe while asleep. Its Minimum noise level is 22 dB while its Maximum noise level is 55 dB.

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Alexa Compatible

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Can be controlled with Alexa Voice Control Device.However, if you don’t have Alexa, download the Coway Mobile app – it has a well designed interface with controls that you can use to switch on/off the machine, schedule & time it.

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Winner: AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier

Washable Pre-Filters

Winix 5500 2: Uses Washable Advanced Odor Control carbon filters which should be cleaned every after 14 days; these pre-filters are permanent.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Pre-filters can be washed once they get dirty. You will see the alert for cleaning pre-filters.

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Easy Filter Replacement

Winix 5500 2: All you have to do is to turn off the air filter before removing filters (this is a safety precaution). After that - remove the front panel by pushing its upper edge and slowly pull forward. Then press the Pre-filter near the top of the filter, release and remove.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Open the device on the sides; remove that Max2 Air Filter once it requires replacement – then close the machine. It is as simple as removing and replacing dry cells of a radio.

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Automatically Detects Airborne Particles

Winix 5500 2: Has SmartSensors that monitor air quality 24/7. So the moment contaminants get into the air you breathe, the unit will automatically increase fan speed to capture allergens, pollen, dust, pet dander, dust mites, Odor, Vocs and Germs.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is very smart and sensitive to air contaminants. When in sleep mode, the sensors will be on guard waiting for a pollutant to mess up air in the room. When it detects any slight change in the air quality, it will switch on its fans to capture the pollutant.

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Remote Control

Winix 5500 2: You can easily control Winix unit from the comfort of your couch. Things you can do with this remote control include; turning ON/OFF the unit, Enable Auto Mode and Increase Fan Speed.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Can be controlled with Coway mobile app which is available for both ios & Android smart phones

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Wattage

Winix 5500 2: 70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Uses 64 watts, however when it’s on standby, it consumes 0.2 watts (so your power bills won't skyrocket). Source:- Energystar.gov;

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Energy Star

Winix 5500 2: Yes it is energy star certified

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is energy star certified.

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Size and Appearance

Winix 5500 2: Dimension - 14.9 in(W) x 7.8 in(D) x 23.6 in(H) / Weight - 17.6 lbs

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Has a premium finish – it will match with the rest of the décor in your room. It is also light weight – so you can easily lift it from one room to another. As for the size – it has 14.8 x 14.8 x 22.8 inches - Item weight is 24.7 pounds.

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Filter Life - based on use

Winix 5500 2: Both the Carbon filter and True HEPA filter last up to 12 months.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: The life span of Airmega's filter is 12 months . However the life span of Max2 filter is highly determined on how often you use the purifier.

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Sleep mode

Winix 5500 2: You can easily press the Mode button on the control panel to select Sleep mode. You will see a LED ''Sleep'' light indicating Sleep mode is activated.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Has an automatic sleep mode feature which detects clean air in the room - thus put the device to a sleep mode.

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OZONE free

Winix 5500 2: Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Is very safe for your home. It does not emit bad gases that can be harmful to your health. AIRMEGA is worth every penny.

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Controls and Modes

Winix 5500 2: (1) Auto Mode - enables auto operation based on the unit's air quality Smart Sensors. While in Auto Mode, fan speed is automatically adjusted basing on air quality indoors. (2) Sleep Mode - once it's in the sleep mode, the Air Quality Indicator LED light is disabled and the fan speed is automatically set to LOW. But you can change fan speed manually by pressing the Fan Speed Button.

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier: Comes with various controls and modes that determine its functionality. It features AUTO mode, ECO mode and a SLEEP mode which is fully automatic.

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Overall Winner

AIRMEGA 400s HEPA Air Purifier

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