Winix 5500 2

Score:

4516 points
Vs

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier

Score:

4677 points

summary Review

Winix 5500 2 Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier
Performance Yes Yes
HEPA Filter Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes
Child Lock Function No Yes
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 Yes
Filter Replacement Reminder Yes Yes
Traps Allergens Yes Yes
Quiet Operation Yes Yes
Alexa Compatible No No
Washable Pre-Filters Yes Yes
Easy Filter Replacement Yes Yes
Automatically Detects Airborne Particles Yes Yes
Remote Control Yes No
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 Alen BreatheSmart Customizable 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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Is designed for large spaces of about 1,100 Sq.ft. The unit removes Allergens, Pet dander, Dust, Smoke, Chemicals, Pollen and other air contaminants. Features intelligent sensors which automatically detect a change in air quality within your room. It is also customizable.

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Has 4 types of HEPA filters and these include: (1) HEPA PURE - ideal for dust and allergens. (2) HEPA SILVER - for germs, mold and asthma. (3) HEPA FRESH PLUS - ideal for smoke, cigarette smoke, VOCs and heavier chemicals. (4) HEPA ODORCELL - for pet & diaper odor.

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Set desired schedules on this unit. It will always remember when to filter air in your room.

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Child Lock Function

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Features child-friendly features which include; locking control panel & child-safe vent guard. This makes Alen and a good choice for homes with kids.

Yes / No

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Winner: Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier

For Large Rooms

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Has room coverage of 1100 Sq.ft when operating on Max Speed and 690 Sq.ft when on quiet operation.

Yes / No

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Winner: Alen BreatheSmart Customizable 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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: The HEPA-FRESHPLUS air filter will get rid of cigarette smoke. So if you leave with a cigarette smoker or you're the one smoking but don't want that cigarette smoke to pollute the air you breathe - this unit will trap and reduce cigarette smoke the moment it detects it.

Yes / No

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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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Room size coverage is 1,100 Sq.Ft - when the unit is being used on Maximum Speed & 690 Sq.Ft - when being used at lower speed. Air filtration rate is 99% of particles greater than 0.3 microns while the CFM is 150 CFM on Low Speed and 286 CFM on the highest speed.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Will save you lots of cash. It is Energy Star Certified and it has an automatic mode sensor which auto detects dust & air pollutants - adjust the unit's fan speed to filter the air very fast and then go into the sleep mode when lights are off.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Uses a HEAP-SILVER air filter to trap and remove germs, bacteria, dust, pollen and mold from air thus making it safe for asthmatic person to breathe.

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Fights Germs

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: The HEPA-SILVER air filter is the one which deals with germs and bacteria that contaminate the air you breathe.

Yes / No

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Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier

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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Can get rid of dust mites using the HEAP-PURE air filter or the HEPA-SILVER; House dust mites don't bite - so you can't even feel them crawling on you. But they trigger off certain allergic conditions and these include Red, itchy, watery eyes, stuffy nose and Sneezing.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Will capture pet dander the moment in shows up in your room thus relive you from pet dander allergies such as coughing and wheezing, red and itchy eyes, stuffy nose and sneezing.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Has 4 HEPA FILTERS - none of these will fail to trap and remove pollen from the air you breathe, thus save you from pollen related allergies such as nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy - watery eyes, cough & runny nose.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: The HEPA-FRESHPLUS is a very effective air filter - it deals with smoke, chemicals, VOCs and heavier chemicals. It will trap and remove smoke of any nature so that you leave in a very conducive environment.

Yes / No

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Removes Mold

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: The HEPA-SILVER is the one in charge of trapping and getting rid of mold and germs that could make you sick.

Yes / No

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Affordable

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: It is Worth The Money. Not too cheap but according to its functionality and area coverage – it is worth the price. You won’t regret.

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Filter Replacement Reminder

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Has a filter replacement indicator. There’s no guess work when it comes to filter replacement and cleaning. Lifespan of new air filter is 8-9 months.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: HEPA-PURE air filter traps and removes allergens on the first stage of air filtration.

Yes / No

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Quiet Operation

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Whisper-quiet operation when the purifier is at the lowest settings. However, when speed is increased some little noise will be hard. Noise levels per Fan Speed settings - Speed 1: 41.5 dB (whisper); Speed 2: 44 dB (light rainfall); Speed 3: 50 dB (heavy rainfall); Turbo:56 dB (box fan, medium)

Yes / No

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Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier

Alexa Compatible

Yes / No

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Alen BreatheSmart Customizable 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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Has a washable Pre-filter which captures large particles, extending life of other filters in the unit.

Yes / No

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: YES – just take off the front panel and remove the old filter which requires replacement.

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: With its intelligent sensors, the unit will automatically detect air contaminants, trap and remove them - thus make the air in your room clean and worth breathing.

Yes / No

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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.

Yes / No

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Winner: Winix 5500 2

Wattage

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Power consumption - 105 watts while on the highest speed & Power supply - 120 Volts

Yes / No

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Energy Star

Winix 5500 2: Yes it is energy star certified

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Is energy start certified. It will save you both energy and money yet at the same time save your life by filtering and purifying the air you breathe while indoors.

Yes / No

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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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Dimension 17.75" x 26.75" x 10" / Weight 21 lbs

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: 8-9 months – when used for 12 hours per day.

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: The sleep mode is activated when you switch off lights in your room. This will put the unit into sleep.

Yes / No

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OZONE free

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

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: It does don’t emit bad gases that pollute the environment. This unit is very safe for your home, family and the entire environment.

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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.

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier: Features the following controls and modes:- Auto Mode, Timer Button, Air Quality Feedback Light. Smartsensor, Ionizer And Filter Life Indicator

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Overall Winner

Alen BreatheSmart Customizable Air Purifier

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