Winix 5500 2

Score:

4516 points
Vs

Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Score:

4032 points

summary Review

Winix 5500 2 Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Performance Yes Yes
HEPA Filter Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes
Child Lock Function No No
For Large Rooms No No
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 No
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 No
Controls and Modes Yes Yes

COMPARISON – Winix 5500 2 VS Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Is a high-performance 3-in-1 device designed to capture and remove up to 99.97% of allergens from your home. Additionally, this device is portable and lightweight which makes it ideal for use in rooms of up to 180sq.ft. It also features a digital display panel, 5 speed-settings and an ultra-quiet sleep mode.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: It features a HEPA Filter that captures and removes up to 99.97% of allergens and other particles as small as 0.3-microns such as household dust, pet-dander, mold-spores and plant-pollens.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Comes with an inbuilt-timer that can be set from 1-to-8 hours depending on how long you want this device to purify your room air before it shuts down. The timer makes the device safe for use at home even when you’re not around.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Child Lock Function

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

For Large Rooms

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: This unit uses an activated charcoal filter to capture and eliminate common odors including cigarette smoke odors. So, this implies that you will be able to live harmoniously with smokers within the same roof if you have this device.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: It is a 5-speed digital tower device that is best used in rooms of up to “180Sq.ft.”. Additionally, this device can filter and circulate room-air over 4x per hour using the built-in high-performance fans.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses less energy even with long-hours of performance and it is also very affordable. Likewise, this device is only 28-inches tall and lightweight in-order to facilitate for easy movement in different rooms of up to 180Sq.ft.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: It is perfect for allergy sufferers including Asthmatic People because it features UV-C light technology that works with Titanium Dioxide to reduce airborne bacteria, viruses, germs and mold-spores within your home.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Fights Germs

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses optional UV-C light technology that works along with Titanium Dioxide to eliminate airborne germs like; staph, influenza, pneumonia and rhinovirus that usually inhabit within your home.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses a True HEPA Filter to capture and remove up to 99.97% of dust mites from your home in-order to keep it looking clean no-matter the season of the year. Additionally, it also features a Pre-filter that helps to capture large dust particles.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses a Pre-filter with an activated carbon layer to capture and remove pet-odors within your home hence making it a perfect appliance for pet-owners.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses a True HEPA Filter to trap and eliminate pollen and other allergy-triggers within your home which makes it perfect for use by allergy-sufferers’ no-matter the season of the year.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses an integrated Pre-filter and Charcoal-filter to trap and eliminate cooking-smoke, cigarette-smoke and other types of smoke that may accumulate within your home.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Removes Mold

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses a Hepa-Filter to capture up to 99.97% of allergens including mold. It also uses Pet Pure which is an antimicrobial agent added to the filter to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and odor-causing bacteria on the surface of the filter.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Affordable

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: This device is actually very affordable compared to most air-purifier models within its range. In fact, the price of this device may differ depending on the store you get it from.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Filter Replacement Reminder

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Features a filter replacement reminder that alerts you when it’s time to replace the filters. However, its only one single filter that needs to be replaced every 6-8 months and other filter require a replacement depending on the use of the product.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Uses a Hepa-Filter to remove 99.97% of allergens and other particles 0.3 microns from your home. This actually makes it a perfect home-appliance for allergy sufferers.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Quiet Operation

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Can operate very quietly even when operating at the highest speed-setting. Additionally, it also features an ultra-quiet sleep mode that operates at the lowest setting in-order to provide you with optimum peace when sleeping.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Alexa Compatible

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Winner: Winix 5500 2

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Features easy-to-change filters that will need to be replaced after 6-to-8 months or depending on the use of the product. In fact, these 3 filters can be easily accessed by pressing a lock and release button hence you won’t need any complicated tools to replace the filters.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Features an auto-mode that automatically captures and eliminates 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as 0.3-microns. In fact, this mode can analyze the air-quality within your home and then decides on the right speed-setting to use when purifying air.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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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Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Winner: Winix 5500 2

Wattage

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: This device uses 63-watts when operating on the highest speed-setting and it use 33-watts when running on the lowest speed setting.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Energy Star

Winix 5500 2: Yes it is energy star certified

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: This unit is Energy Star Certified because it meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US-EPA. So, it will help you save a lot of money on electricity bills monthly or annually even if you use it on a daily basis.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: This is a 28-inch tall air-purifier with a small footprint coupled with a lightweight body that makes it very easy to transport. Likewise, this device features a tower design with air inlet and outlet vents located at the front while the control panel is located at the top-section coupled with an intuitive display-screen.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Filter Life - based on use

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

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: All the filters in this device require a replacement every 6-to-8 months or depending on the usage and air-quality in your region. Additionally, you will need to replace all filters at once in-order to maintain optimum performance.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: It features an ultra-quiet sleep mode uses the lowest speed-setting in-order to ensure optimum silence when you’re sleeping at night.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

OZONE free

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

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT
Winner: Winix 5500 2

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.

Germ Guardian AC5250PT: Features several controls which include; a timer-set button, UV-C ON/OFF Button, Fan-speed button, Power on/off button and a filter-reset button. Likewise, it also features different modes which include; the fan-speed mode, UV-C mode and ultra-quiet sleep mode.

Yes / No

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Germ Guardian AC5250PT

Overall Winner

Winix 5500 2

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