|Winix 5500 2||IQAir HealthPro Plus|
|Child Lock Function||No||Yes|
|For Large Rooms||No||Yes|
|Removes Cigarette Odor||Yes||Yes|
|Room Size and Airflow||Yes||Yes|
|Ideal for Asthmatic People||Yes||Yes|
|Eliminates Dust Mites||Yes||Yes|
|Removes Pet Dander||Yes||Yes|
|Gets Rid of Pollen||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Replacement Reminder||Yes||Yes|
|Easy Filter Replacement||Yes||Yes|
|Automatically Detects Airborne Particles||Yes||No|
|Size and Appearance||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Life - based on use||Yes||Yes|
|Controls and Modes||Yes||Yes|
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Is the number one rated room air purifier for asthma and allergies. It covers a room size of up to 1,125 Sq.ft and it is a proven medical-grade air filtration system - 100x better than all HEPA air purifiers. Uses 3 filters and these include: PreMax filter, HyperHEPA and V5-Cell™ 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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Uses a HyperHEPA Filtration system which is proven and certified to trap and remove almost all airborne pollutants (ultrafine) of size 0.003 microns in size at 99.97% efficiency - that traditional HEPA filters can't do. The 0.003 microns is 100 times smaller than what ordinary air purifiers can trap & filter.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Via its menu, you can opt for - (1) Time & Day Settings - you to set current time and day settings, (2) Automatic Timer ''Day-of-the-Week-Timer'' - deactivate Timer ON period on particular days of the week, (3) Timer ON / OFF (4) Speed Selection - it allows you to set fan speed for the Timer ON period.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Features control panel keys that can be locked to prevent tampering with settings. You can easily lock or unlock the control panel keys by pressing both the MENU & ENTER Keys simultaneously for at least 3 seconds. You can operate the unit with a remote control even when the system is locked.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Yes, its room coverage is 1,125 Sq.ft
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: The V5 Cell Filter (F2) is strong enough to capture and remove Cigarette odor from your room
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
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Room size coverage is 1125 Sq.ft and It Delivers up to 780 cfm while at the lowest setting which consumes 27 watts. But when set at the highest speed - it will consume 215 watts.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Its air filters last longer so you won't spend any money soon buying air filters.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: This is number one choice for allergy sufferers. It has recieved recognition for its ability to reduce allergens and other air contaminants by prominent companies like ''AllergyBuyersClub.com, Best Buy and Consumer Digest Magazine.
Winix 5500 2: Its PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyl to neutralize germs, bacteria, VOCs, gases and odors
IQAir HealthPro Plus: The HyperHEPA filtration technology is tailored for superior airborne particle removal. It is the only air purifier that removes ultrafine particles by 90% (these include germs & viruses)
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Since it can trap and eliminate pollutants as small as 0.003 micron in size - it can easily capture and remove dust mites that hide in carpets, rugs and bed sheets.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Its HyperHEPA filtration technology can capture and remove 99.97% of pet dander. So if you leave with pets, worry no more about Pet Dander because iQair is very powerful and effective
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Is good at eliminating pollen before it enters the air you breathe. So if you have Asthma – this is the right air purifier for you.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Reacts very well to smoke of all types; It could be smoke from the kitchen, bush fire or tobacco smoke.
Winix 5500 2: Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Yes, it does remove mold effectively.
Winix 5500 2: Yes, it is one of the best affordable air purifiers on the market.
Winix 5500 2: Has a filter replacement reminder which notifies you when its time to replace air filters.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: The PreMax Filter Life LED - notifies you of the status of the PreMax filter while the HyperHEPA filter Life LED - notifies you on when to replace the HyperHEPA filter. On the Control panel you will see the total number of hours remaining for each air filter to expire.
Winix 5500 2: The TrueHEPA filter traps 99.97% of Allergens that could make you sick thus make the environment you leave in safe.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Traps and removes allergens by 99.97%. The HyperHEPA filter system is tailored to eliminate all sorts of allergens including ultra-fine particles that are smaller than 0.1 microns in size and dominate almost 90% of airborne particles that could make you sick.
Winix 5500 2: The unit operates quietly while in auto mode - so you won't lose your sleep
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Has an average of 7% less sound across various fan speeds. It will operate quietly without reducing on its filter life and performance. Its double-walled housing does not allow sound to escape even when the unit is operating at the highest setting.
Winix 5500 2: Uses Washable Advanced Odor Control carbon filters which should be cleaned every after 14 days; these pre-filters are permanent.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: You can wash or vacuum them to remove dust. The PreMax Pre-Filter is the first air filter to clean air sucked into the machine, it traps large particles – so cleaning it once a week maintains the performance of the unit.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Air filters are well positioned at the back of the purifier making it very easy to remove and replace them.
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.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Features a streamlined system control panel and a handheld remote which makes it easy to manage and use the device. You can easily adjust fan speed, program the unit and set schedules with a remote control.
Winix 5500 2: 70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz
IQAir HealthPro Plus: 27 Watts (on Fan Speed 1) - 53 Watts (on Fan Speed 2) - 92 Watts (on Speed 3) - 121 Watts (on Fan Speed 4) - 154 Watts (on Fan Speed 5) 215 Watts (on Fan Speed 6) and 1 Watt when the unit is on standby.
Winix 5500 2: Yes it is energy star certified
Winix 5500 2: Dimension - 14.9 in(W) x 7.8 in(D) x 23.6 in(H) / Weight - 17.6 lbs
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Product Dimension is - 16 x 15 x 28 inches / Weighs - 35 pounds.
Winix 5500 2: Both the Carbon filter and True HEPA filter last up to 12 months.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: (1) PreMax filter lasts 18 months while on a 10 hour daily usage, (2) V5-Cell™ Filter lasts for 2 years while on average usage of 10 hours on speed 3, (3) HyperHEPA® Filter lasts for 4 solid years based on an average daily usage of 10 hours - on speed 3.
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.
Winix 5500 2: Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: It does not emit off ozone gases and harmful chemicals to the environment – this makes it safe for every home.
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.
IQAir HealthPro Plus: Has various control keys on its touch pad and these include; Power Key (for switching ON/OFF), Arrow Key (for adjusting fan speed), Menu Key (this one gives you access to all the 11 menus), Enter Key (once pressed for 3 seconds - it allows modification of settings), Filter Life LEDs (shows lifespan of air filters)
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