CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix 5500 2 VS. IQAir HealthPro Plus

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Winix 5500 2

Reasons to buy Winix 5500 2:

  • button icon Best Bang For Your Buck
  • button icon Great Performance - Clears up Allergies
  • button icon Can filter farts and all bad odors
  • button icon It is a very solid unit - Durable
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IQAir HealthPro Plus

Reasons to buy IQAir HealthPro Plus :

  • button icon Very powerful filtration system
  • button icon Wide room coverage of up to 1,125 Sq ft
  • button icon Eliminates smells and chemicals from the air
  • button icon Air filters last for a long time
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PERFORMANCE
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USABILITY
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • AFFORDABLE
SAFETY
WINNER :

IQAir HealthPro Plus

  • CHILD LOCK
APPEARANCE
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COMPARISON – Winix 5500 2 VS. IQAir HealthPro Plus

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

It uses a True HEPA Filter, Odor Reducing Carbon Filter and WINIX PlasmaWave Technology to filter 99.97% of air contaminants

Yes

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

TIMER

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

Yes

Features: (1) Time & Day Settings - 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.

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

Yes, its room coverage is 1,125 Sq.ft

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

Yes

The V5 Cell Filter (F2) is strong enough to capture and remove Cigarette odor from your room

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

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.

FIGHTS GERMS

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Its PlasmaWave technology creates Hydroxyl to neutralize germs, bacteria, VOCs, gases and odors

Yes

HyperHEPA filtration technology is tailored for superior airborne particle removal. It is the only air purifier that removes ultrafine particles by 90%

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

Yes

Since it can trap and eliminate pollutants as small as 0.003 micron in size - it can easily capture and remove dust mites

REMOVES PET DANDER

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

The True HEPA filters will capture 99.97% of all airborne particles including pet dander that comes from your pets.

Yes

HyperHEPA filtration technology can capture and remove 99.97% of pet dander. So if you leave with pets, worry no more about Pet Dander

GETS RID OF POLLEN

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

The True HEPA Filter will get rid of pollen thus save you from pollen related allergies such as flu, sneezing and blocked nose.

Yes

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.

REMOVES SMOKE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

Yes

Reacts very well to smoke of all types; It could be smoke from the kitchen, bush fire or tobacco smoke

REMOVES MOLD

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

Yes

Yes, it does remove mold effectively.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

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

QUIET OPERATION

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

Has an average of 7% less sound across various fan speeds. It will operate quietly without reducing on its filter life and performance

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

You can wash or vacuum them to remove dust. The PreMax Pre-Filter traps large particles – so cleaning it once a week maintains the performance of the unit.

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

All you have to do is to turn off the air filter before removing filters. After that - remove the front panel by pushing its upper edge and slowly pull forward.

Yes

Air filters are well positioned at the back of the purifier making it very easy to remove and replace them.

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

Yes

It monitors and purifies air every after a few minutes. That is why it is a medical grade air purifier.

SLEEP MODE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

No

WATTAGE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

Yes

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.

ENERGY STAR

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Yes

It uses only 27 watts at lowest speed and 215 watt max at highest speed - thus save you lots of power.

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

(1) Auto Mode - enables auto operation .(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.

Yes

Sophisticated controls include: Programmable operating options, Filter-life monitoring, Color-coded lights

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Has a filter replacement reminder which notifies you when it’s time to replace air filters.

Yes

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.

ECONOMICAL

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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.

Yes

Uses less power yet its air filters last longer so you won't spend any money soon buying air filters.

AFFORDABLE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Yes, it is one of the best affordable air purifiers on the market.

No

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

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

Yes

This is number one choice for allergy sufferers. It has received recognition for its ability to reduce allergens and other air contaminants

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Control this unit with a remote control. Things you can do with this remote control include; turning ON/OFF the unit, Enable Auto Mode and Increase Fan Speed.

Yes

You can easily adjust fan speed, program the unit and set schedules with a remote control.

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Both the Carbon filter and True HEPA filter last up to 12 months.

Yes

PreMax Filter: 18 Months & V5-Cell: 2 Years & HyperHEPA Filter: 4 Years

Winix 5500 2

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
No

Yes

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.

OZONE FREE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

Yes

It does not emit off ozone gases and harmful chemicals to the environment – this makes it safe for every home.

IQAir HealthPro Plus

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

Yes

Premium design with an EvenFlow Diffuser and a triple-seal technology which eliminates air leakage

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

Yes

16 x 15 x 28 inches

WEIGHT

Winix 5500 2
IQAir HealthPro Plus
Yes

15.4 lbs

Yes

35 pounds

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