CATEGORY : Air Purifiers

Winix 5500 2 VS. Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0

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Winner:

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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Runners Up:

Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0

Reasons to buy Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 :

  • button icon Inexpensive
  • button icon Gets rid of cigarette smoke & odor
  • button icon Impressive performance ''in a small - medium room''
  • button icon Durable (with good maintenance - it works for 10+ years)
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Winix 5500 2

  • TIMER
  • REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR
  • REMOVES SMOKE
  • SLEEP MODE
USABILITY
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SAFETY
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APPEARANCE
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Comparison Winner
Winix 5500 2

Reasons why we like it:

  • TIMER
  • REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR
  • REMOVES SMOKE
  • SLEEP MODE
  • OZONE FREE
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COMPARISON – Winix 5500 2 VS. Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0

PERFORMANCE

HEPA FILTER

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

Uses BioGS HEPA Filter which is not a typical True HEPA Filter that most cheap air filters use. The BioGS HEPA Filter does more than trapping 99.97% of 0.3 sized microns. It also reduces on common allergen buildup within the machine thus prolong on the life span of air filter.

TIMER

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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.

No

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
No

No

REMOVES CIGARETTE ODOR

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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.

No

ROOM SIZE AND AIRFLOW

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Its room coverage is about 550 Sq.Ft. CADR Rating: 189 Pollen , 165 Dust, 152 Smoke

FIGHTS GERMS

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

To some extent it gets rid of germs using its BioGS HEPA Filter which reduces the growth/build-up of bacteria and viruses on the filter.

ELIMINATES DUST MITES

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

The BioGD HEPA Filter deals with common allergens such as dust mites that are trapped in the filter. It will reduce them by 99%.

REMOVES PET DANDER

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

The BioGS HEPA filter will take care of Pet Dander that is trapped by the air filters. It eliminates it so that the air you breathe is 99.97% safe & clean.

GETS RID OF POLLEN

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Uses the BioGS HEPA filter to reduce pollen build-up on filters inside the unit.

REMOVES SMOKE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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.

No

REMOVES MOLD

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

Can remove mold using its powerful True HEPA system.

Yes

Uses its BioGS HEPA Filter to remove mold build-up on the filter.

TRAPS ALLERGENS

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, the BiosGS HEPA Filter and Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon filters will trap and reduce any type of allergen that could make you sick.

QUIET OPERATION

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

Is smart and quiet when operating at standard settings. However, when you opt for the highest setting, it will make some noise.

WASHABLE PRE-FILTERS

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

Wash the Pre-Filters – this should be done at the end of every week

EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Simply remove the front panel

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTS AIRBORNE PARTICLES

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Can detect air contaminants but not all of them. It might detect dust in the air but fail to auto detect bad odor.

SLEEP MODE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

70 Watts, Power Voltage - AC120V/60Hz

Yes

5 to 29 watts – consumes very little power.

ENERGY STAR

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

Yes it is energy star certified

Yes

It is an Energy Star Certified Unit

Winix 5500 2

USABILITY

CONTROLS AND MODES

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Once in Auto mode, the unit will always detect bad smells and pollutants in the air.

FILTER REPLACEMENT REMINDER

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

The filter indicator will always alert you when the BioGS filter needs replacement. Remember that it will take you a period of almost 3 years without replacing air filters.

ECONOMICAL

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

The device is very economical, its BioGS HEPA and Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon filters cab last up to 3 years, when used for 12 hours daily.

AFFORDABLE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

Is priced below $500. The unit is worth every penny.

IDEAL FOR ASTHMATIC PEOPLE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Can be used by Asthmatic people who are allergic to pet dander, pollen and other air pollutants. Has very strong sensors which capture dust and air contaminants.

ALEXA COMPATIBLE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
No

No

REMOTE CONTROL

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
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

Comes with a remote control. You can use it to switch on/off the unit or change fan speed

FILTER LIFE - BASED ON USE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

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

Yes

18 months when the air filter is used for 12 hours daily

SAFETY

CHILD LOCK

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
No

Yes

It has a child proof feature which pauses the air filter when the front panel is removed.

OZONE FREE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

Yes, it does not emit off bad gases.

No

APPEARANCE

DESIGN

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

Simple Design - With a 3 Stage Filtration System

Yes

Classic compact design - it does not consume lots of space

SIZE AND APPEARANCE

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

15 x 8.2 x 23.6 in

Yes

16.6 x 9.8 x 22.2 in

WEIGHT

Winix 5500 2
Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0
Yes

15.4 lbs

Yes

16.8 lbs

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