What’s the best Winix air purifier? Just like picking any brand of air purifiers, there are certain criteria that must be met to be included in this Winix top-pick list.
According to buying guides that you can readily read online, a few things to consider when choosing the best air purifier for you include the following: filters, CADR rating, maintenance, size of your room, and other features. And if we may add, of course, the most crucial would be feedback and comments from previous buyers. After all, we’ve seen products whose features are good only in theory, failing to deliver the expected results.
So what are our top picks for the best Winix air purifiers? Here we go.
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Best Winix Air Purifier Pick #1: Winix PlasmaWave 5300
Our top pick goes to the 5300, a 20-pound air purifier equipped with a 3-stage air cleaning system. As advertised, this is designed for rooms up to 350 square feet.
Just like any Winix model, the biggest advantage of the 5300 is its PlasmaWave Technology feature. What does it do? Simply put, PlasmaWave is the last stage of the Winix filtration process. This means that during this stage, whatever pollutants, germs, and tiny microorganisms not eliminated by the preceeding filters are broken apart by attacking them on a molecular level. It’s not an ionizer, so there is no harmful chemical agents involved.
On a side note, many bigger Honeywell air purifiers are not equipped with this feature.
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Best Winix Air Purifier Pick #2: Winix 5500-2
The Winix 5500-2 is one of the most popular Winix air purifiers out there. Designed for a a 360-square-foot room, this air purifier comes with an AOC carbon filter that you can wash every after 3 months. This washable filter lasts up to 12 months before replacing it.
What’s the best thing about the 5500-2? It has a high CADR rating. From the data available online, it has a 243/246/232 Dust/Pollen/Smoke CADR rating, which is pretty high for an air purifier. Note that CADR is a gauge on how fast an air purifier purifies the air.
Best Winix Air Purifier Pick #3: Winix WAC9500
Although this is not the most “modern-looking” Winix available, the WAC9500 has been very well received by previous buyers and consumers. It boasts a 5-stage filtration system that includes filters that have the CleanCel Anti-Bacterial Treatment.
The WAC9500 is suited for rooms of up to 283 square feet. It has a CADR rating of 194/182/183 (Pollen/Dust/Smoke). It weighs 24 pounds.