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WINIX 5300-2: Possibly the Best Air Purifier (For the Money)

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The WINIX 5300-2 is the world's most reliable air purifier.

The WINIX 5300-2 is the world's most reliable air purifier.

Why Purchase the WINIX 5300-2?

With high-end features at a low initial cost, this purifier is the best bet for most consumers that are balancing costs with functionality. Each purifier comes with one HEPA filter and four activated charcoal filters. This initial setup makes it possible to operate the WINIX 5300-2 for one year before needing to purchase a replacement HEPA filter.

My career in healthcare has put me in the thankless position to research and purchase over one hundred of these purifiers for offices and common areas throughout the hospital in which I am employed. The low initial cost, availability, and relatively inexpensive maintenance and upkeep were exactly why I decided to purchase this particular model.

I was completely satisfied with the one-year HEPA filter life, and the activated carbon pre-filters definitely helped eliminate odors in the spaces where they were deployed. The activated carbon pre-filter needs to be changed every three months to ensure 12 months of optimal HEPA filter life. I also loved the fact that they were automatic and required little to no user input. The purifier is equipped with a light sensor and automatically shuts down at night to save energy.

The WINIX 5300-2 is capable of purifying 360 square feet of space daily.

The WINIX 5300-2 is capable of purifying 360 square feet of space daily.

Features and Technology

The WINIX 5300-2 is imbued with some particularly impressive technology that completely influenced my decision to purchase these units in large quantities. The PlasmaWave technology is specifically interesting and has proven to work extremely well as a preventative measure against viruses and bacteria. Also included is HEPA filtration and an activated carbon pre-filter to capture dust and other microscopic particles in the air we breathe.

PlasmaWave

From the manufacturer: WINIX PlasmaWave® Technology creates Hydroxyls to neutralize bacteria and viruses without producing harmful ozone. It harnesses nature’s ability to clean the air and recreates the natural, safe, and effective process that purifies the air. Our technology creates a safe & short electrical discharge to create dual polarity ions (positive and negative) and disperses them into the air.

As the ions attach to the surface of air pollutants, such as bacteria or viruses, they naturally remove hydrogen from the molecular structure of air pollutants, eliminating them and resulting in cleaner and fresher air.

HEPA Filtration

HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are filters with a great capacity to filter small particles (really tiny ones!). HEPA filters remove more than 99.9% of these particles from the air stream that passes through them. These particles can be allergens, viruses, bacteria, chemical compounds, dust, and many more.

Activated Carbon Pre-filter

Activated carbon filters reduce VOCs and household odors from cooking, pets, and smoke. They are designed to catch airborne particles found indoors, which also helps prolong the HEPA Filter life. These filters should be changed every three months.

PlasmaWave Technology, low cost, and True HEPA Filtration are what make the WINIX 5300-2 a popular choice in purifiers

PlasmaWave Technology, low cost, and True HEPA Filtration are what make the WINIX 5300-2 a popular choice in purifiers

Features

  • AHAM Verifide® at 360 sq ft.: Also cleans rooms up to 1,740 sq ft in 1 hour (870 sq ft in 30 minutes, 580 sq ft in 20 minutes, 435 sq ft in 15 minutes)
  • Washable Fine Mesh Pre-Filter: The first line of defense against the largest airborne particles found indoors
  • Activated Carbon Filter: Reduces VOCs and household odors from cooking, pets, and smoke. It is designed to catch airborne particles found indoors, which also helps prolong the True HEPA Filter life. These filters should be changed at least every three months

Specifications

  • Model name: 5300-2
  • AHAM verified room size: 360 sq. ft.
  • CADR (dust / pollen / smoke): 243 / 246 / 232
  • Clean air changes per hour (BASED ON AHAM-verified room size): 5
  • Minimum noise level: 27 dB
  • Stages of filtration: 4-Stage
  • HEPA filter (filter life): 99.99% True HEPA (12M)
  • Deodorization filter (filter life): Activated Carbon (3M)
  • Air quality indicator: LED (3 Colors)
  • Number of fan speeds: 5
  • Timer: Yes
  • Smart sensors: Dual Smart Sensors
  • Sleep mode: Automatic Sleep Mode
  • Auto mode: Yes
  • Advanced technologies: PlasmaWave®
  • Filter replacement indicator: Yes
  • Smart feature(s): None
  • Remote control: No
  • Product weight (lbs): 14.8
  • Product dimensions (W" X D" X H"): 15 x 8.2 x 23.6
  • Warranty: 2 Year
  • Country of manufacture: Korea
  • Certifications: AHAM / Energy Star / UL / CARB / Prop65

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