Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave Review

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Air Quality Expert
Last Updated: 25 Aug 2020
(Rated from 6422 reviews)

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I think you’ll agree with me when I say:

It’s REALLY hard to choose an air purifier with all the options available!

Or is it?

Well, it turns out, that after years and hundreds of hours of testing & reviewing, we have strong opinions about what makes the best air filtration system: level of purification, efficiency, and maintenance.

The Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave (On special until end Oct, 2020) has all the qualities and features, giving it an added advantage and an edge over its competitors.

Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave Air Purifier

Air Purifier
The Plasmawave Purifier features the True HEPA filter1 that captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants;2 dust mites, pet dander, pollen & other allergens.3 
Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave

Review Feature Summary

* On special until end October 2020

Quick Summary of the Winix 5500-2 PlasmaWave

The WINIX 5500-2 Air Cleaner replaces the wildly popular 5500 model; designed for any home environment and ready to capture dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, VOC (volatile organic compounds) and household odors. With a CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rating from AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers), this unit is best used for medium to large living spaces, kitchens, or bedrooms.

The Good & the Bad



Key Features

Useful Product Info

What Others Think

At the time of writing this review, there were:

What's Included?

Here's what you get when you buy this Air Purifier:

Common Questions

Well, the5500–2 has a remote control and a washable carbon filter that must be cleaned every 3 months and replaced after a year. Otherwise they're identical.

Many people realize this, but negative ions result in Ozone production much higher than is present even in outdoors rainfall.

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Our Verdict

The unit is an amazing air purifier, True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns.



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