Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model
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- 3-stage air cleaning unit removes indoor pollutants and odors for healthier living
- No ozone or harmful by-products produced
- Built-in air quality sensor adjusts fan speed automatically (Does not include a remote control)
- Designed for large spaces; certified for rooms up to 350 square feet
- Energy Star approved; 1-year limited warranty
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Winix's PlasmaWave Series WAC5300 combines the best air cleaning technologies to deliver the cleanest air you can make yourself.
The WAC5300 contains a 99.97% efficient True HEPA Filter, Odor Control Carbon Pre-Filters, and PlasmaWave Technology. All three of these advanced technologies provide you with superior control over household odors, pollutants, and allergens.
Winix PlasmaWave Series WAC5300 Air Purifier
Winix PlasmaWave Series 3-Stage Air Cleaning System
Winix's PlasmaWave Series WAC5300
Suitable for a Large family room or bedroom (350 sq. ft. ), the Winix WAC5300 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology combines the best air cleaning technologies that deliver clean, fresh air throughout your home. The combination of a 99.97% efficient True-HEPA Filtration, Odor Control Carbon Pre-filter, and PlasmaWave Technology offer superior control over Household Odors, Pollutants and Allergens, while also remaining Energy Star Qualified, AHAM Certified, and UL Approved.
3-Stage Air Cleaning System
Winix's advanced 3-Stage air cleaning process effectively removes a broad range of pollutants from your home. Dust, smoke, pollen, odors, pet dander, mold spores, and organic chemicals are all harmful to your home environment and can irritate your respiratory system. Winix's PlasmaWave Series is able to reduce the presence of these pollutants so that you can live comfortably within your home.
Winix's PlasmaWave Technology safely breaks apart odors, allergens, chemical vapors, and other indoor pollutants, at the molecular level, without producing any harmful byproducts.
Winix Air Purifiers. The cleaner air you can make yourself.
Winix is focused on bringing comfort to your indoor environment.
Winix has a reputation as an exceptional manufacturer that is in constant pursuit of 'next generation' technologies, quality engineering, a rich history of innovation, and an uncompromising ethical standard.
- True HEPA Filtration
- Odor Control Carbon Pre-Filter
- PlasmaWave Technology
- Air Quality Sensor
- CADR Room Size Rating (350 sq. ft.)
- Energy Star Qualified
Suitable for a Large family room or bedroom (350 sq ft CADR); the Winix WAC5300 True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave™ Technology combines the best filtering and technologies to deliver clean fresh air. True HEPA Filtration; Odor Control Carbon Pre-filter; and Winix's PlasmaWave™ Technology combine to offer superior control of Household Odors, Pollutants and Allergens.
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In order to combat this foul oder my dogs and I proudly produce at night in a bedroom, I started looking for a miracle machine. I didn't think I'd find one. I bought this unit based on another review that says it cures fart smells. It arrived undamaged and well boxed. Upon plugging the unit in after some filter assembly (took all but one minute), it started to run on the 'Auto' cycle. After a few seconds the fan got noticeably stronger and the air quality indicator light jumped up to 'yellow', which means the air quality is so-so. To dumb it down, I'd say if the light is green you're breathing in air from the garden of eden. If it's yellow, someone must have tooted. If it's red, there is basically the equivalent of a huge steaming pile of elephant poo on the floor somewhere and you should have a mask on or immediately flee to the outdoors for fresh air.
Back to firing this unit up for the first time... I was still skeptical that it would work as advertised. It's billed as being able to tell on it's own if there's a foreign odor in the room (whether it's the aroma of beans and chili on the oven or the smell of a fresh hot fart). I positioned the unit on a small end table about level with our king sized bed next to where I sleep. I had my back to the unit, my butt about 2 feet away from it, while I stood there reading the instructions and description on how it works. While I read the manual, I inadvertently let out a little mouse fart. And I mean a super little one... probably small enough that if anyone was around me they would have neither heard it or smelled it. And by inadvertently, I mean I didn't squeeze one out to see if the unit would respond. It just happened without any planning on my part. Less than 3 seconds after my little toot, the PlasmaWave 5300 took control of the room. With my back still to it I heard the fan kick in. I thought the darned thing was going to take off. When I turned around, the air quality indicator light was as red as it could get. And this just 3 seconds after my breaking wind ever so slightly.
At first I thought so. What to do at that point? Begin a real test. I proceeded to eat a can of lima beans (because everyone knows if you eat any type of cooked bean whole you'll work up some good farts for crop dusting, right?). About an hour later I re-entered our bedroom. The machine operating quietly on auto-pilot... air quality light back to garden of eden green... my stomach and butt ready to unleash an awful wrath. This time I called my wife into the room to witness the spectacle. I bent over about 6 feet from the unit and let one go. And it was a good one. Sure enough, the PlasmaWave went back into launch mode... firing on all cylinders. This thing can really move some air!! If you were between the unit and me, you could smell my glory. But if you were outside of that range, no problem. This unit ate my odor like it needs it as fuel to survive.
Ever tooting incident in the room that followed resulted in the same response from the machine. We now leave it on auto overnight and my wife can now sleep with me and my two vile smelling dogs. I even caught her one day forcing one out to show it off to her sister (girls do it too apparently... don't let them fool you). This machine is amazing. Easily the best purchase I've ever made on Amazon.
Not only does it keep a room smelling fresh, it saves marriages. How could it NOT be the best purchase ever made when that's taken into consideration? If my wife is sleeping in the same room with me again, one thing might lead to another and our son might get a sibling. All thanks to this machine.
If you had any doubts, you shouldn't now. Buy this machine. Save your marriage. Have more kids. Breathe easy.
PS- the 'chirping' from the Plasma thingy being on is hardly evident. You can hear it if you want to, but it's so minuscule you won't hear it while you sleep. At least I don't. Doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I think the units subtle sound is great white noise for sleeping (if you're used to having a fan on, this is no different). And if the Plasma thing does bother you, you can turn it off. As for the unit cycling into overdrive occasionally while you sleep, that will depend on how flatulent you or your better half is. If you think you might not like it getting real loud while you sleep after you lift the covers from your dutch oven, you can set it on one of four fan settings that will stay constant throughout the night. My wife and I set it on 1 if our tummies aren't upset, or 2 if we know we're going to be cutting some cheese in our sleep.
If you plug this unit in and it stays on red for more than 10 minutes with the fans going full steam, I suggest you have your home demolished. It's not safe for you or your family to live in. But this baby pretty much devours any foul smell pretty quickly.
I'm beyond pleased.
I also use a Rabbit Air that I have had for over 4.5 years which is still going strong.
In comparison I believe the Winix works faster at removing smoke from the air and has a faster reaction time/sensitivity to a lit cigarette. It also does a faster job of clearing the air. But, again my Rabbit is about 5 years old. Other than that I see no big difference in the pros with the Winix yet. I am not saying I don't think this is a great product ,in comparison with my Rabbit it keeps up and is faster and more sensitive to odors in the air and removes them faster.
I am giving this a 4 star on one issue only. The noise level on full speed is incredibly loud to me. I have the Rabbit air about 2 feet away from me and have no issue with the noise level while it is on turbo or high speed yet I can hear the Winix (when on high or turbo) which is about 16 feet away from me over the Rabbit air and have to turn up the volume on TV/stereo or speak louder. Too me that is quite a difference to hear one 16 feet away over the noise of the one 2 feet away. Perhaps if I didn't own a machine that was quiet I wouldn't be so spoiled and wouldn't mind this wind machine...? :-) All in all, it is a great machine, does what it claims at a fast pace, is sensitive to smoke/odors in the air and acts very quickly and powerfully to remove them and also loudly when on high :-)
I know it gets the dust out of the air because when light shines through my window, I can see no dust particles in the light beam like I could before I got the filter. I can feel a substantial amount of air blowing out of the top exhaust vent on fan speed 2, which is still quiet.
I find the sound pleasant (with PlasmaWave turned off). I use it for a white noise machine in my bedroom. On fan speed 2, the filter makes a gentle whooshing sound that drowns out outside traffic noise.
I don't use the PlasmaWave feature because it makes a faint sparking sound. You turn it off by holding down the power button for a couple of seconds.
(This filter does not have a remote and I knew that when I bought it. All the controls are easily accessible from the front panel.)
Replacement filters are a bit pricey (see my other review on them) but they are necessary for every room and living situation. The air is pulled through the sides and front fairly evenly, first going through the de-odorizing/ionizing charcoal filter, and then through the HEPA hypoallergenic anti-microbial filter. The air is then rushed out the top by a 8"x6" grated hole in the top, launching the clean air up to the ceiling to circulate back down. In order to clean the air, the air must move, and this air cleaner does it well.
I can only recommend taking a vacuum cleaner bristle brush to the front grate to suck out all the trapped dust and dander that gets stuck on its way to the filter. Other then that a light dusting is all the machine needs to work properly on auto setting.
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