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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
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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.
We bought this in sept 2015 and today is April 2017 of writing this post. If we had this thing running the entire time I would say we got our money's worth.
For the first 3 months or so we had this running on automatic mode to get rid of leftover particles in the air from a cleaning and construction. After that we kind of put it to a side and infrequently turning it on and off. I would say in terms of number of total days we actually had this on, I would say less than 8 months total.
So we paid $140 (with tax), and to have it suddenly not power on anymore makes us really sad as we hoped it would last our family a little longer as we weren't running it every single day.
The Good: It looks very upscale. It can operate very efficiently in almost complete silence, or circulate a huge volume of air on high at about the same loudness as a box fan on medium. The air quality sensor works very well. The automatic setting is flawlessly executed, so you can just set it and forget it, and just change filters periodically, which it will automatically let you know to do when the time comes. Very effective filtration. It removes cooking smells and allergens well. The filter couldn't be any easier to change. No tools necessary.
The Bad: The lights are a bit bright to me, but I am only bothered by it at night because I am very sensitive to light when I am trying to sleep. The white noise it produces on the higher settings is actually pretty pleasant to me. There is a "sleep" setting that dims the lights, but it runs on ultra low speed as well, so there is no white noise to help me sleep.
The Final Verdict: This is the first air purifier I have owned. I researched a lot and liked what I saw in this unit. Upon plugging it in and turning it on and watching it handle things like smoke and dust when I vacuum, all with automatic responses to the air quality sensor, I was impressed. The unit kind of looks like a robot, and it does react to it's surroundings, which lends it an endearing character. I named mine Reginald. I just ordered a second unit for my living room, so I guess I have to come up with a name for that one too.
Also side note you can turn off the plasma feature via holding the power button which is a nice option.