Winix – brand profile (air purifiers)

Winix company info

Winix is a well-established and trusted Korean brand, dating back to 1979 which currently operates globally in America, Europe and Asian markets.

They currently have ten air purifiers available and the company sells a range of air purifiers, dehumidifiers and humidifiers and associated filters.

They offer a 2 year warranty on most models and purifiers utilise a 3 to 6 stage purification process to clean air.

This thorough multi stage purification process is several stages more than most competing brands and involves AOC (advanced odor control) carbon filters, a true HEPA filter and proprietary PlasmaWave technology.

PlasmaWave creates hydroxls (oxygen bonded to hydrogen) to help remove bacteria, VOCs, odors and gases from the air; while emitting no harmful ozone side products.

Winix products are often Energy Star Rated, AHAM verifide and ARB certififed.

Winix has a range of products to suit most people’s needs. We have selected the following products as they work well to cover different room sizes, budgets and purification reasons:

Winix AM90 – wifi enabled, Alexa and app integration, smart sensors and auto modes

Winix HR900 – pet specific pre-filter, washable carbon filters, 5 stage filtration

Winix QS – JBL bluetooth speakers, 4 stage purification process, plasma wave technology

Winix FresHome Model P450 – best for family and living rooms, great all-rounder

Winix T1 Professional – Industrial strength air treatment, 1,000 sq. ft capability, 6 stage filtration


Top Winix air purifier product

The Winix 5500-2 air purifier has been chosen as our top product from the Winix, due to it’s mid-range pricing, advanced feature set and versatility.

The purifier is optimal for room sizes up to 360 sq. ft, has 4 fan speeds, a washable carbon filter and is suitable for a kitchen, bedroom, office or living area.

The 5500-2 is packed with advanced features like:

  • sleep mode
  • remote control
  • smart sensors (for detecting and measuring air quality)
  • replacement filter indicator

The purifier passes air through a three stage process which captures 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in size and be effective in handling pollen, dust, smoke, hair, bacteria, mold spores and pet dander.


Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter

Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier with True HEPA, PlasmaWave and Odor Reducing Washable AOC Carbon Filter

  • True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns
  • Washable AOC Carbon Filter, made from activated carbon granulars for removal of household odors. Decibels 27.8 dB
  • PlasmaWave acts as a permanent filter to safely break down odor, allergens, chemical vapors and other pollutants with no harmful ozone

Winix replacement filter pricing

Replacement filter pricing will depend on the model of Winix purifier being used, prices range from $30 to $70 with the most expensive purifiers requiring more expensive filters.


Winix customer review analysis

We analysed the content of 560 Winix customer reviews to understand how products were received by item owners and to understand what terms occur frequently in reviews left by happy customers

Mentions Term % Examples of term use
140 quiet 25% being surprised at how quiet the air purifier is
130 clean 23% results in clean air and is easy to clean the purifier
108 light 19% found the light sensor useful
97 speed 17% make use of the timer and 4 speed settings
85 works 15% works well and is reliable
80 allergies 14% Seems to help with allergies

This shows that Winix purifier products were found to be effective, quiet and fast by customers. Winix reviews also frequently mentioned that purifiers were reliable, solid and worked well over long periods of time.

Winix Pros

  • Use an advanced 3-6 stage filtration process (very thorough)
  • Wide product range on offer
  • 2 year warranty on most models
  • Established in 1979 and operating in multiple global markets
  • Advanced features like remote control, wifi and smart sensors on some models

Winix Cons

  • Mainly tower air purifier products
  • $200 starting price could be high for some budgets
  • Unit are very industrial in look and design

Why choose Winix purifiers

Winix purifiers would suit someone looking for a reliable air treatment product from a trusted an established brand and would like the option of choosing from several products.

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