WINIX 5300-2 PLASMAWAVE AIR PURIFIER. The Winix 5300-2 Plasmawave Air cleaner is an attractive, modern looking, powerful air purifier designed for the home environment . It has a dark gray/black color and its controls are inclined at the top front of its front edge. This makes them quite easy to see from any angle, so you don’t have to stand above it to see its controls. At 23.6 inches tall, 15 inches wide and 8 inches wide it is a relatively large. However, its not huge, considering how powerful and versatile it is. It weighs 18 lbs (just over 8Kg) so you’ll probably want to leave it in one place.
The Winix 5300-2 3 stage Air Purification system consists of a 3-stages starting with an odor reducing AOC Carbon Pre-filter, followed by a 99.97 % effective True HEPA filter and finally WINIX PlasmaWave technology. In addition to these, it has a permanent washable pre-filter that collects some of the particles before they even get to the filters.
Odor Control (Coated Deodorization) Carbon Filter
The Winix 5300-2 Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Sheet Filter is specially designed to capture and remove smoke such as from cigarette particles. It also protects your house from, cooking, VOCs (Volatile organic compounds), pet odors and other household smells using Advanced Odor Technology.
VOCs, are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases and can cause all manner of health issues. VOCs are found in household products such as paint strippers, glues, fuel and aerosols.
The Carbon filters, are not meant to be washed and should be replaced every 3-6 months.
The Pre-filter on the other hand is permanent, but is meant to be cleaned every 14 days. Doing this will help your other filters to last longer.
HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters are mechanical air filters that work by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles.
HEPA air purifiers have the ability to filter out 99% of allergens and pollutants. This unit being True HEPA certified, it has the ability to capture even smaller airborne particles as tiny as 0.3 microns. This means it can filter up to 99.7% of the particles in your room’s air.
In effect, this air purifier is more than 3 times more effective at cleaning your air than ordinary HEPA filters. It can remove pet dander, dust mites, the pollen that causes your allergies and other smaller allergens that may affect your health.
The Winix 5300-2 has 3 air purifying stages and a pre-filter. This design is more effective because each stage can remove different types of particle or pollutant.
The 3 stage approach not only helps to help you purify your air better but can also save you money. How? HEPA Air purifier filters are often expensive so if your air purifier pre-filters the air in your room and removes some of the particles before they get to your HEPA filter. This means your filters can last much longer before you need to replace them and save you money in the long term.
The Winix 5300-2’s 3 Stage cleaning helps it to extract a range of allergens from your air. This could include particles such as dust, smoke particles from cigarette, pollen, odor creating particles, organic chemicals, pet dander or even mold spores.
The Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier uses Winix’s unique PlasmaWave™ Technology which is specially designed to attack pollutants at the molecular level.
Plasmawave creates safe chemicals called Hydroxls which neutralise bacteria, VOC’s (volatile organic compounds ), odors and gases.
Hydroxyls eliminate bacteria, mildew, mold, noxious gases, odors and VOCs such as paint or fuel in indoor environments. They eliminate odors, and are also used for decontaminating surfaces. You can safely use them in occupied areas for deodorization purposes to get rid of smells such as skunk odors, pet urine odors, musty odor.s
True Hydroxyl technology is safe to run for 24 hours a day with no threat to your health. This is unlike ionizing air purifiers, which can produce and release harmful ozone into your air. this technology is ozone free and helps to neutralize viruses, bacteria, chemical vapors, and odors – without emitting any harmful ozone.
You can switch off the PlasmaWave technology if you don’t want it to use it.
Winix 5300-2 Air Purifer has been certified as having excellent CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) rates for for Dust, Pollen and Smoke of 243, 246 and 232 respectively.
CADR is a measure of how many cubic feet per minute your purifier can remove all particles of a particular size from. For example the Winix 5300-2 can remove all the particles of dust in a room 243 sq feet in size.
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