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    Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier Review

    In this Winix 5300-2 Air Purifier review we’ll take a look at some of the best features of this unit, we’ll also take a look at some highlights as well as the costs to operate.

    The Winix 5300-2 is unique with it’s auto sleep mode and it’s PlasmaWave technology. It also features an air quality sensor built into the top control panel array. The Winix 5300-2 is affordable to boot, the latest prices can be found on Amazon and other retailers.

    All of the sensors on the Winix 5300-2 are neatly arranged on the top panel.

    The True-HEPA filter can capture up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants; dust mites, pet dander, pollen and other allergens as small as 0.3 microns. Not to be graphic but this thing can detect farts! It’s that good. I notice that the fans will frequently kick on when a poor air quality condition is present and go into a medium-high fan speed, the carbon pre-filter that is included helps to physically eliminate odors as well.

    PlasmaWave sounds like a gimmicky name for something that is actually really helpful, it safely breaks down odors, allergens, chemical vapors and other pollutants – with no harmful ozone gassing off in your home or office space. I frequently turn on the feature when I am cleaning or cooking to give the room that extra fresh touch.

    The fan noise is astonishingly quiet, I was worried fan noise would be an issue but it’s such a low ambient noise that I’d call it a whisper. On high mode the fan noise is audible but no more loud than say a dishwasher or even a splashing kitchen faucet. This makes the Winix 5300-2 more than acceptable for the bedroom or other noise sensitive environments like classrooms or maybe even a nursery when set on low.

    Another unique design feature is the way this air purifier disperses air, the blower is so effectively engineered that even on low you can feel a strong movement of the air, clean air blows upwards and the “dirty” air intake is sucked in from the front of the unit.

    The Winix 5300-2 placed against a wall.

    The washable pre-filter, charcoal pre-filter and large surface area HEPA filter all work in tandem to produce clean, healthy air for your home. Overall I was extremely impressed with the amount of thought that went into this unit, there is a great amount of attention to detail that is immediately noticed upon powering on the unit.

    The Winix 5300-2 is also Energy Star Ceritified meaning operation of this smart unit will not cost as much as you probably think.

    Electricity costs are based on the U.S. average of 12 cents / kwh run 24/7 :

    Sleep mode : 3.7w = $3.89/yr
    level 1: 5.7w = $6.00/yr
    level 2: 7.7w = $8.10/yr
    level 3: 12.1w = $12.72/yr
    level 4: 69.5w = $73.06/yr

    Don’t forget these are costs for 24 hours a day. If you run the 12 hour timer, your prices will be nearly half of that posted here.

    I live in a desert area and I needed something that was going to run for around 12-13 hours at a time, be energy efficient and not be a noise nuisance. I’ve owned units from multiple brands such as GermGuardian and Homedics. I found Winix to be the best performance for the money spent. I don’t regret my decision to go with Winix 5300-2 one bit, I think you’ll be satisfied with it, too.

    Winix is a solid brand that only continues to improve its design as time marches forward, I currently own 2 different units in my home. In my opinion, the Winix 5300-2 is truly the best value to feature ratio option.

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    Rick Hernandez
    Rick Hernandez
    Owner and editor-in-chief of ReviewKO, if it uses batteries or plugs into an electrical outlet Rick wants to know more about it. Rick enjoys indie music and films. When he's not working on website operations he's playing with his Nintendo Switch or exploring the Southern California desert city of Palm Springs.
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