Winix PlasmaWave 5300

Having a good-quality air purifier in your home can bring you many benefits. Besides improving the quality of air in your home and getting rid of unpleasant odors, you will also manage to reduce significantly the number of allergens and impurities from the air. A good option would be to invest in an air cleaner that uses a 3 stage filtration system, such as the Winix PlasmaWave 5300. You can purchase this convenient product for under $200 or less than $150, depending on the seasonal offer. Whether you choose to install it in your bedroom or living room or other room that is large in size, you can rest assured knowing that it will deliver a great performance with each and every use. Read on to learn more about this product and see the full review.

Technical specifications

The Winix PlasmaWave 5300 features a three-stage filtration system so it uses several processes to filter the indoor air. In the first stage, the pre-filter captures the large particles that are more noticeable, such as dust, pet hair and so on. The pre-filter contains activated charcoal, which is also highly efficient at getting rid of unpleasant odors. What happens next is also very simple to comprehend. The filtration process begins with particles being trapped by the main filter. The main filter is a True HEPA filter, which as you probably already know, these filters are highly efficient at capturing tiny particles, that are invisible to the naked eye.

It can capture microscopic particles of up to 0.3 microns and also viruses and bacteria that can put your health to risk. The third stage which is also the final stage involves the use of negative ions that get attached to the contaminants and impurities in the air. The pollutants are then attracted by the HEPA filter. There’s one minor drawback and it’s the fact that because the air cleaner acts as an ionizer, the ionized particles that are constantly being released in the hard can be inhaled quite easily and this can cause some health issues.

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Performance

The Winix PlasmaWave 5300 is considered to be a mid-sized powered air cleaner because it’s able to deliver a fairly large amount of cubic feet of filtered air per minute. The CADR (clean air delivery rate) is as follows: 235 for smoke, 248 for dust and 251 for pollen while the ACH rating (number of air changes per hour) is 5. Another reason why it is so popular is the fact that it features the PlasmaWave technology. This technology ensures that the negative ions that are released into the air during the third filtration stage are nor harmful for your health. The good news is that this particular model uses a very weak charge of ionized particles that will disappear very quickly, as soon as they are being released in the air.

Convenience features

What makes it a great choice among many homeowners is the fact that it offers 4 fan speed settings, so you will have to manually adjust the settings in order to find out which one works best for your needs. For instance, you can choose the lower setting while you are reading a book or watching TV because it will deliver good performance without being too noisy. In addition to this, it has also been designed with:

  • The Turbo mode can be pretty loud but it’s a great solution for when you want to remove cooking odors or tobacco smoke very quickly
  • The built-in air quality sensor is a great addition here because this sensor is capable of adjusting the speed of the fan according to the number of pollutants that are found in the indoor air
  • You can use the most out of this feature by running the Auto Mode which will speed up or slow down the device automatically, without you having to interfere

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Design

Design-wise, it doesn’t stand out too much. It comes with a simple design and it’s available in white only, which is a plus because it can blend more easily with the existing decor in your home. Its measurements are 19 x 9.8 x 24 inches, so because it’s a bit large for an air purifier you will have to make sure to place it near the door or in the corner of the room, so that it won’t make space feel overcrowded. The Wave 5300 is an inexpensive air filter that benefits from the latest technologies and innovations. This unit also comes with a filter change indicator and all sorts of unique modes, such as the Sleep Mode which puts it on the lowest speed whenever the light sensors detect low light.

Warranty and support

All in all the PlasmaWave 5300 is an efficient product that can withstand the test of time. It’s made of decent quality and the design is very user-friendly. Unfortunately, it comes with a short warranty, only a 1 year limited warranty for parts of labor. Thankfully, the customer service offered by Winix is very good.