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Winix 5500-2
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Price $250 List
$159.99 at Amazon
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$89.99 at Amazon
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Pros Exceptional air cleaning performance, very quiet operation, simple user experienceExcellent air cleaning performance, quiet operation, average lifetime costGood air cleaning performance, seperate air quality meter, quietGood air cleaning performance, very quiet, simple to useQuiet, low operating costs
Cons Can be expensive when not on saleExpensive up front costExpensive upfront cost, no CADR ratingSomewhat expensive filtersSomewhat weak
Bottom Line Superb air cleaning performance and quiet operation make for a great overall experienceHigh end performance with an average lifetime cost make this a great choice for almost anyoneEffective for those looking for relief from common airborne allergensGood air cleaning and very quiet operation at a relatively affordably priceLow price and silent operation can't completely make up for the relative lack of air cleaning performance
Rating Categories Winix 5500-2 Coway AP-1512HH TruSens Z-2000 GermGuardian AC5350B Levoit LV-H132
Air Cleaning Performance (40%)
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Noise (25%)
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Ease Of Use (25%)
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Operating Cost (10%)
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Specs Winix 5500-2 Coway AP-1512HH TruSens Z-2000 GermGuardian AC5350B Levoit LV-H132
Dimensions 8.2" × 15" × 23.6" 16.5" x 9.5" x 18.5" 12.6" x 11.6" x 25.4" 9.06" x 6.69" x 27.56" 7.5" x 7.5" x 13"
Weight 15.4 lb 12.7 lb 7.4 lb 11.25 lb 8.45 lb
CADR 246 CFM 240 CFM N/A 125 CFM 110 CFM
True HEPA Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Estimated Lifetime Cost $660 $556 $548 $542 $323
Airborne Particulate Reduction After 1 Hour (%) 99.99% 99.84% 99.85% 99.50% 95.66%
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