The Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model could be what you’ve been looking for – or it could be the exact type of product that you’re trying to avoid. Read what I’ve got to say about it to find out.
Why Do People Buy Air Purifiers?
There are a number of different reasons why someone might want to buy this type of product. In most cases, the need to purchase stems from some sort of issue, but many people just want to live in a home that has good air quality.
With all of these reports surfacing about the horrific quality of indoor air, people want to rectify the problem with air purifiers. This type of machine can be used to reduce asthma symptoms, get relief from allergies, remove all types of odors and fight pet allergies.
Some people live in a naturally-smoky area and need a way to remove the smoke from their home. An air purifier can also help to fight frequent congestion and sneezing. Since everyone is different, your WHY is probably different than others. So, let’s see if the Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model is any good.
Something that you will immediately notice about this product is that it’s QUIET. On the first two settings, you will probably have trouble believing that it’s even turned on. However, as expected, it’s substantially louder on the ‘TURBO’ setting because it’s moving MASSIVE amounts of air.
If you own other purifiers from Winix, you will find that the Winix 9000 series filter works in this machine, which could be a very useful benefit for some people. Overall, this unit looks, feels and acts like you would think a high-quality air purifier should.
Also notable, this unit eliminates cigarette smoke LIKE A CHAMP. You could have three people smoking in the same room, simultaneously, and if this machine is in the same room and running on medium to high, you would have a hard time believing the cigarettes are real.
Unfortunately, this unit can produce a plastic-like smell for the first few minutes after you turn it on, which can be irritating. If you’re sitting close to this purifier while it’s operating, you might get annoyed with an intermittent clicking sound.
However, I don’t think this is an issue for most people. When compared with more expensive options, the HEPA filter in this purifier is quite thin, which means it becomes saturated faster than higher-quality HEPA filters.
Although it’s not a serious problem, this unit doesn’t come with a remote, and some people just NEED to have a remote. For the price, this seems to be a high-quality air purifier and does what it’s advertised to do. Issues are minimal. I think Winix got it right with this one.