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Promoted 04-01-2016 by daisybeetle at 07:31 AM View Original Post
Amazon.com has Winix 5500 PlasmaWave Air Purifier on sale for $139.99. Shipping is free. Thanks cheweihu [Discuss]

Also available, Costco.com has Winix 5500 PlasmaWave Air Purifier (includes 8 carbon filters) on sale for $139.99. For non-members there will be a $7 surcharge. Shipping is free. Thanks Gosh

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Costco.com will have Winix 5500 PlasmaWave Air Purifier For $139.99 after $40 off. Shipping is free.

Price is valid 3/28 - 4/17.

They are made in Korea.
http://www.costco.com/.product.903592.html

Amazon.com pricematched http://slickdeals.net/f/8617770-winix-wac5500-true-hepa-air-cleaner-139-99-on-amazon?v=1&src=SiteSearch

Costco = Costco warranty and 5% cashback with Chase Freedom (wholesale clubs) starting April 1st. 8 Carbon filters.
Amazon = 5% cashback with Prime and Amazon Store card and faster shipping. Most probably only 4 carbon filters.
Choose your poison bounce

I got three of them at Costco last April for $129.99 but then they came with only 4 carbon filters. This time there are 8 carbon filters included.

The HEPA filter is washable (up to 6 times). I washed mine 3 times so far. They hold well after washing. I also installed prefiter for airconditioners to additionally protect carbon and HEPA filters - http://www.amazon.com/Duck-128523...detailpage and between washes vacuum HEPA filter and carbon one (not washable).

There's also a very helpful review and advice on the product page on Amazon (by Kent) - http://www.amazon.com/Winix-WAC55...winix+5500 It's the very first one.

Further on you can make your own carbon filters - http://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Pre-...detailpage Not as thick as the original ones but work well.

Also, now i'm thinking about using these fiters as prefilter - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003DWE3...0UWD8XK2MD They seem to be of better quality and more efficient. They also claim to remove airborne allergens of pet dander, mold and bacteria, and micro particles of smoke, viruses and dust.

Whatever prefilter you decide to use make sure you place it first. Then goes carbon, and HEPA - last. (direction - from air intake to the fan)

All 3 work perfectly well (they have been on 24/7 since the day of purchase), the allergies of my daughter are totally gone. The furniture stays dust free for a week. Highly effective and recommended.

Thinking about getting one or two more.
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Q: Are these available in-store?
A: Nobody has reported them available in-store, so going to go with 'no'.

Q: What's the difference between this deal for $10 more than the last deal?
A: This deal (from Costco) comes with 8 carbon filters instead of 4.

Q: Does the Amazon unit come with 8 carbon filters?
A: Doubtful.... probably only the Costco version.

Q: Can these smell a fart?
A: Yes

Q: What about replacement filters?
A: Comes with a washable HEPA filter, after that then this fits (but you'll also need carbon filters): http://www.amazon.com/Fellowes-HF...B0067D7D1S

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Hey don't ruin the Costco return policy by doing something like this. Are you really going to return a used filter? If so, I hope your Costco bans you. It's stuff like this that got REI's return policy changed and also Costco's TV return policy changed.
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Hope he realizes that exploiting the system only lasts so long and eventually ruins it for the rest of us.
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I didn't know you could wash the HEPA filter. What's that process like?
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I didn't know you could wash the HEPA filter. What's that process like?
You can wash only the one which comes with this model - Winix 115122. Winix 115115 which comes with 5300 is not washable but fits 5500 model.

Washing is easy. Just rinse both sides with water, I use the spray head in the kitchen sink, no detergent, just water. Let dry for about 24 hours.

Actually now I think that washing is not that important. I have a foam prefilter installed, self cut carbon filter and original carbon filter in front of HEPA one, and also vacuum all of them about once a month. The HEPA one looks like new.
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Do you have a good sealed vacuum? The reason being that if you are vacuuming the WINIX HEPA filter indoors and your vacuum spits out part of what it vacuums then that kind of defeats the whole purpose of the WINIX HEPA filter in the first place. And yes, a lot of vacs have HEPA filters too but the majority also aren't sealed so they spray part of what they are vacuuming back into the air.
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Do you have a good sealed vacuum? The reason being that if you are vacuuming the WINIX HEPA filter indoors and your vacuum spits out part of what it vacuums then that kind of defeats the whole purpose of the WINIX HEPA filter in the first place. And yes, a lot of vacs have HEPA filters too but the majority also aren't sealed so they spray part of what they are vacuuming back into the air.
Sure I do. Shark and Dyson. I've been fighting with all available means my daughter's allergies. She started having them as soon as we moved to Houston. Doctors, pills, best vacuums... These air purifiers were my last hope. They did help. No regrets whatsoever. Great devices.
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Where exactly do you place these in your home?
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Where exactly do you place these in your home?
I've got two dogs that give me allergies, so I've had one in my bedroom for a couple years now and it's helped keep dander and such in check. I sleep better and don't have to sweep or vacuum in there quite as often. I sweep or vacuum other rooms in my house daily, and I feel like I'd benefit from another one or two but I haven't pulled the trigger on account of the price of the unit, as well as the replacement HEPA filter(s).
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I have one of these that we use in the bedroom. Remote is great, doubles as an awesome white noise machine. Been in use for around 3 years, highly recommend. Definitely helped my allergies.
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Where exactly do you place these in your home?
Ideally one per room.
I have one in my daughter's room - turbo mode during the day when she's in school, auto at night. On turbo they are on the loud side. The other two in the living room/kitchen (open plan apartment), one is there permanently, the other one goes to our bedroom during the day. Night - turbo mode on both, day - the one in the living room on auto, in the bedroom on turbo. Thinking of getting another for the bedroom.
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Sure I do. Shark and Dyson. I've been fighting with all available means my daughter's allergies. She started having them as soon as we moved to Houston. Doctors, pills, best vacuums... These air purifiers were my last hope. They did help. No regrets whatsoever. Great devices.
My son had allergies and asthma and this thing helps a lot. Highly recommend.
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Sure I do. Shark and Dyson. I've been fighting with all available means my daughter's allergies. She started having them as soon as we moved to Houston. Doctors, pills, best vacuums... These air purifiers were my last hope. They did help. No regrets whatsoever. Great devices.
Some of the sharks are sealed. Not sure about the Dysons.

Anyways I never vacuum mine. I just swap in a new HEPA every year.

I do like the Winix ones because even though the filter replacement cost is slightly higher they use less electricity than most of the Honeywell units. The Honeywells you can run a few years before the HEPA needs to be replaced. But now that they sold their stuff to another company the only replacements you can get are one sized replacement filters. So if you have a big filter to replace you have to stack 2 or 3 to get the right size. Kind of lame.
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Would these help with dust? We just went thru a remodel and we are constantly dusting.
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Where does the $40 off come in to play?
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