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- Winix AM90 PlasmaWave True HEPA Wi-Fi Console Air Purifier
- Winix AM80 True HEPA with Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter Console Air Purifier
- Winix A230 Tabletop Air Purifier
- Aura Air Mini Tabletop Air Purifier
Winix AM90 PlasmaWave True HEPA Wi-Fi Console Air Purifier
Winix AM80 True HEPA with Washable Odor Control Carbon Filter Console Air Purifier
- Medium-sized rooms like the living room, kitchen, or basement.
- The Winix AM80 is AHAM certified for rooms up to 360 sq. ft. with an average clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 235. The AM90 uses a 4-stage filtration system including a washable mesh pre-filter, a washable AOC carbon filter, a true HEPA filter, and PlasmaWave air cleaning technology (dual polarity ionizer that can be turned on or off).
- Additional features include an auto mode, sleep mode, filter replacement indicator, dual smart sensors, and an air quality indicator.
- The Winix AM80 is Energy Star rated and includes a 2-year warranty. Winix recommends cleaning the pre-filter every three weeks, cleaning the AOC carbon filter every three months, and replacing the true HEPA and AOC carbon filter every 12 months.
- Additional notes: The Winix AM80 is great for medium spaces. For smaller spaces consider the Winix A231 and for larger spaces choose the Winix XLC. Have a medium space and really want WiFi with app control - go for the Winix AM90.
Winix A230 Tabletop Air Purifier
A true HEPA air purifier best for small rooms! This purifier is AHAM certified for rooms up to 230 square feet. Winix uses a 4-stage filtration system with this purifier. First, a fine mesh pre-filter catches large contaminates and prevents them from clogging the downstream filtration. Then, a true HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne allergens down to 0.3 microns in size; this takes care of most dust, smoke, pollen, or pet dander. Then, your air is filtered through an activated carbon filter to reduce odors and capture VOCs. Finally, the air passes through the Winix Plasma Wave filter which creates hydroxyls to generate positive and negative ions to separate hazardous contaminates at a molecular level (without generating ozone!). This filtration method meets the California Air Resource Board's AB2276 standard for ozone emissions with less than 0.05 parts per million. A smart sensor with an auto mode, a sleep mode, an air quality indicator, and a 2-year warranty top off this high-end yet budget-friendly small room purifier.
True Hepa filter that captures pollen, dust, smoke and dander.
25 decibel noise level = quiet.
Filters last for 1 year.
Auto mode that automatically adjusts the fan speed based on air quality.
Air quality indicator.
Aura Air Mini Tabletop Air Purifier
Personal spaces, great for taking with you in the car or to work for your office space! It uses Sterionizer (tm) Technology that generate positive and negative ions like those found in nature to kill germs and bacteria, mold and pollen on contact!
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