Winix wac9500 Air Purifier Review

This Winix wac9500 review winds up our study of air purifier reviews from Winix, the budget South Korean brand.

Let’s start with an overview.

Winix Wac9500 : At A Glance

The WAC9500 employs the superior 5-stage air purification process (includes Plasmawave) to remove polluting particles and make your home’s air fresh and healthy.

As always, the true HEPA Filter (99.99% efficient) does a great job on finer particles and airborne allergens as does the activated carbon filter on indoor smells.

There’s an array of fantastic features including automatic odor and air quality sensors.

On the whole, this could be a wonderful alternative if you’re after a modern purifier to help you beat allergies and musty odors.

Winix wac9500 Review : Comprehensive analysis

Winix wac9500 Review 2019 - In-depth Analysis, Features, Cons and Pros

Our detailed Winix wac9500 review will help you better understand the unit, starting with its overall design/construction.

Winix wac9500: Construction and Design

The design seems thoughtful as well as engineering.

Speaking of engineering, it draws in ‘dirty’ air through the front and blows out clean air through the top and sides.

I love the tower styling and the firm plastic casing (There are a few metal parts)

The size and weight are also definitely in the range expected for portable units.

Specifically, it measures 16.5 x 9.9 x 21.9”(LXWXH) and weighs 18.8 pounds.

You can thus move it around your rooms although I feel that they should have added a handle or wheels.

It’s white and generally blends well with myriad modern interior decors.

Winix wac9500: Performance and operation

You can trust this unit to create a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.

Here is how it works:

First, the PlasmaWave – which is exclusive to Winix machines- is very good at eliminating/neutralizing viruses, germs, VOCs, and hazardous chemicals.

It teams with non-compromising filters to sanitize your rooms as follows:

  • Washable Pre-Filter:  Captures pet hair and larger particles.
  • True HEPA filter: Traps 99.99% of contaminants, allergens, and pet dander (as fine as 0.3 microns).
  • Activated carbon filter: Uses advanced odor control technology to eliminate smells including cigarette smoke and cooking fumes.

Lastly, the anti-bacterial treatment (CleanCel) repels infection-causing bacteria.

In short, the wac9500 Review will help you and your loved ones breathe easy.

Besides, it has some thrilling features so anybody can operate it.

I particularly loved the auto mode since it automatically adjusts the 4 fan speeds (low/medium/high/turbo) depending on the amount of impurities detected by the sensors.

And you can set the timer to have it go off after purifying for some hours too- look for the timer button on the intuitive display unit.

It circulates air indoors impressively and is at its best at turbo speed – which is the loudest.

The rest of the speeds are truly quiet.

Plus, it enters ‘sleep mode’ at night and readjusts the light to avoid distracting your sleep.

The remote also functions well.

Like in other machines, you have to care for the filters to maintain optimal performance.

Thankfully, the change filter light will signal when it’s time to clean or replace the filters.

Unfortunately, they sell the HEPA and carbon filters at insane prices (are you listening Winix?).  

Winix wac9500: Power ratings and comparative energy efficiency

The energy star certified unit uses 70 watts of energy at the highest setting so it beats the Honeywell HPA300 (130 watts) and Coway AP-1512hh (77 watts).

But while reasonable, it’s not as conservative in energy usage as the tiny levoit lv-h132 (28 watts), though the latter servers smaller rooms.

If you want to realize more energy savings, have it run on auto mode always.

Winix wac9500: Room capacity

The unit will be most effective in filtering out smoke, mold, dust, and more in family rooms and bedrooms not exceeding 284 square feet.

Of course, it’s a versatile unit and you can bring it to your office, kitchen, and other rooms provided you remain within the optimum sizing.

It refreshes air 5 times per hour and  has a CADR rating of 182/183/194 CFMs for Dust/Smoke/Pollen.

If you’re targeting bigger rooms, check out the Win 5500-2 (360 sq ft) or Honeywell HPA300 (465 sq ft).

winix wac9500: Warranty and support

Models from Winix come with shorter warranties and this is no different- you get just a 1-year limited warranty.

This is worse than most of its competitors at its price level including Honey HPA300.

Luckily, their amazing support/tech team right here in the US will help you sort out issues instantly.

Just call or email them with your queries.

What I like about the product

  • The auto mode works quite well.
  • Brilliant for allergies.
  • Nice display unit and controls.

What I don’t like about the product

  • Winix filters are traditionally costly.
  • Faulty sleep mode

Conclusion/my opinion

The Winix wac9500’s compelling air filtration performance,  excellent design, and noiseless operation makes it one of the best in the class for medium spaces.

Convenient features such as a nice remote control and auto mode option make it more useful.

Well, the crazily pricey air filters are annoying but other than that, it could prove a brilliant purchase.

Where to buy

You can buy the winix wac9500 air purifier from:

The room purifier is also available in some offline stores like Walmart .

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