@Jetlag@Woody1 I got an older version of one of these last year on Meh and it worked great! If not too great, it would kick on the second I sprayed my perfume. Couldn’t tell you how long it lasts. I can tell you it will not survive a house fire.
I bought this from morningsave a while back. It does not include a remote like other Winix purifiers I have purchased from Meh. The write up is incorrect.
I’m glad to see the filter count is correct on this, as it includes one of each filter. The one from Costco comes with 2 HEPA filters and 8 carbon filters, enough for 2 years. That’s what the write-up from morning save showed and I was sorely disappointed to find it only included one of each.
Anyways, it’s a pretty good deal, but Costco is a better deal if you can get a deal with Google Express (check slickdeals) since it comes with the extra filters.
This unit is very quiet in comparison to other Winix models. It works well, including the odor/air quality sensor.
Hmm I don’t suppose if you put one of these in your house it will clean more than the air - you know cartoon style - suck in the entire contents of the house, the rug, etc and shoot it back out all clean? If no then please find and sell something that does do that please.
May 30. Day 16. The streets are quiet. I repaired two more Winix units and moved them to the dock. The orders for them have stopped coming in. I’m worried. Still, I have four of them on in the office and two more that I rotate in, so I should be safe for awhile. I have enough food to last three more days.
It started in some cran-cherry nut mix. We figured that much out. Something changed on May 14 - right when they expired. Two cops were the first ones to get sick. The one cop … real young, I guess … he just kinda melted, they said on the news. They were in the evidence lock-up, and boom, down he goes, puddle. It wasn’t like the yogurt or the honey-mustard, I heard - you had to eat those, this is some kind of gas. One sniff, you’re a puddle. The worst part is, the puddle gives off more of the gas. You smell that, you’re a puddle too. That got his partner, and half the force besides.
These Winix units, I guess they work OK on it. I haven’t had occassion to find out, but the orders were way up for a few days. We ran out of new units and had to do refurbs. Then they started coming back for repairs, I guess the gas wears them out pretty quick. I get the repairs done as fast as I can and turn them around, but so far no one’s been back to pick one up. I’m not sure what’s left outside my office door, and I don’t think I want to find out.
I don’t know about other customers but I know my room size Length times widths so I type in what are the dimensions of a 360 square foot room and the result come up as 12 X 30 = 360 Square Feet . Hope that helps someone.
I have the Winix 5500-2 and I can’t recommend it. It developed a bizarre odor over time. Changing the filter with genuine winix supplies (which costs $60-$70 for the HEPA filter and carbon filter which are sold together) long before both supplies were due for a change (used one month in odor light environment, no food odors or cigarette smoke, rated for up to six months) did nothing. Winix refused to respond to warranty inquiries sent via their website.
Based on that, I can’t recommend buying their products.
I was dismissive about the fact that it might be a bizarre one off, but other Amazon reviews point to the unit having an “oily” or “fruity” smell, so it isn’t just me.
no money to buy this deal, but would anyone recommend this or another brand (or device entirely) for cooking smells? we live in a small apartment with no stove hood or vent and i cook every night. i do what i can when i cook certain things (all day braises, fish, lots of garlic, or meat on the stovetop) - i close the door to our bedroom & bathroom, clean as i go, open windows and the kitchen door weather permitting, and febreze right before we go to bed as well as run our diffuser. but with certain foods/preparations i’ll still wake up the next morning and smell last nights dinner which is no longer what i want to smell. reading this deal made me think perhaps something like this might be worth saving up for.
@airynne From the specs:“AHAM Verified Room Size: 360 Square Feet”
If your house is only 360 sq ft, then it’s 1 per your house. If your house is 720 sq ft, then it’s 2 per your house. If your house is 1080 sq ft, then it’s 3 per your house. And so on…
@kelaiem I got the 1x hepa and 4x carbon pack for $20 on Amazon and they seem to be about the same as the originals. 2x of these would net you more carbon filters and cost less compared to the Costco deal.