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Winix and Vornado Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

Updated on November 3, 2012
Winix & Vornado air purifiers are compared in this comparison chart.
Winix & Vornado air purifiers are compared in this comparison chart.

Winix & Vornado Air Purifiers

Winix offers a series of low end HEPA filtration systems that are overpriced, have high long term costs, and offer limited performance capabilities. Vornado offers a single air purifier that uses filtration to clean the air but does not even meet the HEPA filtration standards. Not all HEPA filters are created equal largely because they don't all have the same coverage capacity. These air purifiers cover small room sized areas. Compare these air purifiers using the charts provided to Austin Air purifiers and you will see the difference in both long term costs and overall performance. Austin Air is number one on our Top Filtration systems list.

Winix WAC9500 Ultimate Pet True HEPA Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology

Winix & Vornado Air Purifiers Comparison Chart

MFG/Model
WAC 9500
WAC9300
WAC5500
WAC5300
Vornado AQS 500
Retail Price
329.99
279.99
239.99
199.99
89.99
Filter Type
HEPA/Carbon
HEPA/Carbon
HEPA/Carbon
HEPA/Carbon
Particle/electrostatic
Cost of replacement parts
HEPA filter -$97 every yr, unit ev.5 yrs
HEPA filter-$97,replace unit ev.5 yrs
4 Carbon/1 HEPA - $79.99 unit ev.5 yrs
4 Carbon/1 HEPA-$79.99, unit ev.5 yrs
Particle filter $39.99 per year,
Energy Consumption
70 watts
70 watts
70 watts
70 watts
40 watts
Elect. Cost use.0886/kwh
$54.33 per yr
$54.33 per yr
$54.33 per yr
$54.33 per yr
$31.05 per yr
Unit and parts cost for first year
$481.32
$431.32
$374.31
$334.31
$161.03
Total operating cost over 10 years
$2,173.28
$1,793.29
$1,823.18
$1,743.09
$800.39
Coverage area per mfg. specs.
284 sq. ft
213 sq ft
350 sq. ft
350 sq ft
225 sq ft
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for first year
$5,084.37
$6,072.99
$3,207.84
$2,865.04
$2,147.07
Cost to cover 3000 sq. ft for 10 years
$22,957.18
$17,932.90
$15,627.26
$14,940.77
$10,671.87
# of units to clean 3000 sq. ft
10.56 WAC9500 air purifiers
14.08 WAC9300 air purifiers
8.57 WAC5500 air purifiers
8.57 WAC5300 air purifiers
13.33 Vornado AQS 500 air purifiers
Noise Level
 
 
 
 
 
Freq. cleaning perm.nt parts
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Every month
Cost per square foot
77 cents
84 cents
52 cents
50 cents
36 cents
MFG Warranty
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
5 year
Particles
.3 microns of filtered air
.3 microns of filtered air
.3 microns of filtered air
.3 microns of filtered air
Unknown less than HEPA standard
Odors
some
some
some
some
no
Chemical Gases
some
some
some
some
no
Kills mold/mildew
no
no
no
no
no
Smoke
no
no
no
no
no
Germicide UV (passive)
No
No
No
no
no
Germicide PCO (active)
No
No
No
No
no
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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