Which Winix Air Purifier For Me?

Which Winix Air Purifier For Me

Hi there folks, following the recent addition to our Winix Australian range we've recently updated our Winix Australia Air Purifier Comparison Guide and on that note, we thought it might be a good time to answer a question for you that we get all the time! "Which Winix air purifier is right for me?"

So if this is a question that you've been pondering, please give this guide a read in conjunction with our handy 'at-a-glance' Winix Australia Air Purifier Comparison Guide and as always, don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all!

Which Winix Air Purifier For Me?

Selecting the right air purifier should depend on room size, your family’s specific health conditions, pets and to a lesser extent budget. We recommend that the following criteria be taken into consideration when deciding between the Winix Compact 4-Stage, Winix Zero 4-Stage and Winix Zero+ PRO 5-Stage air purifiers:

Optimum Room size
All models are suited for various sized rooms, our suggestions for each model are as follows:
Winix Compact 4-Stage air purifier: ideal for rooms sizes of approx. 29.5 M², making it perfect for bedrooms, baby nurseries, kitchens and even home offices
Winix Zero 4-Stage air purifier: ideal for 38.2 M² room sizes such as large bedrooms, apartment living areas and granny flats
Winix Zero+ PRO 5-Stage air purifier: ideal for 49.5 M² room sizes such large open-plan living areas (lounge/dining/kitchen) or workspaces

NOTE: All models may still be used in smaller rooms than explained above – the benefit of doing so may include quicker purification of the air

All models have certified Hospital Grade True HEPA filters rated to remove tiny ultra-fine particles with minimum efficiency of 99.97% @ 0.3 microns, making them ideal for removing dust, pollens, dust-mites & mould spores.

All models will remove many asthma triggers such as dust, pollens, dust-mites & mould spores, with the activated carbon filter providing protection from VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Viruses and bacteria
All models have a certified Hospital Grade True HEPA filter and PlasmaWave technology, which help remove viruses and bacteria.

Pet dander
The Winix Zero+ PRO 5-Stage model features a dedicated pet filter, which is designed to remove those tiny flecks of pet dander/skin that are shed, along with the pet’s hair, fur or feathers. All models also have the certified Hospital Grade True HEPA filter and PlasmaWave® technology, which help the tiniest particles shed by your pets. Don’t forget the activated carbon for those ‘other’ unpleasant pet odours and smells.

Chemical sensitivities
All models models have activated carbon filters for the additional protection from VOCs (volatile organic compounds) - commonly found in most homes.

General health protection
All models remove many allergens that may affect our breathing. They have highest quality filters to remove allergens such as dust, pollens, dust-mites & mould spores, viruses and bacteria, as well as hazardous airborne vapours & gases.

Please take a look at our latest Winix Air Purifier Comparison Chart for further specific unit comparison information. Or if you're still unsure which model is right for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch to speak to our industry experts.

Always here to help!


Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

Shop with confidence

Ausclimate's Winix Air-Purifier and Ausclimate/NWT Dehumidifier ranges are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program. Our Winix Zero Air Purifiers are also CHOICE Recommended and the proud winners of the ProductReview.com.au ‘Air Purifier of the Year’ award for 2019 AND 2020, based on independent customer feedback. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for Australia. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.

What is Winix PlasmaWave?

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We all know that PlasmaWave® is Winix' unique air purification technology that neutralizes pollutants in our air. But sometimes we get asked for a bit more detail on just what this is and how it works. So we decided to put together this article to properly explain PlasmaWave® for you.

What Is It?

PlasmaWave® is the final step in our Winix Australian range of air purifiers' comprehensive filtration systems. This unique Winix technology neutralises viruses, bacteria, odours and VOCs (chemical vapours and harmful gases). It does this by creating negative and positive ions that combine with water vapour molecules in the air to form hydroxyls that neutralise these nasties – leaving only clean, fresh air.

How Does It Work?
  1. PlasmaWave® technology creates a short electrical discharge to create dual polarity ions from air moisture. This electrical discharge is safe and only occurs for a short period of time (nanoseconds).

  2. Positive hydrogen (H+) and negative oxygen ions (-O2) attach themselves to the surface of air pollutants to form Hydroxyls by removing hydrogen from the structure of air.

  3. This interaction removes air pollutants and allows the ions to use the missing Hydrogen ion, which was removed from the structure of the air pollutants, to return as air moisture (H2O).

PlasmaWave® technology mimics the natural process of pollutant breakdown that happens in the earth's atmosphere. The main advantage of PlasmaWave® technology and hydroxyl oxidation is that pollutants are reduced to harmless substances like water and carbon dioxide within the air purifier itself. PlasmaWave® is the core air filtration element of any Winix air purifier and this technology is effective against many types of airborne contaminants.

Independent testing for PlasmaWave® using live influenza (flu) virus confirmed 99.96% of this virus was neutralised within 60 mins.

What Are The Benefits Over Other Technologies?

PlasmaWave® Technology can sometimes be incorrectly mislabelled as an “Ionizer” or confused with negative ion generation technology. Winix' technology is far superior because it produces both positive and negative ions while ionizers only produce negative ions.

Negative ion air purifiers do not eliminate air pollutants. Instead, negative ions force contaminant particles to group together so they are weighed down onto the surface of furniture and floors. Everyday activities such as walking or vacuuming can then reintroduce these contaminants by helping them become airborne once again.

Our Winix PlasmaWave® technology effectively neutralizes/reduces the concentration of these airborne pollutants, giving you complete peace of mind. PlasmaWave also removes chemical pollutants like Methane and Carbon Monoxide. Air Ionizers can only remove particulate pollutants like dust, aerosols, pollen and dust mites.

Is It Safe?

In short, yes; Winix' PlasmaWave® technology does not produce harmful levels of ozone. Independent tests confirm the ozone produced is an almost undetectable 3 ppb (parts per billion), which is substantially lower than the allowable level of 50ppb set by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Plasmawave® also meets the California Air Resource Board’s AB 2276 standard, which is the most rigorous American certification benchmark for indoor air cleaning ozone-emissions. To attain compliance, air-cleaning devices must be tested for electrical safety and have ozone emission ratings below the 50 parts per billion limit.

Please note that if desired, the PlasmaWave® function on Winix' Australian range of air purifiers can also be turned off at the user's discretion.

Video Explanation

Here are a couple of 'oldie but goodie' Winix videos that we feel do a great job of explaining PlasmaWave® for you in video form:

In summary, Winix' PlasmaWave® technology is a safe and very effective means of neutralising common airborne contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, odours and VOCs (chemical vapours and harmful gases).

And lastly, if you have any questions at all about any of the above, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help.


Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

Shop with confidence

Ausclimate's Winix Air-Purifier and Ausclimate/NWT Dehumidifier ranges are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program. Our Winix Zero Air Purifiers are also CHOICE Recommended and the proud winners of the ProductReview.com.au ‘Air Purifier of the Year’ award for 2019 AND 2020, based on independent customer feedback. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for Australia. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.

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