Winix P300 (Winix WACP300) is, of course, the upgrade of the previous Winix P150. If you are using the air purifiers for a long time, you will know that all air purifier brands are providing air purifiers with different room size and pricing to suit everyone’s taste. So you should check the Winix P300 Review to know if it is still the good air purifier to buy or not.
UPDATED: The Winix P450 and the Winix U450 are the versions with better fan power than this Winix P300. If you need a better air filtration process, you should switch to the Winix U300 with 5-stage air cleaning system.
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- Clean design
- Great value
- Slick interface
- Some still claim that PlasmaWave irritate asthma
- High filter replacement cost
Since 2003, Winix is not a strange name of air purifiers in the U.S. It is not a bluff to say the Winix is the best Asian air purifier brand in the U.S market right now, especially when others like Coway or Sharp don’t try to bring more of their air purifiers to expand in the North America. Though being superseded by the Winix U300, the Winix P300 is still a great air purifier to buy, given a much lower price from launching. Okay, it’s time for the Winix P300 Review.
Winix P300 Price
The Winix P300 doesn’t flatten the P150 model in every respect. It’s bigger but more comfortable to use, also with a much improved fan power and bigger True HEPA filter make it a worthwhile update.
Time has passed and the Winix P300 is likely to be replaced by the Winix U300, which is full of better filtration methods than the Winix P300.
The medium-room version Winix P300 has an imposing task ahead of it. To live up to expectations it needs to have better fan power, not to mention the bigger-size air filters to fit its body. I am, of course, comparing the Winix P300 with the previous Winix P150.
But Winix P300 is, therefore, an attempt that this Korean company only make for the sake of the new different appearance. You must be familiar with the trio of Winix 5300-2, Winix 5500-2 and Winix C535, which again are the different color options for a same machine. And the Winix P300 doesn’t contribute much if compared with these three air purifiers. I mean, they have similar air filtration process, as well as the same fan power.
So you will have here another option for average fan power, and the Winix P300 will cost you around $229 as stated in the original website. The actual deal is, however, a bit lower on Amazon.
For medium-room version of other brands, like AeraMax 200 or Honeywell HPA200, the price of Winix P300 is a bit higher. However, this air purifier has better fan power than the representative of AeraMax, and more comprehensive air filtration than the Honeywell HPA200. Our Winix P300 even has the better fan power than the Smart Philips 2000i, as well as a better price tag.
But the real champions in this budget realm are the Coway AP-1512HH and Blueair Sense+. While the Coway AP-1512HH is much more cost-saving in a long-term run, as well as having a magnificent performance; the Blueair Sense+ is the real future of air purifier, with lots of amazing features. Even with a good fan base, the Winix P300 needs much more to persuade people to buy.
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Winix P300 Design and Size
No matter which version of the Winix FresHome model you choose, you get the same core design. This Winix P300 is just the bigger Winix P150 by any means, like the same front plate to hide the air intake grill, a plastic body and of course, even the same control panel.
This is the first of the Winix FresHome family to have the remote control, so you don’t need to worry about the short size of this air purifier. In fact, it is 21.65 inches, but the width is nearly the same with only 16.3 inches, giving the Winix P300 a feeling to be much taller than the previous model. This is also the same dimension of many other Winix air purifiers, like Winix 5300-2, Winix 5500-2 and Winix C535.
The Winix P300 uses the traditional bottom-to-top air flow system concept, with a bigger air outlet grill on top. You can easily find the similar concept in many air purifiers of other brands, like Levoit LV-PUR131, AeraMax 300 and Honeywell HPA300. Moreover, with the air grills under the front plate, this Winix P300 can make use of the 360° air intake to improve the efficiency of pulling polluted air.
Also, the lean-on-front display control panel remains the same in this Winix P300.
Just like the Winix P150, we will only have a inconvenient handle to move this Winix P300. And the weight is heavier, as the Winix P300 is 14 lbs.
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Winix P300 Filters
Winix P300 is not a budget air purifier anymore, and with the higher cost than the popular trio of Winix 5300-2, Winix 5500-2 and Winix C535, it is quite disappointing that the Winix P300 has only the old 3-stage air cleaning system.
- Pre-filter – The polluted air must pass through a built-in pre-filter. This pre-filter will help capture the large objects of contaminants, such as pet hair and even some kinds of pet dander and skin. The pre-filter is also attached with an Activated Carbon filter to help reduce the pet odors and smoke, as well as some common household chemicals.
- True HEPA filter – The True HEPA Filter that captures 99.97% of as small as 0.3 microns allergens, virus particles, pollen, mold and fungi particles.
- Winix PlasmaWave – This technology is one kind of ionizer, which can further reduce the amount of pollutants. Can be switched on/off.
Of course, it is the same air filtration system as any air purifiers of this brand. Winix P300 has a mesh pre-filter attached by the carbon filter, to offer odor protection against household odors from cooking, pets and smoke. The next mechanical stage is the True HEPA filter to capture 99.97% of any airborne allergens including of pollen, mold spores, dust, pet dander, microbes and even small bacteria and viruses.
But the most important part is the PlasmaWave technology, as the Winix P300 is able to create hydroxyls to instantly neutralize bacteria, VOCs and gases. This technology is claimed to not emit ozone, and by combining the PlasmaWave with True HEPA filter, Winix P300 offers the full guard and releases only the clean, fresh air for you.
Again, I put the Winix P300 into a small test for performance, with the conditions to be a large space of 200 square feet, and let the Winix P300 to run in 1 hour. I also used the Coway AP-1512HH, Oransi Finn, Sharp FP-F60UW and Honeywell HPA300 to compare with this today air purifier. Against too many strong opponents, the Winix P300 didn’t show any sign of inferiority, as the overall efficiency of trapping particles down to 0.3 microns is truly high, with 99.94%.
Of course the Winix P300 will have an even higher filter cost than the Winix P150, and it is also the filter replacement from the Winix 5300-2 and Winix 5500-2. For one year of use, you need to pay $79, and in the time of writing, the filter is on sale to be only $59. You should check the link below to know the actual price.
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Winix P300 Room Coverage
The Winix P300 is truly a worthy upgrade from the small Winix P150, and it broadens the room coverage to 300 square feet. This is also the room coverage for the next-gen Winix U300.
The ACH of Winix P300 is 4X. This air purifier is ready to exchange the air every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Winix P300 is 197 Dust/ 197 Smoke/ 214 Pollen (cfm). The CADR rating of this Winix P300 is equal to even the mid-range air purifiers like Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 or Oransi Max, and you can believe that it is suitable for the room of 300 square feet completely.
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Winix P300 Sound
Part of the attraction of the Winix P300 is its silent operation, which tends to continues the stability of its brothers, with a low noise level of only 28 decibels (db). This air purifier is as silent as the whisper.
Winix is an air purifier brand with fame in making low noise level air purifiers. Even with a much more fan power, this company improves the fan to reduce the noise level as low as possible. This is also the effort Winix tries to do to reduce the ozone emission from their PlasmaWave technology.
If you plan to run this Winix P300 in your bedroom or your office, I believe that you won’t be distracted by the noise it makes.
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Winix P300 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” In fact, air purifier must be used for a long time to be efficient. And power consumption is one important criteria to review if this air purifier is good or not.
The Winix P300 has higher power consumption than the Winix P150, of course, it has higher fan power. But the power consumption of Winix P300 is only 60 watts, and therefore is a lot better than the power consumption of Winix 5300-2 or Winix 5500-2 with 70 watts. Again, you should remember the Winix P300 is an air purifier with Energy Star rating.
For using Winix P300 8 hours per day, it would cost you only $22 per year.
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Winix P300 Additional Features
The “Set and Forget” function of Winix P300, just like any other air purifiers of this brand, is all about the Smart Sensor and Auto Mode of this air purifier. With this function, the Winix P300 can automatically adjust the fan power to match the current indoor air quality. Though the sensor is only the odor sensor (accept it, even the Winix U300 has only the odor sensor), this Winix P300 is a necessary device to help you forget about any complicated control.
Winix P300 can easily be controlled by the remote when you are far from this air purifier (only 20 ft from the air purifier). Moreover, when in the Auto Mode, this air purifier activates the light sensor, which can detect the amount of ambient light in the environment and automatically dims the control panel light and changes the fan speed to low.
And finally, you still have the LED indicator for filter replacement in this Winix P300.
Winix P300 Customer Service
Established over 40 years ago, in 1973, the Winix company is truly an expert in air purifier industry. They have many headquarters, not only from Korea but also from both the U.S and Europe. ou can reach them both via phone or email, from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. If you have trouble calling them, you can email the Winix America at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In original website, they are selling both new and certified refurbished air purifiers, of course with free shipping in the U.S only. For Winix products, the Winix Limited Warranty is from 1 year to 5 years, depending on the products. During the warranty period, Winix will repair or replace the product if it fails because of a defect in material or workmanship, as determined by Winix. Remember that this warranty will be null and void if the product is used for purposes other than home, consumer purposes.
Winix P300 has better power consumption than the trio of Winix 5300-2, Winix 5500-2 and Winix C535, but for a higher price what you will gain can’t compensate what you will lose. This air purifier has decent air filtration process, and if you want to have the best of Winix, you must go for the Winix U300.
Should I buy Winix P300?
Maybe no, I think the Winix 5500-2 is a better option than the Winix P300.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Winix P300 is great with True HEPA filter and its 3-stage air cleaning system.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you can look for the Honeywell HPA300 and Blue Pure 211 with CADR ratings of higher than 300 cfm.
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: the Alen Paralda and Alen T500 are better with 500 square feet, and you can buy the Blue Pure 211 to cover your room of 540 square feet with ease. Also, you shouldn’t forget the SilverOnyx with 500 square feet room coverage.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: you should go for the Winix P150.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: the Winix P300 is truly silent for the price.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Coway AP-1512HH is a better saving option for you.
- If you love the additional features: you can select between the GermGuardian CDAP5500BCA, Honeywell HPA250B and Blueair Sense+ for both the Smart Wifi connectivity and Smart Sensor functions.