Winix Launches Connected Air Purifier

Winix has launched its first WiFi enabled air purifier, the HR1000, at the International Home + Housewares Show.

“The way that technology is moving forward almost everything will be connected in some way or another. We wanted to look forward and be able to offer people that connectivity,” said Erik Carlson, marketing manager, Winix.

In addition to remote control features, the HR1000’s companion smart app was developed with consumer education in mind and will offer users educational and interactive data.

The HR1000 is AHAM certified to cover rooms up to 380 square feet and offers a variety of features including a five-stage filtration system. It includes the company’s PlasmaWave technology, which safely breaks apart odor, allergens, VOCs and other pollutants.

Two additional features are the unit’s smart sensors and auto mode. The smart sensors are the company’s first dual smart sensor for both dust and odor monitoring. The air purifier also includes a filter monitor that indicates when the True HEPA filter needs to be replaced, and through the smart app users can access the Winix store and order replacements.

Winix also launched a non-connected model in the HR series, the HR950. The HR1000 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $379.99 and the HR950 has an MSRP of $329.99. Both models will be available in June 2016 at online retailers.