Austin Air manufactures several basic filter configurations depending on specific needs. Standard models are designed to clean areas up to 1500 square feet, while the Jr. models are designed for areas up to 700 square feet. These purifiers use specialized blends of carbon to remove up to 3000 different chemicals from the air. All purifiers have a true HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of particulates .3 microns and larger and 95% of particulates .1 micron and larger. All purifiers are backed by the manufacturer with a 30-day, money back guarantee; a 5-year mechanical warranty; and a 5-year pro-rated filter warranty. Click here to see a brief Flash file that demonstrates how the filters work.
The National Sleep Foundation, Austin Air Bedroom Machine B402 Air Purifier, is the latest product available from Austin Air. The Bedroom Machine B402 was developed for John Hopkins University Medical School for ongoing studies where this new filtering system must capture gasses and particles at the nano size level. This filter has five stages of filtration - three stages for particulate removal and the carbon of the Healthmate and the Allergy Machine. The five stages of filtration are:
HealthmatePLUS and HealthmatePLUS Jr. Also called the Superblend, is the most powerful, and is designed especially for chemically sensitive people. It will effectively improve the quality of air by reducing the chemical load caused by household chemicals and formaldehyde in building materials. True HEPA filtration removes particulates such as pollens, molds, and viruses. The PLUS series uses coconut shell carbon combined with zeolite and potassium iodide for superior chemical reduction. Available in Black, Sandstone, Silver, White, and Midnight Blue.
Healthmate and Healthmate Jr. The Healthmate series provides overall coverage for a wide variety of gases, chemicals, and allergens as well as odor reduction; plus it does a great job at removing formaldehyde and ammonia. If you're concerned about air quality and want a great general purpose air purifier, this is the one to get. Also good for those with allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, and hay fever. The Healthmate series has two prefilters, a HEPA filter, and a specially blended carbon/zeolite blend for great particulate and chemical reduction. Available in Black, Sandstone, Silver, White, and Midnight Blue.
Allergy Machine, Allergy Machine Jr, and Baby's Breath. Also called the HEGA series which stands for High Efficiency Gas Absorption. The HEGA technology is a carbon cloth that was developed by the British military for use against chemical warfare. The HEGA series is designed specifically for allergy and asthma sufferers by removing particulates from the air before it contacts the carbon cloth. While the total carbon is less in this model, it lasts longer because it stays cleaner. The Baby's Breath uses the same technology as the Allergy Machine, is designed for nurseries, and has special color options. The Allergy Machine is available in Black, Sandstone, Silver, White, and Midnight Blue; the Baby's Breath is available in Pink and Blue.
Pet Machine. The Pet Machine does a great job addressing common chemicals and particulates. It has HEPA filtration and a special blend of carbon designed to remove ammonia and sulfuric acid from the air. Ammonia and sulfuric acid are common pollutants in areas where pets are present. The Pet Machine will address the same issues as the Healthmate, but also takes care of the problems created by dogs, cats, birds, and other animals. Available in Black, Sandstone, Silver, White, and Midnight Blue.