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Efficiency in Removal of Air Contaminants and Pollutants

Model Allergens Dust Regular Chemicals VOCs
Specific Chemicals
Tobacco Smoke and Tar Microbes Bacteria Viruses
Austin Air Jr*
Austin Air Jr. HEGA*
Austin Air Jr. Plus*
Austin Air Baby's Breath *
Austin Air HM400**
Austin Air HEGA**
Austin Air Plus**
Austin Air Pet Machine **
*  Provided for the Recommended Cleaning Area up to 350 sq. ft.
** Provided for the Recommended Cleaning Area up to 750 sq. ft.

- Poor  - Average  - Good  - Very Good  - Best


Filtration Efficiency for Allergens and Dust.

Austin Air purifiers employ the same efficiency and size True HEPA filter (within each series of units). This results in a similar filtration efficiency and air filtration capacity for all airborne contaminates and allergens such as: lung damaging dust, pollen, pet dander, plant spores, mold spores, dust mite debris, particles in tobacco smoke, etc.
All models in larger HM400 series of Austin Air Purifiers employ True HEPA twice the size of the filter used in the smaller HM200 (Junior) series of Austin air purifiers. This results in significantly larger filtration capacity for all solid airborne contaminates (allergens, lung damaging dust, etc.).

Regular Chemical and Odor Filtration (Adsorption).

Austin Air Jr. air purifier and Austin Air HM400 air purifier employ large amount of granular carbon and zeolite adsorbent mix per unit (6 lbs. and 15 lbs. respectively) and have the largest adsorption capacity for regular chemicals, odors and cigarette smoke within each series of Austin Air purifiers.
On the other hand, Austin Air Jr. HEGA air purifier and Austin Air HEGA air purifier (Allergy Machines) employ the lightweight military cloth-embed dust carbon filter. It makes the above units 6 lbs. to 15 lbs. lighter while allowing them to maintain the comparable filtration efficiency for all regular chemicals and odors.
However, much smaller amount of activated carbon used in these models results in the lower adsorption capacity for chemicals and odors and in the shorter period between the required filter replacements.

Specific Chemicals and VOC Filtration (Adsorption).

Austin Air Jr. Plus air purifier and Austin Air Plus air purifier employ the same amount of adsorbent as regular models. However instead of regular carbon mix they employ the 'Superblend' mix adsorbent enhanced with potassium iodide. This constitutes the higher adsorption capacity of the above models in removal of VOCs, formaldehyde, ammonia, other specific chemicals.
The reduced amount of regular carbon displaced by specialty additives results in the lower adsorption capacity for regular chemicals and odors compared to the standard units within each series of Austin Air purifiers.

Tobacco Smoke Removal

The ability of purifiers to remove cigarette smoke and odors directly depends on the amount of activated carbon per unit. Therefore, Austin Air Jr. air purifier and Austin Air HM400 air purifier with large amount of granular carbon and zeolite adsorbent mix per unit have the largest adsorption capacity for tobacco and other types of smoke within each series of Austin Air purifiers.

Airborne Pathogens Suppression

True HEPA filter used in all model of Austin Air purifiers has the ability to trap microbes, bacteria, germs. However, none of the Austin Air purifiers employ the special means for the purposes of sterilization the air from airborne pathogens and microorganisms such as, Germicidal Ultra Violet bulb or anti microbial filters.
This constitutes a pretty average efficiency of Austin Air purifiers in sterilization of the air from microbes, bacteria, viruses and germs.

CONCLUSION

Austin Air Jr. air purifier and Austin Air HM400 air purifier deliver the well balanced performance and air filtration efficiency, and are the models of choice for complete removal from the air of your home and office of all allergens, airborne contaminates, over 4000 regular chemicals, cigarette smoke and all noxious odors. However, regular adsorbent makes these units barely efficient in removal from the air of specific chemicals such as, formaldehyde, ammonia and VOCs. True HEPA and Carbon Filter Assembly is rated for up to 5 years under normal residential conditions and is covered by the manufacturer's 5-year Pro-rated warranty.

Austin Air Jr. HEGA air purifier and Austin Air HEGA air purifier have the same filtration efficiency for solid airborne contaminates - allergens and dust. However, the adsorption capacity of lightweight military carbon cloth is no match to large amount of adsorbent in Austin Air Junior air purifier and Austin Air HM400 air purifier. Therefore, while doing almost the same job in cleaning the air from chemicals and odors, they may require more often filter replacements. Austin Air HEGA air purifiers (Allergy Machine) are 6 lbs. and 15 lbs. lighter respectively and therefore, much easier to carry up and down stairs when necessary.
Austin Air HEGA air purifiers are the models of choice for those who wish to have lighter units with compromising the air filtration efficiency for all allergens, dust and other solid airborne contaminants.

Austin Air Jr. Plus air purifier and Austin Air Plus air purifier employ large amount of adsorbent mix 'Superblend' enhanced with potassium iodide. This results in a higher adsorption capacity for specific chemicals and VOCs over all other models of Austin Air Purifiers and makes them the Austin air purifiers of choice for:
- People with Multiple or Hyper Chemical Sensitivity,
- Areas with new Carpeting, new Furniture, Office Machines, New Constructions,
- Areas with high level of VOCs, Formaldehyde, Ammonia and other Specific Chemicals.

Austin Air Pet Machine air purifier employs large amount of adsorbent mix specially formulated for effective adsorption of pet odors while true HEPA filter traps nearly 100% of pet dander and all microscopic dust and allergens. This makes Austin Air Pet Machine the obvious choice for pet owners.

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