About Austin AirBuilt for family first.
The Austin Air Healthmate was born out of necessity as President, Richard Taylor, undertook the task of improving what many doctors and specialists couldn’t; his wife’s quality of life.
Since his wife, Joyce, was a child, she had difficulty breathing. An endless round of doctors and specialists didn't make any difference; neither did medications or dietary changes. She suffered from this debilitating condition for years, until Richard realized the obvious. The air Joyce was breathing was contaminated.
Drawing upon technology used in medical facilities, Richard reproduced the only environment where Joyce had relief of her symptoms, “the hospital clean room”. Using True Medical HEPA, surrounded with Activated Carbon he created a filter that addressed all the issues related to environmental particulate contamination and chemical toxicity. Within a week Joyce was finally sleeping undisturbed through the night.
Today, at 480,000 square feet Austin has the largest air cleaner manufacturing facility in the world, producing everything in house from filter, to metal forming, to the final paint.
Austin air is extremely proud that the Healthmate is the air cleaner of choice by leading doctors throughout the United States and many other parts of the world. As a matter of fact, there is hardly a country in the world today, where an Austin Air cleaner is not hard at work cleaning the air in someone's home. Designed from the inside out.
The engineers at Austin Air concentrated on developing the most critical component of the air cleaner first; the filter.
Austin Air’s 360-degree intake system draws air into all sides of the air cleaner, maximizing efficiency and delivering more clean air faster.
Every minute, 250 cubic feet of air is processed by a 4-stage filter that progressively removes contaminants out of the air.
This process enables Austin Air cleaners to:
Technology you can rely on.
- Achieve the highest levels of performance.
- Attain superior air flow rates.
- Sustain a longer filter life (5-years under normal residential use).
- Increase the life expectantly of the Medical Grade HEPA, the most critical media in the filtration process.
For an air cleaner to be effective it must remove sub-micron particles, noxious gases and chemicals, without creating any by-products such as ozone. In every Austin Air cleaner, you will find True Medical Grade HEPA and Activated Carbon, the only trusted filter technology used in hospitals and operating rooms.
Developed by the Atomic Energy Commission to specifically protect the Human Respiratory System, True HEPA is the most effective particulate filtering media on the market. True Medical Grade HEPA removes 99.97% of all particulates as small as 0.3 microns and 95% of particulates 0.1 microns and smaller.
Activated CarbonNothing but clean air.
Austin Air uses specially manufactured Activated Carbon, which is highly porous, giving the carbon a larger surface area to chemically bind and adsorb more impurities such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and other noxious gases.
Unlike electrostatic-precipitators or ionic generators, Austin Air cleaners do not emit any by-products, such as toxic ozone.
Many customers rely on their Austin Air cleaner to control very serious respiratory conditions, such as asthma. Even the smallest amount of an irritant (ozone being one of the most toxic) can have severe effects. Had those customers purchased an electrostatic precipitator or ionic generator, they would still be suffering unnecessarily. Integrity in Claims and Test Results
Austin Air submits their air cleaners to only the most stringent government and independent third party testing; tests designed to protect the consumer by ensuring that products work as claimed. Austin Air does not submit its products for private testing to guarantee a desired result.
Extensive tests on flow rate, flow design, removal of vapors, gases and sub-micron particles have been performed by:
- Battelle Laboratories; one of the world’s most respected testing laboratories
- the Army Corp of Engineers at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center for testing
As result of these tests, Austin Air was chosen by the U.S. Government to fulfill the largest deployment of air cleaners in American history and chosen by FEMA and The Red Cross to address the serious air quality concerns in post 9/11 New York.