This year, Austin Air Systems is celebrating its 30th anniversary of helping people breathe pure air—and that’s not something we take lightly. We know that when it comes to air purifiers, you have many choices available. So the question is, why should you choose an Austin Air purifier over others in the market today? There are several justifications, of course. One of the best reasons is that ours are the only clinically proven air purifiers made in the U.S.A!
For decades, we have worked closely with some of the country’s leading institutions. For example, in 2000, the US government extensively tested Austin Air Purifiers alongside more than 100 others. The tests confirmed Austin Air Purifiers are the most effective at removing chemicals and VOC’s from the environment.
These ground-breaking tests led to work with FEMA and the American Red Cross during some of America’s most challenging times, including 9-11, Hurricane Katrina; Hurricane Sandy; and even the 2015 SolCal gas leak in California.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the country’s number one children’s hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, selected Austin Air Systems to take part in a successful clinical trial that soon led to even more tests. Then, in 2009 we were approached by the renowned John Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, and we conducted several studies with the university. More recently, we have partnered with the University of Washington to investigate how using our air purifiers can help to reduce asthma symptoms in children.
Air Purifiers and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Over recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to spread to countries across the world, we are all concerned about our health and the health of our loved ones, particularly if they are elderly or have on going health problems.
As this global crisis unfolds, we have noticed a huge increase in demand for our products. And it is clear many people have lots of questions and concerns. As we face the challenges ahead, we thought we’d take this opportunity to explain how our units can help.
Do Austin Air Purifiers protect against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new strain of virus that as yet, remains untested. However, the HEPA technology used in our filters is clinically proven to remove 95% of all pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. The COVID-19 virus is larger than this, at 0.12 microns in size. So we are confident our air purifiers are effectively removing the vast majority of the virus when it is airborne.
However, it is important to mention, that as well as airborne transmission, the virus can also be spread via surfaces and human contact. Therefore, it is vital that we regularly wash our hands and practice social distancing.
Which unit should I buy?
If COVID-19 is your main concern, we would recommend the Austin Air HealthMate or the HealthMate Plus. Both models use HEPA technology and are effective at removing 95% of all airborne viruses, as well as everyday pollutants such as dust, dander and allergens. The HealthMate Plus model gives you added protection against chemicals and VOC’s.
We are prepared to navigate through these challenging times with your safety at the forefront of everything we do. Look after yourselves and those close to you. Stay safe everyone.