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If you like the durability and performance of the Austin Healthmate air purifier, but you need a filter capable of tackling fumes, smoke,
chemicals and gas contaminants, then the Austin Healthmate Plus is the best air purifier for you. This air purifier features a "superblend" of carbon, zeolite and
potassium iodide that makes it a more powerful air cleaner. Designed
for safe, quiet, continuous operation, this superblend of activated carbon
provides enhanced removal of VOCs, formaldehyde, ammonia, odors, and toxic chemical fumes. Ideal for those with chemical
sensitivities, the Austin Air Healthmate Plus air purifier offers improved respiratory health for anyone. The Healthmate Plus Jr. is a smaller and
less expensive alternative to the 400 size Healthmate Plus.
*NOTE: The large particle pre-filter for
all Austin Air air purifiers is the same. Just choose the correct size (400 or 200) and color (black or white).
Austin Air Healthmate Plus Video
Austin Air Healthmate Plus Product Features
Medical-grade HEPA Filter for removal of 99.97% of particulate pollutants 0.3 microns or larger and 95% of particles 0.1 microns or larger.
An Activated Carbon / Zeolite filter impregnated with potassium iodide removes VOCs, formaldehyde, ammonia, toxic chemical fumes, and odors.
Built-in prefilter significantly extends the life of the HEPA filter.
Plastics on many air purifiers emit gases and cause problems for the chemically sensitive. Austin Air purifiers feature solid steel
construction, which means they will not off-gas chemicals, and they
are sturdy and built to last for years.
Non-toxic powder coat finish
Specially engineered 360-degree Air Intake for maximum air flow
Three to five year filter life coupled with an all-in-one filter design equals low filter replacement costs
Easy to clean and maintain
Long-lasting, energy efficient PSC motor
Casters for easy moving (optional on the Healthmate
Five-year pro-rated filter guarantee
Effective for areas up to 750 square feet (for the Healthmate Plus) or 375 square feet (for the Healthmate
Austin Air Plus - A Closer Look
Austin Air Healthmate Plus Fan and Motor Assembly
Austin Air has manufactured the Healthmate for over 15 years. The
simple, economical design of the unit makes it an attractive,
long term value. Air is drawn through the unit with a powerful 1.5
h.p. PSC motor through 15 lbs. of activated carbon / zeolite (impregnated with potassium iodide) and 60
sq. ft. of HEPA cloth. The unit only uses 100 watts of power on its
highest setting, not much more than a light bulb.
Cutaway of Austin Air's Construction and Engineering
Austin Air cleaners are not made of any plastic parts. Plastics off
gas and cause problems for the chemically sensitive. That's why
Austin Air cleaners have all steel construction. The sturdy steel
construction of every Austin Air product guarantees that your air
cleaner will last for years.
Austin Air's high efficiency PSC motor draws minimal current. Even
on the highest setting, it will cost only a penny an hour.
Austin Air Healthmate Plus Filter Assembly
The pre-filter will capture visible dust and hair, and
the exterior should be vacuumed monthly (no disassembly required).
The built-in Permafilt pre-filter then traps medium sized
particles such as pollen and mold spores. The carbon / zeolite / potassium iodide mixture
and medical grade HEPA cloth combine to create a
filter that is almost 4 inches thick. This greatly extends the
filter life. Austin guarantees this filter on a pro-rated basis for
5 years. We recommend leaving the unit on all the time, even turning
it on its highest setting when you are not in the room. With constant use, we
recommend changing the filter after 3 years.
austin air health mate
Reviewed by: Worried Grandmother from Bangor, Maine
I was very skeptical but took the plunge only to be elated. I have it in my bedroom and sleep 100% better having it on all night. My granddaughter has many allergies and can now sleepover again.
Help for MCS sufferer
Reviewed by: MCS from Wooster, Ohio
My husband has MCS. Things that didn't used to bother him now do and I was at my wits end trying to keep our home scent free. He couldn't handle even the smell of my clothes when I came home from work or anywhere. The air purifier has helped tremendously and restored peace in our home.
Reviewed by: bird owner and allergy sufferer from Boston, MA
I am so happy with this product. I wake up in the morning and feel so much better. I am also beginning to notice the reduction in bird dander from my cockatoo! Worth every penny!!!
Customer Q & A
Q1: how do I change the filter on my healthmate jr.? A: Unplug the unit and flip it over on its top. Take a phillips screwdriver and remove the four screws. Remove the base plate. Remove the larger filter. Note that it make take a little effort as the seal at the top is airtight and may stick. Once you've removed the filter drum, then gently remove the prefilter that is seated all around the inside of metal housing. This is likely very dirty as it collects most visible dust, dirt and hair. Once you've removed both filters you can flip the unit back over to knock and dirt, dust or debris that has settled while removing the filters. Take the replacement prefilter and line inside of the metal housing just as the old filter was. I usually line the seams up by where the power cord enters through the metal housing. Next, insert the new HEPA filter drum. If any of the old seal has stuck to the metal, try to scrape/peal as much away as you can before inserting the new HEPA filter drum. Seat/center the filter inside the unit. Replace the baseplate and reinstall the four Phillips screws, and you're all set! A brand new filter with new seals should be a very snug fit to get the baseplate on. The foam style seals will squish down some, but it is tight fitting to ensure no air leaks out around the filter as you operate it. If you have any other questions, just give us a call, email or chat with us online! Hope that helps!
Q2: How much are the replacement filters when it comes time to replace them?
And where can they be purchased?
A: They can be purchased through any authorized Austin dealer, and some local stores who carry Austin may stock them we always keep some on hand for our local customers. The costs are about $325 and $210 for the full size and Jr. Plus models, respectively. Each filter comes with the large drum filter three layers - medium particle prefilter, activated carbon, and HEPA filter media as well as the large particle prefilter in either white or black. Most users see about five years of use before having to replace the filter.
Q3: Do the hepa and carbon filters come as one unit for the health mate Plus when you order the replacement filter? And is it possible to open the carbon unit and change the carbon more often than the hepa filter by buying bulk carbon and changing it myself?
A: The HEPA/carbon is a combo filter. With Austin Air units, it's not possible to replace the carbon only. AllerAir offers this option, but with Austin, the steel end caps of the filter are glued to to the filter media in the case of the carbon, to the mesh holding the carbon.
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Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier
The Austin Healthmate Plus averted a family crisis. My husband smokes cigars
"outside only" and test the motors of several types of lawn
equipment and marine vehicles in this same area. Though "outside",
the fumes and dust from these activities are drafted into the house
when doors are opened and closed.
We decided to try an air purifier in the ground level room nearest
the problem area. The Austin Healthmate Plus seemed like a good choice since we were dealing with more than just particles, allergens or smoke.
The Healthmate 400 was recommended for the room size we were in, and the filter type would trap
not only allergens and particle pollutants but also odors, chemicals, and smoke. I
also liked that black was a color choice and this unit has wheels for easy movement around the room.
We turn the machine to high whenever needed, and I do
not smell the offensive odors when I walk in the door upstairs. This
product handled a tough situation very well so I feel good about its effectiveness in less trying conditions.
What I like about the Austin Air Healthmate Plus
Sturdy construction, the all steel housing is rugged and won't break or off-gas like plastic.
The Superblend filter is capable of reducing a broad range of particulates, gases, smoke and chemicals from the air. Two prefilters trap large particles like
lint and pet hair while 60 sq. ft. of medical grade HEPA filter media scrubs out submicron particles and allergens. And 15 lbs. of a
carbon / zeolite / potassium idodide blend complete this four stage filtration by eliminating chemicals like ammonia and formaldehyde as well as smoke and odors.
Easy maintenance. Filters last literally years longer than other popular air purifiers and the separate prefilter needs to be replace only once per year. Aside from this,
simply vacuum the outside area of the unit and let the Healthmate Plus do all the work.
Long filter life. Most of the air purifiers you find on the market today generally call for a filter replacement every 3 - 6 months. The Superblend
filter in the Austin Plus averages about 4 years of life before it needs to be replaced, substantially reducing your maintenance costs.
5 year manufacturer warranty on the air purifier itself and a pro-rated 5 year warranty on the filter.
What I didn't like the Austin Air Healthmate Plus
The machine is loud on high. Not a problem for this application but could be in some situations. In reality, the decibal level for most air purifiers, on
their respective highest settings, is rather loud. The noise the Austin makes is similar to most and generally not as loud as a box fan on high.
No automated indicator for filter replacement. All Austin air purifiers sold by AchooAllergy.com come with a filter replacement sticker which can be applied anywhere
on the air purifier. On it is the date of purchase and the interval at which the filters should be replaced.
In summary, I give the Austin Healthmate Plus 5 stars. It performs very well
in a very difficult situations. Regardless of the contaminants the Healthmate Plus is capable of filtering them and providing fresh, clean air. The overall cost to maintain combined with
a reasonable initial cost makes Austin air purifiers some of the most popular available today. Austin Air has a long tradition of excellence, and the Healthmate is just one example of
a durable, quality product without the expense of gimmicks or gadgets.
The Healthmate Plus Jr. is the essentially the same great product as the standard Healthmate Plus, simply in a smaller package. The size is smaller though the air cleaning
capacity is ideal for most bedrooms and living spaces. Though the quantities of filter media are less, the engineering behind it and filtration quality are the same. With a lower
price point, the Healthmate Plus Jr. has long been a trusted alternative as an air purifier from smaller areas.