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10.10.13 Austin Air Purifiers + Giveaway!

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As the chilly fall air moves in, we find ourselves closing the windows much more frequently. What this unfortunately leads to is inadequate ventilation. According to the EPA, "this increases pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home."

Breathing in clean air is vital to the well-being of our immune systems. Research shows that IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) is often 3-5 times worse than outdoor air. Scientific evidence links poor air quality to conditions such as allergies, asthma, fatigue, bronchitis, chemical sensitivities and recently they have been able to establish a direct link between air pollution and heart attacks.

Common sources of indoor air pollution include the off-gassing of building materials (e.g. paints, paint thinners, laquers and carpets), furnishings (or anything with pressed or “fake” wood), varnishes and waxes, combustion sources (e.g. automobile exhaust from an attached garage), household cleaning products, dry cleaned clothing, moth repellents, air fresheners, outside pollution finding its way inside (e.g. pesticides or heavy metals tracked in on shoes), and mold and mildew.

What is contributing to this poor IAQ and what can the right air purifier eliminate? Dust, mold, mildew, fungi, pollen, smoke, chemical vapors (VOCs), gases, viruses and bacteria.

There are many air filters/purifiers/cleaners on the market today. Our research has lead us to Austin Air as the best choice. The company was started over 10 years ago by Richard Taylor who undertook the task of trying to improve the quality of life for his wife Joyce, who had serious breathing problems. The only relief they found was available in a hospital in what they call a "clean room." So they set out to create a filter system that would replicate this environment. Within one week of using the air purifier, Joyce was sleeping undisturbed through the night. Today they have a 480,000 sq. foot factory and warehouse located in Buffalo, NY.

How does the Austin Air Purifier work?
According to Austin Air, "Every minute, The HealthMate+ Jr. draws over 125 cubic feet of air through a 4-stage filter containing 6.5 pounds of Activated Carbon impregnated with Potassium Iodide and over 30 square feet of True Medical Grade HEPA. The inch-thick barrier of carbon and zeolite mix acts like a sponge, scrubbing hazardous gases from the air, before they reach the HEPA paper. This is unlike any other air cleaner."

The Air purifier draws in air from all sides passing it over a series of air filters (see stages below) removing large particles first and working towards smaller particles until pure clean air is passing through.
  • STAGE 1 Removes particles easily seen by the naked eye (e.g. dust, hair and pet dander)
  • STAGE 2 Removes small to medium size particles (e.g. molds, spores and pollen)
  • STAGE 3 Removes chemicals, gases and odors (e.g. formaldehyde and ammonia)
  • STAGE 4 Removes harmful micro-organisms (e.g. bacteria and viruses).

Other important factors to consider: Unlike air cleaners that use electrostatic-precipitation or ionic generation, the Austin Air cleaners do not emit any by-products such as toxic ozone. Austin Air has been tested by some of the world’s most respected testing labs like Battelle Laboratories and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Extensive tests on flow rate, flow design, removal of vapors, gases and sub-micron particles have been performed. As result of this testing, Austin Air was chosen by the US 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.

What are the Benefits of Cleaner Air:

  • Sounder Sleep
  • Reduced Snoring
  • Stop Sneezing
  • Reduce nighttime allergies & asthma attacks
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Reduced coughing and wheezing
  • Eliminate dry mouth and runny nose

Click here for More information on How to Care for your Air from the EPA. 

We carry several different models of Austin Air Purifiers, ranging in price and specific needs (baby, bedroom, allergy, pet and general home). All of these models ship for free from Mightynest. 

And finally, we're very excited to be able to give an Austin Air Healthmate Jr. Plus (a value of $419.) to one of our very lucky readers! You even get to pick the color! 

How can you enter? Use the Rafflecopter widget below: 

Congratulations to Bill + Patti - the winners of the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Jr.

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