The Austin Air Purifier is a model I recommend for people with environmental sensitivities. It is the last American made model and while the filters (and the purifier itself) is rather expensive the HEPA and carbon or Zeolite is very thick and good for removing small particles
2 - A Pre-Filter - Like a screen door the pre-filter gathers large particles like hair and dust which extends the life of the HEPA. More modern air purifiers have washable pre-filters.
3 - Carbon - If you include the good sized carbon filter (optional) you'll also have additional protection from gases, odors and fumes. Although a bit pricey to replace it is one of the larger carbon filters on the market.
4 - Zeolite - Similar to carbon zeolite absorbs gases. Zeolite is a mineral found in volcanic ash. It is often used in cat litter to absorbs odor.
1 - Only one made in the U.S.A.
2 - Great Customer Service
3 - Uses HEPA for allergies to pollen and dust
4 - Good sized HEPA, Carbon, and Zeolite filters.
1 - Expensive at $518
2 - A little noisy on high speed
3 - Replacement filters are also expensive, yet good-sized
4 - Older brush motor doesn't last as long, although it is sturdy
5 - Without UV or Tio2 will not help with viruses, germs, bacteria
Retail Price: $ 519 or $580 (if you include carbon and zeolite)
Purification Technologies: 4
Square Footage: 1200 SQ. Ft.
Replacement Filter Costs: $200-340
Decibel Level: low/high 20/65
Size/dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5 x 23 inches
Weight: 45 pounds (It has 4 wheels - easy to move)
Warranty/Guarantee: 5 years on all parts and labor, 30-day money-back guarantee.
Number of Speeds - 3
Filters - 3
2. Particle Removal (Allergens, Dust) 10
3. Immune System Threats (Germs, Virus, etc.) 2
4. Gas Removal (Odor, Chemicals, Smoke) 10
5. Longevity/Quality 7
6. Noise Levels 3
7. Ease of Use 10
8. Warranty 10
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 10
10. Price Value 7
Score: 73 = Excellent
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