The Austin Air HEGA air purifier is an economical answer to allergen, VOC, gas and odor removal. Reports by consumer experts indicate that Austin HEGA Standard and Jr. Air Purifiers are perfect for someone who: (1) Has multiple chemical sensitivities and needs an air filter that doesn't offgas (2) Needs HEPA particulate (small particle) filtration as well as gases, odors and or smoke problems (3) Is a city dweller with medium particulate allergies who also may have city or neighborhood pollutants that produce odors, gases and or soot. Most people have heard of HEPA filtration which is HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE ADSORPTION filtration (good for small particles such as dust, danger, pollen, mold, etc.) Some allergy sufferers also need chemicals, odors, and gases removed from their environments (new homes, city living, apartment living). This type of gas filtration is usually achieved by using some type of carbon or carbon/zeolite pellets to absorb the gases and odors. Some manufacturers are now also using a carbon cloth filter for gas and odor control. Austin Air's product development team developed a method for combining the carbon cloth's gas trapping properties with HEPA particles filtration. Austin engineers named their new filtration discovery HEGA - High Efficiency Gas Adsorption. Activated carbon is woven into a lightweight cloth, which is powerful enough to protect military personnel from toxic poisons.
Perfect for people with multiple chemical sensitivities and needs an air filter that doesn't offgas
HEGA - High Efficiency Gas Absorption both carbon cloth gas trapping and HEPA particles filtration
HEGA lasts up to 30% longer than conventional carbon/zeolite filters and weighs 13 pounds less
Uses very little energy even on highest settings, 3 speed control switch, air flow 200 cfm
5 year warranty on all parts and labor, replacement HEGA filter costs are low
Great air purifier This is the first time I've purchased an air purifier not based on the cadr, so I was a little nervous. But it is great. From day one, the air in my bedroom has smelled very fresh. In addition, I purchased this because of a potential mold problem in my apartment. Since using it, I have experienced less symptoms than before. I like it so much, I'm thinking of purchasing another one for my second floor because the old Hunter I have isn't sufficient.
I would recommend this air purifier to anyone, especially if you have allergies. The only reason I didn't give this a 5-star rating is because it is a little noisy on high (although for normal uses, it probably wouldn't need to always be run on high like I'm doing because of my mold problem). Also, you have to have some place out of the way to put it as it must be set 8 inches from the wall with the air output facing away from the wall....more info
Healthy Air comes in PINK! I have search all over for a good enough HEPA air purifier for my daughter's bedrooms and this was by far the best. The best part is that the filter only has to be changed every 5 years. We run these 24/7 and have never had a problem. They are quiet on all three speeds and even when they are on high, they give a gentle hum to put the children to sleep. When you want children to breath the cleanest air possible, this is the way to go. It's well worth the investment. Also, the shade of pink is not pale like the picture shows. It's more like a gumball pink, REALLY cute! ...more info
The BEST Machine Ever I actually won this machine on an allergy website and have been using it for over a year now. I love it! My allergies are really bad and this machine plus my medicine allows me to keep all my cats and dogs. It does not allow me to be symptom free but if you are an allergy sufferer, you know that you will never be allergy free and you can make breathing a little easier with this machine. It is quiet enough for the bedroom and simple to take care of. The pre-filter gets replaced every year and it is easy to do and inexpensive. The HEGA filter is really expensive but it only needs to be changed every three years so you really aren't spending too much in the long run. You don't have to open the machine to clean the filters either, you just vacuum the outside once a week and you are done! The Jr model does a room up to 750 sq ft and the regular model does a room up to 1500 sq ft. I highly recommend this machine! ...more info