Austin Air Healthmate Junior Air Purifier (HM200) - HEPA Air Cleaner
The smaller version of the standard model, the Jr. is manufacturer rated for areas up to 700 sq feet. Perfect for a single room, especially the bedroom.
30 sq. ft. true HEPA medical filter medium - filter only needs replacing every 5 years.
Meets HEPA standards, trapping 99.97% of all particulates larger than 0.3 microns.
6.5 lbs of solid activated carbon and zeolite for odor and gas removal.
3 Speeds - 200cfm on high setting: cleans a room area of up to 700 ft.
Not worth the money I have owned a healthmate junior air purifier for a number of years now. Frankly I can say that it was not worth the money. I bought the filter due to the "warranty" on the main filter. What a joke! After getting a new filter 6 months ago the air coming out smells terrible. When I spoke to Austin Air they informed me that they would sell me a new filter for 50% off. Are you kidding me? I just replaced it and they are asking me to spend even more money with them??
Bottom line, there are MANY other higher rated air cleaners out there that cost much less money and that are more reliable. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this one. ...more info
Austin Air=Antiquated Air Filtration Technology Austin Air Healthmate Jr is missing UV LIght to kill bacteria filtered from the air, ozone to kill airborne viruses and negative ion output. All it has is a medical grade HEPA filter. The filter will need to be replaced before the 5 years it is supposed to last and it will SMELL when the filter gets clogged. I did the research AFTER I bought a Healthmate Jr unfortunately. Also when you buy this bulky item, ask them about a restocking fee and return shipping. Buying and returning one could easily leave you $50-60 dollars poorer. There are better, more advanced, cheaper air filters out there. I now have 2 Multi-Tech 2 XJ3000D air filters and I love them!!...more info
This thing is loud I'm disappointed with this unit. It's too loud for the bedroom even on the lowest setting. I think the filtration is good, but too loud. It's gotta be more than the db rating it's published under. In fact, it's loud for any room in the house. Maybe I got a defective unit, but I don't think so. ...more info
Pleasantly Surprised Allergies, along with issues from the four pets, created a significant breathing problem. Someone suggested this purchase, and I was skeptical but was in desperate need of relief. An air purifier has made all the difference in my ability to breathe. I only have one for the bedroom, but will get one in the future for the downstairs, too. The company I used to order, Best Filters, was also quite accommodating. Austin sent the wrong color, but BF corrected the problem immediately (within two hours of my email) arranging for the correct color, and then easy pick up of the other unit. I would highly recommend both!...more info
Nice Unit The unit works well but has some design flaws that could be added such as: a variable speed control to adjust the speed (sound) beyond just the three choices, the outlet could be adjustable so you could direct the flow of the air wiout moving the unit, the strength of the casing could be stronger so that if somene accidentially sits on it that would not be a problem (got kids?), and the manufacturing company could bother to answer their emails and cold write you back (which they don't) with a confirmation so that you *know* they have received your warranty registration online. I would buy the unit again and wanted another unit, but since the company did not answer back my emails when I had questions about an other use for an additional one I did not bother to buy the second one. So far I don't feel the manufacturer cares much about their customers and hope there will be no problems when I have to deal with them in the future....more info
Basic HEPA Filter Machine Not only is this particular model energy efficient, there are three speeds and the filters don't have to be replaced for 5 years. I just ordered a new HEPA filter and it cost one hundred dollars for the replacement, which is only twenty dollars a year.
The low speed setting allows air to filter in my bedroom while I'm asleep and I can easily move the air purifier around the house while I'm cleaning. The exterior is highly durable and the surface really does resist scratching.
I have found that I am sick less often now that I have this filter in my home. If you have allergies, this is a must! The included HEPA filter filters out allergens up to .3 microns and 99.97 % efficiency.
When you order a new filter, they also send you a new liner for the inside of the air purifier.
This Filter is always running somewhere in my house, so after years and years and years of work, this is still filtering the air and I hardly ever have to dust, especially now that I have a new filter. Also look for the models with "wheels" if that is of interest to you. These filters are not that heavy, but you might want to consider how often you are going to be moving the filter around the house.