Austin Air HealthMate Plus Air Purifier Review
The Austin Air Purifier HealthMate Plus (Superblend) Air Purifier is effective for asthma and allergy sufferers, and help provide relief for MCS sufferers. To absorb a broad range of volatile organic chemicals, the engineers at Austin Air added potassium iodide (KI) to the mix of activated carbon-zeolite. This is in addition to the HEPA filter and standard low-cost pre-filter. The Plus model even absorbs chemically reactive gases like formaldehyde and ammonia, which is especially helpful when you have a new home or new furniture, upholstery, or carpeting. With a high efficiency fan rated at 400 cubic feet per minute (CFM) the HealthMate Plus (Superblend) HEPA units have the capability to clear the chemicals, pollen, odor, and particulates from a large room. The manufacturer rates the air purifiers for rooms as large as 1,500 square feet.
Chemical fumes, odors, dust particles and other contaminants found in indoor air are no match for the Austin Air Healthmate Plus Air Purifier; the unit contains specific compounds that specialize in removing odors and fumes from the air. The Healthmate Plus is a system equipped with the PERMAFILT pre-filter and HEPA filter. The system also contains nearly 15 pounds of a chemical compound mixture. This mixture includes activated carbon and zeolite. The compound is also impregnated with potassium iodide. This chemical is known for its ability to absorb odors and chemical fumes from air and trap them. Once the air has been through the filtering system, the particles and contaminants are eliminated. The air is then passed through the chemical compound and the odors and fumes are eliminated.
Once the air has been through the entire system including the chemical compound, it is released into the room. The air is free and clean and can be breathed in without irritation. The compound mixture in these air purifiers is designed to specifically absorb and destroy all odors and fumes that may be present in the air. The effective chemicals that are present in the Austin Air Healthmate Plus make it able to release safe and healthy air in to a room for circulation.