The Austin Air HealthMate Air Purifier measures just over 22.5 inches tall when equipped with caster wheels. It has a width and depth of 14.5 inches by 14.5 inches and
weighs approximately 45 pounds with the filter installed inside.
The air purifier features a rectangular-shaped metal body that is slightly subdivided at the top. The top portion of the unit
houses the fan motor and exhaust vent. The bottom portion houses the filter material and intake grilles.
The metal body is available in various colors: black, white,
sandstone, silver, and midnight blue. The lower portion of the air purifier is ventilated by a perforated metal mesh grille that extends across the entire surface. This allows air to be drawn into the unit from 360 degrees.
The unit's exhaust vent is located on one side of its upper body. It directs filtered air
upward into one area of the room. By venting
in an upward direction, the Austin Air HealthMate will not kick up any allergy-triggering dust
that might be present on the floor or carpeting.
The HealthMate air purifier is very sturdy and sits on high-quality casters. Our only complaint
is that the metal mesh grille can be dented easily if it's not cared for or shipped properly.
The housings on all Austin Air purifier units are identical. This means that different types of Austin Air filters can be inserted to tackle filtration of different impurities in your air.
Operating the Austin Air HealthMate is very straight-forward. The air purifier has a simple dial
with 4 settings (Off, 1, 2, or 3) on the top portion of its body. Each setting increases the fan speed progressively.
The Austin Air HealthMate Air Purifier includes one large cylindrical-shaped filter that is wrapped inside a thin cotton prefilter. The pre-filter is designed to catch larger particles before they enter the high-quality
These filters are typically purchased and replaced together.
The typical lifespan of a filter replacement is 5 years under normal air purifier usage.
Be sure to compare this lifespan to some of the other air purifiers on the market
that require filter replacements as often as every 4 to 5 months. With a 5-year lifespan, the Austin Air HealthMate provides excellent value for a good level of
air filtration. If exposed to high levels of pollutants (e.g. tobacco
smoke or chemical odors), the carbon material in the filter might become saturated quicker
than normal. This will shorten the filter's lifespan.
The main filter in the unit is 14.5 inches tall and has a diameter of 13.5 inches
With these measurements, the filter covers the entire bottom portion of the unit when it is installed.
The air-cleaning filter is comprised of 15 pounds of odor-eliminating activated carbon and
chemical-absorbing zeolite as well as 60 square feet of HEPA filter material. This expanded amount of filtration
material helps to explain this Austin Air unit's exceptionally long filter
life. The large amounts of activated carbon and zeolite materials help the air purifier filter out odor, gas, and chemical particles.
The filters operate by allowing air to first pass through the activated carbon and zeolite in the main filter, which absorb gases
and odors. Once this is complete, the air then passes through the HEPA filter material, which
ensures that loose carbon granules are not exhausted back into the air.
The routine maintenance of the Austin Air HealthMate air cleaner is the simplest among all of the air purifiers that
Sylvane carries. Occasionally, you should run a vacuum brush over
the housing to remove any large particles that may have adhered to the meshwork or pre-filter. Once
every 5 years (or less, depending on usage), the filter will need to
be replaced. This can be done quickly by removing the screws on the bottom of
Austin Air has a positive reputation in the indoor air quality industry and has been in the
air purification business for many years. In the HealthMate, the company
has created a solid air purifier with reliable filtration and very little maintenance required. This Austin Air purifier provides one of the highest price-to-performance ratios in the industry.