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Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers
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by: MCS reviewer (AZ)

"I bought this to deal with a neighbor's fireplace smoke that comes into my house whenever she burns her fireplace. It works very well, and very fast. Way better than the big IQ Air I have, for smoke.

It did take several weeks of running to outgas it enough to make it tolerable for me in th..."
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Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers

High Efficiency Gas Absorption (HEGA) Air purifiers by Austin Air. Austin HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers for reduction of allergens, odors and Chemicals. Austin Air purifiers with HEPA and HEGA filtration. Expert reviews and ratings.
 

Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifier
2 pre-filters, 60 sq. ft. Medical grade HEPA, Activated Military Carbon Cloth. Covers up to 938 sq. ft.

Includes 5 Year Warranty

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AU AP HEGA
$574.99
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Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifier
2 pre-filters, 30 sq. ft. Medical Grade HEPA, Activated Military Carbon Cloth. Covers up to 469 sq. ft.

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$394.99
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Description of Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers

Austin Air purifiers are a popular choice with our customers, and for good reasons. They offer an excellent value for the money, and are protected by a 5 year warranty. Designed from the inside out with the focus on filtration, the Austin Air Allergy Machine is a comprehensive air cleaning solution, removing allergens, asthma irritants, sub-micron particles, chemical and noxious gas reduction. The Austin Air Allergy Machines provides improved reduction of gases, chemicals, and odors than the Austin Air Healthmate Series because they feature an activated military carbon cloth as the last stage of filtration for High Efficiency Gas Absorption (HEGA). With the HEGA gas filtration positioned after the high quality particle removal of the medical-grade HEPA filter, the Austin Air Allergy Machine is able to remove the most irritating air pollutions so you can breathe easily and avoid an allergy or asthma attack.

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Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers are ideal for someone who...
  • Suffers from serious allergies or asthma
  • Wants to eliminate tobacco smoke and odor from the air
  • Wants an air purifier that will deliver clean air quickly and efficiently
  • Is looking for performance not special extra frills or fancy design

Features of Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers

  • For reduction of allergens, asthma irritants, sub-micron particles and chemicals
  • Maximum coverage: up to 938 sq. ft. (2 air changes/hr)
  • Recommended coverage: up to 313 sq. ft. (6 air changes/hr)
  • Room air purifier
  • Removes 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns
  • Large particle pre-filter
  • Medium particle pre-filter
  • True medical grade HEPA filter
  • Activated Military Carbon Cloth HEGA filter
  • 3 fan speeds
  • Manual controls
  • 360° air intake, outflow from top side vent
  • 4 casters (Not included on Junior model)
  • CSA, NRTL and CE approved
  • Colors: Sandstone, Black, Off-white, and Midnight blue
  • All steel construction with a powder coating paint finish
  • Made in the USA

How it Works:


HEGA - High Efficiency Gas Adsorption Technology Explained:

Most people have heard of HEPA filtration which is HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE ARRESTANCE filtration (good for small particles such as dust, dander, pollen, mold, smoke, etc.). The HEGA filter is a carbon filter that is used instead of granular carbon. Chemical molecules are often attached to particles which are longer than the gas molecules. The particles can and do plug up activated carbon pre-maturely reducing the life of the carbon dramatically. Activated carbon is very soft and air passing over it breaks off microscopic pieces which you don't want in the air. For this reason air is passed over carbon first and HEPA second. This eventually leads to gas molecules getting trapped in the HEPA and emitting odors.

The carbon cloth does not create dust. For this reason, it is safe to reverse Austin Air's standard filtration system for the Allergy Machine HEGA air purifiers is to filter the air over the HEPA first and the carbon second. There are several benefits to this. In this reversed filter process, the particles are stripped off the chemical molecules as they pass through the HEPA. This allows the carbon cloth to adsorb the contaminants without getting plugged up with particles. It also lets the carbon cloth adsorb more gas for improved reduction. If the gas does get stuck on the HEPA, the odors can still be captured on the carbon cloth.

 

Reports by Experts - Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers

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EXPERT REVIEW PARAMETERSSTAR RATING
1. Airborne Particulate Filtration
2. Gas, Chemical & Odor Filtration
3. Room Coverage
4. Noise Rating
5. Filter Life & Replacement Costs
6. Ease of Operation & Filter Replacement
7. Quality of Construction: Air-tight design, no off-gassing
8. Electronic Filter Life MonitoringN/A
9. Manufacturer's Credibility, Warranty & Return Policy
10. Quality of Filters
11. Value for Price


The Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA air purifiers are designed for people with asthma and allergies. By placing the true medical grade HEPA filter before the activated military carbon cloth, the Allergy Machine’s focus is on removing airborne particles first, then gaseous contaminant reduction before they cause irritation and trigger asthma or allergies symptoms.

Pluses:

  • Simple in design with a focus on comprehensive filtration. This Austin Air purifier’s HEGA filtration design is good for smoke and odor removal because the last stage of filtration is an activated carbon cloth that is the same quality as those used by the military and hospitals. The carbon cloth does not produce dust, therefore making it efficient for the air to pass through the HEPA filter first, capturing the particles and allowing the carbon cloth to absorb more gaseous particles because it is not getting plugged up with particles.
  • Long lasting filters and minimal maintenance. We were initially impressed that the only maintenance required was to replacing the filter every 5 years and periodically vacuum the large pre-filter from outside the unit. After quite a few years of personal experience with the Austin Air air purifiers, we can report that when running them constantly 24/7, a more realistic life expectancy for the filter is 2 to 4 years, with the carbon becoming saturated before the HEPA filter. None the less, the filter is supported by a 5 year prorated guarantee.
  • The Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA air purifiers have a superior steel construction with a baked-on powder coat finish. This makes it a good, safe choice to for those sensitive to plastic off-gassing.
  • Austin Air’s reputation is excellent and they have been in business for many years and stand behind their product with a 5 year warranty on parts and labor. They are also one of the only manufacturer’s to offer a 5 year pro-rated guarantee on their filters!
  • The Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA air purifiers are a great value choice offering high efficiency, comprehensive air filtration with low maintenance and costs. It’s a small price to pay to enjoy clean indoor air and avoid an allergy or asthma attack.

Minuses:

  • Not our quietest air purifier. Our testing team found the Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA air purifiers to be noisy on the high and medium speed, but agreed the low speed is quiet enough for sleeping depending on your noise sensitivity. High speed is best suited for quick cleaning or for use when you are not in the room. The medium speed is okay if there is already some background noise. The low speed is quiet enough to use while sleeping.
  • No filter change indicator. If there is anything we would like Austin Air to change, it would be the addition of some type of filter monitoring device to remove the guesswork out of when one should replace the filter. Currently the only way to tell the carbon needs to be replaced is when one can start to smell it, as once it is saturated it will start to off-gas odors.
  • Replacing the filters is not a 60 second job. In order to access the filters, the air purifier must be turned upside down and the bottom plate removed. The bottom plate is attached by 4 screws so a screw driver is required to change the filters.
  • Austin Air overstates the room coverage of the Allergy Machine HEGA air purifier at up to 1500 sq. ft. Actual maximum room coverage for the Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA air purifier is more like 313 sq. ft. while running on high fan speed in order to achieve 6 air changes per hour. Room coverage is half as much when running on medium speed. The Allergy Machine HEGA Junior air purifier’s actual room coverage is about 156 sq. ft. while on high speed to achieve 6 air changes per hour.

Summary:

The Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA air purifiers are a great value choice air purifier for allergy or asthma sufferers. We would recommend this Austin air purifier with HEGA filtration for those allergy sufferers looking for a no-frills, durable air cleaner with the ability to remove high levels of particulates like dust, smoke, pet dander, bacteria, mold, as well as chemicals and odors. The Allergy Machine HEGA Junior air purifier is ideal for smaller spaces or for those who want one for a more affordable price.

 

Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers - which is best for you?

Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers

Austin Air Purifier HEGA

Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers
Expert:
  • Medium to large room air purifier
  • Recommended Coverage Area: up to 313 sq. ft.
  • 60 sq. ft. true medical grade HEPA filter
  • HEGA activated military carbon cloth
  • 4 casters for easy movement


Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifier at $574.99. Includes 5 Year Warranty
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Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers



Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers
Expert:
  • Medium to large room air purifier
  • Recommended Coverage Area: up to 156 sq. ft.
  • 30 sq. ft. true medical grade HEPA filter
  • HEGA activated military carbon cloth
  • No casters


Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifier at $394.99. Includes 5 Year Warranty
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Technical Specifications of Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers

 
Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifier
Austin Air Purifier HEGA
Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifier
Austin Air Hega Jr. Air Purifier
Model Number HM405 HM205
Square Foot Coverage up to 938 sq. ft. up to 469 sq. ft.
Power Requirements 1.3 amps, 120V 1 amp, 120V
Energy Consumption 115 watts 80 watts
Clean Air Density Rate (CADR) Not tested by AHAM Not tested by AHAM
Rated Air Flow of Fan Low: 75 CFM, Medium: 200 CFM, High: 400 CFM Low: 50 CFM, Medium: 100 CFM, High: 200 CFM
Delivered Air Flow Low: 47 CFM, Medium: 125 CFM, High: 250 CFM Low: 31.25 CFM, Medium: 62.5 CFM, High: 125 CFM
Decibels 39.8 dB - 64.5 dB 39.8 dB - 64.5 dB
Dimensions 23" H x 14.5" W x 14.5" D 16.5"H x 11"L x 11"W
Weight 33 lbs 14 lbs
Warranty 5 yr parts & labor
5 yr pro-rated filter guarantee
5 yr parts & labor
5 yr pro-rated filter guarantee

 

5
of 5 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Written By: AirProf (Lacona, NY)
I have used this product for: 3-6 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Offering an excellent product for a fair price Date: September 09, 2014
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, easy to use, Filter Cost
I wish that other air purification companies would take their queue from Austin Air. Replacement filter costs on other purifiers seem positively ridiculous after Austin Air. I was worried that the pur... (see entire review)
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Written By: Kelly (Lakeland, fl)
I have used this product for: 3-6 months
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: a replacement for another, similar product
Awesome air quality!!! Date: September 08, 2014
Pros: high quality
Cons: noisy
I have terrible allergies and Asthma. After a day of using this air filter, I had zero breathing problems! No longer waking up feeling congested and drowsy! Awesome!... (see entire review)
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Written By: 4of7
I have used this product for: over 5 years
Expertise: intermediate
This product is: used in addition to another, similar product
great Date: January 13, 2013
Pros: high quality, effective, reliable, easy to use, Add a pro
I have both the units large and small. I have had these both running on low for 13yrs now. They both do a good job at cleaning up the air. Are they really loud? Ya, at a high setting but I only run ... (see entire review)
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Written By: Austin Air HEGA Jr
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: beginner
Date: September 07, 2010
Pros: high quality, effective, quiet, easy to use
My new Austin Air runs very quiet at the two lowest settings. and even at the third setting, I found the sound soothing enough to sleep with. In fact, the first night I had it, I put it on the 3 speed... (see entire review)
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Written By: MCS reviewer (AZ)
I have used this product for: 6-12 months
This product is: used in addition to another, similar product
Best for smoke Date: November 26, 2008
Pros: high quality, effective, reliable, easy to use, met my expectations
Cons: noisy
I bought this to deal with a neighbor's fireplace smoke that comes into my house whenever she burns her fireplace. It works very well, and very fast. Way better than the big IQ Air I have, for smoke. ... (see entire review)
33 of 34 people found this review helpful.
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Filters & Accessories for Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA and HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers


Austin Air Junior Large Particle Replacement Pre Filters
Austin Air Replacement Large Particle Pre-Filter AU AP STPR  $37.99
Includes 1 large particle pre-filter for use with standard sized Austin Air Healthmate, Healthmate Plus, Hega Allergy Machine, Bedroom Machine and Pet Machine. Annual replacement recommended.

Black is used for Black, Silver and Midnight Blue machines and White is used for White and Sandstone machines.

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Austin Air HEGA Air Purifier Replacement Filters
Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Replacement Filter AU AP HEFL  $249.99
All inclusive replacement filter includes medium particle pre-filter, 60 sq. ft. true medical grade HEPA filter and HEGA activated military carbon cloth. Available in black and white colors. Replace every 5 years.

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Austin Air HEGA Junior Replacement Filters
Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Junior Replacement Filter AU AP HJFL  $184.99
All inclusive replacement filter includes medium particle pre-filter, 30 sq. ft. true medical grade HEPA filter and HEGA activated military carbon cloth. Available in black and white colors. Replace every 5 years.

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Austin Air Junior Large Particle Replacement Pre Filters
Austin Air Junior Replacement Large Particle Pre-Filters AU AP JRPR  $31.99
Includes 1 large particle pre-filter for use with Austin Air Healthmate Jr, Healthmate Plus Jr, Hega Allergy Machine Jr, and Baby's Breath. Annual replacement recommended.

Black is used for Black, Silver and Midnight Blue machines and White is used for White and Sandstone machines.

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Austin Air Junior Air Purifier Caster Wheels
Austin Air Junior Air Purifier Caster Wheels AU AP CASTERS  $37.99
Includes 4 casters for the Austin Junior models. Available in 6 colors.

NOTE: If purchased at the same time as the Junior, casters will come installed. If purchased at a later date, casters will need to be installed. To attach, simple remove the 4 screws at the bottom of the unit, remove the existing bottom plate and replace with the new bottom plate that has the casters attached.

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Austin Air Purifier HEGA
Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifier AU AP HEGA  $574.99
For a room up to 938 sq. ft. Includes a large particle pre-filter, medium particle pre-filter, 60 sq. ft. true medical grade HEPA filter, HEGA activated military carbon cloth. 4 casters.

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Austin Air Hega Jr. Air Purifier
Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifier AU AP HEJR  $394.99
For a room up to 469 sq. ft. Includes large particle pre-filter, medium particle pre-filter, 30 sq. ft. true medical grade HEPA filter, an activated military carbon cloth. Casters sold separately.

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