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Austin Air Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers for High Efficiency Gas Absorption

Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers

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Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers

$574.99

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Item #: AU-AP HEGA



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Combines carbon cloth gas-trapping properties with HEPA particle filtration for smoke, smog and fumes from city environments.

Why Green

  • Permanent pre-filter
  • 5-year HEPA filters
  • Reduce landfill impact
  • No off-gassing

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Description

The HEGA Air Purifiers combine the gas trapping ability of military carbon cloth to reduce smoke, smog and fumes from your environment. They also come with HEPA particle filtration. These no-nonsense machines concentrate on the important essentials of air cleaning. Additional features include a pre-filter and activated carbon-zeolite. The filtration system removes dust, dander, pollen, smoke, odors, toxic fumes, gases and VOCs. You get excellent value for the money, and no need to replace the filter for 5 years.

Features

  • Removes a wide variety of contaminants: particles removed include dust, pollens, dander, odors, chemical vapors and more.
  • Controls VOCs: additional filter treatment of solid activated carbon/zeolite and potassium iodide are more effective in removing smoke, toxic poisons, and volatile organic compounds such as fresh paint and woodworking.
  • Energy efficient and economical: uses only 115 watts on the highest setting. Replacement filter costs are low - the pre-filter can be vacuumed and doesn’t need replacement, while the HEPA/HEGA/zeolite filter lasts 5 years under normal household use, which means less annual maintenance cost.
  • Lasts up to 30% longer than conventional carbon/zeolite filters and weighs 13 pounds less.
  • Does not produce harmful air components: Austin Air air purifiers do not produce ozone or negative ions.
  • Good air flow: All units draw in air on all four sides.
  • Easily cleaned and maintains finish: Each unit is encased in steel with a special baked-on powder coat finish with a non-gloss, lightly textured surface that resists scratching, scuffing and smudging. Wipe with cloth for easy cleaning.
  • Ease of mobility: Four pre-mounted casters allow for easy repositioning.

Model Choices


Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers
Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers

Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Air Purifiers

    • HEGA filtration - High Efficiency Gas Adsorption, created by the Austin Air engineers
    • Combines the gas trapping ability of military carbon cloth for smoke, smog and fumes with HEPAs particle filtration. (Note: Improved ventilation and use of air purifiers may reduce, but will not completely eliminate, your exposure to secondhand smoke and the associated health risks.)
    • Cleans up to 1500 sq ft on high fan speed at 2 air changes per hour, 750 sq ft at 4 air changes per hour (We recommend 4 air changes or more for allergy sufferers.)
    • Suitable for a large bedroom or living room
    • Removes a wide variety of contaminants, including dust, pollens, dander, odors, chemical vapors and more
    • 60 sq. ft. true HEPA medical filter medium
    • 3 Speed control switch
    • Strategically placed activated carbon military fiber cloth
    • Casters for easy movement

Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Junior Air Purifiers
Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Junior Air Purifiers

Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Junior Air Purifiers

    • Cleans up to 700 sq ft on high fan speed at 2 air changes per hour, 350 sq ft at 4 air changes per hour (We recommend 4 air changes or more for allergy sufferers.)
    • HEGA filtration - High Efficiency Gas Adsorption, created by the Austin Air engineers
    • Combines the gas trapping ability of military carbon cloth for smoke, smog and fumes from city environments with HEPA's particle filtration. (Note: Improved ventilation and use of air purifiers may reduce, but will not completely eliminate, your exposure to secondhand smoke and the associated health risks.)
    • Suitable for a small bedroom
    • Removes a wide variety of contaminants, including dust, pollens, dander, odors, chemical vapors and more
    • 30 sq. ft. true HEPA medical filter medium
    • 3 Speed control switch
    • Strategically placed activated carbon military fiber cloth
    • Optional casters sold separately below. When ordered, casters come attached to unit.

Energy Star Rating

This item has not yet been Energy Star rated

  • Economical to run
  • Uses only 115 watts on high
  • Low-cost annual maintenance

Setup/Care

Long-life filters last 5 years under normal residential use before requiring replacement. The durable steel construction can be easily cleaned with just a cloth.

How it Works

Austin Air HEGA Air Purifiers:

All Austin Air air purifiers remove a wide variety of contaminants: particles removed include dust, pollens, dander, odors, chemical vapors and more.

The economical 1 ½ H.P. split capacitor only uses 115 watts of power at its highest setting. The air exchange rate is proportionately higher at maximum fan speed. The included HEPA filter filters out allergens up to .3 microns and 99.97 % efficiency. The units have 3 fan speeds.

Austin Air air purifier diagram
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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, danger, pollen, mold, etc.). In cases of smoke removal, this is highly effective, since the smoke consists of millions of tiny particles which normally would fill the pores of the activated carbon, greatly reducing it's life and effectiveness. In the Austin Air HEGA, the positioning of the HEPA and gas filter is reversed. The HEPA filter is located first on the outside, and the HEGA filter is located second on the inside. The smoke encounters the HEPA filter first, where the smoke particles are removed and then the gases and odors can be addressed by the HEGA filter.

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. Wouldn't it be great to combine both technologies to remove particulates, gases and odors?

Austin Air's product development team listened and 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. It consists of an activated carbon lightweight cloth, which is powerful enough to protect military personnel from toxic poisons. Because of this, it is also more effective for smoke filtration.

Reviews

Expert Review

As a whole, we found that the family of Austin Air to be very economical. They are energy cost efficient, requiring only 80-115 watts to run even at the highest fan speed. Long-life HEPA, HEGA and carbon-zeolite filters last for 5 years before needing replacement. The 3-speed fan is quiet on the lowest speed, which means it won't disturb you during sleep, if you would like to run it in the bedroom. Please note, however, that this unit cleans the air fastest when on high speed. As with all air purifiers, you can turn up the speed when you are not in the room so you get cleaner air, then turn it down when you are in the room for less noise. Although portable with casters, we wouldn’t want to regularly lift these air purifiers up and down stairs. All but the Junior models have factory installed casters; optional casters can be purchased separately for those models. The visually-appealing, durable steel casing has a baked-on powder coat finish, and is available in 4 attractive colors to match any décor.


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Technical Specifications

 
Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Standard Air Purifier
Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers
Air Purifiers Cleaning Capacity 750 to 1500 sq. ft. under normal conditions on high fan speed. We recommend 400 sq. ft cleaning range if low fan speed is used to achieve 6-8 air changes per hour). For example, in an urban heavily polluted area the rate of recontamination is higher and the cleaning range is proportionately lower. 350 to 700 sq. ft. under normal conditions on high fan speed. We recommend 150 sq. ft cleaning range if low fan speed is used to achieve 6-8 air changes per hour). For example, in an urban heavily polluted area the rate of recontamination is higher and the cleaning range is proportionately lower.
Finish / Color Black, White, Sandstone, Silver Black, White, Sandstone, Silver
Housing Metal non offgassing Metal non offgassing
Pre-filter Comes with 'Permafilt' pre-filter design to be vacuumed from the outside. Does not need replacement. Comes with 'Permafilt' pre-filter design to be vacuumed from the outside. Does not need replacement.
HEPA filter media 60 sq. ft. - HEPA media for trapping 99.97% of all particulates down to 0.3 microns 30 sq. ft. HEPA media for trapping 99.97% of all particulates down to 0.3 microns
Carbon Filter A acivated carbon military fiber cloth, the HEGA filter traps contaminants in the large surface area of the cloth. A acivated carbon military fiber clothr, the HEGA Jr. filter traps contaminants in the large surface area of the cloth.
Air Flow Rate for fan speeds (cfm = cubic feet per minute) 400 cfm (on highest speed) 200 cfm (on highest speed)
Air purifiers noise level (decibels) 64 decibels on high, 20 on low fan speeds 64 decibels on high, 20 on low fan speeds
Intake and Outflow of air purifier 360° 360°
Fan Control 3 speed switch 3 speed switch
Motor 1. 3 amps, 120V 1 amp, 120V
Power Consumption 115 watts (on highest speed) 80 watts (on highest speed)
Size of air purifier 23.5"H x 14.5"W x 14.5"D 16½"H x 11"L x 11"W
70% to scale of regular Austin HEGA
Weight 45 lbs. 18 lbs
Agency Approvals CSA, NRTL CSA, NRTL

Efficiency

Depending on the model, these units use between 80 and 115 watts on the highest setting.

Warranty

5 years on all parts and labor and 5 year prorated filter guarantee under normal residential use.

Summary

An excellent value for money, Austin Air air purifiers utilize specially developed technology to bring you and your family air purifiers designed to protect your health. They feature pre-filters, HEPA and HEGA filters, activated carbon-zeolite and potassium iodide to remove a wide variety of allergens and VOCs. The economical and energy efficient Austin Air purifiers get the job done. They have a 5-year warranty and the durable steel construction casing is available in four attractive colors.

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Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Standard Air Purifier

$574.99

Item #: AU-AP HEGA

Two air filtration technologies in one unit
  • 60 sq ft HEPA air filter
  • HEGA filter activated carbon cloth for odor, gas, & chemical filtration
  • Cleans 750-1500 sq. ft.

Availability: Usually ships within 2-3 days

Austin Allergy Machine HEGA Jr. Air Purifiers

$394.99

Item #: AU-AP HEJR

  • 30 sq. ft. HEPA filter
  • HEGA filter activated carbon cloth for odor, gas, & chemical filtration
  • Cleans 350- 700 sq ft

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Austin HEGA replacement filter

$249.99

Item #: AU-AP HEFL


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Austin HEGA Junior Filter Replacement

$184.99

Item #: AU-AP HJFL


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Austin Junior Air Purifier Casters

$37.99
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Item #: AU-AP CASTERS


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