Over recent weeks as COVID-19 continues to spread to countries across the world, we are all concerned about our health and the health of our loved ones, particularly if they are elderly or have on going health problems.
As this global crisis unfolds, we have noticed a huge increase in demand for our products. And it is clear many people have lots of questions and concerns. As we face the challenges ahead, we thought we’d take this opportunity to explain how our units can help.
Do Austin Air Purifiers protect against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new strain of virus that as yet, remains untested. However, the HEPA technology used in our filters is clinically proven to remove 95% of all pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. The COVID-19 virus is larger than this, at 0.12 microns in size. So we are confident our air purifiers are effectively removing the vast majority of the virus when it is airborne.
There is also emerging evidence from the UK Health Protection Agency that shows the HEGA carbon cloth, used in our Bedroom Machine, is highly effective at capturing and destroying airborne viruses.
However, it is important to mention, that as well as airborne transmission, the virus can also be spread via surfaces and human contact. Therefore, it is vital that we regularly wash our hands and practice social distancing.
Which unit should I buy?
If COVID-19 is your main concern, we would recommend the Austin Air HealthMate or the HealthMate Plus. Both models use HEPA technology and are effective at removing 95% of all airborne viruses, as well as everyday pollutants such as dust, dander and allergens. The HealthMate Plus model is also highly effective at removing chemicals and VOC’s.
For additional protection you may want to consider the Austin Air Bedroom Machine. This also uses HEPA technology but has an extra level of filtration using HEGA carbon cloth, that captures and destroys airborne viruses.
When can I pick up or when will my unit be shipped?
We are fully committed to do whatever it takes to ensure our customers experience minimum disruption in the coming weeks and months. As part of this commitment, we have extended our pickup & shipping hours, in order to meet with increased demand. If you order direct with us online you unit will be shipped within one day. If you choose curbside pickup we can most likely offer same day. If purchasing multiple units please be advised that stock levels change daily so please call or text to confirm availability.
We are prepared to navigate through these challenging times with your safety at the forefront of everything we do. Thank you all for your continued support.