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The Bedroom Machine

Advanced Ultra-Filtration of Gases and Airborne Particles for Extreme Chemical Sensitivity

The Bedroom Machine is Austin Air’s most advanced filtering system. It is the first air purifier endorsed by the National Sleep Foundation and is designed to meet requirements established by the John Hopkins Medical School for studies on bedroom air quality.
Incorporates five progressive stages of filtration including carbon/zeolite, HEGA (military gas arresting carbon cloth) and HEPA (medical grade particle arresting material).
This machine is for people with allergies, asthma and extreme chemical sensitivities requiring the finest filtration of odours, gases, chemicals and particulate including bacteria and viruses.

Premium, low maintenance air cleaner for large and open concept living areas, small apartments and offices.
Robust construction including steel housing and toxin-free components thoroughly sealed to prevent leaking of uncleaned air.
Five year mechanical warranty for the machine plus five year pro-rated guarantee for the 5-stage true HEPA/HEGA/carbon/zeolite filter provides the best long term value, performance and build quality in the air purification industry.

How it works.

austin-airThis machine has 3 fan speed settings which draw in air from all four sides totalling over 5 square feet of intake area for exceptional air gathering capacity. On the highest setting up to 250 cubic feet of air is cleaned every minute by passing through a multi stage process including approximately 15 pounds of Activated Carbon/Zeolite blend, 60 square feet of True Medical Grade HEPA plus HEGA Carbon Cloth for superior gas filtration. Cleaned air exits through a louvered upper outlet on one side of the housing.

About the Bedroom Machine Filter

The Bedroom Machine Filter consists of five stages of air filtration and purification material down to nano-sized filtration, guaranteed for five years of exceptional performance.

Stage 1 – Large Particle Pre-filter

Removes hair, pet dander and dust.

This prefilter is designed to be vacuumed from outside of the unit at least once a month.

Stage 2 – Medium Particle Pre-Filter

Removes  pollen, allergens and mold.

Stage 3 -15 lbs (6.8 kg) of Activated Carbon/Zeolite Blend

Removes odours, toxic chemicals and gases

Stage 4 – 60 sq ft (5.6 sq metres) of True Medical Grade HEPA

Removes 99.97% of all airborne particles down to 0.3 microns in size (95% effectiveness at 0.1 microns) including bacteria, viruses and harmful micro-organisms.

Stage 5 – HEGA Carbon Cloth
Provides High Efficiency Gas Arrestance

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No Cost Maintenance for Five Year Performance

Austin machines come with a 5 year mechanical warranty and a 5 year pro-rated filter guarantee for normal residential use. This means up to five years of top rated performance without replacing any parts. The ONLY upkeep required for Austin Air Machines is to vacuum the prefilter from outside the machine at least once per month.

Estimated Five Year Filter Replacement Cost

5-stage 402 filter (includes PermaFilt prefilter) $535
Provides five progressive stages of filtration including carbon/zeolite, HEGA (military gas arresting carbon cloth) and HEPA (medical grade particle arresting material)

Construction Quality & Mobility

Dedicated to providing real health benefits, Austin Air machines contain NO off-gassing plastics. Austin Air housings are solidly built from perforated 23 gauge steel with a baked-on powder-coat finish. Properly sealed to prevent dirty air bypass. Four easy roll castors for simple manoeuvering. Made in the USA.

Dimensions

23” (58.4 cm) high x 14.5” (36.8 cm) wide x 14.5” (36.8 cm) deep

Room Coverage*
Up to 1500 sq ft (139 sq metres). The smaller the area, the more effective the filtration.
For effective general air cleaning this machine performs best in spaces up to 470 sq ft (44 sq metres).
For extreme chemically sensitivities this machine performs best in rooms up to 235 sq ft (22 sq metres).

Air Flow and Air Exchanges*
This machine can process 250 cubic ft (11.3 cubic metres) of air per minute
which is equivalent to:
8 air exchanges per hour in a 235 sq ft space (22 sq metres).
6 air exchanges per hour in a 315 sq ft space (29 sq metres).
4 air exchanges per hour in a 470 sq ft space (44 sq metres).
2 air exchanges per hour in a 940 sq ft space (87 sq metres).

*based on high speed setting and 8 ft ceilings (2.44 metres)

Air Intake/Outflow
360°air intake. Purified air exist through louvered vent on one side of upper deck.

Fan Rating

400 cubic feet per minute on high speed (11.3 cubic metres per minute)

200 cubic feet per minute on medium speed

75 cubic feet per minute on low speed

Sound levels

50 dB (low) to 66 dB (high)

Weight

45 pounds (20.4 kg)

Weight
45 pounds (20.4 kg)

Motor

Permanent split capacitor mounted on shock absorbers.

Rated for continuous high RPM and long life duty.

Power

56 watts – 135 watts

0.51 amps – 1.3 amps

120V

Safety

CSA and UL approved

Made in USA

Austin Air is a family owned business founded in Ontario in 1990. Today Austin Air is based in Buffalo NY where it maintains the largest manufacturing plant of its kind in the world.

Owners Manual (PDF)

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