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Does Size Matter? Austin Air Standard vs. Junior Air Purifiers

Does Size Matter? Austin Air Standard vs. Junior Air Purifiers

Check out www.BetterHealthInnovations.com for more information about Austin Air Purifiers.

Standard Size Austin Air: CLICK HERE
Junior Size Austin Air: CLICK HERE

If you’re considering an Austin Air Purifier, you’re probably making a good choice. We get a lot of questions about what is the difference between the standard Austin Air Purifiers and the junior models.

One obvious difference is size. They both have the same filter technology, they’re both made in the United States. They both come with a five year warranty and a five year warranty on the filters if you buy them and this is an exclusive through BetterHealthInnovations.com. If you buy them through BetterHealthInnovations.com, you get a 90 day trial period where you can return the unit if it’s just not working for you. We get very few of these things back, we like to offer that for our customers.

The size of the units, the smaller one, the junior series contains about seven pounds of carbon, overall weight is about 18 pounds. On the larger size models contains 15 pounds of carbon and weighs about 50 pounds. If you see, the larger units come with wheels attached, the junior units because they’re relatively light weight do not come standard with the wheels attached.

The junior unit here is 16 1/2 inches high, where the full size model is 23 inches high. It’s about 14 1/2 by 14 1/2 and then by that 23 inches high. The junior, 11 by 11 by 16 1/2. The larger series will cover 1500 square feet. The smaller series will cover 700 square feet. The operation is the same. basically, air is taken in from the sides of the unit and then it’s expelled through a vent in the side and that’s true with either of these two units.

A lot of folks ask, “Well, am I better off getting one big unit, put it in a living room or other central part of my home, am I better off doing that or am I better off getting a few smaller units, maybe two smaller units. One for the living room, one for the bedrooms that sort of thing.” It is dependent on how well air will flow through your home because obviously any air purifier cannot purify air if the air is not getting to it. Very important consideration but if you have smaller units in each of the rooms you don’t have to worry about closed doors and that sort of thing. It is going to cost more, to be honest, if you buy two of these units versus one of these units but again efficiency would probably be better.

If you have any questions, please visit BetterHealthInnovations.com or give us a call. Thanks everybody and have a great day.

Austin Air Purifier Noise Level Test and Demonstration

Austin Air Purifier Noise Level Test and Demonstration


One of the most frequent questions we get about any air purifier that we carry is how noisy is this thing. I want to do a noise demonstration with both the standard Austin Air unit and a junior unit.

Before I do let’s talk about how to use an air purifier. Typically we recommend that when you get your air purifier run it on the highest setting available for 24 to 48 hours. Let’s get that air changed over several times in your area, in your problem area, let’s get that changed over several times, and then put it on to a maintenance mode. Put it on either medium or low. Both these units, you can hear them. You can hear them on high. For absolute sure you can hear them on high. I think with the larger unit it’s actually fairly distracting because of the noise it generates. But on the lower levels, medium is more like a white noise in the background and low it’s barely audible.

What I’d like to do is to run both these machines, give you an idea of the different sound levels. It is a little bit difficult to do that in video. It depends on how loud you have your volume turned up. It depends on our microphones and stuff. What I’m going to do is I’m actually going to take it off my Lavalier mic which is pointed towards my voice and turn it over to a microphone that we have sitting about six to seven feet away from these two units. We’ll go ahead and do that. You might hear some changes in the audio quality when we do that but I want to get the purest sound too. We’re trying to do the best that we can to show you this. We’re going to start this off first with the larger standard unit. I’m going to put it on the highest setting and then just crank it back to the lowest setting. Here we go.

Okay, so as you can hear it is audible on the highest setting. You really can’t hear it too much if at all on the lowest setting. Then medium is between those two obviously. Let’s take a look at one of the juniors because it’s always an option instead of getting one of these you get a couple of these to put in different rooms. Let’s go take a look at that. Again, I’ll start with high.

There you have it. I didn’t notice as much of difference between high and medium on the junior as I do on the larger unit, but it’s the same thing. On the higher levels you can certainly hear it. On the low levels you typically have your air purifier in for a maintenance mode. That is very, very quiet. Certainly check out these units at betterhealthinnovations.com. We’ll put a link down there in the description below for you. Check them out if you have any question. Shoot us an email or give us a call if you like. As always have a great day.

Tyent UCE-11 Water Ionizer User Manual and Installation Guide


This guide applies to both the UCE-9000T and the UCE-11

For more information:
CLICK HERE for the UCE-11
CLICK HERE for the UCE-9000T
CLICK HERE for all Tyent Water Ionizers

What Are The Differences Between All These Austin Air Purifiers?

What Are The Differences Between All These Austin Air Purifiers?

Learn More: http://www.BetterHealthInnovations.com/Austin


Which Austin Air air purifier should you buy? I have a standard size here and the smaller junior unit here, but within that, within either of these models there’s several different choices that you can make. One of the most popular is the Austin Air Healthmate. The Healthmate is a great general air purifier containing, in this case, 15 pounds of activated carbon, and with the smaller ones 7 pounds of activated carbon, but containing activated carbon granules which the air is filtered through. Great choice for allergies, for pets. If you have a mildew-smelling basement, it will get that stuff out. It’s the best general unit.

They also offer a Healthmate Plus. Now this Healthmate Plus has one feature which may or may not be important to you depending on your situation. It has potassium iodide impregnated into that carbon filter. What that does for you is it’s much more efficient at taking chemicals out of the air. So chemical smells or if you have multiple chemical sensitivity, certainly take a look at the Healthmate Plus.

Other models in their lineup, they have the Allergy Machine. The Allergy Machine has 60 feet of activated carbon military cloth. Basically it’s a cloth in there which contains activated carbon which the air is pushed through or pulled through there for cleanse the air. That’s best if you’re mostly concerned about getting a larger particulate such as pollen. If you’re an allergy sufferer, that unit is specifically designed for you.

The Pet Purifier, another Austin Air model, the Pet Purifier is specifically designed for pets. It’s very, very good at getting out pet dander, very good at getting rid of animal smells that may or may not be in your home.

Then the top level air purifier for Austin Air is the National Sleep Foundation Air Purifier. I understand that Austin Air spent some time getting a machine qualified for the National Sleep Foundation because their standards were extremely high. What you get with that unit is you get a five-stage filtration. It has both the activated carbon granules such as in the Healthmate, and it also has the impregnated carbon military cloth such as in the Allergy Machine. You’re getting the both of best worlds.

Now with any of these machines you get 60 square feet of HEPA filtration. They certainly meet or far exceed the HEPA standard. They are all made in the United States. They all have a five-year warranty. They all have a five-year warranty on the filters themselves. Exclusively through betterhealthinnovations.com, if you purchase through us you have a ninety-day trial period, so if this machine isn’t working for you, no matter which one you try, you can return it. There’ll be no restocking fees whatsoever. If you want to order a different model in its place, that’s fine with us, too.

If you have any questions, click on the links below. Take a look at the lineup on betterhealthinnovations.com. Give us a call if you need to. As always, have a great day.

Vinegar Kills Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacteria

WASHINGTON, DCFebruary 25, 2014 The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria, even highly drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US reports in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Acetic acid might be used as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant against drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria as well as other stubborn, disinfectant-resistant mycobacteria.

Work with drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria carries serious biohazard risks. Chlorine bleach is often used to disinfect TB cultures and clinical samples, but bleach is toxic and corrosive. Other effective commercial disinfectants can be too expensive for TB labs in the resource-poor countries where the majority of TB occurs.