The Austin Air Bedroom Machine is the best air purifier you can buy today from this famous American brand, one that’s able to deliver such high-quality air filtration to save you from sleep issues and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms. You will have to be okay with its prominent notch 5-stage air filtration system, which is indisputable the best of the product line. For an Austin Air fan, this air purifier is necessary for the bedroom. And you, if you are curious about this machine, why not have a look at our Austin Air Bedroom Machine Review now.
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- Top-notch performance
- High quality and long-lasting air filter
- Powerful air flow with high CADR
- Overall complete finish
- Durable housing material
- No Smart Features
- High power consumption
- Really noisy
Austin Air is not a common air purifier brand. The company’s CEO – Richard Taylor, try everything to help his wife from the asthma conditions, and end up with the invention of the Austin Air air purifiers. Since 1990, this is clearly the best air purifier brand in the United States. The comprehensive Austin Air Bedroom Machine packs the most progressive power, but with an inevitable noise that is not suitable for the bedroom. Follow our Austin Air Bedroom Machine Review and realize the reason to choose this machine.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Price
Clearly, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine was one of the most leaked air purifiers ever. There was nothing we hadn’t already seen when Austin Air finally announced their 2019 flagship. It also happens that the device itself is quite predictable. But in this old bottle is the new wine, as Austin Air Bedroom Machine is the first and only to deliver a 5-stage air filtration system of this brand.
It does give you an additional layer of air filter, sure, and the Austin Air Bedroom Machine still say no to any ionizer that probably trigger asthma or other breathing issues. To us, a high-quality Austin Air 5-layer mechanical filtration is better than anything in the world of air purifiers. The Airpura UV600 may have a 18-lb Activated Carbon, but it can’t compare with double carbon filtration from this Austin Air Bedroom Machine.
Austin Air Bedroom Machine ends up being the best option for people who have difficulty sleeping or have poor quality sleep, especially people who suffer from COPD – a very common lung disease, or allergies and asthma. It’s hard to have such powerful air purifier for large room, without the sacrifice of noise and power consumption. Yes, it doesn’t have everything, but people are willing to spend lots of money to buy this flagship for sure.
For the price, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is the most expensive of this brand, with $844 so you can own a National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Machine. This is $130 higher than the previous Austin Air HealthMate Plus, and believe me, Austin Air has enough reasons to prove why the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is worth so many money.
But, as the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is only in the same price range with the Airpura C600 or Airpura F600, the Austin Air is far more affordable than the closest rival Airpura. If you want to buy the latest flagship of the Canadian brand – Airpura P600, you need to pay for more than $1200.
If you are looking for other flagships in this high-range price, you can also think about the IQAir HealthPro Plus or Oransi EJ120. They both have high-quality air filters, along with an impressive fan power to quickly clean your room. But if you are a fan of this Austin Air Bedroom Machine, we always have the best deal for you. Below is one like that.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Design and Size
The Austin Air Bedroom Machine doesn’t push air purifier design in a revolutionary new direction like the modern Rabbit Air BioGS 2.0 or Blueair Classic 605, in fact, it is still the very original look as the 1990’s Austin Air HealthMate. Nothing has gone, and we still have here the similar design that repeated again and again in Austin Air family. You will get exactly the full steel housing, which is baked on powder coat paint finish. Such a feeling of durability for this air purifier, but we are somehow tired of this design.
The felt gaskets will seal the filter chamber to maximize the air filtration performance. This is a must-have feature on any portable air purifiers, and out of all devices I’ve reviewed, the Austin Air family is undeniable the best.
Just know that the Austin Air Bedroom Machine keeps the same height of 23 inches and width of 15 inches, though there is no compromise for the old parts, and we still get enough space to put the new air filter inside. You are going to find the signature 360° air intake system, improved with the perforated grill to reduce the size of pollutants to the air filter.
Again, like any other machines of this company, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved – the highest certification for any electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and gas products that meet the strict requirement to be safety.
Beside the top outlet air grill of this Austin Air Bedroom Machine, there is one knob to change fan speed. You can also find a logo to tell the Austin Air Bedroom Machine from others.
There are four main color options for the Austin Air Bedroom Machine: Black, Midnight Blue, White and Sandstone. Our testing unit is a Black one, and in general, I love the black color from Austin Air Bedroom Machine more than any machines of Airpura. But don’t take it seriously, this is just a personal opinion.
The Austin Air Bedroom Machine weighs 47 lbs, and we need these 4 casters to help move it around our homes.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Filters
There are too many factors to review an air purifier device, but the air filtration system is indisputably the most important. Normally, we will check the quantity of air filters and what air filter types it used first. Austin Air Bedroom Machine addresses the broadest spectrum of air cleaning by featuring a comprehensive 5-stage air cleaning system.
- Pre-filter – During the first stage, Austin Air Bedroom Machine will capture any large objects of airborne pollutants which can be seen by the naked eye, such as large dust, pet hair, fur and even some pet dander particles.
- Medium Particle Pre-filter – Just like Rabbit Air MinusA2, Austin Air Bedroom Machine makes use of a double pre-filtration, and can remove small to medium size particles like dust, pollen and mold spores in this stage.
- Activated Carbon filter – A 15 lbs of Activated Carbon and zeolite mixture to help remove household smoke, odors and chemicals.
- True HEPA filter – The signature 60-sq-ft Medical-grade True HEPA filter of Austin Air Bedroom Machine can remove 99.97% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns, and even 95% of all particles larger than 0.1 microns.
- HEGA filter – It is composed of a carbon cloth and is more efficient than a normal Activated Carbon filter at adsorption of gaseous pollutants, chemicals, and odors.
With a brand like Austin Air, they will talk much about specs when launching a new air purifier. There is one sole reason to keep playing up the power improvements in the air filtration system, rather than creating a story around how the device works, and yes, it is because of the high-quality air filters. All the internal specs are what you would expect from a 2019 flagship device: the rare double pre-filtration, unmatched 60-sq-ft Medical-grade True HEPA filter, and the unique, unstoppable two physical layers of Activated Carbon filters.
As I mentioned in all other Austin Air device reviews, the double pre-filtration is one of the selling points for this brand. It is the start of any amazing air filtration process that we can expect from a high-range device, with the efficiency even against the fine particles. These stages are necessary to remove 90% of all particles down to 0.3 microns, and as a result, they leave only the tiniest pollutants for the powerful True HEPA filter.
Talking about the signature 60-sq-ft True HEPA filter of the Austin Air Bedroom Machine, this is the broadest HEPA filter you can find in one portable machine. It has a life time of 5 years, and can remove even the particles as small as 0.1 microns. This is exactly the size of bacteria and viruses, that normally can pass through the HEPA filter easily.
Beside the amazing 15-lb carbon filter that is featured in the previous Austin Air HealthMate, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine welcomes back the military HEGA air filter from the Austin Air Allergy Machine. This is the popular air filter used in military to deal with the chemical weapon warfare, and you can’t imagine the efficiency of combining these two filters. It not only removes the common tobacco smoke, chemical vapors, and gases, but also heighten multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) as well.
Just like any other high-range air purifiers, I expect the test of Austin Air Bedroom Machine to be easy. To be more precise, I believe that all air purifiers in the high-range can pass the test of performance without any trouble. The testing conditions this time are running all air purifiers in a room of 400 sq ft, for 1 hour. I chose the Airpura V600 and Alen BreatheSmart 75i to be the samples of this test, to compare with the performance of the Austin Air Bedroom Machine. The result, just as expected, they all have very high efficiency of trapping 99.97% – 99.99% any particles ≥ 0.3 microns in size.
With an additional layer of filtration, we can guess that the air filter cost will be higher. To replace the filter for Austin Air Bedroom Machine, you must pay $485. However, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine requires minimal maintenance, and the annual filter cost is only $97. Such cost is lower than any air purifiers from the Airpura brand.
Luckily, this time I have found a deal of filter replacement sold by Amazon itself. You need to make sure this fits by entering your model number.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Room Coverage
The air filtration system may be the most important factor to review an air purifier, but the fan power is undoubtedly the second most. Austin Air is a brand notable for making the large room air purifiers, and their Austin Air Bedroom Machine is not an exception. It can cover a room of up to 1500 sq ft.
The ACH of Austin Air Bedroom Machine is 2X to 4X. If you use the Austin Air Bedroom Machine in a room of 750 sq ft, it can clean your room every 15 minutes.
The CADR of Austin Air Bedroom Machine is 400 cfm in general. With a high CADR rating like this, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine can clean any standard rooms in the U.S pretty fast.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Sound
Even though the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is an unit designed to help people with sleep related problems, but it seems the manufacturer forgot one of the most necessary factors – the sound of this machine. I know that they tried to reduce the noise level of Austin Air Bedroom Machine by installing a Permanent-Split Capacitor motor. But it is insufficient to deal with the obvious sound of Austin Air Bedroom Machine.
At the lowest setting, you just only need to deal with a noise level of 50 db. Yes, it is still high if compared with others like AIRMEGA 400S or Oransi EJ120, but it acts as a soothing white noise and can help you sleep easier. However, if you try to run it on highest speed, the noise level of this air purifier can reach 67 db. This is near the threshold of what we called “annoying noise”, and you just can’t keep ignoring it. For your sleep, I recommend you to keep the fan speed as low as possible.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Power Consumption
In Breathe Quality, one of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?”. In fact, an air purifier needs to run for a long time (usually more than 8 hours) to be efficient, and therefore, power consumption is an important criteria to decide which air purifier to buy.
The Austin Air Bedroom Machine has a Permanent-Split Capacitor (PSC) motor to draw less current and reduce your operating costs. However, you still experience a quite high power consumption from 56W to 135W.
For running an Austin Air Bedroom Machine 8 hours per day, you need to pay from $20 to $50 annually. Even if you always run the air purifier on highest speed, it would cost you only $0.1 each day.
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Austin Air Bedroom Machine Additional Features
The Austin Air family is the first and the foundation of an air purifier industry in North America. They choose to constantly improve the high quality of air filter over adding any kinds of additional features. It is also the trend of any high-end air purifiers which aims at the high-quality purification, not the flashy features. The top examples are the Oransi EJ120, Airpura V600 and Blueair Pro L.
There won’t be even the filter replacement indicator or the Timer. There is only one manual knob to change the fan speed of this machine.
Austin Air Bedroom Machine Customer Service
If you are using or planning to use one air purifier, you couldn’t skip the name of Austin Air. The leading indoor air cleaner manufacturer in the United States is also one of the largest air purifier manufacturing facility in the world, producing everything in house from the filters, to metal housing, and even the finish powder coat paint. Buying an air purifier from this brand is a smart investment to improve your indoor air quality.
There are more to say about the Austin Air company. They are recommended by lots of well-known organizations such as Red Cross, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the career of dealing with negative health effects of ash, chemicals, VOCs and other miscellaneous airborne particulates released into the air. This is also the only brand which is selected by the U.S government to save people for chemical attacks, natural gas leaks, and even wildfire smokes.
Back to the top 1 customer service in air purifier industry, you can contact them anytime through their online form, or via phone at 800-724-8403.
If you buy one product from this brand, you need to register to activate the 5-year warranty for your air purifiers. The Medical-grade True HEPA filter is also covered by another 5-year warranty, which you need to register one another form for it only. The warranty submission is quick and easy, and you should do it immediately after purchasing a product from Austin Air.
We will love the Austin Air Bedroom Machine, as the fatigue from sleeping issues is commonly unacceptable. This air purifier can help reduce the symptoms of coughing, wheezing and chest tightness almost instantly. However, you should keep in mind that this is one of the noisiest air purifiers, and if you have problems with sound, you should avoid running Austin Air Bedroom Machine on highest speed.
Should I buy Austin Air Bedroom Machine?
Yes, but only when you can afford more for the Austin Air Bedroom Machine. Otherwise, the Austin Air HealthMate Plus is enough to deal with the allergens, chemicals, smoke and VOCs in your indoor air quality.
- If you have serious allergies or asthma to airborne pollutants: the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is the best machine you can get.
- If you want a better performance, or better fan power to clean your room faster: you can choose between the Airpura F600, Airpura T600, Airpura C600 and/or Airpura UV600, as they all have a CADR ratings of 560 cfm (higher than Austin Air Bedroom Machine, only 400 cfm).
- If you need an air purifier with a better room coverage: the Airpura air purifiers are better with the room coverage of 2000 sq ft.
- If you need a budget version of this air purifier: you can think of the Austin Air HealthMate Plus Jr, which is $400 less. Or if you can afford more, the Rabbit Air MinusA2 has the same quality in air filtration process with $220 less. The Austin Air HealthMate Plus is also a good option with $130 less.
- If you need a more silent air purifier: for the price, the IQAir HealthPro Plus, Oransi EJ120 and Airpura V600 are more silent than this Austin Air Bedroom Machine.
- If you care about the annual filter cost and energy cost: the Austin Air Bedroom Machine is the most saving for annual filter cost, but for the power consumption, you should choose the IQAir HealthPro Plus or Oransi EJ120 over this air purifier.
- If you love the additional features: you should look for the Blueair Pro L or IQAir HealthPro Plus for the Smart Sensor.
- Cleaning Power
- Power Consumption
A perfect air filtration process makes this one of the air purifiers to beat in 2019.