Wheeze-Free Living with the Austin Air Pet Machine HealthMate 410 Air Cleaner
Your pets are your family. But sometimes, as with the human members of our families, things can get a little irritating!
15% of the US population are allergic to cats or dogs. ⅓ of Americans that are allergic to cats actually own a cat! That’s two million people who have an allergy to something and voluntarily let it live in their home.
You might think that’s crazy, but if you are one of those people you’ll understand that it’s a small price to pay for the enjoyment of being a pet owner.
But with the Pet Machine HealthMate 410 Air Cleaner life can be so much simpler. You can have your cake and eat it too.
Or perhaps you have a spouse who is allergic to cats but you refuse to give up Fluffy? Now you both can be happy with this awesome air cleaner.
- 1 Why do you need an air cleaner?
- 2 Do you have a pet allergy?
- 3 Pet Allergy Management
- 4 Pet Machine HealthMate 410 Specifics
- 5 Four Stage Filter System
- 6 How is the Design?
- 7 What type of Warranty does the unit come with?
- 8 What all does the Pet Machine remove?
- 9 Are there any downsides?
- 10 How your life will look after the Pet Machine HealthMate 410?
- 11 My Final Verdict
Why do you need an air cleaner?
55% of the population tests positive for one or more allergens. That’s an insane number of people living with allergies ranging from Fluffy the cat to dust. How do you live through that? An air cleaner!
An air cleaner, often called an air purifier, removes all that stuff that clogs your sinuses up out of the air for you. They can help with allergies, asthma, and many other breathing issues by drastically lowering tiny particles that would otherwise induce inflammation.
While there are a lot of different air cleaners on the market, the Pet Machine HealthMate 410 ranks towards the top. If you have pets and have any issues with pet dander, this is the air cleaner for you.
Do you have a pet allergy?
How do you know if you have a pet allergy?
It’s hard to tell for sure without a medical diagnoses, but there are a few things to look for.
Next time you are around a cat or dog check to see if you have any of these symptoms.
- Sneezing, runny or stuffy nose
- Nasal congestion
- Facial pain
- Sore head
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
- Watery, red, or itchy eyes
- Skin rash or hives
If you do end up with any of these symptoms any time you are around a pet, it’s safe to say you probably have some form of a pet allergy.
If it’s mild and you still want to keep a pet in your home, there are some ways to manage it.
Pet Allergy Management
If you can’t live without your furry friend, you can take some of the following practical steps to limit your exposure:
1. Wash your hands after stroking your pet
2. Don’t allow your pet into your bedroom
3. Get an air purifier to help purify the air and remove the pet dander and tiny allergens from the air in the room
3. Nasal sprays, antihistamines and bronchodilators can make it easier to be around a pet
4. You can consider immunotherapy or allergy shots
The best thing to do is to get tested by a professional physician. This will allow you to know for sure if you are allergic and take appropriate steps from there.
Pet Machine HealthMate 410 Specifics
The Pet Machine HealthMate 410 is made with pet owners in mind.
Dogs and cats produce allergens through their hair, dander, saliva and urine.
The amount of allergens increases if they are an indoor pet. Which, I’m guessing if you are reading this, they are!
This machine’s specifics will have you questioning why you haven’t bought it sooner.
This air purifier cleans up to 1500 square feet efficiently. It does this at a whopping rate of 250 cubic feet per minute!
You can place it in a bigger area but your results will be sub-par. Instead, you can move it room to room with you easily since it’s on castors.
It would be best used where your pet is the most, or in your bedroom at night.
Four Stage Filter System
This is not your average filter system.
The Pet Machine has 60 square feet of true HEPA medical filter medium. Along with the speciality carbon blend that is used for pet odors, you have one ultra-powerful filter.
Let’s go into some more detail now on just how effective this filter really is.
There are four stages that those pesky allergies have to get through before they could possibly reach you:
1. The Permafilt Pre-Filter is the first stage that the air goes through. This is a large particle filter that is cleanable and reusable. It removes large particles that you can see like dust, hair and pet dander. Just vacuum once a month to keep in tiptop shape.
2. Next up is the Medium Particle Pre-Filter. It removes small to medium size particles like mold spores and pollen.
3. Now we bring in the big guns. The third stage is a proprietary carbon filter. It’s constructed of 15 lbs. of Proprietary Carbon Blend. Its blend consists of carbon and zeolite which are very efficient at getting rid of odors. Goodbye stinky pet smells!
4. Finally, there is 60 square feet of Certified True HEPA filter media. This puppy, excuse the pun, removes 99.7% of all particles larger than 0.3 microns which is great for allergy suffers as most of the particles that can trigger allergic reactions fall within this range.
How is the Design?
This air filter has a perforated steel intake housing. It weighs in at 45 lbs, which gives it a reassuringly solid feel, but is easily moved on the castors provided.
It has a baked on powder-coated finish that comes in four colors to suit your preference: Sandstone, Black, White, and Midnight Blue.
It’s a reasonably quiet unit and the noise it does make is like a white noise that can actually help you sleep or relax. Buyers online have mentioned that sleeping with this small noise is better than not being able to breathe well or sneezing all night.
What type of Warranty does the unit come with?
The Pet Machine HealthMate 410 has an incredible warranty.
It’s difficult to find one as extensive as this any more in the appliance world. It comes with a 5 year warranty on all parts and labor.
5-year parts and labour warranty
If you do end up having an issue, it’s simple to take care of it and get your machine back up and running in no time.
What all does the Pet Machine remove?
Air filters boast of removing dust and pollen. The Pet Machine HealthMate 410 removes much much more!
It removes dog dander, bird feather dust, cat allergens, and pet odors. So with this unit Fluffy will no longer be a bother!
This air purifier doesn’t stop there.
It also removes asthma-triggering irritants, germs, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, and some harmful gases. At this rate, you won’t ever want to leave home with all this clean air you are breathing!
Are there any downsides?
No product is perfect. That said, in my opinion the downsides of the Pet Machine are few and far between.
Firstly it’s not super quiet. There seems to be some deviation on sound based on the color you choose. The black has been said to be the loudest. However, on the same note, some buyers have claimed it works great doubling as a white noise machine.
The filters are expensive. This is true, However, the filters also last a couple of years so you have to weigh out the pros and cons on that one. Some filters for other units only last a few months so the overall cost could be far lower with these filters, even if they do cost more to buy upfront.
It turns on and off automatically. If that’s something that will annoy you then it’s definitely a downfall. It works in a similar way to a thermostat. When the air is pure the unit shuts off, just like a furnace doesn’t keep heating your house after it’s already warm. A sensor constantly analyses the air and works to maintain the air quality though switching the unit off and on. On the plus side, you can be confident that the unit is only running when it needs to so that cuts down on energy usage.
How your life will look after the Pet Machine HealthMate 410?
I’m sure if you’re reading this, you are desperate to lessen the allergies in your home. It can be tough to live that way! So let’s paint a picture of what it might look like after you fire up the Pet Machine HealthMate 410.
You are playing with your dog on the floor. You take a deep breath and realize you are sniffle free. Your eyes are clear. Your breathing is normal and easy.
You look over at your beautiful (insert favorite of sandstone,
black, white, or midnight blue) Pet Machine HealthMate 410 and smile. It hums along quietly cleaning your air so you can live your life the way you want to. Life. Is. Good!
My Final Verdict
The Pet Machine HealthMate 410 is a state of the art air cleaner. It can help alleviate stubborn allergies that arise from pets, but it can do so much more.
Its filter makes it easy to maintain. It blends in nicely with your home decor so it’s not unsightly in your room. Your electricity bill won’t go through the roof either with its regulated motor.
Finally, you can keep those furry creatures you have become so fond of. No one likes to get rid of their favorite animal and now you don’t have to.
The Pet Machine HealthMate 410 will help you renew your friendship with your pets and allow you to breathe easy at last.