Air Purifiers & Your Pets - User Guide & Tips

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WINIX Air Purifiers & Your Pets

Do you have pets in the home like dogs, cats, rodents or birds? Are you constantly finding dust, hairs or feathers all over the place? Do they drive your allergies crazy?

Well, if you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, a top-quality Winix air purifier could be a great solution for both your pet & yourself!

There’s nothing worse than not being able to spend time with our best friends because of a potential sneezing-fit. Many of our pets will often shed hair, tiny flecks of skin (pet dander) and feathers. They can also do a marvellous job of whirling up the dusts in the home during ‘play time’. For those of us with allergies & hay fever, these can be big-time allergens (allergy triggers), which can be a BIG problem. A Winix air purifier can do a great job of actively removing these allergens straight from the air. They also remove many other airborne household pollutants (dust, mould spores, pollens, smoke and VOCs) from the air in your home, making for a healthier indoor environment for yourself AND man's best friend!

Many of our Ausclimate friends are already using our Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice approved Winix air purifiers just for this purpose, to the point that they have become known in some circles as "Winix Pet Air Purifiers". So we thought that we’d put together a handy guide to help you get the most out of your Winix air purifier specifically for this purpose.

So here’s a few tips about how you can best use your Winix air purifier to help you and the pets that we all love so much.


Air Purifiers Pet User Guide & Tips

  • Which Room:
    Make sure to use your Winix Air Purifier in the rooms of the home that are occupied by your pets the most frequently (i.e. bedrooms and communal areas such as the lounge/kitchen area).
  • Fan Speed:
    Run your Winix Air Purifier on the highest fan speed that’s practicable. - Turning over as much air as possible helps your machine to capture as much of those pollutants as possible – and quicker!
  • Bedroom:
    Make sure to use your Winix Air Purifier when you or the pets are in the room. Yes, we know how easy it can be to let our furry friends sleep in the same room as us (and sometimes demand our attention during sleep time too!) This makes it even more important to run your air purifier throughout the night. A good tip is to run your air purifier on ‘turbo fan speed’ for an hour or so before bedtime, then turn down to ‘medium fan speed’ or ‘auto fan speed’ when it’s time for bed for light sleepers.
  • Lounge/Kitchen Area:
    Protect your pets AND yourself by running your air purifier ALL DAY LONG in these areas: the higher the fan speeds the better. As main thoroughfares of the home, these can be prime spots for fur & feather shedding. The ‘Auto mode’ of our units do a great job for this kind of ‘Set & Forget’ use.
  • When Away From Home:
    Leave the Winix Air Purifier running while you are at work, particularly if your pets spend a lot of time indoors. That way, your pets can continue to breath clean air while you are out.

The indoor air in our homes can be as much as 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air, so if your pets do stay indoors while you are away, it becomes very important to ensure the quality of the air that they are breathing. A good quality air purifier will remove common indoor airborne household pollutants such as dust, mould spores, pollens, smoke and VOCs. It’s also nice to come home to a ‘surprisingly’ fresh smelling home when you say hello to your pets.

  • A Contained Environment:
    For best efficiency, we recommend keeping the rooms and windows closed up where practicable. But, as we know Australia has a wide-ranging climate, so we need to be flexible, so having the internal doors and the odd window ajar is okay – we all appreciate SOME fresh air. Use your ceiling fans and air conditioners as usual.
  • Filter Cleaning:
    Keep an eye on the filters within the Winix Air Purifier. When using your air purifier with pets, these filters can understandably get dirty at a faster rate than usual. The front filter is the ‘pre-filter’, which is the first filter to capture the larger airborne particles, so make sure to give it a regular vacuum while still in the machine. It’s also a good idea to remove it completely every few weeks and run it under water to wash off any pet hair, fluff, lint, dust and grit. Doing this will also prolong the life of the HEPA and Carbon filter!
  • Filter Replacement:
    You can normally expect your filters to last about 12-18 months when used under standard conditions, perhaps a little less if you are intensively using it for your pets, as recommended in this guide. This is understandable given the extra work in capturing pet dander, hair, feathers and even airborne cat saliva produced when cats clean themselves! Make sure to keep an eye on your ‘Replacement Filter Indicator’.
  • Running Times:
    Be generous with your running times – consider even running it 24/7. You don’t need to be overly worried about running costs of the Winix Air Purifiers. They are relatively inexpensive to run (tested at around 0.2 cents per hour). To us, the benefits of continual operation far overwhelm the running costs, particularly when considering all the health benefits that you and your pets will receive.
  • User Manual:
    Lastly, it pays to have a good look over the User Manual – it has some easy to read information about the filter upkeep and maintenance to help you get the very best results.

You also need to make sure you’ve got the right air purifier for the job, with the right features:

Winix 4 Stage Air Purifier (AUS-5500) or Winix ULTIMATE 5 Stage Air Purifier (AUS-9500)

  • True HEPA filters:
    Both models have certified Winix HEPA filters, so they will both remove those tiny airborne particles that may affect you or your pets’ health. These HEPA filters will even remove 99.97% of those ultra-fine particles (including pet dander) measuring as small as 0.3microns (wow, our eyesight is generally good for 40-50 microns!). As a rough guide: pet fur is around 50 microns, dust & mould spores 10 microns, pet dander 2.5 microns, bacteria 1 micron and smoke, a very tiny 0.3 micron.
  • Carbon filters:
    Both models have high quality carbon filters – great for removing cooking smells as well as those unpleasant pet smells. The Winix 5 Stage air purifier actually has an ‘activated carbon filter’, which means it will reach the next important step of capturing hazardous gases and vapours found in the home, such as formaldehyde, acetone, benzene – even those vehicles emissions entering the home from outside. All things that we really don’t want our pets breathing in!
  • PlasmaWave:
    Both Winix Air Purifiers utilise this ‘No Ozone’ air purification technology*. Great for neutralising harmful viruses, bacteria, odour-causing compounds and chemicals and vapours – leaving only fresh, clean air for yourself & your furry best friend.
    * In tests by global independent safety science company UL LLC, WInix Air Purifiers produced 3 part per billion ozone - a nearly undetectable level that is substantially lower than the FDA’s allowable level of 50 part per billion.
  • Anti-Bacterial Protection:
    Both Winix Air Purifiers remove tiny particles such as viruses and bacteria. However, the Winix 5 Stage air purifier also has an ‘Anti-Bacterial Mesh’ within the ‘activated carbon filter’ which provides you and your pets additional protection by neutralising viruses and bacteria on contact.
  • Air Quality Sensors:
    Both Winix Air Purifier models have sensors for monitoring the air quality and once these sensors detect dander, pet odours and other pollutants they will react and increase the fan speed on ‘auto setting’ to quickly get rid of these particles. This even includes those ‘accidental’ stinky pet moments that we know all too well!

We hope that this Pet Air Purifier User Guide has been helpful, as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a phone call or email. We’re always here to help!

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always happy to help!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

The Perfect Gift This Christmas

Joanne Present Wow

Suffice to say, Joanne was surprised & delighted with my early Christmas present this year! What a shocker?! 😆

Seriously though, it's been heartwarming to see many of our customers purchasing our Winix air purifiers as gifts for their loved ones in need this time of year. What a great way to show that you care this Christmas (& allergy) season.

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always happy to help!

A reminder that we are also currently in the midst of our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition. So please take a gander at our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX ultimate 5-stage air-purifier of your own! (Or as a lovely gift for a loved one in need)

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Winix Air Purifiers for Pets & Pet-Owners

Stinky Ziggy

Looks like a certain gassy little dog has set the "odour sensor" of this WINIX air-purifier into overdrive! Our furry-friend, Ziggy (pictured) politely disagrees with this statement.

Everyone loves our furry best friends but for many of us, pet-related allergies & hay fever can be more than a handful. Our WINIX ultimate 5-stage air-purifier can really be a game changer. In many circles, our 5-stage unit has actually come to be known as the "Pet Air-Purifier". Not only do they do a great job of actively removing allergens such as pet dander from the air, they also remove many airborne pollutants from the air in your home, making for a healthier indoor environment for man's best friend!

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always here to help!

Don't forget, we are also currently in the midst of our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition. So please take a gander at our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX ultimate 5-stage air-purifier of your own!

Thank you & sympathies to all of the other victims of doggy-farts out there!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Check in With Your Lungs!

Lung Health Awareness Special Banner_2017 - Update

Hello again folks!

As Ausclimate continues our mission of sharing handy info & resources for better breathing throughout Lung Health Awareness Month, we have a particularly good one here; The Lung Foundation Australia's Lung Health Checklist!

https://lungfoundation.com.au/lung-health/checklist/

Lung Health Awareness Month is about encouraging our fellow Australians to take their lung health seriously & recognise symptoms early in both themselves & loved ones. We encourage everyone to check in with their lungs with this quick & easy checklist. It only takes a few minutes & the simple questions will help to recognise symptoms & risks of lung disease as well as the need to act promptly. Give it a go!


Lung Health Awareness Special

As we get to the tail-end of November, a reminder that for the month of November, we are proudly offering an EXTRA 10% OFF* our already reduced Ausclimate website special sale prices store-wide when you mention “Lung Health Awareness Month”.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the Ausclimate website to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention “Lung Health Awareness Month” when placing your order.


To find out more about Lung Health Awareness Month or get involved, please visit http://www.lungfoundation.com.au/LHAM or phone the Lung Foundation freecall Information and Support Centre on 1800 654 301.

Thank you so much for tuning in during Lung Health Awareness Month & helping us to raise awareness for this important cause.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Offer Fine Print:
* Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the month of November 2017. 10% off all current listed Ausclimate website prices for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only. Offer not eligible on previous orders. Commercial range not included in offer.

Respiratory Issues? Maybe We Can Help.

Lung Health Awareness Special Banner 2017 - Update

Hi folks! In this quick video I explain just how air purifiers & dehumidifiers can help to provide relief to many people affected by lung disease & assorted respiratory issues. Lung Health Awareness Month is about encouraging our fellow Australians to take their lung health seriously and recognise symptoms early in both themselves, and loved ones.


Lung Health Awareness Special

As we near the end of November, a reminder that for the month of November, we are proudly offering an EXTRA 10% OFF* our already reduced Ausclimate website special sale prices store-wide when you mention “Lung Health Awareness Month”.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the Ausclimate website to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention “Lung Health Awareness Month” when placing your order.


To find out more about Lung Health Awareness Month or get involved, please visit http://www.lungfoundation.com.au/LHAM or phone the Lung Foundation freecall Information and Support Centre on 1800 654 301.

Stay tuned to this space through the rest of Lung Health Awareness Month as we’ll be continuing to share more great information and resources to raise awareness for this important cause.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Offer Fine Print:
* Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the month of November 2017. 10% off all current listed Ausclimate website prices for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only. Offer not eligible on previous orders. Commercial range not included in offer.

Ausclimate Lung Health Awareness Month Special!

Lung Health Awareness Special A4_2017

Ausclimate are doing our part for the Lung Foundation Australia Lung Health Awareness Month. This month is all about encouraging our fellow Australians to take their lung health seriously and recognise symptoms early in both themselves, and loved ones.

For the month of November, we are proud to officially announce that we will be offering an EXTRA 10% OFF* our already reduced Ausclimate website special sale prices store-wide when you mention "Lung Health Awareness Month".

This unprecedented special on our part is all about spreading the word of this important health issue and getting products that can make a difference in the hands of many people who can use them most!

To take advantage of this offer, please visit the Ausclimate website to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention "Lung Health Awareness Month" when placing your order.

To find out more about Lung Health Awareness Month or get involved, please visit the Lung Foundation website or phone the Lung Foundation freecall Information and Support Centre 1800 654 301.

Stay tuned to this space throughout Lung Health Awareness month as we'll be sharing some great information and resources throughout the month to raise awareness for an important cause.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Offer Fine Print:

* Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the month of November 2017. 10% off all current listed Ausclimate website prices for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only. Offer not eligible on previous orders. Commercial range not included in offer.

Ausclimate Lung Health Awareness Month Special!

Ausclimate-Lung Foundation Chermside Seminar

A few months back we had the opportunity to take part in the Lung Foundation Australia Chermside Patient Seminar, as you can see in this picture with Joanne at the event. It really was just a great experience to be able to talk with many patients struggling with a variety of lung disease and respiratory issues and to provide them with some important options that can assist in the overall Lung Disease relief picture.

We learned a great deal ourselves about just how serious an issue that Lung Disease is to everyday Australians. More than 7 million Australians have a chronic respiratory disease – or more than 1 in 4 of us! The seminar itself was well done and included some useful tips in living well with Lung Disease and how to be proactive with your care. Overall, well delivered, with some very valuable information in managing lung disease in day-to-day living.

As we wrap up a big month for Ausclimate, we have an even bigger November, as Ausclimate are doing our part for the Lung Foundation Australia Lung Health Awareness Month. This month is all about encouraging our fellow Australians to take their lung health seriously and recognise symptoms early in both themselves, and loved ones.

We're doing our part to promote Lung Health Awareness Month with our Ausclimate Lung Health Awareness Special. We'll be officially announcing the details of this month-long special tomorrow and sharing some great information and resources throughout the month to raise awareness.

This unprecedented special on our part is all about spreading the word of this important health issue and getting products that can make a difference in the hands of many people who can use them most!

To find out more about Lung Health Awareness Month or get involved, please visit lungfoundation.com.au/LHAM or phone the Lung Foundation freecall Information and Support Centre 1800 654 301.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's announcement and a big thank you to the Lung Foundation Australia.

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

How Air-Purifiers Can Help with Lucinda Curran

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What do you know about Air Purifiers? A great little mini-interview here with friend of Ausclimate & Building Biologist, Lucinda Curran about just how air purifiers can help people. In our latest segment, Lucinda offers an unique, educated perspective as a qualified Building Biologist on just how & where Air Purifiers can make a difference for a lot of people.

Thanks Lucinda! Make sure to check out more of Lucinda’s great content on Facebook over at Eco Health Solutions – Building Biology & check out her website at www.EcoHealthSolutions.com.au

Ausclimate’s ProductReview.com.au top-rated Winix Air-Purifier range is approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice programme. Take a look at our full range on our website: ausclimate.com.au

Thanks for watching!

Cheers!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au


Ausclimate locations & dates:

Fri 27th – Sun 29th October @ Sydney Home Show, (Show Stand C02) Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park

How Dehumidifiers Can Help with Lucinda Curran

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A great little mini-interview here with friend of Ausclimate & Building Biologist, Lucinda Curran about just how dehumidifiers can help people. Lucinda offers an interesting, educated perspective on just how & where dehumidifiers can make a difference for a lot of people.

Thanks Lucinda! Make sure to check out more of Lucinda's great content on Facebook over at Eco Health Solutions - Building Biology & check out her website at www.EcoHealthSolutions.com.au

Ausclimate’s ProductReview.com.au #1 Rated NWT Dehumidifier range is approved by the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice programme. Take a look at our full range on our website: ausclimate.com.au

Thanks for watching! Stay tuned folks, we’ll have some more great video content with Lucinda coming at you soon.

Cheers!

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au


Ausclimate locations & dates:

Fri 27th – Sun 29th October @ Sydney Home Show, (Show Stand C02) Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park

Ausclimate Asthma Awareness Special 2017

Ausclimate Asthma Awareness Special A4_2017

The time has come & we're very excited to finally officially announce our annual Ausclimate National Asthma Week Asthma Awareness Special!

This years National Asthma Week will run from the 1st to the 7th of September. We are very proud of our partnership with the National Asthma Council and our Sensitive Choice approved Air-Purifier & Dehumidifier range. Ausclimate is celebrating this partnership once again & with our month-long Asthma Awareness Special. This special will give great some great savings and the perfect combination for asthma relief:

1x Winix 4-Stage Air-Purifier & 1x Winix ULTIMATE 5-Stage Air-Purifier
at a combo price of $995
(saving $445 from our regular separate recommended retail prices)

(Offer now expired, sorry)

Winix - for over 40 years, the cleanest air you can make yourself

This discount is for a limited time (UPDATE: special ending October 8, 2017) and is available online right here through Paypal, in addition to over-the-phone orders. For more information about these units, please take a gander at the Winix Air Purifier Page of our Website or give us a call on 1800 122 100 (free-call)

Asthma Week 1-7 September 2017

If you suffer from asthma symptoms, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Contact your local Asthma Foundation by calling 1800 ASTHMA Helpline (1800 278 462) or visit www.asthmaaustralia.org.au

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
visit the website: http://www.ausclimate.com.au


Ausclimate locations & dates:

Fri 27th – Sun 29th OctoberSydney Home Show, (Show Stand C03) Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park

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