Dry that Cold, Damp Bathroom with your Dehumidifier!

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Desiccant Dehumidifier Bathroom Drying Guide & Tips

This rather chilly time of year can be tough for many, especially those of us in Australia's cooler-climate areas like Southern New South Wales, rural Victoria, Melbourne, Hobart & Adelaide to name a few. During the winter season, the idea of taking a shower in this cold, damp weather can be especially dreadful! It's times like this where your Ausclimate Dehumidifier can be your best friend to dry that cold-damp bathroom moisture right out of there & really take the chill off!

Throughout the year, our bathrooms can prove a terrible spot for the accumulation of moisture and condensation, often resulting in musty smells and even mould. If you don't have a good amount of natural ventilation or a bathroom exhaust fan, this can fast become a problem. With no other place to go, the steam & moisture from our showers can go straight into our wall and roof fixtures with nasty results! This can become especially evident in these colder, damp winter months.

Rest assured, this can be the perfect job for your Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier! These units are purpose-designed for cooler climate use and will actively suck the moisture right out of your bathroom air after your shower. This will remove condensation from your mirrors, windows & wall and even dry your towel afterwards. Regular use will leave your bathroom fresh & dry, no more musty smells, mould & condensation!

As an added bonus, try turning it on 10-15 minutes before your shower when you have your 'morning cuppa' to really take some of the chill off of the room.

Quick Tips:
• Turn your desiccant dehumidifier on 10 - 15 mins before your shower (good time for a cuppa )
• Set it to 'Laundry Mode', 'Turbo' fan speed (best setting for winter time during these cold chilly mornings)
• Continue to operate whilst in shower & leave running for approximately 30 mins after your shower

As always, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about this guide or would like to find out more about our dehumidifiers. 1800 122 100 (free call)
If you don't already have one of our Ausclimate Cool Seasons Dehumidifiers, you can find out all about them right here: Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier Range

Always happy to help!

Cheers,

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

Ausclimate Air Purifier Cleaning Guide – it’s so easy

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One of the most important points in keeping your WINIX Air Purifier running at is best is maintenance cleaning & regular filter replacement. We often get asked about this in person, so we thought that we’d put together an easy-to-use air purifier cleaning guide to help you get the most out of your machine over the long haul!


Preface: Always remember to pay special attention to your replacement filter indicator. Through regular use, your filter should last you for about a years time. Once this time is up and your replacement filter indicator light comes on, it is very important to replace your filter for effective ongoing air purification. For more check out our replacement filter post here.

These replacement filters are available (with free delivery) on our website page.

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Maintenance Cleaning of your Winix Air Purifier

Every week or two, we recommend giving your air purifier a good clean for maximum effectiveness. It is essential that you regularly check and clean your pre-filter, as below.

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Step 1: Remove the outer casing of your air-purifier

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Step 2: Remove the filter cartridge from within the air-purifier

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Step 3: Give the fan vents on top and inside of the air-purifier a wipe with a damp cloth to remove any dirt/dust build up

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Step 4: Unclip the ‘Pre-Filter’ from your filter cartridge pack

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Step 5: Give the ‘Pre-Filter’ a good clean with your vacuum (or every now & then give it a wash with clean water)

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Step 6: Vacuum the dust sensors and interior fan vents to remove any excess dust

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Step 7: Clip your ‘pre-filter’ back into place in your filter cartridge pack & then return into the machine, just as it was when you first removed it.
*If you have cleaned your pre-filter with water, make sure to dry it completely before putting it back into the machine

Special notes:
• The above guide is intended for Ausclimate’s WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier
• For Ausclimate's WINIX 4-Stage Air-Purifiers, regular cleaning of the pre-filter is even easier because it is not actually attached to the other filters. Just remove as above, quick clean and return to the machine. It’s that easy.
• For both models, never clean or submerge your HEPA filter in water, only the pre-filter!

If in doubt, please refer to your user manual or get in touch with the Ausclimate team if unsure about anything:
1800 122 100 (free call)

Cheers,

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

When it's time to replace your filter

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One of the questions that we often get is "How often do I need to replace my air purifier filters?"

As most of you may already know, our Winix Air Purifiers come with their first filter ready to go. In cases of non-stop use, this should last you about 1 year before needing to be replaced. If you are using it less than this, it can last significantly longer! One of the easiest ways to tell if the time has come is the 'replacement filter indicator' as you can see in red in this picture. If this shows up for you, it's time to get your next filter.

Now if it has still not shown up by 18 months, our health experts recommend replacing it anyway at this time due to the nature of the pollutants that the air purifier has captured.

When the time has come, you can easily purchase your next filter designed just for your machine (with free delivery) by either giving us a call or purchasing on our website page.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions at all.

P.S. We'll have a great little guide coming your way soon on how to regularly clean your filters to make sure that you are really getting the best out of them.

Cheers,

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

Dry that Wet Weather Washing with your Dehumidifier

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With all of the rain that we've been getting in the last few days, drying that laundry can prove quite the challenge. It's times like this when your Ausclimate dehumidifier can be your best friend!

Whether one of our NWT compressor dehumidifiers or one of our Ausclimate Cool-Seasons dehumidifiers, simply set your dehumidifier up in a small, closed off room with your wet washing on a clothes horse and let it do it's magic. It will suck the moisture right out of those clothes and is actually more economical than your standard clothes-dryer.

As an added tip, do your best to make sure that the room is closed off (i.e. closed windows and doors) and empty your dehumidifier tank as required. Such a relief to finally get some dry washing on these damp and dreary days!

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions. Always here to help!

Cheers,

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

Winix Hospital Grade True HEPA Filtration

Hospital Grade HEPA

So just what is Hospital-Grade True HEPA Filtration?

Ausclimate’s Winix range are specifically designed for Australia, giving you the unique combination of superior 'PlasmaWave' air-purification technology and certified H13 Hospital-grade true HEPA filtration. This industry-leading technology & filtration standard effectively remove a broad range of odours, allergens & other airborne pollutants including; dust, smoke, pollen, pet dander, mould, bacteria, viruses and VOCs.

Why is Hospital Grade HEPA so important?

Ausclimate’s Winix air purifier range is certified as meeting the True HEPA Filter H13 certification - Australian Standard (AS 4260-1997)¹. This means that they have a confirmed H13 level of purification, removing 99.97% (minimum efficiency) of airborne pollutants such as viruses, bacteria & allergens as small as 0.3 microns (0.3 microns is far smaller than dust, dust mites, mould spores, pollens, bacteria and even pet dander!). This is the industry standard that defines whether an air purifier is suitable for use in hospital environments and medical applications including; clean-rooms, pharmaceutical manufacturing and any environment where clean/sterile conditions are required.

Not all HEPA filters are equal

The unfortunate truth is that many suppliers make the claim of having 'HEPA filters', however, some of these are in reality not actually 'H13 Hospital-grade true HEPA' filtration and upon testing, fail to filter 99.97% at 0.3 microns of particles from the air. As a responsible Australian supplier of quality air purifiers, proof of independent testing is very important to us, as it should be for all customers doing their research.

Ausclimate's Winix air purifier range proudly meets the Australian Standards, European Standards, as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Standards and have the proof to back it up.¹

Surpassing Australian HEPA Filter Standards

While Ausclimate's Winix air purifier range meets these industry standards, in some ways our range actually surpasses them. Independent Australian tests¹ performed by Assured Equipment Services showed that at 0.3 microns, our filters actually surpassed the required efficiency level of 99.97%. Then as we get below the 99.97% efficiency rating, the filters can actually capture pollutants much smaller than the required 0.3 micron Standard (i.e. smoke and other tiny particles).

¹ H13 True Hepa filtration standard accredited by Australian independent testing laboratory, Assured Equipment Services, Utah-based Nelson Laboratories and Yonsei University, based in Seoul, South Korea. Test report results available upon request.


Shop with confidence

Take a look at our full range today on our website
Ausclimate's WINIX Air-Purifier range is approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for the Australian region. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.

We hope that you've found this article helpful and as always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all.

Cheers,

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

Healthy Breathing Month: Air Purifier Comparison Video


As Healthy Breathing Month rolls on, we thought it a perfect time to bring you our WINIX Air Purifier Comparison Video!

As we mentioned previously, top-quality air purifiers can be an excellent option to really clean the air in our homes and eliminate many of those nasty asthma and respiratory issue triggers. From everyday allergens like dust, dust mites and pet dander to VOCs (airborne chemicals). We often get asked about the differences between Ausclimate’s 4 & 5 stage WINIX air purifiers, so we decided to put together this little comparison video for you to tell you about some of the key differences. We even take them apart & break down the differences in the internal filters. For more info, please take a look at the rest of the website or get in touch. Always here to help!

Ausclimate are very proud of the fact that our NWT Dehumidifier range & WINIX Air-Purifier range are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice programme. Give them a visit to find some excellent air treatment content this month:
sensitivechoice.com


Healthy Breathing Month Special

Be sure not to miss out on our ‘Healthy Breathing Month Special’ on right now, giving you an additional 10% off of our already reduced sale prices. Please note that this offer is for over the phone purchases only, when you mention “Healthy Breathing Month”. So if you’ve been thinking about an air purifier purchase, now is a great time to buy!

Take a look at the rest of our website today to find out all about our WINIX air purifier range & give us a call to take advantage of this very limited special. All of the details right here


Stay tuned to this space throughout ‘Healthy Breathing Month’ as we’ll continue to spotlight more great information and resources to help you & your family to breathe easier.

Cheers,

Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
ausclimate.com.au

Compressor vs Desiccant Dehumidifier Comparison Guide

With the introduction of our Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier range, some of us might be a little confused whether a Cool-Seasons Desiccant or a classic NWT Compressor Dehumidifier is the right choice. So we decided to put together this handy little guide to help you work out which might be right for you.

Compressor vs Desiccant:an unbiased view (we sell both!)

Compressor dehumidifiers (also called refrigerant) have been used to dry out our homes for more than 40 years. Over this period, they have performed very well, building a reputation as a reliable energy efficient method of removing large volumes of excess moisture.

However, Desiccant-type dehumidifiers are also becoming quite popular in Australia.

So, how do you choose – ‘Compressor’ or ‘Desiccant’ dehumidifier?

In general terms, the Compressor dehumidifier still retains the position as top performer, particularly when the indoor temperature is around 20°C or above.

But if your indoor temperature is consistently below 20°c, then consider the Desiccant dehumidifier as a great option. They may be rated as having a lower overall moisture removal capacity, but they really do perform well at their rated capacity in those lower winter temperatures.

Compressor Desiccant Comparison Chart


Selecting the right model will depend on why you want to use it, when you use it, how you use it and where you live in Australia.

Why

Most of our customers purchase dehumidifiers to stop moisture related problems such as mould, dust-mites, condensation and musty odours etc.

Some of the issues are property related: protection of our valued and treasured possessions such as furnishing, clothing, footwear, camera equipment, electronics, etc.

Other issues are health related – a strong need to stop allergens such as mould and dust-mites before they grow, breed and then become airborne and affect our family’s health.


When

“When is the best time to dry the home – wait for winter”?

No, don’t wait for winter. Most homes get a build-up of indoor moisture through the summer and autumn months. So, we suggest you get started early; remove all that excess moisture in the warmer months and then do follow-up drying through your wetter/colder months of winter.

Having said that, some parts of Australia have wet summer months and dry winter months – keep reading for more help.


How

“How do you use a dehumidifier”?

You might be surprised that you do not have to run the dehumidifier every day to combat these common problems. Turning your dehumidifier on just once a week or so is generally enough to manage it. BUT, make sure to do the deep-down ‘structural’ drying first.


Where

So, now that we’ve discussed the WHY, the WHEN, the HOW, we can now help you decide the right type of dehumidifier for your area in Australia:

*Sydney, Northern NSW, WA, NT & QLD

An Ausclimate NWT Compressor Dehumidifier type may be the preferred option for these areas because of high rainfall season of summer and autumn.

*As example: even though Sydney has its fair share of rain in winter, it’s often during the warmer wet months that moisture builds up in the home. Then, why do you notice the excess moisture in winter and not the previous months?

Why?… because, as it becomes colder we tend to close our doors and windows: therefore, trapping the excess built up of moisture inside the home. Once we turn the heater on, mould starts appearing, windows have condensation and that musty odour is back.

If you keep your home dry during the previous wetter months, it’s quite likely you won’t see such a problem the following winter.

Melbourne, VIC, Southern NSW, Tasmania & SA

An Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant Dehumidifier type of dehumidifier may be the preferred option because these are typically cooler climates where the moisture problems are more confined to the winter months.

Generally, in the southern States, indoor room temperatures are consistently cooler than our northern neighbours: therefore, an Ausclimate Cool-Seasons Desiccant type dehumidifier may be the better option.

Others areas around Australia

The above regions all have areas that don’t fit nicely with the above options. There will be many areas where either Compressor or Desiccant or both may operate very effectively. Consider issue other issues such as local geography, elevation, bushland, shade, air movement, winds/breezes and of distance from the coast. These are all factors that influence your choice, including the architecture of your own home.

Also, it is important to note that it is the indoor room temperature and not the outside temperature that has a large bearing on selecting the right type of dehumidifier. Do you generally use a heater when operating a dehumidifier? Or would you consider using a Compressor dehumidifier with a heater option, such as the NWT All-Seasons 35L Compressor Dehumidifier.

A fair bit to think about!


If you’re still not quite sure, make it easy for yourself & talk to an Ausclimate industry-expert.

1800 122 100 (free call)

Ausclimate: Best service, best quality, best prices.

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions, please give us a yell.

Cheers,

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

Happy New Year from Ausclimate

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A slightly belated Happy New Year from all of us here at Ausclimate! (pictured left-to-right: Allan, Chris, Russell & Joanne)

We hope that everyone out there has had a wonderful Christmas & New Year break. We'd like to give out a big old 'thank-you' to all of you for 2018. It's been a huge year for us here in Ausclimate-land. It has just been so wonderful meeting & talking to the many hundreds of customers out there over the past year, helping you with your individual air quality & moisture issues & coming up with the right remedy for you. As a family-owned Australian business we are truly grateful for your business. We look forward to continuing to provide this personalised service & meeting many new friends in 2018!

It's also been delightful to welcome all of our new friends online & in the world of Facebook. It's just great to see how things are growing, bit-by-bit. We're very excited for what we have in store for our online friends in 2018. This year will be all about useful content to help you maintain a healthier indoor climate for yourself, your family & your loved ones:

  • More useful guides & tips to help you get the most out of your products
  • Handy fact sheets
  • More helpful videos (covering a range of healthy home subjects & from a variety of industry experts)
  • Keeping you posted on what we're up to here at Ausclimate
  • Some interesting uses of your products that you may not have even thought of
  • Special offers & giveaways just for our Ausclimate friends!

As always, we're here for you for any day-to-day air quality & moisture questions that you may have & to make sure that you are still getting the most out of your Ausclimate product. We're always keen to do what we can to help not only yourself, but also any other family members or friends who may be in need. So please get in touch, we're always only a call away!

ph: 1800 122 100 (free call)

Here's to a great 2018!

THANK-YOU,

Russell & Allan Bryan
Ausclimate Co-Founders
visit the website: ausclimate.com.au

Winix Air Purifiers VOC Test Results

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Winix Air Purifier VOC Efficacy Test Results Are In

Ausclimate are extremely proud to share our recent independent VOC Testing Results for our Winix Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier, but firstly, just what are VOCs?

So what are VOCs?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that can easily enter the air in our home from many commonly used household products. The list of VOCs in your home seems endless. And yes, they’re everywhere: the materials used to build our home, plywood & wood products, carpets, soft furnishings, upholstered furniture, oil & solvent based cleaners, nail polish & other personal care products, adhesives & paints, aerosol sprays, even the vehicle emissions entering our homes.

We are commonly exposed to these VOCs by breathing, touching & swallowing. Just how harmful these are to our health is determined directly by:

  • The toxicity of the VOCs
  • The amount of VOCs in the air
  • The duration of exposure

Reducing our exposure can be achieved in a number of ways. And, whilst it may not be possible to totally remove these hazardous chemicals from our home, we can certainly take some steps to limit our exposure:

  • Ensure indoor areas are well-ventilated
  • Reduce the sources of VOCs where practicable
  • Use high quality air purifiers.

Winix Air Purifiers for VOC Removal

It’s well known that HEPA filter within the Winix Air Purifiers are designed to remove airborne pollutants in our homes, including those tiny particles of dust, mould, smoke, pollens, viruses and bacteria.

But the HEPA filter alone are not designed for VOC removal. It’s really the Winix ACTIVATED CARBON filter, as well as Winix PlasmaWaveTM technology that are the most important features when it comes to removing VOCs (such as formaldehyde & other dangerous chemicals).

VOC Independent Testing

Winix proudly state that the Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier is in a field of its own when it comes to removing VOCs from the air in our homes. And there’s little doubt that the Activated Carbon filter, as well as Winix PlasmaWaveTM technology are responsible for these high-efficiency rates.

But, here in Australia, we wanted to go one step further, to have our own testing performed too – just to be sure!

So, we enlisted Melbourne-based indoor environment industry expert, Nicole Bijlsma (pictured), CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies to carry out independent VOC efficacy testing of our Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier.

Nicole completed the VOC air testing in Bayswater, Melbourne in 2017 & had the samples analysed by Prism Analytical Technologies (USA).

VOC Test Results

Quite simply, the results were very clear:

In the official test, “The results indicate a significant reduction in Total VOCs from 98,000ng/L to 20,000 ng/L which equates to an almost 80% reduction of total VOCs within one hour of the air purifier being in use.”*

This is a great result that leaves us wondering, ‘If this is so effective in only one hour, can you imagine how effective it is in cleaning the air in a room all day long?!’

What these VOC test results mean for you

We’ve already established that there are more potentially hazardous chemicals in our homes than we want to even think about! From everyday household cleaners, to furniture materials, to common glues, paints & plastics found in the home; even experts have little knowledge on their potentially long-term & dangerous effects on human health.

Nicole Bijlsma notes that “Outdoor air pollution kills more people in Australia than the road toll, and indoor air quality is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air” (BITRE, 2017; OECD, 2014; US EPA, 2017). …“The Ausclimate air purifier was shown to reduce the chemical load in indoor air by 80% within an hour of use.” (ACES, 2017)

Simply put, these results prove that Ausclimate’s Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier will actively remove many of these airborne chemicals straight out of the air in our rooms, as effectively as 80% in one hour! In the big picture, these results are just great news for people with chemical sensitivities (or just wanting to reduce their chemical exposure) because this is real evidence that our Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier can effectively protect you & your family from many of these everyday chemical nasties that are found in the common home.

* Testing results provided by the Australian College of Environmental Studies via Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., the creator of IAQ Commercial Survey. Prism has been performing air quality assessments to industry and environmental consultants since 1995. IAQ Commercial SurveyTM is one of the most advanced, trusted air testing products on the market today for identifying chemical sources and active mould growth. Model tested: Winix Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier (AUS-9500). Detailed testing results available on request.


Thank you, we hope that this information & test results have been helpful & as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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

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
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