A Healthy Home Moment with Nicole: Home Cleaning Products


Ausclimate are very proud to present the first part our our ‘Healthy Home Moments’ series with healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! This one has some great tips on what kinds of cleaning products to watch out for & how to maintain a clean & healthy home, free of harsh chemical nasties. Thanks Nicole!

Ausclimate Healthy Home Moment Cleaning Pack Competition

Healthy Home Month Abode Cleaning Pack Giveaway Competition

In conjunction with this Healthy Home video series, we are giving you the chance to WIN an Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack of your very own!

Simply “like” our Ausclimate Facebook page, “Share” the Facebook video post & make sure to tell us in the Facebook video post comments “Why you would like an Abode Healthy Home Cleaning Pack” for your chance to WIN. (Comment approximately 50 words or less) We will be giving away 1 cleaning pack with every Healthy Home Moment video!

Competition Period: Commences at time of each Ausclimate Healthy Home Moments Facebook post, to be drawn 1 week after the original post in question.
Prize: 1 x Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack valued at $40.75 RRP (inc GST).

  • 1 x Abode Surface Spray (500ml)
  • 1 x Abode Dishwashing Liquid (615ml)
  • 1 x Abode Window & Glass Cleaner (500ml)
  • 1 x Fibreteq Glass & Window Cloth
  • 1 x Fibreteq Kitchen Microfibre Cloth

For all of the details, please check out our competition post

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entries & hope that everyone really gets the most out of Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month!

If you found our video useful, there are many more like it in the recently released the 3rd edition of her best-selling book; ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. In addition to some fantastic Healthy Home tips, it covers all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues!


Healthy Home Month Special:

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For the month of February, we are also proud to be offering a complimentary hard-cover edition of this great book (valued at $39.95) with every Ausclimate dehumidifier or air-purifier purchase when you mention Healthy Home Month! There are also some great value specials going right now, so if you’ve been thinking about a dehumidifier or air purifier purchase, now is a great time.

For all of the details, please check out our Healthy Home Month Special post

Stay tuned to this space for our next Healthy Home Moment with Nicole! And as always, for any home air-quality or moisture problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Always here to help!

Cheers,

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

Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month

Ausclimate Healthy Home Moment Cleaning Pack Competition

Hello everybody,

Today we’re very excited to announce the next part of ‘GIVING BACK’ to our loyal customers as part of Ausclimate’s ‘Healthy Home Month’.

Healthy Home Moments with Nicole

Again, Healthy Home Month is all about handy content for you & easy steps that you can take yourself to make your own home a healthier place. Partnering with us for this month is friend of Ausclimate & healthy home expert, Nicole Bijlsma! As you will see very soon, we have worked together with Nicole to create a great little series of ‘Healthy Home Moments’ videos for you. These bite-size videos utilise Nicole’s excellent knowledge to give you some handy tips to create a healthier indoor environment.

Healthy Home Month Abode Cleaning Pack Giveaway Competition

In addition to this great video series, we wanted to go one step further, so with each of our upcoming Facebook Healthy Home Videos we are giving you the chance to WIN an Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack of your own! (Pictured above)

Simply “like” our Ausclimate Facebook page, “Share” the Facebook video post & make sure to tell us in the Facebook video post comments “Why you would like an Abode Healthy Home Cleaning Pack” for your chance to WIN. (Comment approximately 50 words or less) We will be giving away 1 cleaning pack with every Healthy Home Moment video!

Competition Period: Commences at time of each Ausclimate Healthy Home Moments Facebook post, to be drawn 1 week after the original post in question.
Prize: 1 x Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack valued at $40.75 RRP (inc GST).

  • 1 x Abode Surface Spray (500ml)
  • 1 x Abode Dishwashing Liquid (615ml)
  • 1 x Abode Window & Glass Cleaner (500ml)
  • 1 x Fibreteq Glass & Window Cloth
  • 1 x Fibreteq Kitchen Microfibre Cloth

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entries & hope that everyone really gets the most out of Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month!

Cheers

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder

ausclimate.com.au


Competition Official Terms & Conditions

Competition Details
Ausclimate ‘Healthy Home Moments’ giveaway Promotion.

Competition Promoter
Ausclimate Pty Ltd (ABN 60 667 963 079), PO Box 161 The Gap QLD 4061.

Conditions of Entry
Refer to Terms and Conditions.

Entry Restrictions
Open only to Australian residents and excludes directors, officers, management and employees of the Promoter or of the agencies or companies associated with this competition.

Competition Period
Commences at time of each Ausclimate Healthy Home Moments Facebook post, to be drawn 1 week after the original post in question.

Entry method during the competition period: entrants must: (a) visit the Ausclimate Facebook Page at our ‘‘Healthy Home Moment’’ video post and write”Why they would like an Abode Healthy Home Cleaning Pack” in approximately 50 words or less.

Prize Details

  • 1 x Abode Healthy Home Natural Cleaning Pack valued at $40.75 RRP (inc GST).
  • 1 x Abode Surface Spray (500ml)
  • 1 x Abode Dishwashing Liquid (615ml)
  • 1 x Abode Window & Glass Cleaner (500ml)
  • 1 x Fibreteq Glass & Window Cloth
  • 1 x Fibreteq Kitchen Microfibre Cloth

Entry Limitations
All entries must be received during the competition period. Consumers may only enter once during the competition period. If multiple entries are submitted, only the first entry will be accepted.

Approximate 50 words or less limitation is to be taken as a guideline, not an absolute limit.

Winner Notification
The winners will be notified by return private message (Facebook) in the first instance within one week of the original video post. The results will also appear on the video post in question on the Ausclimate Facebook Page

Prize Claim Date and Time
The prize must be claimed within 48 hours of the winner announcement on the relevant Facebook video post. If the prize remains unclaimed by that date, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoter reserves the right to distribute the relevant prize to the next best valid entry.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
The information regarding prizes and how to enter forms part of these conditions. By entering, entrants accept these conditions.
The competition will be conducted during the competition period. (Commences at time of each Ausclimate Healthy Home Moments Facebook post, to be drawn 1 week after the original post in question.)

Entries must be received during the competition period. The Promoter is not liable for late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, incorrectly submitted, delayed or illegible entries, claims or correspondence due to error, omission, tampering, theft and communications failure or otherwise. The Promoter has no control over communications networks and is not liable for any problems associated with them due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoter is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred. Entrants who enter using multiple facebook accounts may be disqualified.

Entries not fully complying with these conditions of entry may be deemed invalid at the Promoter’s discretion.

This competition is a game of skill; chance plays no part in determining the winners. Each valid entry will be individually judged (by representatives of the Promoter) based on, among other things, literary and creative merit.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The best valid single (1) entry, as determined by the judges, from all entries received during the Competition Period will win the prize.

All entries become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned to the entrant. Each “Healthy Home Moment” comment must be the entrant’s original work. By entering this competition entrants: (a) consent to the Promoter making copies of or publishing the whole or any part of their entry (including the “Healthy Home Moment” comment and otherwise exploiting the entry and any rights in relation to the entry, to publicise this competition or for any other purposes; and (b) undertake to the Promoter that their entry is not, and its use by the Promoter will not be, in breach of any third party intellectual property rights.

The prizes will be delivered to the winners at their nominated delivery address. (PO Box address will not be accepted)

If a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, that entry will be discarded and the Promoter will distribute the relevant prize to the next best valid entry.

The winners must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding the winning of any prize, free of charge and they consent to the Promoter using their name and image in promotional material.
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Without limiting the previous paragraph, the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage or delay in transit of the prizes.
The Promoter may require the winners to provide proof of identity, proof of age and proof of residency. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the Promoter’s discretion.

The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this competition by, any person who tampers with, or benefits from any tampering with, the entry process or with the operation of the competition, or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value. If a prize or any element of a prize is unavailable for any reason the Promoter may substitute for that prize or element of a prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoter.

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The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications arising from prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. Where this competition involves, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants will follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.
The judges’ decision on allocation of the prize is at the complete discretion of the panel and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the final selection or any part of the judging process.

All entries will be the property of the Promoter. The information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this competition. The information entrants’ companions provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of fulfilling the prize and otherwise administering this competition. The Promoter may collect entrants’ personal information (including through its contractors or agents) or disclose entrants’ or their companions’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this competition or communicating with entrants or their companions. By entering this competition, entrants consent to the storage of their personal information on the Promoter’s database and the Promoter may use this information for future competition and marketing purposes regarding its products, including contacting the entrant via electronic messaging. The Promoter is bound by the Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting the Promoter at the address stated in the Promoter section of these conditions. The Promoter’s Privacy Policy is located at http://www.ausclimate.com.au/files/ausclimate_privacypolicy.rtf

Ausclimate’s Healthy Home Month

Blog - Healthy Home Special

Hi there folks, we have an exciting announcement for you. Ausclimate’s ‘Healthy Home Month’ has officially arrived this February. This Healthy Home Month is all about GIVING BACK to our loyal Ausclimate-friends, with handy content for you & easy steps that you can take to make your own home a healthier place!

Partnering with us for this month is friend of Ausclimate & healthy home industry-expert, Nicole Bijlsma! Nicole is a Building Biologist, CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies & also a published author. To put it simply, she really knows her stuff!

Nicole recently released the 3rd edition of her book – ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’. With over 890 references covering all the latest on allergen, mould & chemical research; just a fantastic resource for environmental health-related issues.

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Healthy Home Month Special:

For the month of February, we are proud to officially announce that we will be offering a complimentary hard-cover ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’ book with every Ausclimate unit purchase when you mention Healthy Home Month! This best-selling book is valued at $39.95 & is a compilation of fifteen years of research. Within its pages you will find out how your home can affect your family’s health & most importantly, what you can do about it. We really hope that Nicole’s useful guide will help to make your home a healthier environment.

To take advantage of this offer, please visit our products pages to view our full range of dehumidifiers & air purifiers, then call us on 1800 122 100 (freecall), making sure to mention our Healthy Home Month offer when placing your order. There are also some great value specials going right now, so if you’ve been thinking about a dehumidifier or air purifier purchase, now is a great time.

Official terms & conditions of ‘Healthy Home Month’ book offer below.

Stay tuned to this space throughout Healthy Home Month as we’ll be sharing some great information and excellent resources throughout the month to help YOU enjoy a healthier home.

P.S. If you like videos, this is the month for you!

Cheers,

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


Offer Fine Print:

*Offer eligible when mentioned during over-the-phone orders only for the remainder of the month of February 2018. Offer available for Ausclimate over-the-phone orders only (on mention of offer), while stock lasts. Offer not eligible on previous orders. Climate gauges and replacement air purifier filters are not included in complimentary book offer. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in ‘Healthy Home Healthy Family’ are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Ausclimate PTY LTD.

Seven simple tips for a healthier, happier home in 2018

Hello folks!

A great article here for you from the Daily Telegraph with some handy, simple little steps that you can take to make your home a happier & healthier place this year. It also just happens to include some wonderful words of wisdom from none other than friend-of-Ausclimate & healthy home industry-expertNicole Bijlsma! Thanks guys!

Take a squiz:
Resolve to follow these seven simple tips for a healthier, happier home in 2018
(Article originally published January 5, 2018 1:00pm, full credit to Chelsea Clark, Home writer, The Daily Telegraph)

Simple things like increased air-flow, indoor house plants & paying a little more attention to keeping things clean & tidy can go such a long way! Another excellent point brought up in this article is 'eliminating allergens'. This is where your dehumidifiers & air purifiers can really do an excellent job of both removing the environmental factors (that are conducive to many of these allergens) & actively removing them straight out of the air!

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier & NWT dehumidifier 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

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Keeping indoor plants can help purify the air we breathe. Picture: Satara Australia,satara.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

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) - Sensitive Choice

Hello folks & a Happy New Year from Ausclimate!

We've found a wonderful little fact sheet here for you from the great team at Sensitive Choice all about VOCs. As we know, these everyday-home airborne chemical nasties can be just terrible for a wide range of people; from young children & older people, to those with asthma & respiratory issues, to allergy sufferers & of course people with chemical sensitivities. This fact sheet does a great job of explaining just what VOCs are, listing some key chemicals to watch out for & gives some handy tips to reduce your exposure. Thanks Sensitive Choice!


VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS)

Pretty much every one has heard about VOCs, but what and where are they?

There is no single definition for what constitutes a volatile organic compound (VOC), but it is safe to say that a VOC is a carbon-based organic compound that evaporates (or off-gases) at room temperature.

VOCs are very common and may be man-made, or naturally occurring.

VOCs are a broad group and while some should be avoided, others are not known to cause any issues for most people. Then there are some people who may be allergic or sensitized to some VOCs.

People with respiratory problems such as asthma, young children, older people, and persons with heightened sensitivity to chemicals may be more susceptible to irritation and symptoms from some VOCs.

Longer term exposure to VOCs may be more likely to trigger and other respiratory symptoms in some people.

VOCs exist outside (particularly in air pollution) and inside.

There are VOCs in aerosols, cleaning products, paints, cosmetics, adhesives, pressed wood products, foam, tobacco smoke, upholstery, carpets, textiles, plastics, detergents (and more).

VOCs can emanate from:

Chemical Uses Comment
Formaldehyde Used in the manufacture of resins and plastics, mostly in the wood-products industry and adhesives. Also tobacco smoke. Exposure to low levels irritates the eyes, nose and throat, and can cause allergies affecting the skin and lungs. Higher exposure can cause significant damage, even death. Possibly also carcinogenic.
Ethylbenzene Primarily used in the production of styrene and synthetic polymers as well as a number of other uses. Respiratory sensitivity.
Benzene Used in manufacturing. Also tobacco smoke. Health concerns, particularly when inhaled
Fragrances Fragrances may consist of a complex range of chemicals and are added to a range of products including cosmetics, cleaning products, air fresheners, detergents etc. Fragrances are VOCs and may trigger symptoms in some people with asthma or allergies.
Toluene Toluene is a common solvent, used in such things as paints, paint thinners, sealants and adhesives. Also tobacco smoke. Inhaling low levels can cause tiredness, confusion and a range of other symptoms.
Xylene A solvent used to manufacture petrol, chemicals, polyester fibre, and to make dyes, paints and insecticides. Also tobacco smoke. When inhaled or absorbed through the skin symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

You can influence the level of VOCs in your home.

Buy no or low-VOC products and reduce the number of products in your home that give off VOCs.

If you do buy new products that may off-gas, consider allowing them to do so before you take delivery, in a spare room or outside.

Increase ventilation by opening doors and windows or use air purifiers with activated carbon filters or other means to filter VOCs.

Air fresheners are most likely emitters of VOCs (fragrances) that mask unpleasant odours with other odours. It’s probably best to deal with the unpleasant odours using the techniques above if odours trigger your symptoms.

Keep both the temperature and relative humidity lower. Chemicals will off-gas more under warmer conditions with high humidity.

If you can, paint and renovate your home when it is unoccupied or during seasons that will allow for additional ventilation.

Fact sheet originally published 10/12/2015, full credit to Sensitive Choice. http://www.sensitivechoice.com/vocs-volatile-organic-compounds/


In addition to these steps, the regular use of a high-quality air purifier will also do an excellent job of reducing those VOC levels in your home or workspace. We're extremely proud of our recent independent VOC Testing Results for our Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice approved WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier. This official independent test, performed by the Australian College of Environmental Studies concluded an almost 80% reduction of total VOCs within one hour of the air purifier being in use. What a result!

For more details, please take a look at our full WINIX Air Purifier VOC efficacy testing results blog post right here.

Thanks guys, as always please get in touch with any questions that you may have & you can visit the Ausclimate website for our full range of Air Purifiers & Dehumidifiers.

Always here 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
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

Ausclimate's Christmas Air-Purifier Competition T's & C's

Ausclimate is giving you the opportunity to win a AUS-9500 WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier valued at $795 RRP. To win this fantastic Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier simply let us know "How this WINIX air-purifier could help you this Christmas season" in approximately 50 words or less, in the respective Facebook Post comment section.

Ausclimate’s range of WINIX Home Air Purifiers are the ideal solution for clean & healthy indoor air quality. Easy to use, ‘set & forget’ features with the most advanced filtration systems & PlasmaWaveTM technology – our range is available on our website now.

Experience clean, fresh air with Ausclimate’s Sensitive Choice Asthma Council approved WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air-Purifier, featuring PlasmaWaveTM technology, Nano-Silver Mesh microbial protection, auto ‘set & forget’ settings, smart dust & odour sensors, a replacement filter indicator and Certified H13 True HEPA filter. Covering a floor area of 26m² for air purification, it is suited to effective cleaning within a wide range of bedrooms and lounge-rooms.


Competition Details

Ausclimate ‘Christmas Air-Purifier Competition’ giveaway Promotion.

Competition Promoter

Ausclimate Pty Ltd (ABN 60 667 963 079), PO Box 161 The Gap QLD 4061.

Conditions of Entry

Refer to Terms and Conditions.

Entry Restrictions

Open only to Australian residents and excludes directors, officers, management and employees of the Promoter or of the agencies or companies associated with this competition.

Competition Period

Commences 8:30pm AEDT on 4/12/2017 and concludes at 11.59pm AEDT on 20/05/2016. Entry method during the competition period: entrants must: (a) visit the Ausclimate Facebook Page at our ‘Christmas Air-Purifier Competition’ post and write how our WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier can help you in approximately 50 words or less.

Prize Details

1 x WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier (model AUS-9500) valued of $795 RRP (inc GST).

Entry Limitations

All entries must be received during the competition period. Consumers may only enter once during the competition period. If multiple entries are submitted, only the first entry will be accepted. Approximate 50 words or less limitation is to be taken as a guideline, not an absolute limit.

Winner Notification

The winners will be notified by return private message (Facebook) in the first instance within one week of our announcement taking place on 22/12/2017. The results will also appear on the the Ausclimate Facebook Page

Prize Claim Date and Time

The prize must be claimed by 5pm AEDT 29/12/2017. If the prize remains unclaimed by that date, the relevant winner’s entry will be deemed invalid and the Promoter reserves the right to distribute the relevant prize to the next best valid entry.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. The information regarding prizes and how to enter forms part of these conditions. By entering, entrants accept these conditions.
  2. The competition will be conducted during the competition period. (Commences 8:30pm AEDT on 4/12/2017 and concludes at 11.59pm AEDST on 20/12/20176)
  3. Entries must be received during the competition period. The Promoter is not liable for late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, incorrectly submitted, delayed or illegible entries, claims or correspondence due to error, omission, tampering, theft and communications failure or otherwise. The Promoter has no control over communications networks and is not liable for any problems associated with them due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. The Promoter is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred. Entrants who enter using multiple facebook accounts may be disqualified.
  4. Entries not fully complying with these conditions of entry may be deemed invalid at the Promoter’s discretion.
  5. This competition is a game of skill; chance plays no part in determining the winners. Each valid entry will be individually judged (by representatives of the Promoter) based on, among other things, literary and creative merit.
  6. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The best valid single (1) entry, as determined by the judges, from all entries received during the Competition Period will win the prize.
  8. All entries become the property of the Promoter and will not be returned to the entrant. Each “How an Air-Purifier can help you this Christmas season” comment must be the entrant’s original work. By entering this competition entrants: (a) consent to the Promoter making copies of or publishing the whole or any part of their entry (including the “How an Air-Purifier can help you this Christmas season” comment and otherwise exploiting the entry and any rights in relation to the entry, to publicise this competition or for any other purposes; and (b) undertake to the Promoter that their entry is not, and its use by the Promoter will not be, in breach of any third party intellectual property rights.
  9. The prizes will be delivered to the winners at their nominated delivery address. (PO Box address will not be accepted)
  10. If a winning entry is deemed not to comply with these conditions of entry, that entry will be discarded and the Promoter will distribute the relevant prize to the next best valid entry.
  11. The winners must, at the Promoter’s request, participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding the winning of any prize, free of charge and they consent to the Promoter using their name and image in promotional material.
  12. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
  13. Without limiting the previous paragraph, the Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any damage or delay in transit of the prizes.
  14. The Promoter may require the winners to provide proof of identity, proof of age and proof of residency. Identification considered suitable for verification is at the Promoter’s discretion.
  15. The Promoter may, at its sole discretion, disqualify all entries from, and prohibit further participation in this competition by, any person who tampers with, or benefits from any tampering with, the entry process or with the operation of the competition, or acts in violation of these conditions, acts in a disruptive manner or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
  16. The prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in prize value. If a prize or any element of a prize is unavailable for any reason the Promoter may substitute for that prize or element of a prize another item of equal or higher value as determined by the Promoter.
  17. The Promoter may communicate or advertise this competition using Facebook. However, the competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. Each entrant completely releases Facebook from any and all liability.
  18. If for any reason any aspect of this competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, communications network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any cause beyond the control of the Promoter, the Promoter may at its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, or invalidate any affected entries.
  19. The Promoter is not liable for any tax implications arising from prize winnings. Independent financial advice should be sought. Where this competition involves, for GST purposes, supplies being made for non-monetary consideration, entrants will follow the Australian Taxation Office’s stated view that where the parties are at arm’s length, goods and services exchanged are of equal GST inclusive market values.
  20. The judges’ decision on allocation of the prize is at the complete discretion of the panel and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the final selection or any part of the judging process.

All entries will be the property of the Promoter. The information entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting this competition. The information entrants’ companions provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of fulfilling the prize and otherwise administering this competition. The Promoter may collect entrants’ personal information (including through its contractors or agents) or disclose entrants’ or their companions’ personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this competition or communicating with entrants or their companions. By entering this competition, entrants consent to the storage of their personal information on the Promoter’s database and the Promoter may use this information for future competition and marketing purposes regarding its products, including contacting the entrant via electronic messaging. The Promoter is bound by the Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting the Promoter at the address stated in the Promoter section of these conditions. The Promoter’s Privacy Policy is located at http://www.ausclimate.com.au/files/ausclimate_privacypolicy.rtf

WIN with Ausclimate’s Christmas Air-Purifier Competition!

Christmas Air Purifier Competition Announcement

Jelly & Ziggy (pictured) are very happy to officially announce our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition!

Christmas is the time to give & we are just delighted to be able to give back & help out someone who could really use one of our WINIX 5-Stage Air Purifiers.

Simply “like” our Ausclimate Facebook page, “Share” the Facebook competition post & make sure to tell us in the Facebook competition post comments "How a WINIX Air-Purifier could help you this Christmas season" for your chance to WIN.
(Comment approximately 50 words or less)

Please visit http://ausclimate.com.au/products_purifiers.htm to find out all about our WINIX Air-Purifiers. Ausclimate Dehumidifiers & Air-Purifiers - your solution for a healthier indoor climate.

Competition Period:
Commences 8:30pm AEDT on 4/12/2017 and concludes at 11.59pm AEDT on 20/12/2017.

Prize:
1 x WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier (model AUS-9500) valued of $795 RRP (inc GST).

Terms & Conditions:
https://ausclimate.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/ausclimates-christmas-air-purifier-competition-ts-cs/

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entries & hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas season!

Cheers

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

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