Facts About Your Austin Air Cleaner To Impress Friends

Your friends know you take your health seriously.  You’re the first one to learn about new treatments in allergies, asthma, or just living a cleaner, greener life. You’re the first to debunk wild internet myths that multiply like dust mites. You’re the go-to person for trusted information.  Here are 4 things to lay on your friends about your Austin Air air cleaner that will seriously impress them.

Only Approved Air Cleaner for SoCal Disaster

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Years ago when the Aliso Canyon gas leak was puking 1,200,000 pounds of methane into the air every day, the governor declared a state of emergency.  Heck yeah, who wants to breathe that stuff?

SOCAL needed to protect the residents of Porter Ranch while they worked to repair the leak. Most air cleaners did not meet strict California or SOCAL’s stringent standards for producing clean air.

Austin Air was the air cleaner designated to protect the citizens of Porter Ranch and the surrounding area. Most of Austin Air’s production capacity was temporarily focused on units for Aliso Canyon

Air Cleaner proven to reduce ER visits in children with asthma

Clinically Proven to Reduce Asthma-Related ER Visits

Your Austin Air cleaner was part of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine if air cleaners could reduce the number of asthma-related hospital visits in children that are exposed to secondhand smoke.

Kids exposed to secondhand smoke are 1.5 times more likely to develop asthma.  So, the American Academy of Pediatrics set out to determine if a high-quality HEPA filter would help these kids.

The kids were divided into two groups. One had two Austin Air cleaners with HEGA filters placed in the house and the other group had two Austin Air cleaners without filters placed in the house. No participants or clinicians knew which group had a filter or no filter.

The group that had filters in their machines had an over 18% reduction in the number of asthma-related visits to the hospital.

The filtering media in the Austin Air Allergy Machine filter was developed as a protection against chemical warfare. HEGA filters adsorb chemicals from the air and are used in radiological labs, nuclear power plants, medical research facilities, and other dangerous situations.  They are pretty handy around the house for taking chemicals like secondhand smoke out of the air too.

Powder Coated – Not Painted

Your air cleaner doesn’t get its rocking good looks from a slick paint job. Your air cleaner is powder-coated.

Paints require chemical solvents and toxic substances to keep them austin air makes air cleaner for indoor air qualityin suspension. Paints contain volatile organic compounds that off-gas and pollute the air.

Powder coating starts as a powder that applied using an electrostatic charge. It is then heat cured. The result is a very strong, durable finish. Powder-coated finishes don’t off-gas VOCs and don’t pollute the air.

FEMA Approved Post 9/11

After the attacks on the World Trade Center air quality was a big concern for area residents. Austin Air cleaners underwent rigorous testing at the US Army’s Aberdeen Test Facility to determine if they could improve the air quality for Manhattan residents. They were one of the few machines that were FEMA-approved and distributed in the area.

They were also provided to Anniston Alabama residents when powerful chemical weapons were decommissioned in their area.

Serious Problems Require a Serious Air Cleaner

Asthma, allergies, COPD, and other respiratory issues are serious health problems.  VOCs that are released into the air from household cleaners and furniture are serious problems.

Cut away of air cleanerSerious air problems require a serious air cleaner.  Austin Air might not make the hottest-looking machines, but they are serious workhorse air cleaners.  The technology behind the filter is solid, the motor is dependable, and they are built to last.

Long after the latest air cleaner trend has passed, your Austin Air Healthmate air cleaner will still be on the job. Now that’s impressive.

Til Next Time

Cheryl

Check Out the Oddest Places You’ll Find Bed Bugs

When you think bed bugs, the first thing you think is “Ewwwwww”.  You probably think they are found in beds; that those beds are in hotels; and you would never stay in one of those hotels.  People find these disgusting bugs all over. Here are some of the weirdest places they’ve been found.

In the Bedroom

They are called bed bugs because they like beds.  They also like other spots in the bedroom.

bed bugs found in alarm clocksAlarm Clocks. Bed bugs have been found inside alarm clocks sitting on nightstands next to the bed.  It’s dark; it’s warm; it’s close to the bed and the food source.  It’s heaven and there are have quite a few reports of people finding bed bugs in alarm clocks.

Picture Frames.  These guys crawl away to hide during the day. If they can’t find a spot on the floor they just head up the wall.  The first good hiding spot they may find is a picture frame. People find bed bugs hiding behind pictures and in picture frames.

In the Laundry

They don’t wear clothes, but they love laundry.  It’s a great place to hide.

Laundry Baskets.  Lots of folks find them in their laundry baskets.  It can be full or empty.  These laundry baskets are usually kept in the bedroom. The little buggers crawl in to hide.  Keep the laundry basket out of the bedroom.

Public Laundry.  Laundry baskets end up at the Laundromat and bed bed bugs are found in coin operated laundromatsbugs come along for the ride.  My son’s wife took the oversized comforter to wash at a coin laundry.  She brought it home damp but before it went in the home dryer she checked it out. She found bedbugs.  That freshly laundered comforter immediately went outside into the trash.  The entire basement was treated.   If you wash at a laundromat; check everything carefully before heading home.

Other Odd Places for Bed Bugs

Bedbugs have been found in curtain hems.  Exterminators say this is pretty common in the bedroom. Drapes are close to the ground and make an awesome hiding place.  Who looks in curtain hems?

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Pity the management at  AMC Empire 25 in Times Square.  That theater has been hit twice with bed bugs.  If you are watching a creepy movie and feel your skin crawl, it might be the movie theater.  Ewwww

Best Defense

The best defense is to stop them before they get started.

Found a bed bug in a weird place? Comment below!

Already Suffering From Spring Allergies – Eat Yogurt

Got Allergies? Try Eating Some Yogurt
Got Allergies? Try Eating Some Yogurt

According to an article in the Huffington Post, if your spring allergies are making you suffer try eating a container or two of probiotic yogurt a day.

Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” may be helpful to people with seasonal allergies, a new review suggests.

Researchers believe that in our sterile modern world, probiotics can encourage the production of antibodies in babies and children that can protect them from allergies later in life.

Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life.

The review shows promise, but one of the reasons the researchers can’t yet recommend probiotics to treat seasonal allergies is because the studies used different probiotic strains and different study groups.