The Integrity of Austin Air Cleaners – Quality Made in the USA
By G Clark
Austin Air is a pioneer in the air filtration industry and remains one of the most trusted air cleaner manufacturers. The company's commitment to integrity is paramount in its business practices, manufacturing, and customer service.
Business Integrity – Made in the USA
Austin Air believes in its corporate responsibility to the country. As such, the company has made a specific effort to keep all manufacturing at home in the United States. Austin Air knows that Americans build the best products in the world, that companies can still be profitable employing American workers, and that the benefits of doing so are far greater than any cost.
Companies sending jobs offshore are concerned solely about their bottom lines. They don't consider the secondary costs of their decisions – in lost jobs, a slowed economy, and the short-changing of the American people. Whatever costs they save increase their profits; they don't pass along those savings to consumers. It's a short-sighted policy in that it harms the companies over the long-term. Their customers have to pay just as much for a product of lower quality and they know it. That erodes customer loyalty. Americans won't be loyal to companies that aren't loyal to them.
Austin Air believes there is a better way. It has pioneered the air cleaning industry and even today, has the world's largest manufacturing facility of air cleaners. Everything from the filter, to the powder coating, to the final assembly is made in-house in the USA.
Testing Integrity – Independent Labs
Austin Air believes in using only independent testing facilities for its products. Their air cleaners are submitted to the most stringent government and third-party testing facilities. The tests are designed to protect the American consumer by ensuring that products do what they say they will. While other companies might send their products to be tested by private companies so they can guarantee a favorable result, Austin Air believes in the integrity of independent testing.
Tests on everything from flow design, flow rate, and the removal of vapors, sub-micron particles, and gases are performed by the Army Corp of Engineers at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center and by Battelle Laboratories. The latter is one of the most respected laboratories in the world. These independent tests continue to show that Austin Air produces air purification units with quality so superior that the US Military chose this brand to provide for the largest ever deployment of air cleaners in American history. In addition, the Red Cross chose air cleaners from Austin Air to clean the indoor air in New York City after 9/11.
Manufacturing Integrity – Quality Materials
All Austin Air products are made of solid steel and non-toxic powder-coated paint. Quality materials allow their air cleaners to be strong, reliable, and long-lasting. Every Austin air cleaner, including the best-selling HealthMate model, uses an activated carbon filter as well as a medical-grade HEPA filter. HEPA filters were created by the Atomic Energy Commission to protect people from airborne radioactive particles. Medical-grade HEPA filters remove 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns and 95% of particles down to 0.1 microns. They're the most efficient particulate filters available on the market. The HEPA filtration media used in each Austin air filter is the same type trusted by hospitals to stop the spread of disease and purify air in operating rooms. But their air cleaners also include activated carbon filters, which remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemicals, and toxic fumes. Quality filters and construction make Austin Air's products stand out from all the rest.
Customer Service Integrity – Worry Free
Austin Air prides itself on delivering a product that you can believe in. Their warranty removes the risk of buying an air cleaner. Every Austin air cleaner includes a 5-year warranty on craftsmanship and materials as well as a 5-year pro-rated warranty on the filter. These safeguards allow you to purchase with peace of mind, knowing that the product will work as it should, providing all the benefits of healthy, clean air. If you're concerned about improving indoor air quality and you want a superior air cleaner made in the USA, look no further than Austin Air.