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Austin Air HealthMate Jr Review

The smaller version of the HealthMate series, Austin Air HealthMate Jr. HM200 is the leading overall protection air purifier catered for people with everyday air quality concerns. Equipped to deal with air contaminants from the surrounding air in the reasonable area (compared with HM400), The Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 is capable of handling virtually all types of household contaminants through its 4-stage filtration system that could alleviate common symptoms notably dry mouth, coughing and runny nose while boosting your immune system. See below for our full review.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 375 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 33 p
 Online price*
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** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 Specification

ProductAustin Air HealthMate Jr HM200
Dimension
11 x 16.5 x 11 in
(27.9 x 41.9 x 27.9 cm)
Weight24 lb (10.9 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)700 sq. ft. (65 m2)
Airflow speed48-200 cfm (82-340 m3/h)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Filtration4-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Large Particle Pre-filter
5 years
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
30 sq.ft. True Medical Grade HEPA Filter
5 years
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
6.5 lbs. of Activated Carbon and Zeolite
5 years
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
Medium Particle Pre-filter
5 years
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Austin Air HealthMate Jr Filter
5 years
+- 165
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level40 - 65 dB
Power usage level80 W
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 4-stage filtration
  • 360° progressive filtering Intake System
  • [STAGE 1] Large particle pre-filter
  • [STAGE 2] Medium particle pre-filter
  • [STAGE 3] 6.5 lbs of solid activated carbon and zeolite filter
  • [STAGE 4] 30 ft. Medical Grade HEPA filter
  • 3 fan speeds
  • 5 years pro-rated filter lifespan
  • 5 years mechanical warranty

Pros

  • Wide purifying applicable area.
  • Durable and sturdy powder coated steel exterior.
  • Capture large to medium size particles via its 2 pre-filters + medium filter.
  • Effective Activated Carbon and Zeolite filter on gases and odors.
  • High performance| 30 sq.ft. HEPA filter.
  • Long-lasting all-in-one filter that has a lifespan up to 5 years.
  • 5 years manufacturer warranty.

Cons

  • Noisy at most speed.
  • Heavy with no casters support (requires additional purchase).
  • Hassle filter replacement that requires unscrewing instead of easy pop out cover.
  • Lacks convenience and practicality features such as auto mode, digital screen, sensor, filter replacement indicator.

The starters

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 dimension
Dimension
11 x 16.5 x 11 in
(27.9 x 41.9 x 27.9 cm)
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 weight
Weight
24 lb (10.9 kg)
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 is a very practical size air purifier (11 x 16.5 x 11 in ) built in a premium powder-coated steel exterior rather than the typical plastic housing. At 24 lb weight, it not easy to move the steel air purifier around and does not help with the lack of casters (optional addons). Usability is a mixed bag with Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200, the front dial knob is very easy to use with only 3 fan speed to go for, however, there is no air quality sensors, digital information, auto/ sleep mode, timer and filter replacement indicator. Other notable features include the powerful 4-stage filtration, all-in-one filter up to 5 years lifespan, 360° progressive Intake System, no ozone emitted, CSA (Canadian Standards Association), NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) and CE (Conformité Européenne) recognized, 30 days money-back guarantee and 5 years warranty.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 coverage
Purifying coverage
700 sq. ft. (65 m2)
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 wide 700 sq. ft. purifying applicable area is great on all types of the bedroom and even studio equivalent size living hall. Thanks for the 3 manual fan speed, expect consistent airflow between 48-200 cfm distributing via its 360° progressive system. As there are no CADR figures released, click on the compare button above to compare Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 with other Austin Air Jr purifiers.

What’s inside count

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 is powered by 4-stage filtration that provides comprehensive protection against household allergens and irritants. The front mesh grille would cover typical large particles such as hair follow up by the combined effort between pre-filter and medium filter on smaller sized particles. On gases and odors related irritants, the 3-stage 6.5 lbs Activated carbon zeolite filter would effectively trap it without piling up on the last-stage HEPA filter that would concentrate on uncaptured micron size viruses.

Keep it down

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 noise level
Noise level
40 - 65 dB
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 power consumption
Power consumption
80 W
Similar with other Austin Air purifiers, Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 40 - 65 dB noise level is far from silent but still acceptable to be used in night time if the air purifier is placed at an optimal distance. Power consumption is standard at an average of 80 W that would not cost you a lot in long-run.

At what cost

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 375
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 33
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 price tag is reasonable in its large purifying range segment air purifier, the lack of bells and whistles might be the biggest stumping block in purchasing this air purifier. On the other hand annual filter replacement is close to dirt cheap thanks to the 5 years filter lifespan that is highly achievable on regular use. Replacing the filter is not easy but you will only need to do it every 3 -5 years. To sum up, if your requirement is a basic air purifier that has excellent filtration, this is it.

Austin Air HealthMate Jr HM200 VS the challengers

Austin Air Allergy Machine Jr

Austin Air Allergy Machine Jr

Uses HEGA carbon filter that is supposedly more effective against tobacco smoke, chemical vapors, and bacteria.
Austin Air

Austin Air HealthMate HM400

Standard version with stronger airflow, bigger filters, wider purifying coverage and of course a pricier price tag.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
9
Features
3
Coverage
9
Particle Filtration
9
Smoke Filtration
9
Price
5
Upkeeping
9
8.3
Austin Air HealthMate Jr
8.3

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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