Austin Air Pet Machine Review

Love pets but ironically allergic to pet? Fear not as Austin Air has released the Pet Machine HM410; a dedicated air purifier that is designed to deal with pet odors and allergens. With its highly efficient HEPA filter, Austin Air Pet Machine is the perfect air purifier to eliminate dust mites, pet dander and even stop furs from floating around. Additionally, special carbon blend found in the air purifier could further reduce smell of the odors coming from pets. What to know more? Let’s jump into the details of Austin Air HM 410 pet machine air cleaner.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 595 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 54 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price
N/A

Austin Air Pet Machine Specification

ProductAustin Air Pet Machine
RSPMRSP/ RSP+- 595
Link
Dimension
14.5 x 23 x 14.5 in
(36.8 x 58.4 x 36.8 cm)
Weight47 lb (21.3 kg)
Coverage (up to)1500 sq. ft. (139 m2)
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Airflow speed72-400 cfm (122-680 m3/h)
Fanspeed3
Filtration4-stage
A Annual filter cost ($)+- 54
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Large Particle Pre-filter
5 years
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
60 sq.ft. True Medical Grade HEPA Filter
5 years
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
15 lbs. Impregnated 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 Pet Machine Filter
5 years
+- 270
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level40 - 65 dB
Power consumption132 W
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty5 years
Email/ Phone support

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Austin Air Pet Machine key features

  • Pet 4-stage filtration
  • 360° progressive filtering Intake System
  • [STAGE 1] Large particle pre-filter
  • [STAGE 2] Medium particle pre-filter
  • [STAGE 3] 15 lbs. Impregnated Activated Carbon and Zeolite
  • [STAGE 4] 60 ft. True Medical Grade HEPA filter
  • 3 fan speeds
  • Long-life filters (5 years)
  • 5 years mechanical warranty

The starters

Austin Air Pet Machine dimension
Dimension
14.5 x 23 x 14.5 in
(36.8 x 58.4 x 36.8 cm)
Austin Air Pet Machine weight
Weight
47 lb (21.3 kg)

By now you should be similar with Austin Air Pet Machine overall design as exact 14.5 x 23 x 14.5 in dimension share across its standard segment. Built with same powder steel coating exterior, the air purifier is heavy at 47 lb although there is 4 casters to enhance the unit mobility. Nothing much to talk about the usability as there is only 1 front dial knob fanspeed control. Standard features include includes 4-stage filtration, long-life (5 years) filter lifespan, 360° progressive Intake System, NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory) recognized, CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and CE (Conformité Européenne) approved, no ozone emitted, 30 days money back guarantee and 5 years warranty. What you will not find in Austin Air Pet Machine is air quality sensor, auto mode, timer and filter change indicator.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

Austin Air Pet Machine coverage
Purifying coverage
1500 sq. ft. (139 m2)
Austin Air Pet Machine airflow speed
Airflow speed
72-400 cfm (122-680 m3/h)
Austin Air Pet Machine fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Austin Air Pet Machine wide purifying (up to 1500 sq. ft.) applicable area can cover any room sizes from living room to master bedroom. Thanks to the punchy 72-400 cfm airflow distribution and all-round 360° progressive system that comprehensively covers pollutants from all angles. No CADR figures released but feel free to compare the airflow purifying performance and coverage via the comparison link above.

What’s inside count

Austin Air Pet Machine Pre-filter
Large Particle Pre-filter
5 years
Austin Air Pet Machine HEPA filter
60 sq.ft. True Medical Grade HEPA Filter
5 years
Austin Air Pet Machine carbon filter
15 lbs. Impregnated Activated Carbon and Zeolite
5 years
Austin Air Pet Machine other filters
Medium Particle Pre-filter
^ Austin Air Pet Machine filters/ technologies/ lifespan
Let's jump straight to Austin Air Pet Machine highlights. It features an unique 15 lbs. Impregnated Activated Carbon and Zeolite that is excellent in eliminating ammonia and pet odors. Other standard filters of Austin Air Pet Machine include Large Particle Pre-filter that works with the outer mesh filter to capture dust and pet hair, medium pre-filter that capture smaller particles and 60 sq.ft. True Medical Grade HEPA Filter that captures micron-size particles such as pet dander, mold, dust mites.

Austin Air Pet Machine is covered against

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Pollen

Pollen

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Dust mite

Dust mites

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Pet dander

Pet dander

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Chemical

Chemical

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS VOCs

VOCs

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine VS Odor

Odor

EXCELLENT

Austin Air Pet Machine 4-stage filtration is vastly efficient when pit against large and tiny pollutants, allergens, irritants, viruses and bacteria. Powered by immense airflow input/ output and wide purifying coverage, Austin Air Pet Machine combined filtration is terrific in eliminating dust, hair, pet hair, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew.  On handling smokes and odors, Austin Air Pet Machine is also terrific against chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

Austin Air Pet Machine noise level
Noise level
40 - 65 dB
Austin Air Pet Machine power consumption
Power consumption
132 W
Noise level is considerably loud at most speed between 40 - 65 dB. The lack of sleep mode or auto mode means there is no way to further reduce the noise autonomously especially during night time. For bedroom use, your best bet is to place the unit as far away from the bed to alleviate the sound. 132 W power consumption is again standard across its range.

At what cost

Austin Air Pet Machine MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 595
Austin Air Pet Machine annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 54
^ Austin Air Pet Machine replacement filters estimated cost
Austin Air Pet Machine its the third most expensive unit in its series (below Bedroom machine and HealthMate Plus). On that sense you should also consider HealthMate as it also comes with 4-stage filtration with decent odor and gas filtration. Nevertheless if you are looking for an air purifier with practical features and modern techie stuffs, look elsewhere. As for filter annual maintenance, Austin Air Pet Machine is probably the champion in its class thanks to the undisputed 5 years all-in-one filter lifespan. Replacing the filter is not easy but its a one in a few years thing.

The challengers

Austin Air bedroom machine

Austin Air Bedroom Machine

The best and most expensive Austin Air purifier with 5-stage filtration and extra HEGA Carbon Cloth filter.

Austin Air HealthMate HM400

Equally similar specification and performance except for the carbon filter. Comes with a much lower price point.

In conclusion......

  • Extensive purifying coverage for pet and non-pets owner.
  • Dual first-stage filtration (Outer mesh filter and large particle pre-filter) in trapping pet hair.
  • 15 lbs. carbon filter with zeolite and special additive ammonia designed to absorb ammonia and pet odors.
  • Double filtration (medium filter + 60 sq. ft. HEPA filter) for medium to smaller size particles.
  • Durable coated steel housing with zero off-gassing.
  • Super long filter lifespan of up to 5 years.
  • 5 years manufacturer warranty.
  • Undesirable background noise level on all speed.
  • Bulky and heavy although there is built-in casters.
  • Hassle filter replacement that requires flipping over the machine to remove bottom cover.
  • Relatively empty on features. No auto/ sleep mode, indicator, air quality sensor, timer.
Build quality
9
Features
3
Coverage
10
Airflow delivery
10
Particle Filtration
9
Smoke Filtration
9
Price
3
Upkeeping
8
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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Austin Air Pet Machine Troubleshooting

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More on Austin Air HM410

Austin Air HM410 may be created as a specific air purifier to address pet owner’s need, the exterior design remains consistent across its range. Made in U.S.A, the entire exterior of Austin Air Pet Machine is constructed with powder coated steel which makes it extremely durable with zero chance of plastic chemical off-gassing. Unfortunately the use of steel materials also translate to a very heavy HEPA air purifier that requires full use of 4 casters to move the unit around. Standard from Austin Air purifier is the 360° airflow inlet and outlet with 3fan s peeds manual knob; inside of the air purifier is 4-stage filtration system that includes 2 pre-filters, 15 lbs. proprietary carbon blend deodorization filter and a 60 sq.ft. HEPA filter which you can learn more about each filters function later.

Applicable area, airflow, noise level and power consumption

Similar to other Austin Air purifier, the maximum coverage for Austin Air HM410 is impressive with 2 air changes per hour. More than enough for most pet owners. What’s special about this air purifier is the unique 15 lbs. carbon filter that is incorporated with zeolite and ammonia; perfect in absorbing most pet odors. Together with HEPA filter, Austin Air Pet Machine can trap most airborne particles and allergens from floating around. Slight negative part of this air purifier is the noisy sound produced especially at high speed. Power consumption is normal at 115 watts maximum.

Final thoughts on Austin Air HM410

On paper Austin Air HM410 can only fully utilize its potential to pet owners especially to those that has more than 1 pet, Austin Air Pet Machine is actually an all-rounder air cleaner that not only works well with persistent pet odors, it is also great in handling most common airborne particles such as dust, mold and pollen thanks to its dual pre-filter and HEPA filter. So what is the big difference between this air purifier versus the rest of Austin Air purifier series? Not much to be honest. All of the Austin Air air cleaners could also handle well in most common allergens and gases so don’t get confused on choosing the right air purifier as there is no "wrong" option between them.

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