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Nearly 3 decades ago, Richard Taylor founded the company Austin Air Systems. Introducing medical grade HEPA air purification to residential customers.

He noticed asthma attacks were more frequent at night as hormonal changes take place and lying down causes the airways to narrow. Together these factors increase the chance of a night time asthma attack. Back then, the only advice doctors had to offer was to avoid asthma triggers like bedding and carpeting or take medication. He knew there had to be a better solution.

Studies had shown that HEPA filtration, used in hospitals at that time, was effective at removing contaminants from the environment. So he developed the first HEPA air purifier, designed for domestic use.

To this day, it is still the most effective air purifier on the market.

We're proud to be on the cutting edge of the air purification industry. Here are a few key dates in our history:

In 1990 Austin Air Systems, Limited is formed in Buffalo, New York. The flagship air purifier, the Austin HealthMate®, is released. Using true medical grade HEPA and granular activated carbon, it is the first domestic air purifier to remove a broad range of contaminants including chemicals, gases and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).

In 1992 Austin Air is featured in medical and health newsletters including Dr. Whitaker’s Health & Healing. Proven to remove 99.97% of particles larger than 0.3 microns and 95% of particles larger than 0.1 microns.

In 2000 the Austin HealthMate® undergoes extensive testing along with over 100 other air purifiers at Battelle Laboratories, Aberdeen,MD.It is selected as the top air purifier for chemical and VOC filtration.

In 2001  Post 911, Austin Air products are recommended by the Red Cross, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to combat the negative health effects of ash, chemicals, VOCs and other miscellaneous airborne particulates released into the air after the attack.

In 2002 following the Battelle Labs tests, Austin Air is selected by the U. S. government for the largest deployment of air purifiers in the world in order to protect residents of Anniston, Alabama during the elimination of chemical weapons.

In 2010 Austin Air receives the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board certification.This confirms Austin Air purifiers are well under the standards for safe ozone emissions.

In 2016 The Austin Air HealthMate Plus® is deployed to many thousands of residents of Porter Ranch, California and the surrounding Aliso Canyon area to help protect against the effects of the Southern California natural gas leak.

Year after year, Austin Air purifiers are chosen to filter the contaminants released into the air during the wildfire season. 2017 was a particularly brutal year for residents of California and surrounding states - the wildfire season started very early and continued through the end of the year. 

Of course, there are many other important dates and product innovations that we’re very proud of.  We have been developing and manufacturing air cleaners for nearly 30 years. It’s all we do. We understand the science. We understand what our customers need.

Sold in over 100 countries, we have created a line of robust, reliable, American made products that you can trust.

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