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Ausclimate Christmas Air Purifier Competition Winner Announcement

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Merry Christmas everybody! It’s time for our big Ausclimate Christmas Air Purifier Competition Winner Announcement.

Please give our announcement video a watch to hear from our Ausclimate North Pole Regional Manager, ‘Russell Claus’, accompanied by the ‘furrier’ members of our team, Jelly & Ziggy. This ‘Russell Claus’ actually shares a little bit of a resemblance to myself; What a handsome fellow indeed! 😂

We’d like to give a big congratulations to our big winner, Michelle McKay! Again, it was just such a tough decision but Michelle’s story & wildlife rescue program really warmed our hearts. We’re delighted to be able to give this gift to Michelle & really hope that this WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier can make a difference in the lives of both Michelle, her family & all of the wonderful little animals that she helps so much with her great work.

Congrats Michelle, please get in touch with us so that we can get you your prize!

Once more, it really was just such a difficult decision, with so many deserving entrants & so many heart-wrenching stories. So as ‘Russell Claus’ mentioned in the video, we are very happy to be able to announce our Ausclimate Runner-Up Rewards. We were originally going to have 3 runner up rewards, but we were just gob-smacked by the sheer amount of great entries (with over 180 entrants in total)! Thank you so much for your excellent entries, it does mean a lot to us.

Therefore we have decided to increase our Runner Up Rewards to TEN lucky entrants, who will be receiving a $150 Reward-voucher to use on the purchase of any of our Ausclimate range of Winix Air Purifiers. In addition to this, we will also be giving all other entrants a special competition EXTRA 10% off our already reduced current special online prices for our WINIX Air Purifiers when you mention the competition during an over-the-phone purchase.

Runner Up Rewards Winners:
• Katie Walker
• Angela Vearing
• Christine Smart
• Nanette Dart
• Charmaine Campbell
• Susan Banyard
• Natasha Atkinson
• Kandice Quin-Conroy
• Sharyn Williams
• Bee Bowdlert

To our lucky 10 Runner Up Rewards winners, please get in touch, so that we can give you your unique coupon code. These can be used by either yourself, or a lucky loved one for an over-the-phone Ausclimate purchase. Both Runner Up Rewards & EXTRA 10% off offers are eligible through January 31st, 2018 for Ausclimate over-the-phone purchases of our WINIX Air Purifiers. (Not to be used together or combined with other offers).

Thank you again for all of your excellent entries! We hope that every one of you has a wonderful Christmas & a happy new year!

Cheers,

Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-Founder

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Ausclimate’s Christmas Air-Purifier Competition Last Call

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We’ve had just an amazing response to our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition so far & have been blown away with the amount of great entries! We’ve also been surprised & delighted by the amount of snaps of your adorable furry friends that have been sent in! It sure is going to be a tough choice in picking the winner, that’s for sure!

We just wanted to send out a final reminder that competition entries close at 11.59pm AEDT tonight (20/12/2017). So if you haven’t got your entry in yet, time to get to it! Jump on over to our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX Ultimate 5-stage air-purifier. We’ll be making our official ‘video’ Winner Announcement on Friday (22/12/2017). So stay tuned folks!

Please take a look at our website  to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always here to help!

We hope that all of our Ausclimate furry friends get spoiled rotten this Christmas. (We know that our Ziggy & Jelly will be!)

Cheers,
Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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Winix Air Purifiers VOC Test Results

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Winix Air Purifier VOC Efficacy Test Results Are In

Ausclimate are extremely proud to share our recent independent VOC Testing Results for our Winix Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier, but firstly, just what are VOCs?

So what are VOCs?

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that can easily enter the air in our home from many commonly used household products. The list of VOCs in your home seems endless. And yes, they’re everywhere: the materials used to build our home, plywood & wood products, carpets, soft furnishings, upholstered furniture, oil & solvent based cleaners, nail polish & other personal care products, adhesives & paints, aerosol sprays, even the vehicle emissions entering our homes.

We are commonly exposed to these VOCs by breathing, touching & swallowing. Just how harmful these are to our health is determined directly by:

  • The toxicity of the VOCs
  • The amount of VOCs in the air
  • The duration of exposure

Reducing our exposure can be achieved in a number of ways. And, whilst it may not be possible to totally remove these hazardous chemicals from our home, we can certainly take some steps to limit our exposure:

  • Ensure indoor areas are well-ventilated
  • Reduce the sources of VOCs where practicable
  • Use high quality air purifiers.

Winix Air Purifiers for VOC Removal

It’s well known that HEPA filter within the Winix Air Purifiers are designed to remove airborne pollutants in our homes, including those tiny particles of dust, mould, smoke, pollens, viruses and bacteria.

But the HEPA filter alone are not designed for VOC removal. It’s really the Winix ACTIVATED CARBON filter, as well as Winix PlasmaWaveTM technology that are the most important features when it comes to removing VOCs (such as formaldehyde & other dangerous chemicals).

VOC Independent Testing

Winix proudly state that the Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier is in a field of its own when it comes to removing VOCs from the air in our homes. And there’s little doubt that the Activated Carbon filter, as well as Winix PlasmaWaveTM technology are responsible for these high-efficiency rates.

But, here in Australia, we wanted to go one step further, to have our own testing performed too – just to be sure!

So, we enlisted Melbourne-based indoor environment industry expert, Nicole Bijlsma (pictured), CEO of the Australian College of Environmental Studies to carry out independent VOC efficacy testing of our Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier.

Nicole completed the VOC air testing in Bayswater, Melbourne in 2017 & had the samples analysed by Prism Analytical Technologies (USA).

VOC Test Results

Quite simply, the results were very clear:

In the official test, “The results indicate a significant reduction in Total VOCs from 98,000ng/L to 20,000 ng/L which equates to an almost 80% reduction of total VOCs within one hour of the air purifier being in use.”*

This is a great result that leaves us wondering, ‘If this is so effective in only one hour, can you imagine how effective it is in cleaning the air in a room all day long?!’

What these VOC test results mean for you

We’ve already established that there are more potentially hazardous chemicals in our homes than we want to even think about! From everyday household cleaners, to furniture materials, to common glues, paints & plastics found in the home; even experts have little knowledge on their potentially long-term & dangerous effects on human health.

Nicole Bijlsma notes that “Outdoor air pollution kills more people in Australia than the road toll, and indoor air quality is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air” (BITRE, 2017; OECD, 2014; US EPA, 2017). …“The Ausclimate air purifier was shown to reduce the chemical load in indoor air by 80% within an hour of use.” (ACES, 2017)

Simply put, these results prove that Ausclimate’s Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier will actively remove many of these airborne chemicals straight out of the air in our rooms, as effectively as 80% in one hour! In the big picture, these results are just great news for people with chemical sensitivities (or just wanting to reduce their chemical exposure) because this is real evidence that our Winix Ultimate 5 Stage Air Purifier can effectively protect you & your family from many of these everyday chemical nasties that are found in the common home.

* Testing results provided by the Australian College of Environmental Studies via Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., the creator of IAQ Commercial Survey. Prism has been performing air quality assessments to industry and environmental consultants since 1995. IAQ Commercial SurveyTM is one of the most advanced, trusted air testing products on the market today for identifying chemical sources and active mould growth. Model tested: Winix Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier (AUS-9500). Detailed testing results available on request.

 


 

Thank you, we hope that this information & test results have been helpful & as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always happy to help!

A reminder that we are also currently nearing the end of our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition. So please take a gander at our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX Ultimate 5-stage air-purifier of your own!

Cheers,
Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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Air Purifiers & Your Pets – User Guide & Tips

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Air Purifiers & Your Pets

Do you have pets in the home like dogs, cats, rodents or birds? Are you constantly finding dust, hairs or feathers all over the place? Do they drive your allergies crazy?

Well, if you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, a quality air purifier may be a great solution for both your pet & yourself!

There’s nothing worse than not being able to spend time with our best friends because of a potential sneezing-fit. Many of our pets will often shed hair, tiny flecks of skin (pet dander) and feathers. They can also do a marvellous job of whirling up the dusts in the home during ‘play time’. For those of us with allergies & hay fever, these can be big-time allergens (allergy triggers), which can be a BIG problem. A quality air purifier can do a great job of actively removing these allergens straight from the air. They also remove many other airborne household pollutants (dust, mould spores, pollens, smoke and VOCs) from the air in your home, making for a healthier indoor environment for yourself AND man’s best friend!

Many of our Ausclimate friends are already using our Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice approved Winix air purifiers just for this purpose, so we thought that we’d put together a handy guide to help you get the most out of your Winix air purifier specifically for this purpose.

So here’s a few tips about how you can best use your Winix Air Purifier to help you and the pets that we all love so much.


 

Air Purifiers Pet User Guide & Tips

  • Which Room: – Make sure to use your Winix Air Purifier in the rooms of the home that are occupied by your pets the most frequently (i.e. bedrooms and communal areas such as the lounge/kitchen area).
  • Fan Speed: – Run your Winix Air Purifier on the highest fan speed that’s practicable. – Turning over as much air as possible helps your machine to capture as much of those pollutants as possible – and quicker!
  • Bedroom: – Make sure to use your Winix Air Purifier when you or the pets are in the room. Yes, we know how easy it can be to let our furry friends sleep in the same room as us (and sometimes demand our attention during sleep time too!) This makes it even more important to run your air purifier throughout the night. A good tip is to run your air purifier on ‘turbo fan speed’ for an hour or so before bedtime, then turn down to ‘medium fan speed’ or ‘auto fan speed’ when it’s time for bed for light sleepers.
  • Lounge/Kitchen Area: – Protect your pets AND yourself by running your air purifier ALL DAY LONG in these areas: the higher the fan speeds the better. As main thoroughfares of the home, these can be prime spots for fur & feather shedding. The ‘Auto mode’ of our units do a great job for this kind of ‘Set & Forget’ use.
  • When Away From Home: – Leave the Winix Air Purifier running while you are at work, particularly if your pets spend a lot of time indoors. That way, your pets can continue to breath clean air while you are out.

The indoor air in our homes can be as much as 10 times more polluted than the outdoor air, so if your pets do stay indoors while you are away, it becomes very important to ensure the quality of the air that they are breathing. A good quality air purifier will remove common indoor airborne household pollutants such as dust, mould spores, pollens, smoke and VOCs. It’s also nice to come home to a ‘surprisingly’ fresh smelling home when you say hello to your pets.

  • A Contained Environment: – For best efficiency, we recommend keeping the rooms and windows closed up where practicable. But, as we know Australia has a wide-ranging climate, so we need to be flexible, so having the internal doors and the odd window ajar is okay – we all appreciate SOME fresh air. Use your ceiling fans and air conditioners as usual.
  • Filter Cleaning: – Keep an eye on the filters within the Winix Air Purifier. When using your air purifier with pets, these filters can understandably get dirty at a faster rate than usual. The front filter is the ‘pre-filter’, which is the first filter to capture the larger airborne particles, so make sure to give it a regular vacuum while still in the machine. It’s also a good idea to remove it completely every few weeks and run it under water to wash off any pet hair, fluff, lint, dust and grit. Doing this will also prolong the life of the HEPA and Carbon filter!
  • Filter Replacement: – You can normally expect your filters to last about 12-18 months when used under standard conditions, perhaps a little less if you are intensively using it for your pets, as recommended in this guide. This is understandable given the extra work in capturing pet dander, hair, feathers and even airborne cat saliva produced when cats clean themselves! Make sure to keep an eye on your ‘Replacement Filter Indicator’.
  • Running Times: – Be generous with your running times – consider even running it 24/7. You don’t need to be overly worried about running costs of the Winix Air Purifiers. They are relatively inexpensive to run (tested at around 0.2 cents per hour). To us, the benefits of continual operation far overwhelm the running costs, particularly when considering all the health benefits that you and your pets will receive.
  • User Manual: – Lastly, it pays to have a good look over the User Manual – it has some easy to read information about the filter upkeep and maintenance to help you get the very best results.

 


 

You also need to make sure you’ve got the right air purifier for the job, with the right features:

Winix 4 Stage Air Purifier (AUS-5500) or Winix ULTIMATE 5 Stage Air Purifier (AUS-9500)

  • True HEPA filters: Both models have certified Winix HEPA filters, so they will both remove those tiny airborne particles that may affect you or your pets’ health.

These HEPA filters will even remove 99.97% of those ultra-fine particles measuring 0.3microns (wow, our eyesight is generally good for 40-50 microns). As a rough guide: pet fur is around 50 microns, dust & mould spores 10 microns, pet dander 2.5 microns, bacteria 1 micron and smoke, a very tiny 0.3 micron.

  • Carbon filters: Both models have high quality carbon filters – great for removing cooking smells as well as those unpleasant pet smells. The Winix 5 Stage air purifier actually has an ‘activated carbon filter’, which means it will reach the next important step of capturing hazardous gases and vapours found in the home, such as formaldehyde, acetone, benzene – even those vehicles emissions entering the home from outside. All things that we really don’t want our pets breathing in!
  • PlasmaWave: Both Winix Air Purifiers utilise this ‘No Ozone’ air purification technology*. Great for neutralising harmful viruses, bacteria, odour-causing compounds and chemicals and vapours – leaving only fresh, clean air for yourself & your furry best friend.

* In tests by global independent safety science company UL LLC, WInix Air Purifiers produced 3 part per billion ozone – a nearly undetectable level that is substantially lower than the FDA’s allowable level of 50 part per billion.

  • Anti-Bacterial Protection: Both Winix Air Purifiers remove tiny particles such as viruses and bacteria. However, the Winix 5 Stage air purifier also has an ‘Anti-Bacterial Mesh’ within the ‘activated carbon filter’ which provides you and your pets additional protection by neutralising viruses and bacteria on contact.
  • Air Quality Sensors: Both Winix Air Purifier models have sensors for monitoring the air quality and once these sensors detect dander, pet odours and other pollutants they will react and increase the fan speed on ‘auto setting’ to quickly get rid of these particles. This even includes those ‘accidental’ stinky pet moments that we know all too well!

 


 

We hope that this Pet Air Purifier User Guide has been helpful, as always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a phone call or email. We’re always here to help!

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always happy to help!

A reminder that we are also currently nearing the end of our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition. So please take a gander at our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX Ultimate 5-stage air-purifier for yourself! (AND those furry loved ones!)

Cheers,
Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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The Perfect Gift This Christmas

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Suffice to say, Joanne was surprised & delighted with my early Christmas present this year! What a shocker?! 😆

Seriously though, it’s been heartwarming to see many of our customers purchasing our Winix air purifiers as gifts for their loved ones in need this time of year. What a great way to show that you care this Christmas (& allergy) season.

Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always happy to help!

A reminder that we are also currently in the midst of our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition. So please take a gander at our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX ultimate 5-stage air-purifier of your own! (Or as a lovely gift for a loved one in need)

Cheers,
Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
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Winix Air Purifiers for Pets & Pet-Owners

Stinky Ziggy

Looks like a certain gassy little dog has set the “odour sensor” of this WINIX air-purifier into overdrive! Our furry-friend, Ziggy (pictured) politely disagrees with this statement.
 
Everyone loves our furry best friends but for many of us, pet-related allergies & hay fever can be more than a handful. Our WINIX ultimate 5-stage air-purifier can really be a game changer. In many circles, our 5-stage unit has actually come to be known as the “Pet Air-Purifier”. Not only do they do a great job of actively removing allergens such as pet dander from the air, they also remove many airborne pollutants from the air in your home, making for a healthier indoor environment for man’s best friend!
 
Please take a look at our website to find out all about our full Ausclimate WINIX air-purifier range & feel free to get in touch with any questions that you may have. Always here to help!
 
Don’t forget, we are also currently in the midst of our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition. So please take a gander at our Facebook competition post for your chance to WIN a WINIX ultimate 5-stage air-purifier of your own!
 
Thank you & sympathies to all of the other victims of doggy-farts out there!
 
Cheers,
 
Russell Bryan
Ausclimate Co-founder
 
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WIN with Ausclimate’s Christmas Air-Purifier Competition!

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Jelly & Ziggy (pictured) are very happy to officially announce our Ausclimate Christmas Air-Purifier Competition!

Christmas is the time to give & we are just delighted to be able to give back & help out someone who could really use one of our WINIX 5-Stage Air Purifiers.

Simply “like” our Ausclimate Facebook page, “Share” the Facebook competition post & make sure to tell us in the Facebook competition post comments “How a WINIX Air-Purifier could help you this Christmas season” for your chance to WIN.
(Comment approximately 50 words or less)

Please visit http://ausclimate.com.au/products_purifiers.htm to find out all about our WINIX Air-Purifiers. Ausclimate Dehumidifiers & Air-Purifiers – your solution for a healthier indoor climate.

Competition Period: Commences 8:30pm AEDT on 4/12/2017 and concludes at 11.59pm AEDT on 20/12/2017.
Prize: 1 x WINIX Ultimate 5-Stage Air Purifier (model AUS-9500) valued of $795 RRP (inc GST).
Terms & Conditions:
https://ausclimate.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/ausclimates-christmas-air-purifier-competition-ts-cs/

We look forward to seeing what you come up with for your entries & hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas season!

Cheers

Russell Bryan 
Ausclimate Co-founder

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http://www.ausclimate.com.au