We love our dogs and wouldn’t want to live without them, but their shedding and dander can be a real problem. It can trigger many allergies in you and your family. Being a pet owner has many responsibilities and considerations. Of course, there’s pet care and feeding, cleaning up after your pet, and the odors they often generate, but you should also be thinking about the air you’re breathing.
A quality air purifier may be just the thing for you if you don’t have hypoallergenic pets and you don’t want to stress about the hair and dander. The air purifier will filter the air your family breathes and remove the visible fur, but it will also remove the microscopic stuff that you can’t see but will affect your breathing. This will also benefit your pets because they can suffer from their own allergies. Clean air is good for everyone.
The added benefits of modern multifunctional air filter systems make use of Ultra Violet light to further treat odors and virus particles as the air becomes filtered. UV light exposure has been a mainstay practice in commercial office buildings, hospitals, and research facilities to treat filtered air for the added benefit of treating components in the air that can not be caught by filters. The founder of Rogue Pet Science, Nate Dewsbury, has studied this during his tenure in vaccine development for virus inactivation in BSL-3 laboratories. It is this fact alone why he and Rogue facilities use UV light treatment in the air handlers for the HVAC in addition to room air filters that have a UV light treatment function.
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Will Air Purifiers Help with Pet Hair and Dander?
Most air purifiers clean the air of household contaminants, mold, and odors. How much of these contaminants are actually removed from the air depends on the quality of the purifier.
Before you purchase your air purifier, determine your specific needs. These are effective devices for getting cleaner air in your home.
What to Consider When Buying an Air Purifier
Here are some things to think about as you consider the kind of air purifier to purchase.
What size is the room you’re planning to put the air purifier in, and how much time per day does your pet spend there? Purifiers have various capacities ranging, from 150 square feet to around 1,000 square feet or even more.
The filter is the most important part of the purifier. The better the filter, the more fur, dust, and dander are trapped and removed from the air. HEPA filters are the best available on the market for this. If you have a pet that sheds or produces other fine particles, a HEPA is just what you need. Also, consider getting a device with a pre-filter that traps large particles and may be washable.
Does your pet get your home incredibly smelly? This can be embarrassing when you’re expecting company. Choose an air purifier with a carbon filter or an odor control setting. These will catch foul odors. The air purifier should sit as close to the source of the smells as possible to be more effective.
Consider how much noise your purifier will make. An especially noisy device will discourage you from having it on for as long as you need. This might be frightening for your pet or your children. Look for a purifier with a sleep mode that sounds like white noise.
5 Best Air Purifiers for Pets
Following are what we have tried and feel are the best air purifiers for pets:
The Levoit Core P350 Pet Care Air Purifier is specially designed for homes with pets. It has a superior filtration system with a special H13-Grade True HEPA Filter. This filter can remove 99.7% of pollutants out of the air, like dust mites, dander, pollen, and other allergens, from a room of up to 219 square feet.
This purifier has a fabric pre-filter that catches floating pet fur and floating hair. It also has a carbon filter with ‘AirReComposition’ for enhancing its odor-reducing function. Finally, it has a ‘pet lock’ to ensure your pet can’t accidentally change settings by touching any buttons.
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The Hamilton Beach TrueAir Pet Air Purifier is perfect if space is an issue. This purifier isn’t just compact; it’s also budget-friendly. It comes with a permanent, reusable filter, so you don’t need to purchase refills. You can simply vacuum the dirt from the filter, and it’s ready to go again. This doesn’t mean that the filtration is inferior; it has a HEPA-grade filter that traps 99.97% of dust, pet dander, and pollen from the air.
This purifier has two replaceable carbon filters to take care of strong pet smells, and it has a pre-filter to trap fur and other large particles.
It can be used vertically or horizontally and can clean a room up to 140 square feet.
The HoMedics Air Purifier has a HEPA filter that removes 99% of air pollutants and a UV-C feature that kills bacteria and viruses. The filtration system works in 360 degrees, ridding your home of dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, germs, and even mold spores. If you have allergy or asthma sufferers in your home, a purifying system like this will provide breathable air. This device has three speeds and a night mode, so it may be turned on as your family sleeps.
The Blueair Blue Pure is one of the best air purifiers for pet hair. This energy-saving device can remove floating pet fur from the air, along with 99.97% of other airborne pollutants like dander, mold, and dust.
The bottom half of the device is grey fabric, which acts as a pre-filter to catch all of the above large particles. The fabric is machine washable and can be air-dried.
At its lowest speed, this purifier is whisper quiet.
The Airmega 150 features a GreenHEPA air filter system. It removes 99.999% of particles as small as 0.1 micrometers (smaller than a virus). This compact, quiet device has a pre-filter that traps larger particles like pet fur and dust. The activated carbon filters alleviate odors from pets, smoking, cooking, and other organic compounds.
The GreenHEPA filter works wonders with airborne allergens, dander, bacteria, mold, pollen, viruses, and other particulate matter.
Best Air Purifiers, Now Breathe Better!
If you are a pet owner, you know that for all the joy your pet provides, there are additional challenges outside of their diet and exercise for health improvement. The air quality of their immediate environment is one that’s overlooked, yet can be a source of health complications in the right scenario. There are smells, pet hair, dander, and environmental bugs to deal with, but a good air purifier can make your and your pet’s life easier, especially if there are asthma or allergy sufferers in your home. Even small improvements to air quality have a big long-term impact on health.
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