Caring for pets means being responsible for their health. Unfortunately, most pet owners don’t realize how detrimental the air quality in their homes can be to their furry companions. This guide will provide you tips on what to look out for when trying to identify potential problems with air quality in your home and some of the best options out there when it comes to air purifiers for pets.
Air Purifiers for Pets:
Air purifiers get a bad rap from some people because they promote pollutants. However, air cleaners are just tools to remove particles like dust, pollen and other allergens. They’re not the sole solution to your pet’s health problems. The air purifier is there as a tool to improve your pet’s overall health for clean air and low bacteria levels in their environment.
The type of air purifier you choose is very important. It needs to be determined by a variety of factors, including your home’s design, flooring and amount of furniture, materials in or around the home that could harbor dangerous bacteria and dust mites such as stuffed animals etc.
Tips to Follow:
Here are some tips to follow when looking for a good air purifier for pets:
- Know your pets and their environment.
- Look for a purifier that features manual control and sensors that work on a timer.
- Look for one with an air intake of more than 200 square feet.
- Look for one with “HEPA” filters.
- Look for one that has adjustments in the sound and light settings to lessen any disruption to your pet’s routine.
- Look for one with a lesser noise level than twenty decibels, as this will make it less intrusive to your pet’s comfort.
- Look for one with an ionizer.
- Look for one that is easy to clean and maintain but not difficult to use daily.
For best results, air purifiers should be used for more than twenty hours per week to maintain a healthy environment, especially in rooms where pets spend the most time, like bedrooms and living rooms. Check the filter regularly and clean if it gets dirty or full of dust, hair and dander.
The Top Pet Air Purifiers:
A couple of the top air purifiers for pet owners are;
- IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier
- Alpine C-21 PureAir Pet Pack Air Purifier
- Winix WAC9500
- Ultimate Pet Air Cleaner with PlasmaWave Technology
- Austin Air Healthmate Jr. Air Purifier
- Sharp Plasmacluster Standard Plus [AIR PURIFIER]
- Honeywell 50250-S – CleanEffects Germicidal UV Tower Air Purifier
- Honeywell HPA300 Hepa Pet Air Purifier
- Blueair 501/501A 390 sqft Air Purifier with sanitizer and deodorizer
- Blueair 203/203A 170 sqft Turbo Power Filter and Cleaner – HEPA and ATX Media Filter for smoke, pollen, dust, plus odor control
- Blueair 203/203B 170 sqft Turbo Power Filter and Cleaner – HEPA and ATX Media Filter for smoke, pollen, dust plus odor control
- Delta Electronics Air Cleaner 9240B Pet Allergy Relief Filter Air Purifier [2013 Models]
- Alpine C-21 PureAir Pet Pack Air Purifier
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the knowledge of why an air purifier is a great tool for pet owners to protect their pets and their home from harmful allergens that lead to asthma or other health problems. Knowing how best to care for your pets when it comes to buying an air purifier will enhance the quality of your life as a pet parent.
Why should we use air purifiers for pets?
Air purifiers are important because air cleansers, despite their bad rap as being “allergenic” can protect pets from developing asthma or other respiratory problems and even stop allergies before they start.
Why do pets have allergies?
According to Pet Supplies Plus, there are a few reasons why our pets develop allergies: “There are two main causes of pet allergies: airborne substances and contact with a certain substance. For example, some dogs may be allergic to dust mites found in their bedding or carpeting. In these cases, it is best to wash your pet’s bedding often and vacuum frequently in order to reduce the amount of dust in the home. Other pets may have allergies because of traces of mold, which is present in the home or on plants and other surfaces.”
Can air purifiers help prevent dust mites?
Yes, air purifiers can help reduce the number of dust mites in your home, making it a much healthier place for your pet to be. A good air purifier will remove airborne particles like dust mites, mold and other allergens from the air.
How can I safely clean an air purifier?
As long as you clean your purifiers regularly (often) and replace the filter every six months or more, you don’t have to worry about cleaning your purifiers. But if you see cloudy elements on the element, then it’s time for a new filter. It is recommended to use water with vinegar after cleaning a filter to kill dust and bacteria.