Air Purifiers for Pet Allergies

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Pet Allergies Caused by Pet Allergens

Pet dander, cat and dog dander (skin flakes) especially, bird feather dust represent very strong airborne allergens. Skin flakes shedding from pets are small enough to become airborne and can remain in the environment for up to 6 months. Cat dander is not only confined to the cat, but also clings stubbornly to carpets, walls, clothes and furniture.
If not promptly removed out of the air, these allergens can be inhaled by the pet owners and other occupants and cause the allergic reactions such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Watery, itchy or red eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Coughing, shortness of breath

Pet Allergies Caused by Pet Odors

Pet odors are produced by secretions from sweat glands, oil glands in the pet skin, by the urine from "scent marks" and pet saliva. They contain ammonia and other protein based chemical substances of organic nature. The protein can stay in the environment for months and can be a source from which allergens can become airborne when disturbed.

Removal of Pet Allergens

True HEPA filter has a guaranteed efficiency of over 99.97% in trapping from the air all sub-micron allergens and dust down to 0.3 micron in size, including pet dander, pet mites, bird feather dust, dust mite debris, etc.
Therefore, large True HEPA  filter is the most critical part of the air filtration system in air purifiers for Pet Allergies.
The size of True HEPA filter, the filter making process (warm or cold rolled), the quality of filter seal gaskets are the main factors that directly affect the air filtration efficiency, the air filtration capacity and the HEPA filter's lifetime.

Removal of Pet Odors

In the meantime, effective removal of pet odors and chemicals from the air is impossible without a large amount of adsorbent in the air purifier's air filtration system. The specialty adsorbent representing a mixture of activated granular carbon with special additives (potassium iodide, potassium permanganate, zeolite, etc.) has a higher adsorption capacity in removal from the air ammonia, VOCs and protein based chemicals causing pet odors.

Therefore, the combination of both, large True HEPA filter and activated carbon canister with large amount of regular or specialty enhanced adsorbent in the air purifier air filtration system will render the best result while dealing with pet allergies.

Rate of Pet Allergens Removal

Maintaining the allergen-free environment requires that the polluted air in the room was drawn through the air filtration system of the air purifier few times an hour.
The number of Air Changes per Hour (ACH) directly affects the rate of removal of allergens out of the air and the size of a maximum cleaning area.
While the typical number of air changes per hour (ACH) required to maintain the allergen-free air is 2, the higher number of air changes per hour may be needed for individuals with high sensitivity or preexisting respiratory ailments.

For that reason, the air purifiers equipped with more powerful motor/fan can provide a higher number of air changes per hour (ACH) in the room, and, therefore are more efficient air purifiers for Pet Allergies.

Recommended Air Purifiers for Pet Allergies

Our top pick Air Purifiers for Pet Allergies meet all necessary requirements in each group, including:

  • large True HEPA particulate filter
  • large amount of regular or enhanced Adsorbent
  • a powerful Motor / Fan

Home and Office Use under 300 sq. ft.

Home and Office Use under 700 sq. ft.

Home and Office Use under 2000 sq. ft.

Commercial and Business Use over 3000 sq. ft.

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