We love our furry friends, even if they make us sneezey, wheezy and itchy. If you’re one of the 15 percent of people who suffer from pet allergies but have decided that a life with your four-legged pals is worth the frustrating symptoms, we commend you! Luckily, air purifiers are a great way to make your pet-friendly household more hospitable for you and your home’s other two-legged residents.
Installing an air purifier in your home is a great way to help eliminate pet dander and to help pacify your most frustrating allergy symptoms. These compact machines work by collecting microscopic allergens and sealing them away so they don’t recirculate into the air you breathe. Achoo Allergy proudly supplies some of the best air purifiers for homes with pets, and these are our top picks.
- Austin Air Pet Machine – Made in America specifically with pet owners in mind, the Austin Air Pet Air Purifier is consistently at the top of our list of the best air purifiers for pet-owners. Here’s why: it offers 60 square feet of medical-grade true HEPA filters, which effectively remove 99.97 percent of particulate 0.3 microns.
What’s more, this double-duty air purifier is also designed to eradicate pet odors—including foul odors associated with litter boxes, accidents and even pets themselves—using 15 pounds of a special carbon blend material. It covers about 750 square feet and is a good choice for just about any sized room.
- IQAir HealthPro Plus – Rated the best all-around HEPA Air Purifier for Allergies and Asthma, the IQAir HealthPro is pretty impressive when it comes to helping pet allergy sufferers breathe easier. It’s equipped with three layers of filter media and IQAir’s unique sealed system to ensure that particles are captured and trapped, so that you enjoy better quality air. IQAir’s HyperHEPA filter captures airborne particles as small as 0.003 microns with a guaranteed minimum efficiency of 99.5 percent.
This high-performance pet air filtration system is ultra-quiet and built to last a lifetime with a generous warranty to protect your purchase. We recommend this model for larger rooms up to 1,125 square feet.
- Blueair 503 Air Purifier – With quiet-running operation and filters that outperform HEPA standards, this dander-busting air purifier is a top-notch pick for any room. It features Blueair’s patented HEPASilent technology, which captures 99.97 percent of microscopic particles of 0.1 micron. Not only is this purifier a top pick for homes with pets, but it’s also a good choice for homeowners who want to effectively remove the presence of smoke, odors and gases from the air. It’s a smart option for those rooms up to 580 square feet and comes with a five-year warranty, once registered.
- Amaircare 3000 HEPA Air Purifier – Amaircare’s 3000 model is an excellent pet purifier for smaller rooms around 420 square feet and less. Featuring 100-square-feet of True HEPA Filter media, this machine will effectively capture 99.77 percent of all particles .3 microns and larger. It uses an innovative sealed air system and has a non-woven polyester carbon pre-filter that’s very easy to use and swap out as needed.
Additionally, this model is built to last with a heavy-duty steel body and a powder-coated finish that looks great in your home! The best part is that the Amaircare air purifiers from Achoo Allergy are backed by a five-year warranty to protect your purchase.
- Whirlpool Whispure AP510 Air Purifier – A solid choice for any pet-owner seeking allergy relief on a budget, Whirlpool’s AP510 provides high-quality HEPA filtration for rooms up to 500 square feet. It’s the lowest-cost option in our top five list, but it doesn’t skimp on power or beneficial features. In fact, this Whirlpool air purifier uses True HEPA filtration, in addition to charcoal pre-filter, for better overall air quality and eradication of various types of particles, but is designed for user-friendliness.
It features electronic controls, a built-in handle and cord storage for added convenience. Additionally, this model will target pet dander, in addition to light odors and smoke that can aggravate your respiratory system.
For additional information on choosing the best air purifier for your home, make sure to reference Achoo Allergy’s Air Purifier Buying Guide, which will walk you through all the unique types of air purifiers available in our selection.