bring joy and health benefits to millions of people every day, but what happens when the cat or dog you love dearly is actually causing
your allergic or asthmatic reactions? The cause is often dander and part of the solution is very simple - a pet air purifier.
Compare and shop our top air purifiers for pets. Each is rated along a few basic guidelines: cost, durability, and their effectiveness in targeting
what pet owners and pet allergy sufferers need removed most - dander and pet odors.
Equipped with activated carbon (for pet odors), and true HEPA filters (for pet dander),
below are our Top Five Pet Air Purifiers followed by our list of the best of the rest.
As the name implies, the Austin Pet Machine is the ideal air purifier for removing pet odors and dander. With 15 lbs. of blended activated
carbon and 60 sq. ft. of HEPA filter media, the filter in the Pet Machine is not only
effective, but also long lasting. The certified HEPA filter traps 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or smaller, while the carbon bed is thick and
adsorbs a wide variety of odors, smoke and other chemical vapors. Each complete set of filters provides at least three years of reliable service while many
people get a full five years of use. As a U.S. made air purifier, the Pet Machine features a steel shell and "set-it and forget-it"
controls that provide durable, no-frills filtration.
The most highly touted air purifier in the industry, each IQAir HealthPro Plus is individually tested and certified to offer the
best full range filtration available. With a pre-filter to trap hair and large filters extending the life of the other two stages of filtration, the core of the HealthPro
Plus is the HyperHEPA filter and V-5 Gas Cell. The HyperHEPA offers filtration of particles as small as 0.003 microns - small enough to trap even the tiniest particles of cat dander. As the
last stage of filtration, the V-5 filter is a blend of activated carbon and impregnated alumina that adsorbs odors and oxidizes chemicals in the air. This means less of those pet odors that can leave
your house smelling like a kennel. Advanced controls and a filter life monitor that tracks actual filter usage make this IQAir a modern convenience. Set it once and let it go or program
customized filtration schedules based on the day of the week. Pet owners can't go wrong with the HealthPro Plus.
Generally speaking, what is good for smoke is good for odors. The Blueair 503 SmokeStop is a good reminder that this is true. Six pounds of activated carbon blended with
potassium oxidizers remove the thousands of chemicals found in smoke as well as common odors from litter boxes, dog beds and hamster cages. Easy to use controls and simple,
drop-in filters make operation and maintenance a breeze. Blueair air purifiers are some of the very best at circulating massive quantities of air through their
filters in a very short period of time. While there is a larger model (603) available, the 503 represents the best value for pet air purification in the entire Blueair line. While the 503
does use an ionizer, it produces no ozone but does provide full HEPA filtration (99.97% of particles 0.3 microns or larger).
Casters and a long warranty life are two additional benefits.
With more odor adsorbing activated carbon than any other model, the AllerAir 5000 DS is great for spaces where pet odors are the most concentrated. A thick, 24 lb. bed of activated carbon is long-lasting and provides for greater exposure of the air as it passes through the carbon. This
means for each pass, air has more impurities removed than comparable models. A pre-filter traps large particles like pet hair while a certified HEPA filter removes
dander and other ultrafine particles from the air you breathe. Casters allow for easy movement; a steel body lends itself to long life and years of service,
while 3 speed controls are very simple to use. The AllerAir's filter life is
in line with the Austin Pet Machine, three to five years, which is among the longest in the HEPA air purifier industry.
Rounding out our top five pet air purifiers is our most economical unit. The Whirlpool AP510 is highly rated amongst independent consumer review sites and organizations. The
reason it ranks so well is that for the price, it is an excellent all round HEPA air purifier. The true HEPA filter traps dander as efficiently as air purifiers that cost
twice as much. While this model lacks granular activated carbon, the non-woven polyester pre-filter is embedded with activated carbon. For short periods (three months at a time), the
Whirlpool is extremely effective in removing pet odors and smoke. Filter replacement is easy though the pre-filter must be changed every 90 days for best results.