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.
Pet dander can be one of the trickiest allergens to remove from the air in your home. Not only is it lightweight, but cat dander in particular is one of the finest and most common
particle allergens. The Blueair 503 specifically targets these very tiny allergens with their HEPASilent filter. Trapping 99.97% of particles as small as 0.1 microns, the Blueair filtration system
combines the HEPASilent filter with a small ionizer that produces no ozone but provides filtration that surpasses HEPA. A thin layer of activated carbon removes pet odors can can accumulate in
the home, and for better odor filtration, opt for the SmokeStop filters which combine the HEPASilent filter with nearly 4 lbs. of activated carbon. As one of the best
values in the Blueair line, the 503 is extremely quiet and features simple to use controls and an award winning design. Energy Star qualified, the Blueair 503 uses little power, even
when operating 24/7 to remove pet allergens and odors.
Since redesigning their entire product line just over a year ago, Airgle air purifiers have quickly gained traction in a crowded field. Borrowing some of the best features from a
variety of air purifier manufacturers, Airgle introduced its PurePal series. For pet odors and dander in your home, the Airgle AG800 provides the right blend of filtration to keep your
home smelling fresher and reduce pet allergies. With a sealed system and well built filters, the AG800 comes standard with a HEPA filter containing 50 sq. ft. of media as well as a
3 lb. carbon filter for odor adsorption. A well lit LCD screen, real-time air quality readings, sleek styling and free-rolling design compliment the advanced look and feel of this air purifier while a powerful fan
provides some of the best coverage and highest CFM of any pet air purifier.
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.