Lots of people have pets and deal with daily allergy or asthma attacks, and when they can’t take it anymore, they typically go to Walmart or some other retailer and get the cheapest air purifier they can to hopefully clean up the air and reduce allergy & asthma symptoms.
And about 75% of them soon find that their allergies aren’t much better but keep the cheap air purifier anyway. Some find, however, that their allergies are actually worse than before they bought the air cleaner. In this article we hope to shed some light on why this happens and how buying the right – or wrong - pet air purifier can make a big difference.
One problem with purchasing low cost air purifiers for use with pets is that these air cleaners aren’t really designed to remove all of the dust, dander, and chemical or odor pollutants that pets produce—and when they don’t remove these from the air in your room, the fan is simply circulating polluted air. The best air purifiers for cat allergies, for example, always include true certified HEPA filters, odor-absorbing carbon filters, pre-filters, and often negative ions, all of which work together to not only destroy the bacteria and viruses that come along with pet dander, but also the chemical compounds that cause odors.
And, true pet air cleaners remove odors better because they include effective activated carbon or zeolite filters that are designed to trap the airborne chemicals that cause the odors. Low cost or cheap air purifiers with a thin ‘carbon pre-filter’ will only help odors for a few days and then stop working because there isn’t enough carbon to last any longer. Carbon becomes saturated when it absorbs its limit of chemicals and then just allows the polluted air to blow through and out into your room—which, again, circulates more polluted air than if you didn’t have an air purifier. Can you see how cheap air purifiers with low performance filters can actually cause more of a problem?
And the greater danger that the people that just keep the cheap or low cost air purifier and let it run, is that they will continue to breathe pet dander, dust, and chemical pollutants & urine or other odors for a long period of time, which creates constant exposure to the bacteria, viruses, and other germs that can cause serious illnesses. Did you know that over 60% of people with cancer have or had indoor pets for 5 years or more? Yep, there is a connection there. Using a quality room air purifier designed for use with indoor pets would likely have prevented that. When you look at serious illness versus spending a little more for a top-rated pet air cleaner that would protect your health, the air purifier isn’t so expensive.
And the best HEPA air cleaners for pets aren’t really that much more—the difference is literally only a few cents a day. Pet air cleaners like the Austin Pet Machine or Aller Air 4000 Vocarb are strong enough to truly clean the air and remove over 99% of all pollutants that an indoor bird, cat, dog or other animal could produce. If you have multiple cats, dogs or other pets, your indoor air is much more polluted and can cause serious illness much quicker, so we definitely recommend getting at least one or two units to make sure the air is free of allergy, asthma, and disease causing dander, hair, bacteria and viruses. So enjoy your pet, and don’t become a victim of unnecessary illness and suffering—get the right HEPA air purifier today and safeguard your health!
Air Purifiers and Cleaners.com is your #1 online store for pet allergy air purifiers with quality HEPA, carbon and zeolite filters, negative ions and more to properly purify the air in your home, allowing you to enjoy your pets without worry or unnecessary allergy symptoms. And since we’re an online store with much lower overhead than traditional stores, we pass those savings on to you with cheap discount prices and free shipping every day.
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