10 Best Air Purifiers For Pets
Air purifiers can make all the difference in the air quality of a house with pets, particularly those with multiple pets. Check out the top 10 air purifiers we’ve found to keep your homes smelling sweet!
When my husband and I got married, we moved to an area where my allergies reacted to everything. The ENT I saw asked about my dog, and whether or not the dog could stay outside. Laughing, I said that wasn’t even close to an option, so he kept asking if the dog could at least stay in one room of the house, or at least out of my bedroom, or at the very least, off my bed. The answer to all of those, of course, was a resounding, “No, he sleeps with us every night!” so we had to figure out a different solution. Air purifiers to the rescue, and we’ve never gone witho
ut one since.
There are some pretty great air purifiers out there, all destined to do different things in your homes. These are the 10 best air purifiers for pets we’ve found and love!
You’ll find a mixed belief in allergists about whether or not you need a HEPA or a TRUE-HEPA filter in whatever air purifier you buy. Many say that a TRUE-HEPA won’t get rid of microscopic dander and that a HEPA-type is good enough to get pet fur and hair out of the air, but I won’t lie: I don’t mind overkill. Since every person in our family IS allergic to dogs, we use this baby in each of our bedrooms. It’s a HEPA filter that also as UV-C light technology that can get rid of bacteria, viruses, germs and mold spores and all of those things are so often brought in by our dogs. The filters last six to eight months and you’ll wake up with no allergy sniffles!
This air purifier was recommended to us by our Ear, Nose and Throat doctor because it does everything. IQAir is another well-respected name in the industry and it’s for good reason. This purifier can cleanse 1,125 sq.ft of air–that’s a lot of room–and with some of the most fine filtration for those who are sensitive to pet hair/fur/dander but can’t live without them (ahem, my family!). It’s super quiet and you can move it from room to room if you like, but it essentially covers our entire basement!
Now, odds are your pet isn’t in the bathroom much (unless you’ve potty trained them for inside and if so, go you!) but colds/viruses and other stinky stuff are. Not to mention pet hair and dander travels so it could still make its way there. These are perfect for bathrooms or smaller rooms and we even have one in our kitchen for extra filtration because A) we love cooking with garlic; and B) cold and flu season plus the kitchen leave me extra cautious about germs and viruses. They’re reasonably priced and easy to use!
This Germ Guardian is another 4-in-1 which means it has four levels of filtration and is perfect for kids’ rooms because it also doubles as a fun nightlight/night projector. It comes in fun colors and your kids won’t even know you’re trying to mask their stinky sock + dog hair all over their laundry combo!
Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken your pup on a trip and then your car ended up smelling like stinky dog? C’mon, you know you have. That’s why you need the Twinkle Birds Car Ionizer. It uses ionization to purify the air and it’s powerful even though it’s small. Perfect for your car and keeping it smelling like new!
We dig this Winix air purifier because not only is it True HEPA, it uses Plasma Wave technology that attacks germs and bacteria your pets may bring in at a molecular level. And, with a washable filter, it’s a bit more cost effective in the long run and allows you to maintain control of products caught without having to continually replace filters! It’s a five-stage purifier that will cover almost 300 sq. ft and the sensor on this purifier is out of this world in detection!
If you’re looking for an affordable, gets-the-job done purifier that will focus on getting the pet hair and fur out of the air in your home, this is perfect. It’s HEPA so it’ll also work on funky smells, but if you don’t need all the focus of a True HEPA for dander, this is just right!
This is another great value for a personal purifier. It uses ionic technology to first filter pathogens and bacteria that cause smells and other ickies, and it’s super quiet. It’s great for traveling with pets because so often hotels tend to have rather unique smells as it is. Throw Fido’s funk in and you’re going to want something convenient and reasonably priced to combat that!
If you’re looking for a purifier that looks a little more like furniture and less like a big old purifier, this is a great option. Best, though, is that it not only cleans the air but puts out fresh ozone that leaves almost 3,500 square feet smelling like spring all year long, and it’s an attractive piece to boot.
This air purifier is a really unique design and we love that it’s not obtrusive-looking despite its size. It’s powerful but quiet and has sensors that will tell it if your pets are really stinky or just a little… that’s pretty impressive that it’s sensitive enough to do so and base its purifying on. It’s a ionizer as well, so it’ll generate ozone for fresh smells all over!