Filter: As we mentioned before, air purifiers with HEPA filters deliver the best results when trapping smaller particles like dander and dust. Excess shedding and pet hair your main problem? Check out an air purifier with a pre-filter that picks up large particles, since they’re often washable too.
Size: Consider the size of the room you’re parking your air purifier in, and how much time your pets actually spend in that room. Many purifiers range in capacity from 150 square feet to 1,000 square feet or more. If your pet likes to run around in bigger rooms and living spaces, obviously, you’ll need a larger air purifier to work effectively.
Noise: Pay attention to how loud your air purifier is, since noisy models can actually scare some pets and do more harm than good. Look for an air purifier that has a “sleep mode,” or at the very least operates at a decibel level similar to white noise.
Odor Removal: Worried about odor? Make sure your air purifier also comes with a carbon filter (or an odor control setting), which is specifically meant to trap particularly pungent smells. The closer your air purifier is to smelly areas (think: the litter box, or your dog’s crate) the more effective it will be at eliminating those odors, too.
1. Levoit Core P350 Pet Care Air Purifier
What more can we say? Levoit’s Core P350 Pet Care air purifier has “pet” in the name, and you really can’t go wrong with the superior filtration performance of this choice.
Using a special H13-Grade True HEPA Filter, it reduces up to 99.97 percent of the harmful air pollutants pet owners are most concerned about, like pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and other allergens in rooms up to 219 square feet. While you won’t sweat the small stuff with this purifier, Levoit also claims their fabric pre-filter is more effective than others at capturing larger things, like floating hair and pet fur.
What we like: Levoit added an extra “AirReComposition” formula to their activated carbon filter, which boosts the odor-busting power for super-strong pet odors, like accidents on left on the floor. It also has a special “Pet Lock” to make sure your furry friend doesn’t accidentally mess with any of the settings by touching the buttons, or bumping into the air purifier.
2. Alen BreatheSmart Classic Large Room Air Purifier
Designed by NASA airflow engineers (yes, it’s that good) the Alen Breathesmart Classic not only dominates when it comes to pet dander, but also filters out pet fur surprisingly well.
While other air purifiers only remove particles larger than 0.3 microns, this model has a medical-grade H13 True HEPA layer that filters out 99.99 percent of airborne particles larger than 0.1 micron. You know you’re getting …….