If you want to control animal dander, your first line of defense may be to choose fish, a lizard, or a snake for a pet. But if you are reading this with a warm furry body lying on your foot or near your chair, or there are a pair of big beautiful eyes looking up adoringly at you, its probably way too late to make a change in your choice of pet. But not to worry, an animal dander air purifier can help you keep up with the dander that your warm-blooded, furry, or feathered friend is constantly producing, and here are 5 features you’ll want it to have to help insure its effectiveness.
Has a Low Maintenance Filter Make sure that the inner filter is a low maintenance filter that does not require washing, cleaning, or frequent changing. Washing or cleaning a filter that has accumulated dander means releasing the very dander that you are trying to eliminate into the air again. Frequent filter changes add to the cost of maintaining the unit. For best results the filter should require little or no maintenance, at most optional vacuuming from the outside several times a month to pull large particles away from the pre-filter.
Uses a Pre-Filter in the Filtration Process Using a pre-filter as part of the filtration process extends the life of the inner filter and saves you money. The pre-filter is designed to remove big particles, many of which you can see, and means that the inner filter is allowed to be effective longer because it does not become prematurely clogged with particulates that are just as effectively trapped with a pre-filter.
Produces Only Fresh Air as a By-Product The technology that is used by hospitals and has been proven to be the safest technology is high efficiency particle arresting or HEPA technology. It removes particulates such as animal dander and other normal household pollutants such as household dust, dust mites, mold and mildew spores, pollen, bacteria and viruses all as small as .3 microns exchanging your dander-filled air with air that is as clean and fresh as it can be. And clean air is the only by-product produced from this process.
Is Made of Steel Steel housing, rather than plastic, means that once the motor heats up the housing it will not off-gas harmful chemicals as sometimes occurs with plastic housing. Steel also means less of a chance that your animal will be able to chew off pieces, and choke or worse.
Is Guaranteed to Last A substantial warranty indicates that it has been effective and the manufacturer is willing to stand behind it for an extended period of times (years) and replace any parts that are needed to make it work. It also prevents having to constantly replace the purifier.