If you have pets you know that along with love and snuggles they bring fur, dust, and can cause sniffles and sneezing. Of all the devices made, here are the ones we think are the best air cleaner for pets.
Austin Air Allergy Machine
The Allergy Machine made by Austin Air is great if you have pet allergies. The revolutionary HEGA filter not only removes particles as small as 0.3 microns (way smaller than pet fur or dander) but because it uses a carbon cloth filter for gas removal, the filter provides less resistance than their filters with zeolite and carbon.
That’s a fancy way of saying that because air can move more quickly through the filter it can move more air and filter more particles. Like all air cleaners made by Austin Air, the Allergy Machine has a permanent prefilter and a main filter that can last up to 5 years.
We think the Allergy Machine is the best air cleaner for pets because it really cleans the air. That HEGA filter is more efficient than their standard HEPA machine at moving air.
Face it, the filter can’t remove particles in the air if the air can’t make it to the filter. The HEGA filter efficiently removes dust, dander, dust mites, molds, pollen, and other junk floating in your air. The carbon cloth can knock down some pet odor as well.
We actually removed the standard HEPA filter from our HealthMate and replaced it with the Allergy Machine HEGA filter. We’ve got two cats and I’ve got bad allergies so we have to keep things under control. The Allergy Machine is up to the task, so we keep it hard at work. I just love how Austin Air replacement filters can be interchanged between machines as your needs change.
Austin Air Pet Machine
Austin Air will tell you the best air cleaner for pets is their Pet Machine Heck, they even named it the “Pet Machine”.
Now granted they designed this air cleaner just for pet owners, but good intentions and a snappy name aren’t enough to make it the best air cleaner for pets.
Austin Air says the Pet Machine is best for pets because they have designed the filter to take care of the odors that are associated with having animals in the home. The carbon and zeolite mixture receives a special treatment to better absorb ammonia and sulfur gasses. These are the sources of many pet odors.
The Pet Machine is great if you are concerned about bits of pet fur, dust, and especially if your greatest concern is pet odors. Controlling pet odor especially from cats (it’s hard to get rid cat urine odors)is an important thing; however it isn’t the only thing.
The Pet Machine utilizes the same carbon zeolite mixture as many of the other Austin Air machines. This blend does increase resistance as air flows through the machine. The air flows slower so odors get absorbed. However, that increased resistance and slower air flow makes the filter less efficient.
Bottom Line – Best Air Cleaner for Pets
So here’s the bottom line.
If you have allergies and you own pets, the Austin Air Allergy Machine is the best air cleaner for pets in your situation.
If you own pets and don’t have allergies, the Austin Air Pet Machine is the best air cleaner for you.
Call 1-800-771-2246 for additional assistance with these air cleaners for pets or any of the air cleaners we carry.
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