For pet owners, it’s hard to imagine life without your furry friends running around the house. Those pets offer companionship, plenty of laughs, and a few challenges along the way – just to keep you on your toes. Of course, for all the benefits that come along with owning a pet, the hair those pets leave around the house is a downside. By adding an air purifier to your home, however, you can clean up the air easily and continue enjoying life with your pets for years to come.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the best air purifier options for pet hair, and also highlight some of the other benefits you can enjoy by using a purifier in your home. For the task of having a purifier installed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric right away.
An Important Distinction
When thinking about using an air purifier in a home with pets, it’s important to understand what that purifier will be able to do – and what it won’t do. In the title of this article, we mentioned pet hair, but that’s not exactly what you’ll target with a purifier. Instead, it’s pet dander – which is simply dead skin cells that have been shed – that can be pulled out of the air.
This makes sense when you think about it for a moment. The hair that is shed by your pet isn’t as likely to float through the air as it is to fall onto the ground or other surfaces around the house. Usually, cleaning up pet hair requires some kind of roller or other collection device and a few minutes of your time. This is an important chore to keep up with to limit the allergens that are present in the home, but it’s not really the job of an air purifier.
That doesn’t mean you should discount the importance of using an air purifier if you are a pet owner. By pulling as much of the dander out of the air as possible with your purifier, you can make the air cleaner overall, and everyone inside should breathe easier. It’s likely that the house will smell quite a bit better, as well, which is a nice additional bonus.
2 Options for Air Purifiers for Pet Hair
If you want to use an air purifier to address pet dander concerns, you can pick from either a portable unit or a whole-house system. As the name would suggest, a portable air purifier can be moved from place to place in your home, as long as a power source is nearby. This is handy because you can locate it near to where your pets spend the most time, meaning it can pick up as much dander as possible while also pulling other contaminants out of the air.
The other option – a whole-home system – is integrated into your existing HVAC equipment. This is the method we prefer at Walker, and it’s the one we recommend to our customers. The beauty of a whole-home system is the fact that it taps into the power of your HVAC equipment, so you can move air throughout the home through the purifier to get excellent results. You’ll also save the fuss of moving a portable unit around.
Pick a Quality Product
By working with Walker Air for this project, you can come away with a good piece of equipment that is expected to serve you well for many years to come. Our preferred brand of air purifier is Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, which makes excellent products that are capable of filtering out 97% of particles in your air. Once installed, you and your whole family can enjoy fresher air moving forward. The only work you’ll need to do is change the media filter periodically.
A World of Difference
When you live in a house with pets, you can become unaware of the impact your pets have on the air quality – until you add an air purifier and find out what you have missed. Best of all, modern air purifiers run quietly in the background and work in tandem with your existing HVAC equipment, so you don’t have to do anything to manage the system beyond what you usually do for heating or cooling. Contact our experts today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.