Best Air Purifier for Pets and Dust

Best Air Purifier for Pets and Dust – Not all of us can get (or want) a hypoallergenic dog breed, even when we are prone to pet allergies. Pet dander isn’t the only allergen that your dog or cat increases in your home. If they spend any time outdoors, they may bring in pollen, along with dirt, germs, and untold grime from the streets. While a quick cleaning of their paws with a wet cloth can help, if you really want to keep your home—and the air you (and your pet because they too can have allergies, Brachycephalic breed-prone snoring and pet asthma!) breathe—as clean as possible, an air purifier is the way to go.

As you shop for an air purifier, you’ll want to select one that has the capacity for the size of the room where you’ll be using it. Most models indicate a recommended room size and it can vary from as little as 150 square feet to 1,000 square feet or more.


1.Honeywell HPA300

Stores can barely keep the recently launched Honeywell HEPA InSight Series in stock; its powerful HEPA filtration is that good. Why? It circulates and cleans the air five times every hour in rooms up to 500 square feet, removing up to 99.7 percent of even the tiniest microscopic allergens (looking at you, pet dander) as well as certain airborne viruses, bacteria, and mold spores.1

Used in conjunction with the Honeywell Enhanced Pet Odor Reducing Air Purifier Filter (sold separately, view at Walmart), which is loaded with activated carbon and zeolite, pet odors will be captured and absorbed. We only wish the air purifier came in white in addition to black.

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2.Hamilton Beach TrueAir

The small but mighty Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet Air Purifier is affordable to start with, plus it comes with a reusable, permanent filter (simply vacuum to clean), making it a doubly smart buy for the money. The air purifier has three different speed settings to meet your needs and the HEPA-grade filter captures 99.97 percent of pet dander, along with dust mites and pollen.

It also comes with two replaceable carbon zeolite filters to eliminate pet odors. It works for rooms up to 140 square feet and can be set horizontally or vertically to fit in any space.

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3.Alen BreatheSmart

While most air purifiers work on pet dander only, the Alen Breathesmart Classic claims to also filter out pet fur from the air, potentially preventing it from landing on your furniture, carpet, and clothing. Given that this beauty is designed by NASA airflow engineers, we’re inclined to believe them. Outfitted with a medical grade H13 True HEPA layer that removes 99.99 percent of airborne particles larger than 0.1 micron (most other air purifiers only remove particles larger than 0.3 microns), including dander, bacteria, and aerosolized viruses, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

It’s super quiet even as it cleans the air in a room up to 1,100 square feet every 30 minutes. We also like the air quality sensor light that’s easy to read from across the room and that it comes in your choice of eight finishes.

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This Bissell MyAir purifier doesn’t just clear pet dander and other small particles from the air, with an activated carbon filter, it also works to remove pet odors (along with cooking and smoke odors, too). It has three levels of fan speeds and runs fairly quietly even on high, or set it to “sleep” at nighttime to engage its whisper-quiet mode. It even has a soft night light.

The small, portable unit works in rooms up to 100 square feet and moves the air 5 times every hour. Set it right next to your dog’s crate or bed or cat’s litter box to stop the odors as close to the source as possible.

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5.Lasko LP200

With its air quality sensor, auto-clean function, and three-stage filtration, you can rest assured that the air you’re breathing in your home is clean. This small HEPA air purifier removes pet dander, dust, and other common allergens from the air around you.

It also has a carbon filter to remove odors from the air and a UV-A light to tackle mold, bacteria, and viruses. Its slim silhouette looks attractive and it works for rooms up to 160 square feet.

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6.Pure Enrichment PureZone

You and your pet don’t stay in the same place all the time, so it follows that you’ll want an air purifier you can take with you. This mini option from Pure Enrichment weighs under 1 pound and has a rechargeable battery with up to 12 hours of battery life.

It’s sized just right to fit in your car’s cup holder, making it perfect to take on road trips with your best four-legged friend. It offers two-stage air purification with an activated carbon pre-filter and a True HEPA filter.

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7.Coway Airmega 250

If your HVAC wasn’t installed with an air filter or you live in a larger apartment, it’s worth investing in a powerful air purifier like this Coway Airmega that’s designed to filter up to 1,560 square feet. This Energy Star rated air filter uses a True HEPA filter along with activated carbon to both capture and reduce pet dander and other particles up to 0.3 micron while reducing odor.

It comes with a washable and permanent pre-filter. With a brightly colored LED ring that changes color based on the air quality, you’ll always know how clean your air is. It has five fan modes, and the sound of the strongest is equivalent to the noise in a library, meaning it’s pretty darn quiet.

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Best Air Purifier for Pets and Dust – You’ll also want to decide if you need any other features, like odor control, sleep mode, or air quality indicator lights.

It’s also good to pay attention to how loud the machine is when it’s turned on. Some air purifiers provide white noise or pink noise that is intended to lull you to sleep, while other models are rather noisy.

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