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Which Air Purifier do u guys recommend for pet hair/pet dust

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Oct 8, 2020
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Which Air Purifier do u guys recommend for pet hair/pet dust

i'm having a big problem with pet hairs on all the tops of my furniture, couches, keyboards, and everywhere else. as well as pet dust and general dust.

will an air purifier even grab pet hair and pet dust? so that its not all over my tabels and furniture?
this is the first time i'd be buying an air purifier so im not sure, i've only used a water purifier before.

which do u guys recommend? or if u guys have other advice or ways to get rid of it besides dusting or brushing the pet which i do.
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I have two, one in bedroom, one in living room. It helps a lot.

Honestly, the CADR is important (the amount of times all the air in the room is cleaned per hour).

Mines are good for about 500sq ft (I have RabbitAir BioGS 2.0), basically the larger, the more times the air in the room can be filtered. A air purifier is just a large fan with a HEPA filter, some have activated carbon filter layers as well. It's especially expensive now during the pandemic since it can improve air quality.


https://www.costco.ca/germguardian-71-c ... 66264.html

A good read here:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/portab ... -1.5900782
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... -purifier/
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Oct 8, 2020
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coriolis wrote: I have two, one in bedroom, one in living room. It helps a lot.

Honestly, the CADR is important (the amount of times all the air in the room is cleaned per hour).

Mines are good for about 500sq ft (I have RabbitAir BioGS 2.0), basically the larger, the more times the air in the room can be filtered. A air purifier is just a large fan with a HEPA filter, some have activated carbon filter layers as well. It's especially expensive now during the pandemic since it can improve air quality.


https://www.costco.ca/germguardian-71-c ... 66264.html

A good read here:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/portab ... -1.5900782
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... -purifier/
hi

do the air purifiers get rid of the actual pet hairs that u see on top of furniture, especially darker coloured furniture..? or are they just to get rid of the odours ? as i dont care about the odour and dont really have any. my concern is like 99% the pet hair and dust
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Trilateral wrote:
hi

do the air purifiers get rid of the actual pet hairs that u see on top of furniture, especially darker coloured furniture..? or are they just to get rid of the odours ? as i dont care about the odour and dont really have any. my concern is like 99% the pet hair and dust
They catch hair from the moving air and floor. It won't get rid of hair that's on a table if that's what you mean.

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Will they capture pet hair? NO... I've had numerous air cleaners over the years, from small table tops to big console types with electrostatic precipitators etc etc . Unless the actual hair is floating in the air and happens to be very close to the intake then it will just settle wherever. They do capture some dust but you're still going to have to dust occasionally. A good filter on your forced air furnace (if you have one) will probably be better, but even those don't get all the dust.
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If it is just for pet hair just make your own. Here is last Friday's episode of Marketplace discussing Air Purifiers (including make your own):

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/portab ... -1.5900782
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rcmpvet wrote: If it is just for pet hair just make your own. Here is last Friday's episode of Marketplace discussing Air Purifiers (including make your own):

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/portab ... -1.5900782
I just watched that episode, was really cool how they made a DIY air purifier with a box fan and furnace filter...and it out performed some of the other purifiers! Now that is the RFD way...LOL
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Use a vacuum. I have a cat and an air purifier. The air purifier worked well to mitigate my allergies so that my eyes don't itch anymore, but there's still plenty of hair everywhere by the end of the week. No air purifier going to save you from vacuuming.
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No, the air purifiers will only work to some extent. And it depends also on how much hair/fur the dog has. We had until recently a double coated major shedder. We bought a Swiffer!

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