We all know that air purifiers remove contaminants from the air, but did you know a good air purifier can remove pet odor? Do you know that you have a problem with pet odors? It’s easy to turn a blind… um, nostril to the lackluster hygiene of a beloved animal.
However, your friends and family are likely much less forgiving. So, in the interest of improving the bond between houseguest and precious pet we’ve assembled a list of three wonderful purifiers. Each completely capable and effective at killing odor.
Technologies That Remove Pet Odors
But, before we dive into the purifiers let’s clear the air on what’s available. The most common approaches to destroy odor include: carbon filters, negative ion (ionizers) and ozone.
Carbon/Charcoal Filters: These filters use activated carbon, essentially charcoal that has gone through a heat process. This creates openings, or pores in the charcoal that captures gasses and odor. It’s centuries old technology and it is by far the best. And, safest.
Ionizer: These type of technology charges particles from odors and pet dander and forces them to clump together to be more effectively filtered out of a room.
Ozone: This technology creates ozone molecules that destroy bacteria and mold, as well as aids eliminating odors. But, please do not use it around friends and family (and yes that includes pets). Ozone is very bad for your lungs.
Review of Best Pet Odor Air Purifier
A good air purifier will get to the root of the problem and destroy the particles that create the smell. It won’t just mask the odors. The 3 top air purifiers for pet odors are:
Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier Review
The Alen BreatheSmart is a technically advanced air purifier that cleans the air, removes contaminants and can drastically reduce odors. This machine has a pre-filter that filters out large particles, a HEPA filter that can be customized to a fresh plus filter which will capture smaller particles and freshen the air at the same time. The Alen BreatheSmart also includes an ionizer to clump particles and odors together for easier filtering. Lastly, it has an activated carbon filtered that traps odors and removes them from the room. When it comes to cleaning the air and getting out pet odors this product is fantastic! Read the detailed review of the Alen Breathesmart here.
- 3 stage filtering system
- SmartSensor Technology to detect pollutants and odors
- Ionizer built-in
- Activated Carbon reduces odors
- Covers up to 1100 square feet
- Asthma and Allergy Friendly
- Fresh Plus Filter is extra (model comes with standard HEPA Filter)
Rabbit Air MinusA2 Air Purifier
The Rabbit Air MinusA2 is a wonderful model for cleaning your air and getting rid of odors. It features 6 stages of purification and deodorization. This air purifier by Rabbit can clean and remove odors up to 700 square feet for cleaner and healthier air in your home. It will definitely give you relief from pet odors and pet allergies. The last filtering stage of the Rabbit will allow you to actually customize it with a pet odor filter to get even more help in removing odors.
- 6 Stage Filtering System
- HEPA Filter
- Uses Activated Carbon
- Includes Ionizer
- Energy Star Rated
- Pet Odor Filter not included
This model from Honeywell is great for removing air pollutants and odors. The carbon pre-filter will remove light odors and pet dander from the area. It covers up to 390 square feet. It has a low, medium, and high settings to allow you to choose the setting of how fast you would like the air to be cleaned and deodorized. Overall this does a great job at removing light odors and smoke smells from your home. If you wish for even better filtering out of odors, you can change the standard pre-filter to the Honeywell Premium Odor-Reducing Pre-Filter HRF-APP1 A Plus which will greatly help with odors. For more information, read the detailed review of the Honeywell round air purifier.
- Carbon pre-filter and HEPA filter
- 360 degrees of airflow
- 3 speeds
- Up to 390 degrees
- Specialized Odor-reducing pre-filter not included
- Covers a smaller area than other air purifier
Our favorite out of these three products is the Alen BreatheSmart, it is innovating and really gets to the root of odor problems. All three of these products have their pros and cons, however, they are all excellent models for reducing pesky pet odors. Keep in mind, on all three models you will have to upgrade to their specialized odor filters to get added relief from pet odors. This is not a huge deal when it comes to having a cleaner, healthier environment that is free from pet dander and odors.