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Has anyone ever purchased an air purifier for the purpose of reducing pet allergens?

Asked by poofandmook (17225 points ) February 11th, 2011

Our best friend is pretty allergic to cats… we don’t want him to need Alavert every time he visits, so we want to get an air purifier.

We don’t want to spend a chunk of money that doesn’t work for pet allergens, so do you have any experience/suggestions?

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CaptainHarley's avatar

Yes. They work. We have two dogs and a cat, and a relative who is allergic. She can come in our house and not have to worry about a sneezing fit. : )

poofandmook's avatar

@CaptainHarley: Can you tell me which one(s) you have? I’m leaning toward either this or this.

aprilsimnel's avatar

REALLY??! ! So when I get my own place, I can FINALLY get a kitty? I can? How many square feet per purifier?

CaptainHarley's avatar

Mine is an Arm & Hammer Tower style Air Ionizer. Not sure how to look them up online.

Just the one does a pretty good job of air purification in our little 1,064 foot home. : )

CaptainHarley's avatar

Yes. One floor, with 5 rooms and one bath.

We built the entire thing with the idea of just two old farts living in it. : )

SamIAm's avatar

It was recommended that I get one for my allergies and my allergist said that it has to be a HEPA certified one… so the second link you posted would be better. I never got one because I always leave my windows open so it would be pointless but that was the one I was looking at. Buying a HEPA one at Bed, Bath & Beyond is a great idea because you can get 20% off with their coupons and they take stuff back if it stops working.

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