How to Reduce Pet Dander with Filters
April 05 2016
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If you suffer from severe allergies, but love your pet, you may need to work a little harder to stick to certain cleaning routines to reduce the dander in your home. When it comes to either giving up your loved animal or taking a few extra steps to avoid doing so, you will likely choose the latter. An electrostatic air filter, for instance, will allow you to improve your indoor air quality and reduce your allergy symptoms at the same time. After experiencing almost immediate allergy relief, you will undoubtedly enjoy the application of a simple air filter. There’s nothing your pet can do about dander, so it’s your responsibility to take action!
The Dangers of Pet Dander
Allergies from pet dander can range from barely noticeable to absolutely aggravating and unceasing. While pet dander sometimes manifests itself as an unpleasant smell, it often exists as an invisible opponent that must be dealt with. Although dander isn’t going to cause permanent health damage, it certainly worsens common respiratory issues such as coughing, sneezing, congestion, chest tightness, and wheezing. For this reason, it’s most dangerous for people with already existing allergies from other sources. Fortunately, severely reducing pet dander can be accomplished.
We will focus on how to clean your home’s air but remember also to bathe your pets regularly, try a pet dander remover spray, cover your beds with allergy free covers and wipe down surfaces and baseboards with all-purpose cleaners.
Change Your Home Air Filters
Keeping the air clean and fresh in your home when you have a pet is always important. It’s recommended for you to put in new fresh furnace filters every 1-3 months for optimal results. This will help significantly reduce the amount of dander that accumulates in your home on a daily basis. Some filters are actually reusable and must be cleaned by hand rather than completely swapped out for a brand new one. Mechanical, electrostatic, electronic, or HEPA filters will each effectively remove pet dander through their unique filtering approach.
Use a Pleated Disposable Filter
Mechanical filters are the least recommended for the specific goal of removing pet dander, as they focus on capturing large pieces of dust and debris. Pet dander exists as almost microscopic pieces of skin, and will likely pass through a basic mechanical filter. Our pleated home air filters are electrostatically charged to provide excellent filtration to keep your home’s air cleaner and free of pet dander.
Use a Portable HEPA Air Purifier
Consider using a high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filter in your living space if you have pets and suffer from allergies. This type of filter is guaranteed to meet certain standards set by the United States Department of Energy. The powerful HEPA filter is required to remove 99.97% particles of that are within a specific size. This type of filter will work efficiently to ensure the air in your home is consistently purified. You can also use a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner on your home’s carpets. Being able to enjoy your pet and reduce your allergy symptoms is entirely possible to experience at the same time.
Check our wide selection of the best furnace and HVAC filters to help reduce dander from your pet. If your size is not shown simply give us a call or email and we’re glad to help you find what your HVAC system requires or create a custom air filter so both you and your pets can remain healthy and happy.