Pet Dander & Winix Air Purifiers
Hi there folks. We’ve recently been looking after our son’s lovely dog, Lexie (pictured) and can tell you that our Zero+ PRO 5 stage air purifier has certainly been doing it’s job of keeping that excess hair and dander at bay during the stay!
Coincidentally, we just happened to come across the excellent below article from our friends at Winix America, all about the effects of pet dander and just how Winix Air Purifiers can help. We know that it sure has for us! Please give it a read and as always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at all!
Pets are part of the family and though they may not cause your allergies to flare up, our beloved fury and feathered friends can cause problems through their dander. Problems range from rapid dust collection on furniture and carpet inside your home to the development of unwanted health effects. Just like us, you love your animals and dander related struggles can be offset and reduced with the use of an air purifier.
So, what is pet dander, anyway? According to the American Lung Association, “Pet dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, rodents, birds and other animals with fur or feathers.” Additionally, pet dander can contain urine and feacal particles.
While pet hair and dandruff is visible to the human eye, airborne pet dander is at a microscopic level in size and is often suspended in your air. Inhaling such particles, even when not allergic, can cause inflammation of the sinuses and nasal membranes. This is often dismissed as a weather induced side effect, early onset of a cold, or a slight sinus headache.
Fortunately, there’s no need to keep your fur-family members at a distance. The first step in reducing the accumulation of dander in your home and keeping yourself feeling healthy is with the right air purifier. Using an air purifier with a True HEPA filtration system efficiently removes and reduces the presence of pet dander. While the Winix ‘Hospital-Grade’ True HEPA filter captures 99.97% of airborne pet dander and particles as small as 0.3 microns in size, Winix went one step further in creating the Zero+ PRO 5 stage air purifier; a pet specific model equipped with a Dedicated Pet Filter. This Winix specific filter is your first line of defence against pet hair, dander, and larger visible particles. Furthermore, all Winix Australian models have high efficiency deodorised carbon filters that help trap odour.
With its robust 5-stage air purification system and specialised Dedicated Pet Filter, the Zero+ PRO air purifier allows you to enjoy all the benefits of your fur or feathered family members. This unit brings better quality air for all to enjoy and keeps you, your family, and pets happy!
Ausclimate's Winix Air-Purifier and Ausclimate/NWT Dehumidifier ranges are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia Sensitive Choice Program. Our Winix Zero Air Purifiers are also CHOICE Recommended and the proud winners of the ProductReview.com.au ‘Air Purifier of the Year’ award for 2019 AND 2020, based on independent customer feedback. Our products are proudly manufactured and tested just for Australia. Ausclimate is a family owned Australian company since 2011, industry leaders in customer satisfaction.