If you are living with a cat, you've got cat hair. If you're reading this article you've probably got more cat hair than you want. There are lots of fabulous reasons why owning a cat is wonderful, but the hair isn't one of them. Here are 3 ways you can greatly reduce the hair in your air.
Change Central Heat And Air Filters Often - These filters are exposed to all of the air in your home. If you are seeing lots of particles in your air, it's an indication that the filters are clogged and are no longer able to trap enough particulates to make a difference. Or it can also mean that the type of filter you're using is not effective against the particles in your home.
When your heating and cooling systems are serviced, ask if the filters you are using are the best at removing cat air, and if not, what your options are. Also ask for a suggested length that the filter will last based on how full it is on the day of the maintenance. Take that advice and be consistent about changing the filters.
Use A HEPA Vacuum - This type of vacuum is a little more expensive but it is well worth it because of the efficiency with which it keeps particles contained. Many cleaners will blow air out and in the process send particles back into the air.
This type of filter on the vacuum keeps particles from re-entering your air and reduces the hair that is available to go airborne again with daily activities in your home. Sticking to a regular cleaning schedule will make a huge difference in reducing hair on surfaces, furniture and floors.
Continually Filter Your Air - Even though the hair isn't an actual allergen, the dander (dead flakes of skin) from your cat sticks to the hair. The highly potent protein in the dander is what makes most people's allergies go into overdrive. So by eliminating the hair you are also eliminating the airborne trigger that can make owning a cat tough.
Regardless of how well you vacuum or change your filters, there is still going to be some hair in your air. Using a high efficiency particle arresting (abbreviated as HEPA) filter, you are constantly removing 99,997 out of every 10,000 particles that are .3 microns or larger in size.
Because cat hair is way bigger than .3 microns, it's an easy target for this type of filter. So without lifting a finger, cat hair and dander are constantly being reduced so that the air is fresh and clean all the time.
An excellent HEPA air purifier to remove cat hair and dander from your air is offered by PurerAir.com at http://purerair.com/cat_dander_air_purifier.html
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