Best HEPA Air Purifier For Pet Smell

If you don’t have a HEPA air filter, you are the filter.

I never thought I would have a dog. The shedding, the poop, the drool, the uncleanliness. As much fun as dogs are, the idea of picking up poop was where I draw the line.

My wife on the other hand wore me down. We got a chocolate Labrador retriever. Having a dog was everything I thought it would be. The shedding, poop, drool, and uncleanliness had my skin crawling.

The smell in my home was unbearable. I’m sure it was not as bad as I make it out to be, though I did not like it one bit.

I began my mission to rid my home of the smell.

I’m happy to say my home no longer smells.

I attribute the solution to the Alen BreathSmart True HEPA Air Purifier.

Now, this is not a budget solution. If you want the best, here it is.

I own 4 of the Classic Models. I have three in my home. One in the living room, one next to the dog’s bed, and one in our bedroom.

I also bought one for our office.

These machines are no joke. The HEPA filters you put in the units are 4 inches thick and weigh about 2 pounds.
I was concerned about the look of the machine, though I was pleasantly surprised by how good they actually look. I have two units with plain white panels, one blue to match our business logo, and one wood color to match our living room.

There are models that have wi-fi connectivity, though I opted against it. I also own a Dyson air filter that connects to our wi-fi, and I never use it. I also want to limit the amount of radiofrequency waves in my home, so the non-wi-fi unit was best for me.

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The filter choices are a real mind-bender.
I had a dog smell issue so I put a unit next to the dog kennel and use the dog odor filter.

I’ve tried all the different filter choices and I seem to prefer the dog odor filter and the Fresh Plus filters.

They are expensive, though I have a tip for you. It is the front of the filter that becomes full of dust. So purchase the replacement filters to just put over the HEPA.
This is a secret as I dought you can find these on their website search. Now, this is just to get the full 6 – 12 months out of the filters. Then you need a new one.

I did get to test their customer support. One of the units was making a clicking sound so I called them up. The unit was two years old, and they still simply sent me a brand new unit for free. Respect.

Molecule schmalicule. No matter what the gimmick is for an air purifier, the effectiveness of a HEPA filter is what sets the bar. Alen Air is my recommendation if you have a pet that sheds.