If you run an animal shelter, you know how clean the shelter looks and smells are two big indicators of giving customers perspective on how well the shelter is run. An air purifier is the best way to help your shelter look clean and smell fresh every day. Here are the top 5 features in your shelter air purifier that will make it most effective.
Multiple Filters—Many cleaners on the market today do not have a filter. Avoid these types at all costs. A clarifier without a filter is useless and will likely require frequent cleaning. And once you realize it has little effect, you will have to spend more money to replace it.
The most effective cleaners have a variety of filters because the types of pollutants that plague a shelter are diverse, including particulates, odors, bacteria and viruses. By choosing a cleaner that can multitask by removing all types of contaminants, a cleaner can handle all solid and gaseous contaminants.
carbon filter—-The smell in the bunker can cause a big problem. That’s why carbon filtration is a must. This type of filtering is famous for its ability to remove odors and odors. And because urine odor is one of the most important odors a cleaner needs to eliminate, an ammonia-based additive has proven to be most effective at removing the odor of pet urine.
Prefilters—These blanket-like filters are what separate a high maintenance cleaner from a low maintenance cleaner. They are sized for large and medium particles, picking up particles you can see like hair and dust.
This protects other filters against the contaminants they clean best. Vacuuming the outside of the vacuum can clean the pre-filters and extend the life of the smaller filters that should be in the unit. Without these filters, the filters are expected to be changed every few months. With them, the filters can last up to 5 years.
HEPA Filter—High-efficiency particulate trap (abbreviated as HEPA) filtration is the type hospitals use to supply clean air. To achieve this designation, it must be able to remove particles as small as 3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97%. A micron is defined as one millionth of a meter and is much smaller than the dot at the end of this sentence.
This type of filtration is necessary to eliminate invisible dandruff that can stay in the air for a long time. And because bran also contains a protein that triggers allergies and asthma, the ability to reliably remove this irritant means animals, staff and customers will stay healthier and much more comfortable living, working and visiting the shelter.
Split Capacitor Motor—Since the animals in your shelter depend on you to take care of them around the clock, a 24-hour air purifier should also be part of the solution. Check to see if the unit you are considering has a split capacitor motor that will allow it to operate safely and effectively at all times.