There are few things as potent as cat urine. And if you’re having this problem, you know first hand how tough it is to really get and keep the air smelling fresh. An air cleaner with the right features can help get and keep you air clean. Take a look at the 5 features below that will make clean air a reality again.
Enhanced Carbon Zeolite—Elimination of odor is best handled by carbon. It can eliminate normal household odors as well. But to get rid of urine odor even it needs help.
Cat urine is more potent than most other warm-blooded pets. This is because before we brought them into our homes and hearts, in the wild the strong smell would help keep predators at a distance by marking their territory.
With that said, it’s hard to believe that urine is made of mostly water, but one of the chemicals in urine is ammonia, and an additive to the carbon is necessary to enhance its ability to remove this powerful volatile organic chemical (VOC).
Ammonasorb has been found to be incredibly effective. As its name suggests it helps absorb the ammonia which is one of the biggest parts of the odor.
A Motor That Can Run Continuously—This is such an important feature to have. The moment filtration stops, the ammonia levels increase. And even if you believe you’ve neutralized all the mistakes, a rise in humidity can cause spots to smell again.
The split capacitor motor is the type of motor that can run continuously. Look for it online in the technical specifications or in the owner’s manual. This will assure that the motor can run safely and effectively 24 hours a day, so that regardless of what is happening when you are there or while you are away, the unit has your back.
The other point to keep in mind is that filtration is not instant. And once the ammonia has become noticeable, it will take a while for it to be filtered out again. Continuously sending the air through the filter will take out the smell before it can become offensive.
Long Filter Life—The length of time that the manufacturer projects that the filter will last should be crucial in your decision about whether a unit is going to work for you. A filter that must be changed every 6 to 12 months will increase the cost of filtration substantially.
The pressure of having to constantly change the filter is aggravating at best, and in many cases not doing it will result in air that doesn’t get cleaned and a negated warranty. Many times a unit with a filter that has a shorter filter life is cheaper initially. But in the long run, it costs more.
You should expect the filter in your cleaner to last 5 years because the canister contains multiple filters and because the manufacturer is willing to stand behind fiter effectiveness by warranting the filter as well.. This is another feature to look for before you finalize your decision.
Low Maintenance—Most of us have enough going on in our lives that we don’t want or need a high maintenance cleaner. Leave cleaners that require you to stop filtration to go inside and wash, spray, or vacuum. The most you should expect to do is vacuum the outside and/or wipe with a damp cloth. You want a cleaner that can take care of your problem, not create more problems for you to solve.
Warranty On The Purifier—One of the best ways to tell if your cleaner is going to last is to look at how long the warranty lasts. If there is only a 6 month or 1 year warranty, you have your answer about how much time you can expect it to work. Opt for a hefty warranty of 5 years. That way you know you’re going to get your money’s worth.
These 5 features can make choosing an a cleaner for cat odor a lot easier than you think. Taking these specs with you while comparing units will help you bring home a cleaner that will really work for you and your feline love.