The Lingering Side Effects Pets Can Have on Indoor Air Quality

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Pets are a huge part of our life! In fact, 67% of Americans are pet owners and 53% of them own a dog. Pets bring us tremendous amounts of joy and provide unconditional love, but unfortunately, there can be some unforeseen challenges that come from our furry family members.

As researchers look to better understand the cause of acute to severe allergies in the home, they’re finding that pets play a major contributor to these unwanted allergies. The average pet owner may experience mild symptoms that go unnoticed as an annoyance for months before realizing they are having an allergic reaction to pet dander.

To determine if your pet is the main cause of allergy issues in the home, here are the most common allergy symptoms you may experience:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Itchy nose or throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy eyes
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Cough

So, what if you are allergic to your pet? That doesn’t mean you have to rehome them! Besides allergy medications, the most effective solution to reducing pet dander in the home is by simply using an air purification system.

Whether using a single air purifier from room-to-room or a whole-house system, pet owners should notice a difference in air quality immediately. Instead of an HVAC system that only recirculates the air in your home, high-quality air purifiers with HEPA filtration can remove up to 99.97% of airborne allergens and other harmful contaminants.


MatrixAir offers a variety of high-performance air filtration systems to accommodate any size space and environment. At the heart of every MatrixAir unit is their exclusive triple filtration system which removes microscopic particles as small .3 microns and can be customized for specialized treatment.

The MatrixAir triple filtration system removes up to 90-95% of all airborne allergens and other harmful airborne substances.

To learn more MatrixAir air filtration systems or find the perfect system for your space, call us at (603) 863-7553 or click here to contact us.