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Bird Dander Air Cleaner---5 Features You Dont Want

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Bird dander is a natural part of your bird's growth and development. What is not natural is having your bird breathe air that contains enormous amounts of dander and other household pollutants. You can clear the air for you and your bird with the right air cleaner. For best results, here are 5 features to avoid.

Plastic---As a bird watcher you know that particles are constantly going airborne when your bird plays, preens, swings, flies, and comes to rest on your should or perch. Because these particulates are being continually generated, the air purifier needs to run all the time. And with a plastic case, this can be a problem. The motor heat will eventually heat the outside of any unit. With plastic, the heat can cause it to off-gas fumes into the air. Because birds' respiratory systems are so efficient it also makes them more vulnerable to these fumes. And sometimes their exposure to them can be fatal..

Choose a steel purifier and you eliminate this worry.. Some types of birds have incredibly strong beaks, and with plastic there is the possibility that they could break off a piece and be injured or worse. A steel case eliminates this type of injury as a possibility.

Ozone---This is a gas that the EPA has deemed unsafe at any level in an indoor space. This gas is dangerous for birds and for people too.. Studies have shown that the level of ozone necessary to be effective at removing pollutants would need to be so high that it would be deadly. Don't take the chance with something that is clearly not effective?

No Filters---Pollutants come in a variety of sizes. So the more varied the sizes of the filters in your cleaner are, the more able they will be to remove a greater variety of pollutants.. Not having filters is a big red flag and usually means a purifier that will require lots of maintenance.. A unit with a large and medium particle pre-filter, a high efficiency particle arresting (HEPA) filter, and carbon cloth are the best possible combination of filters to have in a unit for bird dander..

Together these filters can take out big particles you can see all the way down to microscopic ones that are as small as .3 microns. And by the way, a micron is defined as one millionth of a meter which is basically invisible particles that are way smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.

Limited Motor---The motor is probably one of the most important features to get right. If you are going to keep the air clean, the unit must be able to keep the level of pollutants low. In order to maintain healthy air quality the motor needs to be able to run continuously whether you are home or the birds are home alone. A split capacitor motor will allow the cleaner to run safely and effectively and give you piece of mind about the air you and your birds are breathing.

One of the best ways to give your bird a long and healthy life is to keep its air passages clear of both bird-related and household pollutants. Using a cleaner whose only by-product is fresh, clean air will help you provide your bird with the best quality of life possible.