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Feb 2017 22

4 Home Comfort Tips for HVAC Customers Living with Pets

Posted in Air Conditioning, Heating, Maintenance

Friendly, cute and lovable are valid characteristics of many family pets. Oftentimes, we find that our HVAC customers forget about the importance of their home’s air quality when bringing home a new dog or cat. For customers who suffer from chronic stuffy nose and dry throats, it’s may be time learn more about how to maintain great air quality in your home and ensure your HVAC system is in top shape all year long. Below are some easy steps you can take to ensure you and your four-legged family members are comfortable in your home:

Groom Your Pet

For pet owners, one of the most important ways you can improve air quality in your home is by bathing or grooming your pet regularly. Routine brushing is not only healthy for your dog or cat, but it also reduces shedding and remove buildup of their undercoat. Bathing and brushing your pet also minimize microscopic pet dander, which is the leading cause of allergies in people to dogs and cats. Check with your vet for the best grooming and bathing recommendations for your pets.

In addition to allergies, dander can produce serious air quality issues inside your home. Pet owners can prevent excess shedding and dander by providing their pets with plenty of fresh water and only feeding them top-quality food. Keeping your home clean through routine vacuuming and dusting will help to reduce the amount of dirt and pet hair that accumulates.

Clean Your Vents Covers

Vacuuming in and around your HVAC vent covers just once a week can reduce the amount of dust, dander, debris and pet hair that impacts the air quality in your home. Additionally, if someone living in your home suffers from asthma or other breathing problems, and you have a number of indoor pets that shed frequently, it may be time to have your ducts cleaned.

Conduct Routine System Maintenance

Performing routine maintenance on your HVAC system is another way to ensure you and your pets have a healthy indoor air quality. Through regular maintenance, our HVAC technicians complete a thorough evaluation on your system to ensure it is running properly and address any issues as needed. Not only does regular HVAC system maintenance enhance your indoor air quality, but it is also a smart long-term investment in your system that enables technicians to detect small issues before they turn into large, costly problems.

Regularly Change Your HVAC Filter

Sharing your home with pets requires customers to think more about their air quality. Simply changing your air filter once a month will ensure your filter and the air you and your pet breathe stays cleaner. If you have a number of pets that shed excessively, consider purchasing a specialty air filter that will more effectively trap and control pet dander.

 

If you share your home with dogs and cats, schedule a free estimate so we can help you improve the quality of air you and your four-legged family members are breathing.

 

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