HVAC Care for Pet Owners
Pets are a wonderful addition to the home, but they can lead to problems for your AC system. Any Pet can have a negative impact on the air quality in a home. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your system and improve the air quality so that you, your family, and your pet can safely live in the home.
Clean the Filter
Pet dander can float in the air and work its way into your home’s heating and cooling system. The dander can clog the filter, which can impact how efficiently the system operates. Not only does this have a direct impact on the air quality, but it can lead to higher energy bills.
Checking and replacing the air filter on a regular basis can help prevent this. You need to do monthly inspections to determine if a replacement is needed. If it is, choose one that is the same size.
Take Care of the Pet’s Hygiene
One of the most important steps you can take to protect your home’s heating and cooling system is to take care of your pet’s hygiene. As your pet moves throughout the day, it can accumulate substances on its fur that can eventually end up being circulated through the home’s system. Once in the system, it can be circulated to other areas of the home.
Caring for your pet’s hygiene starts with ensuring it has a good bath. In addition to bathing, you can:
Brush the pet outdoors for a few minutes daily
Use grooming tools to get rid of excess hair
Blow dry after bathing to remove loose hairs
If your pet sheds a lot, you will need to be vigilant about vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping to prevent fur from getting into the HVAC system.
Schedule System Inspections
Even if you take preventative measures throughout the year to protect your heating and cooling system, you still need to have regular professional inspections performed. A regular inspection and tune-up will help to prevent the spread of pet dander throughout your home.
Contacting a technician could also help to lower your energy bills and extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system.