Our four-legged friends bring so much joy to our lives. Having a pet can bring so many positive qualities, that there is very little to report on the downside. However, your HVAC system may have a few things to say about your pet pooch. Your fur babies have precisely that… fur! And that’s the nemesis of your HVAC unit. Here are a few tips and tricks to help keep both your dog and your HVAC system in good health.
Give Your Dog a Groom
Give your pet pooch a pampering. A regular bath and brush will help to remove all that dirt and dead hair so that it’s removed in the tub and not transported around your home and into your air vents. Your dog will also collect particles in their fur on their outdoor adventures, which could be the cause of some allergies. Your HVAC system can assist in fighting allergens but you need to give it a helping hand.
Change Your Filters
If your filters become clogged with fur, dust and dirt then they are not going to work efficiently and left over a long period of time, may mean your heating and air system may not work at all. If you are a pet owner, you may need to change your filters more often to ensure that the airflow isn’t blocked.
Invest in an Air Purifier
An air purifier will give your HVAC a helping hand because it will significantly help in reducing the amount of pet hair, which means less of it will end up in your filters. Again, this will also help with those family members that are prone to allergies.
Regular Maintenance and Equipment Care
Although you are regularly cleaning your HVAC unit, you will also need professional maintenance to make sure everything is working as it should be. This way, any potential risks to your unit can be identified to avoid future damage and potentially expensive repairs and a professional clean will assist in prolonging the life of the system.
Contact us if you would like some more information on how to improve your indoor air quality for you and your pets.