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HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

Written by A. Borrelli Mechanical on 07.15.20

pets and your hvac systemNo matter how much you love your animals, they can still bring undesirables into your home. Here are some tips on how to keep your home, HVAC system, and furry friend happy and healthy.

1. Clean Your Filters Regularly

If not properly maintained, dust and allergens can clog your HVAC ducts and filters. Similarly, your pet's fur can pile up and clog your filters, making your HVAC system work harder than it needs to be. Routinely cleaning and replacing your filters can help ensure that your air is being filtered properly, improving your overall air quality.

2. Avoid Exposed Wires

Animals are adventurous creatures. As cute as it is to watch your cat curiously poke around your home, you don't want them finding a loose wire or pipe. To keep your pets safe and avoid damage, make sure that any dangerous equipment is properly installed and tucked away. 

3. Proper Pet Hygiene Can Limit Indoor Allergens

Even if you can't see it, your pet has pet dander. That means every time they scratch that itch behind their ear, allergens are released into your home's air. Although inevitable and not completely avoidable, you can limit the amount of dander that your pet produces by regularly bathing and brushing your pet. There are even nutritional diet plans that can help your furry friends coat and reduce pet dander.

4. Invest In An Air Purifier

Air purifiers help reduce airborne allergens by cleansing the air that is filtered through them. Air purifiers are helpful to people who suffer from allergies, but also can be beneficial in a pet-lovers home. When they clean the air, they can remove pet hair before it even reaches your HVAC filter. This can help take all of the pressure off of your home's HVAC system.

5. Your Pet's Comfort Matters, Too

An animal's health and comfort is dependent on the same basic amenities as humans. Although they don't need the AC blasting, a hot house can be unhealthy for them. Make sure that the temperature is set at a comfortable level when you leave the house and your pet stays behind. A programmable thermostat can help you adjust the temperature settings when you are away.

Contact A. Borrelli for routine maintenance, filter changes, new AC installation, or any of your HVAC needs.

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Topics: Programmable Thermostats, HVAC Maintenance, Air Quality