HVAC Maintenance For Pet Owners
We all love our furry friends; they are like family to us. Living in your home, pets can cause problems just like any other family member. They shed their fur, and often bring dirt and other outdoor contaminants into the home, leaving your house messy and hurting your indoor air quality. Your HVAC system can take a hit because of this, so it is important to stay up to date with how smoothly your systems are running. Follow these HVAC tips for pet owners, and you can breathe easy while hanging out with your furry friend.
Tip #1: Make Sure Your Pets Are Well-Groomed
This should go without saying, but if your pet is well groomed, there will be less of a chance that their fur can harm your HVAC systems. Less shedding means less fur. By trimming and brushing your pet’s fur every so often you reduce pet hair in the house. Bathing every few months will also reduce the amount of outdoor contaminants coming in. Overall, a well-groomed pet is the best way to help your HVAC system.
Tip #2: Keep Your Filters Clean
A shedding pet can cause more buildup in your HVAC system’s filter. Changing out your filter is more important when you have a pet. You should change your filter at least once a month even if your pet is well groomed. This will eliminate the backup of fur and other contaminants and keep your system running smoothly.
Tip #3: Purify Your Home’s Air
When you have a pet, an air purifier can be a good way to keep your indoor air quality clean. Whether you use a portable, room-sized one, or a whole home system, you can remove up to 99.97% of dander and fur from your home’s air. Removing these contaminants means your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard meaning it will work better. Need air purification with your new system? Try out our Air Scrubbers and SAVE!
Tip #4: Protect Your Outdoor Unit
Our pets love to play outdoors. But sometimes, they can get into places where they aren’t supposed to be. For example, they can get into and disrupt your HVAC system through the outdoor unit. Between exploring what it is and getting dirt, fur, and other contaminants such as bodily excrement inside of it, it is important to protect your outdoor unit. A fence that can allow air flow through it, but not our furry friends, is the best way to go. Fencing over the top can also work and if you choose to go that route, using a mesh cover that can allow airflow works best.
Tip #5: Schedule Maintenance
Try these tips and still noticing problems with your HVAC system? It may be time to schedule service with our HVAC repair team. Whether it be your AC or furnace that is experiencing problems, our team can repair, replace, or tune-up your system. Overall, loving your pet does not have to come with indoor air quality problems. Visit Same Day Heating and Air Conditioning today to make sure your systems are running as smoothly as possible.