It’s safe to say that if faced with the choice of giving up a pet or – well, just about anything else, the majority of pet-owners would hold on for dear life to their furry friend. But these furballs of friendship can do a number on your HVAC system and your household’s overall health if you don’t follow some basic rules when it comes to maintenance. Your pet’s fur can carry in pollen, dust, and dander that can aggravate allergies, asthma and your HVAC system as they get recirculated in the air. Fortunately, there are some basic tips you can follow to keep your system running smoothly and the air quality in your home as pure as possible.
A clean pet is an HVAC friendly pet
Bathe or groom your pet regularly to wash away pollen and other environmental irritants that might get recirculated through your HVAC system. It will also help to minimize excess shedding. Let’s face it – a clean pet is a happy pet.
Speaking of clean
There’s just no substitute for regular vacuuming when you have pets. Consider investing in a quality vacuum designed for pet hair with attachments for vacuuming furniture and even drapes. Regular vacuuming will help protect your HVAC system from pulling all that hair, dust and dander into the system.
Change your HVAC filters every 30 days
All the hair, dander, pollen and debris you’re vacuuming up still runs through your system and your filter. When it gets dirty and clogged, your system has to work harder due to the restricted airflow. And be sure to clean your floor and wall vents too!
Consider an air purifier
An air purifier can help improve your indoor air quality by neutralizing odors, bacteria, and other airborne pollutants.
Don’t skip regular maintenance by an HVAC professional
Getting your HVAC system checked and cleaned twice a year is the best way to avoid small issues turning into big issues. And it will also preserve the quality of your air no matter what feathered or furry friends live in your home!
If you’d like to learn more about how to keep the air you and your family breathe as pure as possible, contact the professionals at Advent Air and schedule your HVAC checkup today. We’re committed to keeping quality in the air you breathe.