Four HVAC Tips for Pet Owners to Improve Air Quality
Whether you’re a crazy cat person, a dog aficionado, or are content with just a single pet, one thing’s for certain: you love your animals dearly. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for your HVAC system. Given that animals are a big source of hair and dander, keeping your air clean and temperate in the presence of pets can be a tough job! Luckily, though, with the right pet care and HVAC maintenance plan, there are plenty of ways to keep your family comfortable and breathing easy.
1. Keep Animals Well-Groomed
And this isn’t just because they like it – but it’s certainly a bonus! Brushing your cat or dog removes dander and excess hair which would otherwise end up in your ducts or clog up any applicable air filtration systems. Though hygiene needs can vary from pet to pet, we recommend giving all of your animals a quick brush-down every few days during shedding season, which tends to happen twice a year.
If, however, you own particularly hairy breeds of pets, like Husky dogs or Persian cats, trips to the groomers could very well be in the cards. It’s an investment, but your HVAC system will thank you!
2. Vacuum and Steam-Clean Often
What does the stuff beneath your feet have to do with your pets and your air quality? Quite a bit actually! Pet dander and other animal pollutants can stick to your carpets, causing long-term residential indoor air quality issues. It’s yet another reason a strict grooming routine is important, but so are vacuuming and deep-cleaning!
Keep your floors clean, and your HVAC system will be clean. It’s that simple.
3. Invest in an HVAC Maintenance Plan
The aforementioned shedding seasons are cyclical. You know for sure and far ahead of time when you’ll be dealing with excess pet hair and potential HVAC system strain. That’s why planned maintenance from an HVAC contractor is such a good idea for pet owners! When the inevitable furballs start flying, break out the brushes. Your HVAC contractor is already on standby to take care of the rest.
4. Explore Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Combating harmful air pollutants isn’t something your HVAC system was designed to do on its own. Luckily, there are many innovative indoor air quality solutions on the market today, from air purifiers to UV lights that sanitize your HVAC equipment. Contact Furnace Doctors for residential indoor air quality testing to get started, and we’ll help you choose the right products for your needs!
Contact Your Local Air Quality Control Experts
From heating services to a/c services to duct cleaning, our Saint Paul Park company can do it all. We even offer HVAC maintenance plans for those so inclined. Don’t let something as manageable as hair keep you (and your pet!) from the comfortable home you deserve. Send us a message now, or give us a call at 651-789-3082.