HVAC units require a decent amount of regular care and professional maintenance to keep them running smoothly. If you are a pet owner, there are a few extra steps you need to take to ensure your unit is working properly and your air stays clean and pollution free.
Pets are busy little animals, shedding all over the place or simply traveling outdoors to potty often and then coming right back in, likely bringing pollen and other allergens back in with them. The purpose of this blog is to give pet owners a few simple ways to keep your airways clean, your HVAC system running properly, and your pets happy and healthy as well.
Having an air purifier in your home is a great tool to help keep your pets free-flowing hair and dander under control. Air Purifier’s, depending on the type you choose can address a large number of airborne nuisances, from pet hair and dander to smoke, mold spores, pollen, and other allergy irritating particles.
Air purifiers are pretty awesome machines. Not only do purifiers clean your air thoroughly, but they are a fantastic sidekick to your HVAC system by keeping it from having to work so hard!
Grooming your pets often, especially depending on the breed, really helps to minimize their effect on your air conditioning system. Regular pet grooming will greatly reduce the amount of dander and hair your pets leave behind throughout your home, as well as keep their skin and coat exceptionally healthy.
Getting your pets groomed regularly has numerous benefits, most of which will increase the overall health and happiness of your animals alongside keeping your homes air fresh at all times.
Pet owners will need to change out their air filters more often than a household without pets would. When choosing your HVAC filter, you want to use one with a high MERV count (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), the higher the MERV count, the finer the filter and its ability to catch small particles in your home’s air.
The reason for this is quite simple, your pets can bring a lot of different particles and smells into your home’s air, which means your HVAC filters are collecting even more than a petless home would and at an even faster rate. That being said, it is important to have a filter that can trap a wider variety of air particles.
What does this mean for you?
Well, rather than changing your filters out once every three months, you may need to change them out every month and a half, and even more frequently if you have multiple pets.
Be sure to speak with your HVAC contractor for the best filter plan and advice customized to your household needs.
As pet owners, it is important that we clean our homes regularly. This means vacuuming the lounge furniture, changing air filters, dusting, and last but not least cleaning your air vents by removing any buildup.
Air vents are where all of your homes free-flowing air gets blown through, so there is bound to be some debris accumulation. The best way to take care of this is by simply vacuuming and wiping down your vent covers as part of your cleaning routine. Doing this will relieve your HVAC filter of some of its workload as well as help to prolong the use of each individual filter.
It’s easy to forget about our air ducts, being that we never see the inside of them anyway. Out of sight, out of mind right?
The problem with that is that your home’s air circulates through your ducts daily to push air throughout your home. Because of this, they will get air debris buildup and require a good cleaning from time to time. This is a job for your HVAC contractor, they can come in, examine your ductwork and clean it for you if needed.
Pets tend to keep you and your household pretty busy all on their own, AC care aside. Having a regular maintenance plan in place with your HVAC contractor will help you out a lot by keeping your AC unit running smoothly at all times, as well as improving your home’s quality of air for you and your pets.
Now that you and your pets are all set on the basics, call Dave Lane Hi-Tech Mechanical Inc. today and let the pros take care of the rest!
Phone: (713) 465-6345