Pets are cherished members of the family, but they can have a harmful impact on the quality of your indoor air. Pet owners should be aware that having a pet comes with unexpected obligations, such as maintaining the quality of their home air, in addition to daily feeding and watering, positive attention, and cleaning. As a result, it's critical to be equally as careful when it comes to keeping our heating systems in good operating order.
If your pet is causing issues with your HVAC system, there’s a way to solve that! Cats, dogs, or any other furry friend — apply the following HVAC tips for pet owners to your regular home cleaning routine and keep your pet, home, and family healthy for years to come.
Vacuum Your Carpets Regularly
If you have pets, you may see hair and shedding fur on your carpets from time to time. This hair can get into your HVAC system's filters and ultimately into the air ducts.
As a result, vacuuming your carpets and other indoor items such as couches, etc. is recommended. This will ensure that your HVAC system is free of fur, dander, and hair, extending its lifespan.
Air Filters Should Be Replaced
We cannot emphasize how important it is to change your air filters on a regular basis. Filters should be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on the size of your family and degree of activity. When it comes to furry pets, though, your frequency should most likely be once a month. They will stay cleaner and put less strain on your HVAC system if you change them on a monthly basis. Your HVAC system needs to work much harder to sustain air flow when your air filters are blocked.
When selecting your filters, make sure to place a premium on quality. The cheaper the filter, the more frequently you'll have to replace it. High-quality air filters will remove more debris from the air, which is beneficial not just for pet hair and dander, but also for allergy sufferers in the family.
Make a Grooming Appointment
Grooming your pets can help to reduce the risks associated with shedding. This can also save you from having to put a lint roller on your clothes every day. It's also a good idea to get your non-shedding pets groomed professionally. Despite the fact that they do not shed fur, they do produce dander, which can clog your filters.
HVAC Maintenance Is Encouraged Twice A Year
Finally, make sure your HVAC system is in good working order. A pet-filled home is full of love, but it's also full of fur, which puts additional strain on your HVAC system. Once or twice a year, an inspection and tune-up are included in an HVAC maintenance routine. Mention that you have a pet (or pets) and that you want to make sure that pet fur isn't clogging the system during the initial inspection. BEAM HVAC will inspect both the indoor and outdoor units, perform maintenance, and provide recommendations on how to best care for your unit and keep it free of excessive pet hair.
Contact BEAM HVAC right away if you have any questions or would like to schedule a service.