Furry friends and pets are important parts of our lives, but it’s easy for fur, hair, dander, and other pet debris to wreak havoc on your HVAC. When this happens, the air quality in your home can be negatively affected, resulting in unclean and unsanitized air. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to protect your HVAC system while still keeping your pets happy and comfortable.
Before you need to call Air Rescue for help, consider applying these helpful tips to your home to help manage your HVAC care as a pet owner:
- Grooming and Bathing. Keeping up with the grooming and bathing is not only great for your pet, but also for your HVAC system! This will help limit the amount of hair, fur, and dander that floats around your home, which will eventually end up in your HVAC.
- Vacuum. In addition to grooming and bathing your pet, make sure you’re vacuuming your carpets, rugs, and floors regularly to get rid of excess fur that might make it onto your flooring. Depending on the fur or hair of your pet, vacuuming every other day may be necessary to protect your HVAC system.
- Changing Air Filters. Even if you’re not a pet owner, you should be checking on your air filters and changing them regularly to make sure they aren’t too clogged or backed up. Hair and fur can easily clog up an air filter, so keeping up with your air filters and replacing them when needed will drastically improve the quality of your air.
- Air Ducts. Regardless of how much you’re cleaning your air filters, vacuuming, and grooming your pet, there will still be a small amount of debris that will make it into your HVAC air ducts, and over time, this will collect and could potentially clog your ducts. Make sure you’re keeping up with the cleanliness of your air ducts, either by yourself or by hiring an experienced technician to take a look once every few years.
- Clear the Area of Expose Dangers. Keep any wires that go with your HVAC system or unit out of the way of your pets. It’s not uncommon for cats or dogs to get curious and begin chewing on wires. This will not only cause your system to malfunction, but it is a serious danger to your pet! Keep wires enclosed in a place that isn’t accessible to your furry friends.
- Urination. Sometimes pets will continue trying to mark their territory via urination well into adulthood, and if your pet is doing it on wires or electrical work… well, we don’t have to tell you what will happen! If this is happening in your home, add barriers to your HVAC system to prevent your pet from getting too close to any of the electrical work that goes with your HVAC.
- Air Purifier. If your home is still struggling with poor air quality from pets, or if anyone in your home is suffering from pet allergies, then consider investing in an air purifier. This will keep the air free of any toxins and dirty air particles, which will benefit both you and your pet! Air purifiers come in a variety of shapes and sizes that are suitable for a range of spaces, so you’re likely to find one that works for you in any budget.
Is your HVAC system still seeing some damage because of a pet? Let Air Rescue help you! We’ve been providing the Tampa area with top quality HVAC service, offering a variety of services from repair, installation, and consultation for your heating and air conditioning system. All of our technicians are experienced, trained, and licensed to serve you with professional service at an affordable price. Let us help you improve your air quality! For more information, submit a request or give us a call at 813-612- 5600.