Pets bring so much joy to many families all around Bedford, Texas. Regardless, as much as we love our loyal companions, their dander can lead to poor indoor air quality and cause problems with your HVAC unit. Pet owners, don’t worry. These four tips for pet owners can help keep your home healthy and comfortable throughout the year.
Change Your Air Filters
Your air filter works by trapping pollutants, and when you have pets at home, their dander can clog the filter faster than normal. Pet dander is a microscopic allergen that can affect your family’s health. It can cause allergies ranging from mild symptoms like coughing, sneezing, itchiness, and dizziness, to more severe ones like fever and respiratory problems. For this reason, we recommend changing your system’s air filter more often, at least every 30 days, if you have pets at home.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
Pet fur can be a significant contributor to allergies and other health symptoms. Just like these particles get trapped inside your system, they can be found everywhere in your home’s ducts. As a result, they get recirculated through your home’s air every time your HVAC system is turned on. Have a professional inspect and clean your ductwork every couple of years for healthier indoor air quality.
Groom Your Pets Regularly
Grooming your pets regularly can help improve your home’s air quality and protect your heating and cooling system. That’s because your pet’s fur can easily end up inside your system and clog or dirty the system components. Consider brushing your pet outdoors for a few minutes every day and blow-drying its fur after bathing to remove any loose hairs.
Fence Off Your Outdoor Unit
It’s important to keep your outdoor unit out of your pet’s reach. Consider putting a fence around it to prevent your pets from chewing on any HVAC components or laying close to the outdoor unit, where their hair can build up.
Learn more about our indoor air quality services and how they can help keep your family and pets happy and healthy at home. Contact our North Tarrant Heat & Air team today.