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A/C Tips for Pet Owners

May 10th, 2021 by Emily Mixter

A/C Tips for Pet Owners

Having pets in your home can provide you with a great sense of companionship. However, your pets can also cause some unnecessary problems with your HVAC air conditioning system. As a homeowner with pets, it’s important that you practice these helpful tips to ensure the overall health of your HVAC air conditioning system and your family.

Regularly Brush Your Pets

The hair and dander from your pets can be a big problem for your air conditioning system. Loose hair from your pets can get clogged in your air conditioning filter and throughout the ductwork in your home. When this happens, unwanted allergens can re-circulate throughout your home as you run your air conditioning system. This can lead to allergy flare-ups thanks to these allergens and dander from your pets. To prevent this issue, you should consider brushing your pets each day.

Change Your HVAC Filters Monthly

While many HVAC professionals will recommend changing your air conditioning filter every three months to remove unwanted allergens, that’s not going to suffice for those homeowners who have pets. Pets can cause your HVAC air conditioning filter to clog up with unwanted allergens more quickly. This means that you’ll need to check your air conditioning filter for allergens every month. If you can no longer see through the air conditioning filter because of the allergens that are built up from your pets, then it’s time to install a new HVAC air conditioning filter. If you’re having trouble trapping allergens with your current filter, we can assist you in finding a better one that fits your needs.

Sweep Your Air Conditioning Vents

The hair from your pets and unwanted allergens can get trapped in the various air conditioning vents throughout your home. It’s a good idea to vacuum out these HVAC vents once a week to remove unwanted allergens and hair from your pets. If possible, you should pull the vent out and use your vacuum to remove allergens from the ductwork that you have access to. By practicing this technique once a week, you can drastically limit the amount of allergens and hair from your pets that enter your HVAC ductwork.

Get Annual Maintenance By An HVAC Professional

You should be contacting your chosen HVAC professional at least once a year to go over your entire air conditioning system. They can evaluate the internal components of your HVAC system and perform necessary maintenance to keep it running smoothly. When you schedule your annual maintenance with your HVAC professional, it’s a good idea to have your HVAC professional clean out your ductwork. Your HVAC professional will be able to remove hair from your pets and unwanted allergens from your ductwork so that these nasty allergens don’t continue to re-circulate throughout your HVAC system. A professional has specialized equipment that can reach allergens in spots of your ductwork that you can’t reach with a simple vacuum.

Call Us Today

If you’re ready for your annual HVAC maintenance or just want to consult one of our HVAC professionals regarding your home air conditioning system, simply give us a call today. Our HVAC professionals are highly-trained to handle maintenance, repair, and the installation of various air conditioning systems. If you’re currently having trouble with the amount of unwanted allergens in your home, we can assist you with finding the best filter for your HVAC system.

Sources:

https://www.airondemand.com/blog/air-conditioning/the-dos-and-donts-of-pets-and-ac-systems/
https://www.jerrykelly.com/blog/spring-hvac-tips-for-pet-owners