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AC Tips for Pet Owners

A/C Tips for Pet Owners

Having pets is always a great way to get unconditional love. Any HVAC professional can tell you that your pets can wreak havoc on your air conditioning unit. It's important that you take the time to protect your HVAC system from your pets. That way, you can enjoy being comfortable inside of your home all summer long.

Brush Your Pets Often

Pet hair and other allergens can clog up the air conditioning filter. When this happens, your system has to work harder to keep your home cool. Soon you'll notice higher energy bills and less efficiency from your HVAC system. You may want to call in an HVAC professional to fix the problem. One of the best ways to fix this problem is to brush your pets more often. The less loose pet hair floating around your home, the fewer allergens you'll have to deal with. If you brush them outside, it will help out even more.

Change Your Air Conditioning Filter Often

Most HVAC professionals will recommend changing your HVAC filter every three months. That recommendation doesn't always apply to pet owners. Having pets in your home increases the chance of air conditioning filter clogs. Pet hair, pet dander, and allergens can make the filter clog more often. Homeowners who have pets should check their filter once per month. Look for any buildup of pet hair or allergens.

Having a HEPA filter can trap allergens, pet hair, and pet dander. If you're not sure what filter is right for your home, you can ask one of our HVAC professionals. They can tell you what size filter you need and help you choose the right type of filter. We want to make sure you collect as much pet hair and allergens as possible. This helps keep your home happy and healthy.

Clean Your Air Vents

Your HVAC system has vents in every room in your home. You may find that these air conditioning vents are a favorite spot for many pets to relax. They can cool them down in the summer and warm them in the winter. Unfortunately, the pet hair can clog the air conditioning vents. Unwanted allergens can even get stuck in your HVAC ductwork throughout your home.

To limit pet hair and allergens, check your air conditioning vents once a week. Clean out loose hair from your pets and suck up any dust. The dust can have potential allergens that can make you sick. Pop out the air conditioning vents and get any loose hair from your pets and allergens. These are within the ductwork. The earlier you remove pet hair and allergens, the less often your filter will get clogged. Plus, you can enjoy cleaner air with less pet dander and allergens that can flare up your sinuses.

Make Sure You Schedule Maintenance Check-ups

The best thing you can do is to schedule a maintenance check-up with an HVAC professional. The HVAC professional will clean the parts inside your air conditioning system. They will remove dirt build-up and allergens in your system. They will also check over all the components to make sure they are in good condition. You can have your HVAC professional clean out the ductwork throughout your home. This helps to remove any allergens and loose hair from your pets.

Call Us Today

If you need an HVAC check-up, it's time to give our HVAC professionals a call today. If you have questions about your air conditioning system, reach out to us. Our HVAC professionals can answer any questions you may have. We will perform your yearly HVAC maintenance for you at any time. We can even upgrade your existing air conditioning system. Your family can enjoy the latest technology that HVAC systems have to offer.