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A/C Tips for Pet Owners

A/C Tips for Pet Owners

Having some pets is always a great way to get unconditional love. Unfortunately, ask any HVAC professional and they'll tell you that your pets can wreak havoc on your air conditioning unit if you're not careful. It's important that you take the time to protect your HVAC system from your pets so that you can enjoy being comfortable inside of your home all summer long.

Brush Your Pets Often

The hair from pets and other allergens can clog up the air conditioning filter for your HVAC system. When this happens, your system has to work harder to keep your home cool. Soon you'll notice higher air conditioning bills and less efficiency from your HVAC system. You may be tempted to call in an HVAC professional to fix the problem. In reality, one of the best ways to prevent this problem is to simply brush out your pets often. The less loose pet hair floating around your home, the fewer allergens you'll have to deal with.

Change Your Air Conditioning Filter Often

While most HVAC professionals will recommend changing your HVAC filter every three months, that recommendation doesn't apply to owners of pets. Rather, having pets in your home increases the chance of your air conditioning filter being clogged more regularly by pet hair and unwanted allergens. Homeowners who have pets should be checking their air conditioning filter at least once per month for any buildup of pet hair or allergens.

Having a HEPA air conditioning filter can help to trap unwanted allergens, hair from pets, and dander from pets. If you're not sure what filter is right to help trap different types of allergens that you're experiencing inside of your home, you can ask one of our HVAC professionals. They can reveal what size filter you need, help you locate the filter, and even choose the right type of filter to ensure you collect as much pet hair and unwanted allergens as possible.

Clean Your Air Vents

Your HVAC system has air conditioning vents in every room throughout your home. You may just find that these air conditioning vents are a favorite spot for many pets to lie. Unfortunately, the hair off of your pets can end up clogging the air conditioning vents alongside unwanted allergens and even get stuck in your HVAC ductwork throughout your home.

To limit this HVAC pet hair and allergens problem, it's best to check your air conditioning vents once a week. Clean out any loose hair from your pets and suck up any potential allergens. Even pop out these air conditioning vents and vacuum up any loose hair from your pets and allergens that are within the ductwork that you can reach with your vacuum. The sooner you can 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

One of the best things that you can do is to schedule a maintenance check-up with an HVAC professional. This HVAC professional will take care of cleaning the internal components of your air conditioning system to remove dirt build-up and allergens. They'll also check over all of the components to ensure they're still in good condition. You can opt to have your HVAC professional clean out the ductwork throughout your home to remove any allergens and loose hair from your pets.

Call Us Today

If you're in need of an HVAC maintenance check-up or your have other questions regarding your air conditioning system, it's time to give our HVAC professionals a call today. Our HVAC professionals can perform your yearly HVAC maintenance and even upgrade your existing air conditioning system so that your family can enjoy the latest technology that HVAC systems have to offer.

Sources:

https://www.1431ac.com/5-essential-hvac-tips-for-pet-owners/
https://www.airondemand.com/blog/air-conditioning/the-dos-and-donts-of-pets-and-ac-systems/
 

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