HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners
Pets are among the best family members we have: They love us unconditionally, they’re always excited to see us, they make us laugh and they give us comfort. Simply put, we’re much better with them around!
However, spring is fast approaching and with it comes allergies. You don’t want to add your pet’s hair and dander on top of seasonal allergies making spring miserable for yourself and your loved ones. We’ve come up with a list of five tips to help keep a pet owners’ HVAC system working efficiently.
Groom your pets regularly
Grooming your pets regularly reduces the amount of shedding which is fantastic news for reducing cleaning time and prolonging the life of your air filter. Pet hair not only covers your filter’s surface, it can also clog your air ducts. So, make sure you schedule a grooming appointment for your “best friend” every now and then!
Check and change your HVAC air filter often
As you know, your dogs and cats shed loads of hair, which is also dispersing pet dander. They are tiny particles of dead skin that go airborne, and then your HVAC system catches it in your air filter.
Over the span of a couple months your system’s air filter will become caked with dust, as well as pet hair and dander. This blocks airflow which means your system will have to work harder and more often, causing unnecessary stress to your system and your wallet.
To prevent this from happening, check your air filter every month (especially with spring coming up). This will ensure your system isn’t being bogged down by dust, hair and pet dander. You should change your filter every three months. If you have more than one pet, then you should consider changing it more frequently.
Clean the air vents
Both hair and dander can easily clog air vents too. When you break out the vacuum at home, don’t forget to switch to hose mode and suck up the hair and dust in and around your air vents.
Get an air cleaner
Having an air cleaner is always a good choice, especially if you have pets. Parker & Sons carry some of the best air filtration systems in the industry and have something for every budget and need. These systems are designed to help keep your home free from pet hair and dander.
Schedule regular maintenance with an HVAC professional
You can only do so much yourself, as far as keeping your vents and air filters in good condition. By having regular maintenance scheduled for your home’s HVAC system, you can be assured that your system will be thoroughly cleaned. It can also identify current problems and prevent future issues.
If you’re experiencing air quality issues in your Phoenix-area home, our professionals at Parker & Sons would love to talk to you about the different solutions that we have to offer. Simply give us a call at (602) 903-1469 or schedule a service online.