5 HVAC Tips for Pet Owners
When pet owners adjust their thermostats, they rarely consider the comfort of their pet when doing so. Since pets are part of the family, it’s important to do everything there is to keep them and your home healthy.
Keep Your Air Filter Clean
Many things determine how often you should change your air filter. It depends on how often you use your AC unit and whether or not you have pets. For all homeowners, it’s best to get in the habit of changing out your air filter every 30 days.
Keep Your House Clean
By doing so, this will eliminate the extra pet dandruff and hair, along with dirt and dust that has already accumulated throughout your home. It’s essential to keep your house clean to improve the indoor air quality. If your home has poor indoor air quality, it can have negative effects on your family & pets. We like to tell people that your vacuum is your best friend when it comes to owning pets and keeping your house clean.
Keep Your Pet Groomed
This is a good way to reduce the hair that can become airborne when your pet sheds its fur. When there’s less fur, your home and indoor air stays cleaner. Brush your dog every few days to reduce their hair from spreading and to promote a clean and healthy coat.
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Protected
While many may not think anything of it, it’s important to keep your outdoor condenser unit protected from pets. By your pet ‘marking’ their territory on the unit can lead to damaging corrosion in the future. If you’re unsure of how to keep your unit protected, contact our team of HVAC specialists and they’ll be happy to help you find a solution.
Invest in Routine Tune-Ups
It’s proven that with a routine tune-up twice a year, your HVAC system will work better for longer. We suggest once in the spring and once in the fall. This will help avoid those high energy bills you see in the summer and winter months.