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Pet Owners Should Keep HVAC Maintenance Top of Mind

Pets love you and are always happy to see you, making them one of the best family members you could ever have. However, the fur, dander, and outdoor contaminants that they track in can wreak havoc on your HVAC system and degrade your home’s air quality. As you take care of your furry family, don’t neglect the special considerations you have to make for your HVAC system. We want to help, so here’s some advice on proper HVAC maintenance for pet owners.

Change Your Filters Often

When you have pets, you have to change your filter frequently. With time, it becomes clogged with dust, pet hair, and dander. This restricts the airflow through your HVAC system. What’s more, the clogged filter can result in the recirculation of dust and pet-related pollutants throughout your home, leading to worsening allergies in both humans and pets.

Make sure you check your filter every month and replace it regularly when needed. Bathe and groom your pets regularly to lower the amount of contaminants that your filter has to capture.

Clean Air Vents

Pet hair also easily clogs your vents. The air that your HVAC system sucks in through return vents that’s covered by hair will also be contaminated and may not be filtered completely. As you plan your regular HVAC maintenance, don’t forget to vacuum your air vents.

Install an Air Purifier

An air purifier helps keep your air clean, protecting your health and that of your pets. There are many options you can choose from, depending on the size of your home and the number of pets you have.

Fence Off the Outdoor Unit

As your pets roam in your backyard, they can get curious about your outdoor A/C unit. To prevent injury or damage, create a breathable barrier around your unit.

Even if you keep your house and pets clean, you’ll still need to have your HVAC system checked and tuned up periodically by a professional to remove the occasional hair and dander that infiltrate it. Professional maintenance also prevents the system from breaking down, so you won’t have to worry about it shutting down while your pet is home alone.

If you’d like to know more about HVAC maintenance for pet owners or schedule a maintenance visit with an award-winning company in the Yuma area, then contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.