An efficiently-running HVAC system is important for your home and your health. When it comes to keeping your HVAC system running at an optimal rate, one thing to keep in mind is that having pets puts an added strain on your HVAC system due to their hair and dander. Here are some great HVAC system tips to keep everyone in your household healthy as well as to keep your HVAC system running efficiently when you have pets.
7 HVAC Tips For Pet Owners
- Change your air filters on a regular basis.
Pet hair and dander can get caught in your HVAC system’s air filters, which can lead to blocked airflow. Blocked airflow is not only bad for your air quality, especially if you have allergies, but it also puts an added strain on your HVAC system. This is even worse during the summer months when you’re running your air conditioner. When your air filters are blocked with dust, pet hair, and dander, your air conditioner has to work that much harder to keep your home cool, which will increase your electric bills.
So, if you have pets, make sure you change your air filters at least once a month.
- Consider using HEPA air filters.
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. These filters are great for catching pet dander particles, which can help improve the overall air quality of your home.
- Keep your air vents clean.
In addition to changing your air filters at least once a month, you also want to take the time to clean your air vents. This can be done using your vacuum cleaner. Make it part of your weekly cleaning routine.
- Don’t forget your air ducts.
Clogged air ducts lead to poor air quality. Whether you have pets or not, it’s important to keep your air ducts clean and unclogged. You should have your air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years, closer to 3 if you have pets.
- Consider an air purifier.
Air purifiers will not only improve the overall air quality of your home, but they are great for reducing the number of contaminants that get into your air vents in the first place.
- Perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system.
Regular maintenance keeps your HVAC system clean and running efficiently. And, a properly maintained HVAC system not only functions more efficiently, but it will last longer and ultimately save you money.
- Groom your pets.
And, last, but certainly not least, one great thing you can do to help reduce the pet hair and dander in your home in the first place is to groom your pets on a regular basis.
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