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HVAC Info You Need: Pet Edition

April 28, 2023 | Blog

One of the most interesting things about dogs is that their sense of smell is over 40 times more powerful than ours! This means that any bad smells that go through the house are going to be even worse for your furry friend! Even if you don’t have a dog, having a pet in your house can make a pretty big difference on your indoor air quality. This is because of the massive amount of hair that these animals tend to drop.

At Air Tech of Humble, we want you to know that having a furry friend doesn’t mean that you have to settle for poor air quality! When you’re wondering how to take care of your HVAC system while playing with a beloved pet, try to look into cleaning your filters and making sure to increase your system cleaning and maintenance. This way, pet hair will regularly be cleaned out from your ducts and filters.

HVAC Tips For Pet Owners

Making sure to take good care of your air conditioning and heating system can ensure that your air quality doesn’t decrease over time. This is super important because poor air quality can exacerbate asthma and damage your health over time. The key is making sure to limit the amount of pet hair that enters your vents and gets picked up by your filter. You can do this by:

  • Changing your air filter
  • Investing in tune-ups
  • Keeping your house clean
  • Increase your air filter strength
  • Fencing in your outdoor air conditioner.

Making Sure Fur Doesn’t Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

A huge part of a pet owner’s poor air quality comes from loose fur and pet dander. One of the most common allergens in the world, pet dander can be hard to get rid of, especially if you have more than one furry family member. If you’re having a hard time limiting the amount of fur in your house, take these steps to take the stress off of your air conditioner and heater.

Brush Your Pet Outside

One of the best way to reduce the amount of fur and dander in your house is to brush your pet outside regularly. This may seem like a small step, but dogs with a lot of shedding can see a huge reduction over time with brushing. This isn’t only for dogs, as while cats are self-grooming, making sure to deshed can avoid mats and knots in their fur! It also ensures that less fur and dander makes their way into your HVAC system.

Upgrade Your Filter And Change It Regularly

Filters are an extremely important part of your air quality. This is because they are the main tool that filters harmful allergens, dander and fur from the air that you breathe! Think about your HVAC filter like a net, catching and holding onto particulates. Remember to change your air filter at least once every three months, more often if you notice your filters getting dirtier before that point. If you’re not confident changing your air filters, reach out to our team to schedule a tune-up, we’ll be happy to help!

How Often Should You Schedule AC Maintenance With A Pet?

Scheduling maintenance with a pet can be a difficult issue unless you have all the facts. If you’re wondering when the best time to schedule it is, it’s a great idea to look at your pets shedding schedule. Lots of animals start to lose their fur during the summer so that they don’t overheat, making it an ideal time to schedule maintenance.You should follow the same maintenance schedule: one in the winter, and one in the summer. This is important as it will ensure that there are no long standing problems while you enjoy an efficient AC and heater.

Call Today For An Expert Air Conditioning Tune-Up!

Nothing is worse than poor indoor air quality! From bad smells, coughing and headaches, bad air quality can be a massive hindrance to your quality of life. Since it stinks 40x more for your beloved pet, make sure to schedule maintenance with our experts at Air Tech of Humble in Texas!

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