If you have indoor dogs or cats, pet hair and dander may collect on your upholstery, bedding, and in your HVAC system. This accumulation could trigger allergies in family members who have respiratory issues, such as asthma. Below, you’ll find a helpful guide on how to maintain your furnace and air conditioner if you live with animal companions.
A Guide to HVAC Care for Pet Owners
1. Change Filters Regularly
Prior to conditioning air, your HVAC system filters it. Changing the filter at least once per month prevents it from becoming saturated with dirt, dust, and pet dander. As a result, your furnace and air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, which saves money on energy expenses.
2. Clean Your House Often
Cleaning your home a couple of times per month will reduce the amount of dust, pollen, and other allergens that move through your HVAC system. Dust, mop, and vacuum often. Clean up pet stains as soon as you notice them to prevent foul odors and mold growth.
3. Clear Ducts & Vents
Pet hair collects in HVAC vents and ducts. Once or twice annually, use vacuum attachments to remove pet fur and debris from vents. Schedule duct cleaning with a contractor to clear our animal hair so that it won’t recirculate through your home.
4. Schedule a Professional Appointment
Annual HVAC maintenance is crucial for every household, but it’s even more important for those with pets. Hire a contractor to inspect your system and perform any necessary repairs, such as sealing holes in air ducts for better airflow. You might also want to invest in a purifier to keep your home air healthy and fresh.
Enjoy fresh and clean indoor air with HVAC services from Duncklee Cooling & Heating, Inc. For over 40 years, they have provided furnace and air conditioner installations and repairs to clients throughout Stonington, CT. Call (860) 535-2552 to set up a maintenance schedule and visit their website to learn more about their residential heating services.