HVAC Tips for Pet Owners
If you have pets at home, your AC filters should be replaced every 60 days. The frequency of HVAC system maintenance differs in accordance with the number of people and pets found in one household. If you own pets, it is important to sustainably maintain your HVAC systems or get a service provider to keep them running smoothly. Here are some HVAC up tips for pet owners.
Changing AC Air Filters Often
Humans shed our skin a lot more than we think! And just like us, our pets also shed skin particles, as well as their fur. These minuscule particles of dead skin float up in the air and get in our air conditioner’s air filters. As time goes on, air filters fill up with pet dander, dust and pet hair, so you need to ensure you change the air filters of your air conditioning system as often as possible so it cools to its maximum capacity. When the airflow is blocked while the AC is running, your home will not effectively be cooled and the bill will be much higher.
Grooming Your Pets Often
It’s quite simple and straightforward: The more often you groom your pets, the less time you will have to put into cleaning out your AC air filters. Pet hair is known to quickly start blocking air ducts. You can prevent that from occurring by grooming your pets as often as possible.
Invest in an Air Purifier
An air purifier helps to ensure pet dander and hair is cleaned up (up to 99.97% of them) from the air circulating in the home before it reaches the air filters. Besides air purifiers, reducing the amount of pet dander and hair in the air filters and HVAC system will also aid in reducing the production of airborne allergens.
Cleaning Air Vents
Dead Skin and pet hair can clog up air vents as well. When you vacuum your house, make sure to switch the vacuum to hose mode to remove dust and hair on top of and around air vents.
The Best Way to Take Care of Your HVAC Systems
In reality, even if you really try keeping your filters, vents and ducts well maintained, there is only so much you can do. Having a service provider maintain and replace your HVAC system is the best bet. It will be less time consuming and you will not have to risk harming yourself, or your system, due to lack of experience and knowledge. They will also be able to identify and prevent long term issues, saving you a lot of money in the long end.
As a comprehensive service provider, we at Quality Service, Inc. define customer satisfaction as the ability to serve as many people as we can and keep their HVAC systems and appliances working efficiently. If you have an appliance repair, heating or cooling service need, call us today at (708) 748-1946.