Every year around this time, millions of households across the country take stock of their heating needs as we desperately try to stay warm through the winter season. However, this isn’t just a human issue — it’s a pet issue too. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about maintaining proper home comfort for pets.
Maintain Your Heating Equipment
If your heating equipment isn’t running like it should, you could find yourself in a precarious situation where your pet will suffer from being too cold, especially at night when the temperature drops. At the start of the season or very soon after it begins, hire a qualified technician to make sure that everything is running smoothly, and fix any potential issues.
Pets — They’re Just Like Us!
OK, maybe they’re not exactly like us, but most of our furry friends are comfortable with similar temperatures that keep their owners happy. Their coats of fur will typically help insulate them, at least to a considerable degree. But, of course, there are exceptions, which we’ll detail below.
Yes, Fur Matters
If your pet has a thick coat of fur, he or she will most likely be quite comfortable during the winter months, as long as you keep the temperature somewhere between 69 and 72 degrees. For pets without a lot of fur, you should definitely choose the higher point of the spectrum, just to be safe.
To Sweater or Not to Sweater
Skinny dogs and those who are considered short-haired will get cold very easily during the winter season. Luckily, they make coats and sweaters for pets of all sizes that will help keep them warm. This is also a great way to show off their personality a little, and you can even get a fashionable Christmas sweater to show off your personality too.
Achieving proper home comfort for pets simply takes a small amount of work and resilience. For more expert assistance on this or any other home-comfort issues, the HVAC technicians at Detmer and Sons can assist you. We’ve been serving the community of Dayton and surroundings areas since 1978.