Scheduling routine HVAC maintenance for your home helps keep your heating and cooling system in good condition. However, homes with pets need to do more than this. If you have a pet in your home, you should be doing the following to improve your indoor air quality and ensure that your HVAC system runs efficiently.
Check and Change Your Filters Frequently
You might be able to get away with replacing your air filters every six months or so when you don’t have pets. Homes with pets need to replace them more often, though. Pet dander and fur can clog up these filters and lower the indoor air quality in your home, so make it a point to check and change your filters every few months or even every month, depending on how many pets you have. If your pets have longer or heavier fur, you’ll also need to change your filters more often.
Vacuum and Brush to Reduce Loose Fur
You can cut down on the amount of pet fur in your home, which helps prevent it from clogging up your filters and getting into your ducts. Make sure that you vacuum often, and brush your pets on a daily basis to remove loose hair.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
Pet dander and fur can get into your air ducts. When you have heated or cooled air flowing through these ducts, all of that dander and fur gets distributed throughout your home, which lowers your indoor air quality. Scheduling a duct cleaning helps remove this debris, making the air in your Dayton home healthier to breathe.
Consider Adding an Air Cleaner
Having an air cleaner installed in your home helps you maintain healthy indoor air throughout the year. If you have a few pets or if you have pets with a lot of fur, this can be a wise investment to make.
If you need routine maintenance to improve the indoor air quality in your home, please contact Detmer and Sons. We provide high-quality HVAC services for homeowners in the Dayton area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).