Given the fact that millions of homeowners across the country have some kind of furry pet in their household, it’s important to always consider their comfort needs too. So, let’s discuss a few simple tips on HVAC maintenance for pet owners that will help your four-legged family members stay safe and comfortable.
Change the Air Filters As Needed
Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is just as important for your pets as it is for the people in your household and those who visit. A simple strategy is to check your HVAC system’s air filter at least once per month and then either clean it or replace it, depending on what type your equipment uses.
Regularly Clean Ductwork
Over time, your home’s ductwork can become filled with debris such as dust and mold, which will be picked up and distributed throughout your home whenever you turn on your HVAC equipment. To prevent this, you should have your ductwork cleaned by a professional at least once every five years.
Construct a Barrier around the System
Not only are animals curious creatures, but they often have a tendency to scratch, chew, and even urinate in spots that you don’t want them to, all of which can lead to significant damage to your heating or cooling equipment. If your pets have a problem behaving themselves, then constructing a barrier around the indoor and outdoor units will keep your equipment safe.
Add a Whole-House Air Purifier
Air purifiers remove 99.7% of harmful particulates that are often lingering in the air. Installing a whole-house purifier into your HVAC system will treat the air as it passes through, which means that these contaminants will be eliminated before they have a chance to reach your pets.
These tips on HVAC maintenance for pet owners will help take care of all your household members, not just the furry kinds. If you need further assistance with this or any similar home-comfort concerns, please reach out to the friendly professionals at Detmer and Sons. We’ve been serving Dayton and the surrounding communities for more than 40 years.