HVAC Care for Pet Owners

Posted: June 13, 2022

Keep your home’s indoor air cleaner

home air quality maineThere are so many things to love about pets. They give us love. They entertain us. They’re there for us.

However, they can also shed dander and fur, which can exacerbate allergies and other breathing problems. The fur and dander may also be carried into your home’s HVAC system.

Pets shed more during the warmer months. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of suggestions to help you keep your pets and HVAC system happy while also maintaining your home’s comfort.

Brush, brush, brush

Brushing and combing your pet on a regular basis helps to minimize shedding. Consult with your veterinarian about the best approach to brush and groom your pet’s breed.

Keep an eye on your filters

Pet fur and dander can get in your home’s air, and from there it travels into your HVAC filter. When the filter gets clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder. This can lead to higher energy costs and equipment failures. Check your HVAC air filter once a month, or more often if someone in the home suffers from allergies or a breathing illness such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If your HVAC system can use them, consider using HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters.

Take care of your vents

Hair and dander from pets can also get into your vents. The easiest method to keep it from happening is to vacuum your vents on a regular basis and clean them with a damp microfiber cloth. Dust, dander, and fur are attracted to and trapped by flooring, carpeting, and rugs. Vacuum them at least once a week.

Take care of your HVAC system

Annual HVAC maintenance by Murray-Heutz service technicians helps assure that your HVAC system is in top form. It also allows us to determine whether your pets’ fur and dander are the source of any issues, allowing us to address them before they get worse.

Clean the ductwork

When your ductwork collects a lot of fur and dander as well as dust, it can become a breeding ground for germs and viruses. Have your ductwork cleaned by an expert every three to five years.

You can trust Murray-Heutz for all your HVAC needs! Contact us today to learn more about our equipment services.