Tips for mataining indoor air quality with pets
So many of us are pet owners and we love our fur babies like our children. Many homeowners keep their pets indoors and this is great for bonding, but can cause problems with indoor air quality. We want your family, home and pets to breathe and be healthy. While pets can affect indoor air quality, indoor air quality also affects pets! We’re offering some tips for maintaining indoor air quality with pets and keeping your HVAC system running smoothly.
Keep Your Home Clean
We are by no means suggesting that you don’t keep things tidy already, but this is the first most essential thing you can do. If you don’t already, be sure to vacuum daily and dust often to reduce the amount of pet hair, dander, and dust in your home.
Keep Your Pet Clean
Be sure to consult your vet to confirm that you can bathe your pet regularly without harming him/her. Brushing your pet regularly can greatly reduce any shedding and prevent an over growth of the undercoat.
Be Mindful of Pet Dander
Pet dander is not the same as pet hair or shedding. Pet dander is the microscopic particles that cause allergies in people. By bathing and brushing you are already working to minimize pet dander, but giving them good quality food and water can help as well.
Have Your HVAC Checked Regularly
Let us come out to perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system. We will make sure everything is running smoothly, address any issues, and keep it cleaned. This keeps small problems from growing into bigger ones.
Change Your HVAC Air Filter
Having an indoor pet means you need to change your system air filter more often than most pet-free homes. You should also be checking your indoor air filter as well and change it as needed. There are also filters specifically manufactured for homes with pets. These special filters help to trap more dander than the traditional filters.
If you think your HVAC system or in-home air is being negatively affected by having an indoor pet, give us a call and we can help.