Most of us love to have our fluffy buddies inside the house, which is great! They love us and they are always excited to see us. For some of us, we’re much better with them around.
However, you don’t want your pet’s hair and dander getting into your ductwork, thereby causing allergies for you and your loved ones, and also reducing the efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are five tips to keep you and yours safe.
Groom Your Pet(s) Regularly
This is good for reducing cleaning time and extending the life of your air filter. Pet hairs usually cover your filter’s surface, and can also clog your air ducts. Therefore, schedule a cleaning appointment for your fluffy buddy every now and then.
Clean the Air Vents
Both hair and dander can also clog the air vents. When you break the vacuum, always remember to switch to hose mode and suck up the hair and dust in and around your air vents.
Check and Change your Air Filter Often
Over a period of time, your HVAC’s air filter will become clogged with dust, as well as pet hair and dander. This will result in a blocked airflow, thereby forcing your system to work even harder. Consequently causing unnecessary stress to your system and wallet. To prevent this, check your filter every month, and endeavor to change it every three months.
Invest in an Air Cleaner
Investing in an air cleaner is always a good choice. There are good air filtration systems out there – for every budget and need. Air filtration systems are designed to keep your home free of pet hair and dander.
Schedule a Regular Maintenance with HVAC pros
Maintaining your HVAC system personally, can be as good as just keeping your vents and air filters in good condition. However, when you have regular maintenance scheduled for your HVAC system, you can be assured that the whole system will be thoroughly cleaned. Doing this will also identify current problems and prevent future issues.
If you’re already experiencing air quality issues in your Maryland-area home, our professionals would love to talk to you about the different solutions to the problem.