Written on: June 13, 2022
Pets have a lot to offer. They provide affection and entertainment. They are with us for support.
However, they can also shed dander and fur, which can aggravate allergies and other respiratory issues. The fur and dander can also be transmitted through your HVAC system all around your home.
Pets shed more in the summer months. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ideas to help you keep your pets and HVAC system happy while also maintaining your home’s comfort.
Regular brushing and combing your pet can help to minimize shedding. The best method to brush and groom your pet’s breed will depend on the advice of your veterinarian.
Dander and fur from pet dogs can enter your home’s air, where they are then carried to your HVAC system and filter. When the filter is blocked, your HVAC system must work harder. This results in greater energy expenditures as well as a risk of equipment malfunctions. Every month, check your HVAC air filter to see if it needs changing. If someone in the home has allergies or a respiratory illness like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), check yours more frequently. Consider using HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters if your HVAC system allows.
Hair and dander from pets may also enter your vents. Vacuum your vents on a regular basis and use a damp microfiber cloth to clean them. Floors, carpeting, and rugs all attract dust, dander, and fur. They should be vacuumed and/or mopped at least once a week.
Hometowne Energy’s service professionals perform regular HVAC maintenance to ensure that your system remains in excellent working order. It also allows us to identify whether your pets’ fur and dander are the sources of any problems, allowing us to correct them before they get worse.
When your ductwork is filled with fur and dander as well as dust, it can become a breeding ground for germs and viruses. Have your ductwork cleaned by a professional every three to five years.
You can trust Hometowne Energy for all your HVAC needs! Reach out to us to learn more about our HVAC and comfort equipment services.