Pets are more than just another entity to take care of; they’re a part of your family. Be that as it may, however, having a pet also doubles your responsibility when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system. This is because pets have a direct effect on your home’s indoor air quality, and there are a few extra steps you need to take in regard to HVAC maintenance when you have pets.
Here, the trusted AC repair professionals of Mechanical Technologies share five tips for maintaining your HVAC system if you have a pet.
Keep the House Clean – Chances are that almost every area of your home is covered in pet hair and dander. To prevent this from affecting your HVAC system too much, make sure to vacuum your carpets and furniture frequently, and sweep and mop hard floors while you’re at it. This will aid in keeping the pet hair and dander away from your HVAC system.
Give Your Pet a Bath – Believe it or not, your pet’s fur is a magnet for pollen and dirt, so it’s a good idea to bathe them regularly. This will help lessen the impact of these allergens on the air quality of your home, and particulates that are major causes of allergies won’t be circulated around your home as much
Seal Your Ducts – If your air ducts are experiencing leaks, pet hair and dander can easily get inside, make their way to your HVAC system and potentially cause major issues for your home. With that in mind, make sure to call for air duct cleaning and sealing services like Mechanical Technologies if your air ducts are leaking.
Air Purifier – You may also want to consider installing an air purifier in your home if you have pets. This can be especially helpful if you have a family member who suffers from allergies, as air purifiers can easily improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Regular HVAC Maintenance – Make sure to hire an HVAC professional like Mechanical Technologies to conduct regular maintenance on your system. By doing this, you can prevent the allergens that are brought in by your pets from spreading throughout your home. In addition, you may want to upgrade to a better filter, preferably one that has a MERV rating of 8 or higher. Check your filters monthly to make certain they’re not clogged with pet hair and dander. Clean or replace them as needed, but be sure not to go longer than three months before doing so.
Turn to Mechanical Technologies for all your HVAC maintenance requirements. When it comes to air conditioning service and commercial heating, we’re the number one experts. Give us a call at (915) 213-1807 or fill out our contact form to request a service or install.