HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Posted: June 13, 2022

Here’s how to keep your indoor air cleaner

pet fur management rhode islandPets have a lot to offer. They give us love and comfort. They keep us entertained. They’re there for us when we need them.

They can also shed dander and fur, which contribute to allergy symptoms and other breathing issues. The hair and dander can also be carried into your home’s heating system, leading it to be circulated all around your Rhode Island home.

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

Brush your pets and keep up with grooming

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

Have a clean filter in your system

Dander and fur from pet dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and mice can enter your home’s air. From there it travels to your HVAC filter. When the filter becomes blocked, your HVAC system must work harder. This might result in greater energy expenses and equipment failures. Check your HVAC air filter once a month, or more frequently if someone in the house has allergies or a respiratory illness such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Consider using HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters if your HVAC system can use them.

Take care of your vents

Fur and dander from pets can get into your vents. The simplest method to prevent it is to vacuum your vents on a regular basis and clean them with a wet microfiber cloth. Dust, dander, and fur are attracted to and trapped by carpets, flooring, and rugs. At least once a week, vacuum and/or mop the floors.

Take care of your HVAC system

Vaugh Oil’s service experts conduct annual HVAC maintenance to guarantee that your air conditioning system is in good working order. It also allows us to discover whether your pets’ fur and dander are the underlying cause of any problems, allowing us to correct them before they become worse.

Get your ductwork cleaned

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

You can trust Vaughn Oil for your home’s equipment needs! Get in touch with us to learn more about our equipment services.