Andes Air Conditioning
3 HVAC Tips plus BONUS! for Pets Owners
Our pets are part of our families. We want to do everything we can to keep them healthy. Similarly, we want to keep our homes healthy as well.
Due to fur, dander, and the tracking in of outdoor contaminants, pets can have a pretty serious impact on your indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency.
But not if you follow these 3 HVAC tips for pet owners. If your pet is causing issues with your HVAC system, there’s a way to solve that!
Cats, dogs, or any other furry friend — apply these tips to your regular home cleaning routine and keep your pet, home, and family healthy for years to come.
1. KEEP THE FILTER CLEAN
When you should change out the filter depends on the type of filter, the extent to which you are using your air conditioner, and whether or not you have pets.
If you have pets, you should be changing your air filter every 30-60 days.
No matter what, take the time to check on the cleanliness of your air filter every 30 days and change it out regularly when needed.
2. KEEP THE DUCTS CLEAN
Dander is the tiny particles of skin that animals with fur or feathers shed. Pet dander can be a real problem if you are allergic. When you inhale these small particles of skin, your body could respond by coughing, sneezing, wheezing, or developing a stuffy or runny nose. Prolonged exposure to pet dander can lead to bronchitis and other respiratory problems.
Air ducts and pet dander go hand in hand. Pet dander will find a way to get into the air ducts. When airborne contaminants get stuck in the air ducts, they get stirred up and recirculated through the home every time the HVAC system is turned on.
Inspect your air ducts for pet hair, dust, and debris. You’ll know a dirty duct when you see one. We recommend professional duct cleaning every 3-5 years.
3. KEEP THE OUTDOOR UNIT PROTECTED
When pets roam the backyard, you can’t always keep your eye out if it wanders too close to or gets curious about the outdoor condenser unit. A dog for example may claw at the unit and either cause damage to itself or the unit.
If your pet “marks” the unit, it can lead to damaging corrosion over time.
Speak with our HVAC professional about the proper enclosure to keep pets and other animals away.
While it’s not good to block airflow, you don’t want animal urine destroying the fins and coils. Choose a small fence that doesn’t block airflow. Keep it protected from the elements and from the curiosity of your pets.
It's always good to know that Pet Owners have special offers! Change your filter and install Residential Air Purifier for special price! Call us for more information!