Sharing your home with a cat, dog or any furry pet can be a source of pure bliss in the family. However, having these furry companions around can also cause the most annoying downsides indoors. Those hairs and other particles in their bodies can end up to your HVAC filter, causing stress to your system.
To prevent unnecessary A/C repair, here are few tips for pet owners to follow.
#1. Bathe Your Pets Outside
Before they scatter their mess inside your home and in your HVAC system, make sure to bathe and brush them outdoor. Use a brush that is specifically designed to remove hair and dander from your pet. If you do not want to do this by yourself, you can take your pet to a groomer at least twice a week.
#2. Change Filters Diligently
For homeowners with more than two pets at home, it is necessary to check air filters to see if they are due for replacement. Your pet’s hair and skin particles can prematurely clog the filters. Filters can be easily clogged with these particles, that’s why you need to change the filters as soon as possible. If you are using the reusable type, regular cleaning will help lessen dust build-up and potential clogging. Ask your HVAC professional about the best filter that suits your situation.
#3. Always Clean Your Home
Cleaning your house would be mandatory especially if you have pets around. Now, get a vacuum (a cordless one if possible) to make it easy for you to suck up all particles on the floor. Do this daily to avoid pet hair from reaching the filters and cause havoc to your system.
#4. Schedule a Regular Duct Cleaning Service
Your pet produces small particles that may circulate in your HVAC system without notice. Over time, your ductwork can accumulate a vast amount of dirt and dust. This is why it is vital to have your technician check the ducts and eliminate pet danders for keeping your indoor clean and fresh.
#5. Inspect Your Outdoor Unit
Do your pets love to wonder and play in the yard? Beware! If you leave them unattended, they may dig around the condenser and disrupt the unit. To keep the condenser safe from any inevitable pet attacks, try surrounding the unit with a breathable barrier or fence. The barrier will restrict their access to the cables and other parts of the unit.
Save your money for unnecessary A/C repair and service with these bits of advice from Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating. Call us today for more helpful tips!