In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some simple HVAC-related tips for keeping your home’s air quality and general systems in good shape with pets in the home. Dogs, cats and other furry friends are great companions, but they require just a bit of extra attention when it comes to ensuring your HVAC system is still operating in optimal ways.
At Green Line Heating & Air, we’re happy to provide a wide range of HVAC and related services, including indoor air quality and several others. What are some other general tips we offer to clients who have one or more pets that shed, but want to keep their air quality and HVAC system in good shape? Here are several.
Fence the Outdoor AC Unit
If the pets in question are those that spend time outside in your yard, one of the best things you can do is to ensure that your outdoor air conditioning unit has a fence around it. This will help keep animals from playing around the unit, which could damage it or cause other problems.
Without this sort of barrier, many cats and dogs come to view the AC unit as something they can rub on or otherwise use as a scratching post – both of which are activities that can cause damage to the unit. By fenced it in, you’ll also help keep other outdoor debris from getting into and clogging up the system.
Another of the simplest tips we offer pet-owning clients is to vacuum their homes regularly. This helps remove pet hair, dander and other allergens from both the air and surfaces in your home. We recommend vacuuming at least once a week if you have pets, using a vacuum with a HEPA filter if possible.
If you don’t want to vacuum every week, consider using a robotic vacuum that can be programmed to do the job for you while you’re away at work or running errands. This is a great solution for pet hair removal if regular vacuuming isn’t possible.
Groom Your Pets Regularly
Another way to cut down on the amount of pet hair and dander in your home is to groom your pets regularly. This helps remove loose hair and can cut down on the amount of shedding they do overall. It’s best to groom them outside if possible, but if that’s not an option, make sure to vacuum thoroughly afterwards to remove any hair that’s left behind.
Quality, Regular HVAC Service
Finally, one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system – and your home’s air quality in general – is to make sure it gets quality, regular service. This means having a professional come out at least once a year to inspect the system, clean it and make any necessary repairs.
If you wait too long between services, small problems can turn into larger, more expensive ones down the road. By staying on top of regular HVAC maintenance, you can help keep your system running smoothly for years to come – and help improve your home’s air quality in the process.
For more on this, or to learn about any of our quality HVAC services, speak to the team at Green Line Heating & Air today.