Your pets bring joy, love, and companionship into your home, and they are a part of your family. However, they also bring pet hair, dander, and outside dust and dirt to your HVAC system. To keep your system operating efficiently, here on some tips on how to maintain your HVAC system with pets.
1. Change Your Air Filter Monthly
The best thing you can do for your HVAC system when you have pets is to change your air filter once a month. Pet hair and dander can get stuck in your filter and cause your HVAC system to get clogged. Clogged air filters can result in reduced airflow throughout your house. Reduced airflow can lead to your HVAC system working harder and using more energy to keep your home on your thermostat settings. Changing your air filter can result in better energy efficiency and reduced repair bills.
2. Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned Once a Year
Your air ducts also collect pet hair, dander, and dust. Air ducts can impact how the air flows through your house, which moderates the temperature in your home. As the air passes through your ducts, the pet hair and other debris can become airborne. This can lead to dirty furniture, as well as indoor allergy symptoms. Getting your ducts cleaned every 12 months can keep your indoor air clean and reduce the amount of dusting and vacuuming you need to do.
3. Protect Your Outdoor Condenser
Pets, especially puppies and dogs, love to chew on things. To prevent your pet from chewing on the cables, wires, and pipes. Consider putting up a chain-link fence around the unit. This will not only protect your condenser, but it will also protect your pet from electrical shocks and coming into contact with any condensation or coolant that leaks from your outdoor unit.
4. Vacuum and Mop Regularly
Remember to vacuum your carpets and mop your floors regularly. This should be done several times a week to avoid pet dander getting into your air filter. Furthermore, pet dander can get into your air ducts and spread throughout your house.
5. Consider Grooming Treatments and Haircuts
If your pets shed a lot, consider taking them to a professional groomer. This will eliminate the amount of pet hair, dust, and dander that will get into your HVAC system.
6. Consider Investing in an HVAC Maintenance Plan
Consider investing in an HVAC maintenance plan. Maintenance plans include inspecting your HVAC system for proper operation and worn parts. Having your interior and exterior units inspected will result in better energy efficiency. Maintenance plans also provide 24-hour priority service if your HVAC unit malfunctions. Not to mention, your HVAC system will last longer, which means you’ll need to replace the unit less often.
As much as people love their pets, they can pose some problems in your home. Fortunately, Ambrose Air Inc is here to help you avoid damage and repairs to your HVAC system. If you would like to learn more about HVAC maintenance, our company is here to help. Ambrose Air Inc has been servicing Central Florida for years, and our technicians have the experience to get your HVAC system properly running again.