Having a pet affects your life in a lot more ways than you can imagine. One such way is the effect they have on your HVAC system in your Raleigh, NC, home. Read on to learn about three ways pets can affect your HVAC system and what to do to keep their impact from harming it.
Urinating on the Outdoor Unit
Most pet enthusiasts are aware of how dogs mark their territories. Having your pet urinate on the outdoor condenser can spell disaster for your HVAC unit. The corrosive dog urine causes the condenser coils to degrade over time.
An effective way of avoiding HVAC damage is building a small fence around the outdoor unit. This can be useful in keeping playful puppies and dogs away to avoid costlier measures like replacing your HVAC unit.
Furry cats and dogs tend to shed hair constantly and normally. On top of it being annoying to clean pet hair off fabric and floors, it can damage your HVAC unit and indoor air quality.
Loose hairs end up in the vents of your system and eventually clog up the air filters. If this isn’t addressed immediately, clogged filters put a strain on the HVAC unit and reduce its efficiency in cooling your home. Bathe and groom your pets regularly to minimize shedding.
Tracking the Outdoors Inside Your Home
Most pet lovers tend to love the outdoors, and they take their furry friends with them. While they are outside, all kinds of dust, debris and twigs get caught in pets’ coats. When you bring your pets inside, they carry the dirt in with them. All the debris eventually ends up in the air vents.
It’s important to thoroughly clean your pets before allowing them back inside your house. This is because the dirt can cause your filters to clog and increase the strain on the efficiency of your unit.
At Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc., we provide quality HVAC repair and maintenance services. Contact our professional team in Raleigh, NC, today to have your HVAC system inspected and serviced.
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