When you share your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home with pets, pet dander and hair can be a significant concern, especially when you have family members who suffer from allergies. If you have pets in your home, and you would like to improve the indoor air quality and help tame allergies, follow the tips below.
Keep Your Home Clean
Your pet’s hair, dander, and the dirt they bring inside can build up in areas they sleep and live. When this debris is not regularly removed, your HVAC system will redistribute the allergens and dirt throughout the air in your home, often returning them back into your HVAC system.
Depending on the type of pets you have, you should vacuum at least a couple of times a week, making sure to pay special attention to where they sleep. Also, keep up with surfaces that collect ample dust and make sure to wash your pet’s bedding at least once a week.
Regularly Change Your Air Filters
Your filter is designed to trap unwanted dirt, debris, and allergens and prevent them from recirculating into the air you breathe. Unfortunately, when you have pets, your pet’s hair and dander can also be trapped in there as well, causing the filter to clog more frequently.
You should always make sure to change the filter on a regular basis to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. This means changing your filter at least once a month and checking it every couple of weeks if you have pets.
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system is designed to push air through the home to provide comfort and help improve your indoor air quality. Unfortunately, if your system is poorly maintained, it will work less efficiently to deliver the air throughout your home and trap possible allergens in its filter. By scheduling regular maintenance, your HVAC technician will make sure all the parts of your HVAC system are clean and working properly.
Reduce your pet allergies and improve your indoor air quality by contacting Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. at 910-216-9394.
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