There is so much pets do for us. They provide love, comfort, security, and fun. Unfortunately, they can also provide fur and dander that can make your home a bit dirtier, and aggravate allergies as well.
That fur and dander can also create problems with your home’s heating and cooling equipment. Summer is peak shedding season for many of our furry friends, so it’s even more essential now to take steps to protect your HVAC system and your indoor air quality. We’ve put together five tips that can help you keep your home clean so you and you family can breathe easier and your HVAC system gets a break.
Air filters clogged with fur and dander causes your HVAC equipment to overwork, resulting in higher bills, increasing the potential for needed HVAC repairs, and decreasing overall comfort. Check your HVAC air filter about once a month – more often if someone in the house suffers from allergies or has a respiratory condition such as asthma, emphysema or COPD. Look into using HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters if they’re available for your HVAC unit.
Professional HVAC tune-ups are the best insurance you have for keeping your system running at its peak efficiency, and for preventing small issues from turning into costly HVAC repairs and breakdowns. These are included in our available service plans, too!
Hair, dander and dust can clog your vent registers, too – so vacuum them regularly and clean them with a damp microfiber cloth. Stay on top of vacuuming floors, carpeting, and rugs, all of which can harbor fur and dander.
Clogged air ducts can breed viruses and bacteria – often in places deep within your ductwork that you can’t see or easily clean. A professional duct cleaning will take care of those hard-to-reach spots; the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends getting one every three to five years if you have pets.
Having a whole-house air cleaner connected to your forced-air system will ease some of the burden placed on your A/C or furnace air filters.
Take care of your home’s HVAC system so your home stays comfortable all year ‘round. Contact us today to find out more about how Poore’s Propane can provide you comprehensive protection for your heating and air conditioning equipment!