If you’re a mom or dad of a pet, you love them unconditionally and they’re a member of the family. But there is a few disadvantages on keeping your HVAC unit clean such as allergens and a little extra cleaning.
Normally hair can be found in the carpets and almost anywhere around your home. But most pet parents probably haven’t thought of hair getting stuck in the air ducts of their HVAC system. Although, you may vacuum frequently you still won’t be able to keep pet hair from being sucked up into the vents.
Be Sure to Groom Your Pet Often
One of the best things you can do for your HVAC is to bath and groom your pet regularly. Not only is grooming great for your pet but it will also reduce the amount of hair or hair that is airborne. Pet hair can cover the surface of your systems filters and clog your air ducts almost in an instant.
Check and Change Filters Often
A dirty air filter may compromise the quality of air indoors and reduce air flow. Most homeowners change their air filters every three months but the actual frequency of how often it is changed depends on the size of your HVAC system. You may want to consider changing filters more frequently such as every three to four weeks if you have pets. Pet hair and danger(tiny particles of dead skin) clogs filters and also reduces the airflow in your system.
Hairs and dander gets caught in your AC units filters and over time as it builds will block airflow causing your unit to work harder to cooling your home. Because your system is working harder to no avail, your electric bill will tend to rise. Make it a priority to check and change your filters often if you wish to optimize the full use of your AC unit.
Consider Purchasing an Air Purification System
You may want to think about purchasing an air purifier as it can help ease the pressure placed on your air filters. An HPEA purifier can help ensure that up 99.97 % of any pet dander is removed from the air in your home before it can reach your systems filters.
Purifiers help reduce the amount of pet hair or dander that can end up in your filters and cause damage to the unit. It also diminish any other airborne allergens that may cause discomfort to other household family members.
Protect Your Condenser
For many homes the condenser is located outside either at the back or side of a home making it in easy reach of your pet. Usually dogs, may mark the condenser which corrodes the fins inside it. You can train your dog to stay away from the condenser or build a fence to deter them from relieving themselves near it.
Other dangers may be exposed wiring and tubing or even the condensers’ coil fins that when spinning can seem attractive to a pet. A fence instead of shrubbeyr is a better method to protect not only your pet but also your ACs’ condenser.
Routine Maintenance For Your HVAC System
Regular maintenance of your HVAC system should be a priority for the overall integrity of your system whether or not you have pets. Consider the benefits of a yearly maintenance plan to get the most out of your AC system. Not only will it keep your system running smoothly, but it can also result in reducing unforeseen repairs and help save on your electric bill. A pet owner can rest at ease that their homes are healthy and safe for everyone.
Schedule Your Routine Maintenance With Us!
Keeping on top of your HVAC units’ maintenance and having a solid plan will not only give you a piece of mind but will help keep your unit in working order. You can make a plan with your certified technician to have one in place.
We offer free equipment installation estimates for your home or business, and our Fixed Right or It’s Free™ guarantee ensures peace of mind for the long haul. To schedule repairs or maintenance for your Maui cooling or heating system, call Scott the AC Guy at 808.877.Cool or visit us online at www.scottscooling.com.