HVAC Maintenance Tips For Pet Owners
Do you live with your pets at home? Pet ownership is not an easy role. In exchange of the long cuddling hours and unconditional love from your furry friends, you are responsible for giving them a safe home to live in.
But let’s face it, your pets sometimes bring trouble to your HVAC systems. On the other hand, your HVAC system can also cause discomfort to your pets. If you’re having some difficulty getting these two in harmony, here are some tips that you may consider.
Exposed HVAC wiring can cause injury to your pets. However, they can be great temptation for pets to play and chew. Enclosing these wires in conduits will bring safer environment for your pets and HVAC system. Also, be sure to place them at certain heights where pets and even kids can’t reach.
It’s no secret that you find your pet’s hair and fur in almost every corner of your home. They can clog into your HVAC filters and block the proper airflow. They can also reduce the efficiency of your units and may cause it to work even harder. Be sure to regularly replace your air filters. The rule of thumb should be at least once every 3 months. But with your pets, you might want do it more often.
Pets are threats to your outdoor condenser units. When you let your dog runs freely on the yard, your unit can be a perfect spot for a little fun. You can’t stop them from digging and clawing at the surface of your unit. These can harm both the component and their claws. Also, condenser units are great place for pets to urinate. Pet urine can cause erosion overtime. It’s best to put fence and barriers around the unit to prevent these kind of situations.
Indoor Air Quality
Pets are great contributor to poor indoor air quality. Pet dander and hair can trigger allergies and cause breathing difficulties. Make it a habit to wash and clean your pets regularly, vacuum every corner of your home and install filters with higher filtration level.
You don’t need to sacrifice the joy of having furry friends in your home. You need not to compromise your heating and cooling systems either. There are more tips that we can share with you. Call Armor Heating and Air now.