For many of us, pets are part of our family. But sometimes they can cause issues with your air quality and HVAC unit. You should know that you need to put in a little added effort to maintain your HVAC system. For pet owners especially, HVAC maintenance is critical to optimum air quality. Here are some tips to keep your home safe and comfortable for both you and your pets.
Maintain Air Filters
Pet hair and dander clog up filters, block air flow and make your system dirty inside. A clogged filter means less efficiency, higher utility bills, and also a shorter lifespan for your HVAC system. Generally you should change your air conditioner filters every 5 months. Pet owners, should change the air filter every one to three months depending on how many pets they have and how much they shed.
Outdoor Unit Safety
Keep your condenser unit closed. Although they are located outside, your pet can find its way there and may damage the fins. Enclose your outdoor unit with fencing or some other barrier that allows for air flow.
Air conditioning systems last longer and run more efficiently with regular maintenance. With a regular HVAC maintenance plan, pet owners can have peace of mind that their homes are healthy and safe for all members of the family all year long.
A yearly tune up for your AC offers a range of benefits. A well maintained Carrier, York, Goodman, Lennox, or Rheem air conditioner will give you many more years of good operation than a system that isn’t. Most maintenance plans offer discounts on any repairs needed throughout the year and can even help save on energy bills. Many potential issues can be caught early, resulting in reduced repair bills and a healthier home, especially for pet owners.
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Make sure wires aren’t exposed
Pets like to chew on electrical wires, can cause damage to the wires. Enclose electrical wires in conduits and keep them hidden and out of reach of your pets to avoid hazards.
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Clean and Seal Ducts
Your air duct transports the air from your HVAC system throughout your home. If there are gaps or cracks in your air ducts, it gives pet hair and dander access into the ducts, and then the hair and dander will be circulated through the air in your home. To avoid this issue make sure there are no leaks and regularly clean your AC ducts.