Maintenance Tips for Pet owners

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We all love our fur babies so not only do we want to ensure there safe, but also that your keeping your home safe. Everyone should have regular maintenance done at their home but if you are a pet owner you will need to do some extra things to ensure proper air quality and safety.

Regularly check your HVAC filters & change them
In a home without pets and a standard disposable filter we recommend changing your filters every 60 to 90 days depending on various factors. In a home with pets we recommend checking your filter every 30 days. Clogged filters cause less efficiency and in turn higher utility bills. It can also cause breakdowns and shorten the overall life of your unit.
Brush & Bathe Pets Regularly
Pet dander is the common cause of many allergies. Regular brushing and bathing will decrease the amount of loose hair which in turn will mean less will end up in your filters and air ducts. Vacuuming loose hair regularly will help this as well!
Protect Your Outdoor Unit
We recommend enclosing your outdoor unit if your pets have access to its location. You can use fencing or any kind of barrier if it allows airflow. If they claw at the condenser they can hurt themselves as well as the unit. Also, them “marking their territory” it can cause corrosion and other issues.

These things can and will help keep your home and pets safe. If you have allergies or other issues and air filtration becomes an issue there is always more you can do such as an air filtration system. If you would like more information give us a call anytime.