Maintaining high-quality indoor air at home can be a challenge for many families living with pets. In this blog, heating and air conditioning contractor Bartlett shares tips for achieving the right balance between living comfortably with your furry friends and making sure everyone breathes easier indoors.
Groom your pet regularly. Having a dog or cat means dealing with pet dander every day. To reduce this particular airborne pollutant, bathe your pet every week or two and brush them at least once every other day. Special wipes may also be used. Regular grooming helps get rid of dander and hairs from your pet’s fur that would otherwise circulate throughout your home and affect indoor air quality.
Change your air filter. Your HVAC system has an air filter designed to trap dust, dirt and dander in the indoor air. Heating and air conditioning service pros recommend inspecting and cleaning or changing it regularly to ensure it doesn’t get clogged and cause debris to start circulating through your home. If you have pets, you should do this at least once every two months. Choose high-capacity filters to replace the old ones and be sure that they work with your HVAC system.
Keep your home clean. Living with pets comes with a commitment to routine deep cleaning. Vacuum areas they frequent regularly to remove excess hair and dander, such as sofas and carpets. Dander can float in indoor air and settle in places with little traffic, so be sure to dust and wipe surfaces as well. More importantly, clean their litter boxes, bedding, and kennels once a day, especially if they spend a lot of time in them.
Call Bartlett for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Bartlett, we don’t just specialize in heating and air conditioning repair, replacement and maintenance. We also offer many products and services to help you improve indoor air quality. Learn more by calling us at (630) 372-7640 or filling out our contact form. We serve residents in Elgin, Glendale, Bartlett, and many nearby areas.