Your pets are some of the most important members of your household. However, their hair can be hard on your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality systems. To help, New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning is sharing some of our favorite HVAC tips for pet owners. Discover how you can manage excess pet hair and dander below and call us at 262-784-8889 for service.
#1: Regularly Replace Your Air Filter
Airborne contaminants—including your pet’s hair—float through your home on a regular basis. Your air filter helps capture the hair and other pollutants, preventing them from circulating. But over time, the filter gets dirty, blocking airflow and letting all that hair get out of control. By replacing your filter every one to three months, you can prevent these issues and help control your pet hair problem.
#2: Vacuum Once a Week (or More Often)
When your furry loved one sheds, it’s common for that hair to catch in the fibers of your carpet and get stuck. Not only is it unsightly, but it can negatively impact your indoor air quality, too. Vacuum your carpets and floors every week to prevent hair buildups and keep your home clean. Also consider opening up your vents and vacuuming inside them to suck up any hair that has settled and collected inside.
#3: Groom Your Pets
Homeowners know the best solution to a problem is to start at the source. By grooming your dogs or cats regularly, you can get ahead of their shedding and ensure your home stays as clean as possible.
#4: Install Air Quality Products From New Berlin Heating
This is one of the most hands-off HVAC maintenance tips for pet owners. Our air quality experts can help you determine the perfect system for your home, whether it’s:
- An air purifier that captures pollutants like pet hair and eliminates them.
- Energy recovery ventilators that exchange stagnant and polluted indoor air with fresh, clean outdoor air.
- UV lights that zap bacteria and other contaminants inside your heating and cooling systems.