HVAC systems work to keep everyone in your family comfortable and for many, families are made up of more than just humans. Use these helpful HVAC tips in order to keep your home a safe and comfortable environment for you and your furry friends.
For your pet’s safety
You may think that your pets need the house as hot or cold as you do to remain comfortable. However, that isn’t always the case. For the most part, pets can stay safe and comfortable in a wider range of temperatures than humans. Be sure to research the optimal temperature for your type of pet but don’t feel bad adjusting the thermostat up or down a little while you are gone in order to save on energy bills.
If your pet has a crate, it should never be placed too close or especially right on top of an HVAC vent.
Keeping Equipment Safe
As most pet owners know, some animals just can’t help but get into everything. Dogs and cats, especially puppies and kittens, are known to chew, dig and claw. For their safety, and the well-being of your equipment, keep your furnace, air conditioner and exposed wires in spaces that your pet can’t access.
For your safety
Replace Filters Regularly
When dogs and cats shed, their hair seems to end up all over every inch of the house. What you may not think about is the fact that the hair and pet dander can find its way into your HVAC system and into the air you breathe. Not only can this negatively impact your indoor air quality, it can clog your filters and restrict airflow, wasting energy and leading to higher utility bills. If you have a pet, specifically one that sheds heavily, you may need to change your HVAC filters more often than commonly suggested.
Pet dander and hair can severely damage your ducts if they are not sealed properly, and can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality. Consider a service, such as Aeroseal, that will prevent pet debris from getting into your ducts.
Bathe and Brush Your Pet Often
A great way to minimize pet hair is to groom your pet regularly, including brushing and bathing them. In addition, keep on top of dusting and vacuuming around the house. This will reduce the amount of debris and dander in the air and the amount that ultimately makes it into your HVAC system.
Keep these considerations in mind and you and your pets will benefit from comfort and safety all year round! Questions about solutions such as Aeroseal or other residential HVAC services that will help keep you and your pets safe and comfortable? Simply contact us.