Having pets at home means frequently running your vacuum cleaner to clean up fur and dander. However, you also need to be mindful of your HVAC system when you have furry friends.
In this post, AC repair expert Cooper Bros Inc. gives maintenance tips that will help ensure your HVAC system stays efficient for you and your pets.
Groom Pets Regularly
Pet hair will quickly cover the surface of filters and can also clog air ducts. Regular grooming reduces the amount of shedding, which means your air filters won’t have to be cleaned or replaced as often.
Change Air Filters
Pet dander is small particles of dead skin that rise into the air after it comes off your pets. Your air conditioner’s air filter catches these particles along with your pet’s hair. As these build up, however, airflow decreases, which means your HVAC system has to work harder to heat or cool your interior. As a result, your energy bill will increase.
You’ll need to change air filters more often the more pets you have. In addition, you’ll need to change them more frequently if someone in the family suffers from allergies.
Clean Air Ducts & Vents
Pet hair can end up in air ducts and vents. Clogged air ducts are an ideal breeding place for viruses and bacteria, which is why it’s recommended to leave this task to a professional. Whether you need air ducts cleaned or an air conditioner repair, you can rely on Cooper Bros Inc. Our team can also diagnose your duct system and perform energy audits and duct testing to spot leaks and other issues.
Regular HVAC Maintenance
With a regular HVAC maintenance plan, you can ensure your system is cleaned properly. Professionals can also locate potential issues that could affect the efficiency of your HVAC system, which will help extend its life.