Who Let the Dogs Out? Home Comfort Tips for Pet Owners

If you live with pets, there are a few things to be aware of regarding how to maintain great air quality within your home. Here are a few of our favorite tips to help keep your home happy, healthy, and pet friendly! These tips will not only keep your air quality up to snuff, but will also keep your HVAC system running great all year long!

Keep Clean!

One essential thing to do when you own pets is also one of the most basic: keep clean! Be sure to bathe your cat or dog regularly depending on recommendations from your groomer and/or veterinarian. Keep your pet’s fur brushed daily to prevent any buildup of undercoat and to reduce the effects of pet shedding.

Be aware of pet dander. Dander is oftentimes microscopic, but can cause serious issues with air quality. In fact, dander, not pet hair, is the leading cause of allergies in people to both dogs and cats. This is why bathing and brushing your pet is crucial in keeping a clean home with great air quality. Another easy way to minimize excess dander and shedding is to provide them with the best quality food you can afford as well as unlimited fresh water.

Keeping clean also refers to your living quarters. Be sure to vacuum regularly, and dust often to keep debris, dirt, and pet hair to a minimum in your home.

Get Your HVAC System Checked Out

Another easy way to make sure you and your pets have a healthy home is to get regular maintenance checks on your HVAC system. With regular maintenance, an HVAC professional can give your HVAC system a thorough evaluation to make sure everything is running as should be—and if it’s not, they’ll be able to help you fix it. This is also a great idea for the long term investment of your system, as a yearly maintenance check on your system can catch small problems before they turn into very big problems.

Change your HVAC System’s Air Filter

Living with a pet means that you should change your HVAC system’s air filter more often than you would in a pet-free home. Be sure to check your home’s air filter once per month; make sure your filter is not dirty and change as often as needed. You can also purchase an air filter specially made for pet-loving homes which will help trap and control dander more effectively than a traditional HVAC air filter.

If you live with cats or dogs, give us a call today to see how we can help you improve the quality of air in your home for both you and your pets! Call: (707) 400-6875.