Owners of furry household pets know very well that creating a safe and healthy home for all members of the family includes regular vacuuming and cleaning to manage excessive hair, dirt and debris their pets drag into the house. Besides these two basic tasks that help with the overall tidiness, there is another aspect that needs to be taken into consideration because it affects the quality of the air in your home – the HVAC system. Even though it is not immediately apparent, pet ownership can significantly influence the way the system works because it presents a danger of clogging. If you live with pets, here are four basic steps you need to take to make sure everything is in working order.
Take Care of the Hair
Most pets shed, creating a need for regular vacuuming to remove the excess hair that accumulates in the home. One of the places hair can accumulate is in your HVAC system. To avoid possible problems with clogging, regularly groom your pets, throwing away the hair before it can flow freely through your home.
Clean the Air Ducts
Clogged air filters cause strain to your system. While some make a habit of changing air filters only once a year, pet owners need to do this more frequently to help their HVAC system function properly.
Pay Attention to the Condenser
The condenser is a piece of the HVAC system that doesn’t mix well with pets so pay attention to their behavior. Teach your furry family members not to play around the condenser because they can get hurt.
Don’t Forget to Schedule Yearly Maintenance
To keep your HVAC system working in maximum capacity, once a year schedule routine maintenance and talk to a professional about the state of your system. Not only will this help you keep everyone safe, but regular maintenance will also save you a lot of money down the road because it will prolong the life of your system.
If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation with our team.