Your home is your safe haven, the place where you can go to relax and take shelter from any worries outside the home. Having a furry or feathered friend in the home is certainly rewarding, they are such great companions and bring so much joy into the home. However, owning a pet also means you’ll need to go beyond what homeowners without pets have to do to maintain the air quality of their home.
Our furnace maintenance technicians are often asked if having an indoor pet in the home can be detrimental to the air quality in a home. Based on our experience, if the proper HVAC system maintenance and cleaning is done regularly or as required, even pet owners can achieve superior air quality.
Aside from pet fur, feathers, and dander from spreading around the home and making it’s way into the air ducts, pets can also bring in dust, mites, allergens, and dirt from outside.
- Furnace filters need to be changed and replaced as frequently as every month in this case. The filter will prevent pet fur or fine particles from spreading in the air through the air ducts however, a filter full of dirt can put excessive strain on your furnace. Homes with pets tend to collect more particles on the filter more often.
- Consider installing an air cleaner or purifier, it will drastically improve air quality by filtering dust mites, mold, mildew, bacteria, and even viruses.
- Schedule regular furnace maintenance appointments as needed and not only when an unexpected breakdown occurs.
- Keep vent openings clear of pet fur, vacuum your home weekly or as needed.
Book your next furnace maintenance appointment with Aire One. We can test your air quality in your home and make our best recommendation for you to achieve superior air quality so you and your family members, including your furry friends can breathe better in clean air!