We all love and adore our furry family members. We feed them, play with them, cuddle with them and so much more to ensure they have great lives. However, pets and your HVAC system cannot exist harmoniously without a little help from you. Check out our HVAC tips for pet owners to be sure you get the most out of your heating and cooling system while keeping your pets safe and happy.
Groom Your Animals
Not only is grooming beneficial to your pets for a variety of their own health reasons, grooming can keep you and your air healthy too. Regularly scheduling pampering sessions for your beloved animals will limit the amount hair, fur and dander that has to be filtered through your air filters. Your AC won’t have to work as hard, and you and your pets will stay comfortable and happy.
Audit For Dangers
Your HVAC unit is a complicated piece of machinery, meaning there are many wires and other parts necessary to make it work correctly. Many curious dogs and cats like to chew on things that you didn’t even know were exposed. Keep your unit and your pets safe by enclosing wires or other dangers your pets could get into.
Change Air Filters Regularly
Like we mentioned before, while having pets can be one of the most rewarding parts of life, their dander, hair and fur are being consistently filtered through your HVAC air filters. Because they’re working more to keep your home clean than those in a pet-free home, be sure to clean and change your air filters on a regular basis.
When You’re Away, Don’t Forget: They Tend to Stay!
While one of the best energy saving tips around is to increase the temperature of your home when you’re away, be mindful of this if you have pets. Though its true that you can save money by keeping your home set at hotter/colder temperatures when you’re away at work or on vacation, be sure the temperature isn’t too hot or cold for your animals.
If you’re interested in learning more about harmonious pet and HVAC ownership, contact the Trane Comfort Specialists at Elite Comfort Home and Commercial Services today. Visit elitecomfortservices.com or call 832-304-7957.