Your furry friend is a beloved part of the family, but the hair or fur it leaves behind can affect the air quality in your Theodore, AL home. Pet fur and dander can cause a problem if you have family members with allergies. Here are some HVAC maintenance tips that help keep your air quality safe when you have pets in the home.

Regularly Brush Your Pet’s Fur

When you brush your pet, the fur ends up in the brush instead of floating around in the air. This is preferable to the fur getting into the air and landing on your HVAC air filter. You might even consider always brushing your pet outside.

Frequently Replace Your Air Filter With a Clean One

When you have pet hair and dander in your home, your air filter can get dirty sooner than it normally would. As a result, you might need to change the filter more often than you realize.

If your filter brand recommends changes every three months, check it every two months and change if needed, to make sure the filter isn’t full of pet hair. Also, be sure to schedule regular maintenance to keep the HVAC system clean.

Fight Pet Dander With a High-Quality Air Filter

People with asthma or allergies can have problems breathing when pet dander is in the air. Pet dander consists of tiny flakes of skin shed by animals like dogs and cats, but a good air filter will reduce this irritant in the air.

Check your air filter packaging to see how well the filter rates at removing pet dander. Choose a filter with the highest MERV rating recommended for your system. You can also look into our air purification systems, including UV light systems

Contact an HVAC technician from Air Specialty to check the quality of your indoor air. Pet owners can have poor indoor air quality without realizing there’s a problem. Our technicians can take care of any air quality problems you might have.

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