For many of us, pets are beloved members of our family.
But you know what doesn’t love your pets? Your home’s HVAC system. The dander and fur your pets shed can damage your HVAC system and help drive up your energy costs.
But we have some tips that will help keep Fido and Fluffy from being problems for your home’s heating and cooling system.
Regular brushing minimizes shedding. Talk with your veterinarian about the proper ways to brush, bathe, and groom your breed of pet.
Pet fur and dander get in your home’s air, and eventually will find their way into your HVAC filter. A filter clogged with pet fur and dander along with the other household dirt and dust makes your HVAC system work harder. That can cause higher energy bills, more wear and tear on your HVAC equipment, and potential breakdowns and big repair bills. Check the HVAC air filter once a month. Do that more frequently if someone in the house has allergies or a respiratory condition such as asthma or COPD. If you can, us HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters.
Pet fur and dander can also end up in your vents. Prevent buildup by vacuuming the vents regularly and cleaning them with a damp microfiber cloth. Vacuum floors, carpeting, and rugs frequently as well because they also attract and trap dander and fur.
Annual HVAC tune-ups by the knowledgeable Wesco Oil service technicians help keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency. These tune-ups also let us carefully check your system from top to bottom. If pet fur and dander is causing a problem, we’ll let you know about it and fix it.
If your ductwork collects a lot of fur and dander along with dust, it can become a perfect place for viruses and bacteria to grow and flourish, then circulate all around your home. Have your ductwork professionally cleaned every three to five years.
Trust Wesco Oil with your home’s HVAC system! Contact us today for more information about our HVAC services.