HVAC Tips to Help Pet Owners Reduce Pet Hair and Dander
If you have a pet who primarily lives indoors, you may have pet fur, pet hair and pet dander all over. Cleaning it up can be challenging, and unfortunately, it can even get into your vents and HVAC unit, decreasing air quality and blowing the hair and dander around. Here are a few tips for keeping your home as free from pet hair and dander as you possibly can.
Replace Your Air Filters Regularly
The first tip for reducing pet hair and dander is to replace your air filters regularly. The air filters on your HVAC system and over your vent help to remove dirt, dust, pollen, pet hair and dander before it makes its way into your heating and cooling system and through your vents. As the filter gets full, the less it can filter out. Replacing the filter regularly ensures it works as it should to trap these elements.
Groom Your Pets Frequently
Grooming your pets frequently can help to reduce the amount of pet hair and dander in your home. When your pet is not being groomed routinely, they have longer hair, and they shed more. Have them bathed, trimmed and groomed to decrease the amount of pet hair and dander your pet gives off.
Consider Using an Air Purifier
An air purifier is another way that you can reduce the amount of pet hair and dander in your home, while also helping to remove any pet smells that may be present in your home. Air purifiers remove impurities from the air, helping to keep the air in your home as clean as possible.
Clean Your Vents
Finally, clean your vents to reduce the amount of pet hair and dander in your home. Take a dampened cloth and wipe the vents down to remove all of the trapped debris on the exterior of the vents, including pet hair and dander. When air blows through the vents, it won't blow that dirt and dust around if you remove it.
If you have a pet, you are not going to be able to completely remove all of the pet hair and dander from your home. However, you can take steps to significantly reduce the amount of hair and dander that is floating around. If you need help replacing your air filters, contact Action Heating & Air. We can help you ensure your unit is running as efficiently and as cleanly as possible. Call us now to schedule your appointment.