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DON’T LET YOUR AIR CONDITIONER GO TO THE DOGS
Although changing air filters regularly is a must for all HVAC systems, it is particularly important for pet owners. Allowing a filter to become severely clogged with pet hair and dander can lead to high energy bills, costly repairs, and health issues.
Your air conditioning unit collects warm air and replaces it with cool air. When there are pets in the home, the system is also picking up hair and dander. Over time this can build up and cause stress on your HVAC system not to mention great discomfort for those of you who suffer from allergies.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU BREATH EASIER
1) Vacuum your vents as often as you change your air filters. You could also remove the vent and get up as far into the ductwork as you can. If this situation is left too long the ductwork may be ruined and need to be sealed or replaced.
2)Call a professional: When the first 2 lines of defense, filter replacement and vent cleaning don’t improve the situation, it might be time to call an experienced HVAC company. They may have some solutions that you haven’t considered. One of those options that you may want to consider is to invest in a media air cleaner to better filter the air before it enters the furnace. This will eliminate the worry of airborne allergens coming through your HVAC system. AUBURN HEATING PLUMBING AND AIR CONDITIONING specialize in indoor air quality productss and can discuss various types with you.
3) Air purifiers: There are some excellent air purifiers on the market these days. They either come as a stand-alone unit or a unit that connects to your existing HVAC system. Most purifiers remove dust, pollen, and bacteria as well as pet hair and dander.
4) Protect your outdoor AC unit: Install a fence or plant some bushes around your outdoor AC unit. Cats can claw on the fins and dogs can chew on the wires. Acids in pet urine is corrosive and can damage an air conditioner’s coils and fins. Not only are these situations hard on your AC, but they can seriously harm your pets.
5) Saturday night bath night: This is the simplest one of all…keep your pet clean and well brush. Get them groomed regularly! A healthy pet is a happy pet. In hot weather be mindful to keep that water bowl full, and the temperatures set at between 78 -81 degrees when you are away from home, this will keep energy costs under control while keeping your pet comfortable.