Preventative maintenance is essential for the proper function and longevity of any HVAC system. It is especially critical if you have pets in your home. Although pets are unconditionally loved and a part of your family, the hair and dander they shed can cause a menace to your HVAC system and indoor air quality. When pet dander finds their way into an HVAC unit, they can block air filters and make the system work inefficiently. Routine maintenance will not only save you repair costs but can also help you cut down on your monthly utility bills. Below are the top HVAC maintenance tips for pet owners.
HVAC Maintenance Tip #1: Vacuum Your Home Regularly
Vacuuming helps to remove dander, pet hair, and moisture from your HVAC system. When moisture builds up in your air conditioning system, it tends to attract pet hair, dirt, and dust. As a result, this can reduce the efficiency of your system. It often causes an increase in head pressure making the discharge valves get hot. Organic solids can also form and this can cause the compressor to fail. Vacuuming your home frequently helps to remove all these contaminants.
HVAC Maintenance Tip #2: Groom Your Pets
Any loose pet hair around your home will settle in the filters of your HVAC system. Bathing and grooming your pet regularly can help reduce shedding. This routine will help your HVAC work at its optimal level by reducing pet hair and dander in your home.
HVAC Maintenance Tip #3: Clean and Change Your Filters
We recommend that HVAC air filters for a single occupant home without pets should be changed every six to twelve months. However, if you have a pet in your home, we recommend that you change your air filters every 2 months. Failure to inspect and replace your air conditioning filters frequently will cause your air conditioning unit to work harder. It may also cause irreparable damage over time, forcing you to replace the entire unit which can be costly. By keeping your filters clean and replacing them, it will not only improve your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency but it will also improve your indoor air quality. When changing your air filters, be sure to use HEPA certified filters. These filters do well in minimizing pet dander from getting in your system. HVAC air filters inspection should also be done during your routine maintenance call with a reputable HVAC contractor.
HVAC Maintenance Tip #4: Be Cautious About Exposed Dangers
Mischievous pets who tend to chew on household items may find their way around off-limit areas without you even knowing. By enclosing areas around the HVAC system that may potentially cause danger to your pets, it’ll ensure that your pets and your system will be safe.
HVAC Maintenance Tip #5: Schedule Regular Inspections
Get the help and expertise for your HVAC system by contacting a reliable contractor for a bi-annual inspection and a preventative maintenance plan. An experienced HVAC contractor will create a preventative maintenance plan specific to your HVAC system’s requirements to ensure that it is operating at its optimal level and maximize the life of your equipment.
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