Brushing and bathing your dog on a regular basis will reduce the amount of dander and hair floating through your home. If not properly groomed and maintained, your dog’s dander and hair can take a toll on your home, health, and HVAC unit. Here are a few tips to help you with your HVAC maintenance as a dog lover.
Preventative Maintenance is a MustA dog lover usually views and treats their pet as a member of the family. As such, most dogs are allowed to roam the house, lounge on the floor, and sometimes even sit on the couch or a bed. Any type of hair, dust and other airborne contaminants will circulate throughout your home. It is vital to maintaining your home, health, and HVAC unit to keep airborne contaminants out of circulation. When airborne contaminants are circulating through the air, your HVAC unit will need to work harder because the airflow is restricted. Regular maintenance will not only fill your home with clean air, but it will help save you money on a costly replacement down the road.
The Maintenance AppointmentWhen you finally schedule your maintenance appointment, your HVAC technicians will perform a number of duties to ensure your system is operating at peak performance. Some of these functions include:
- Cleaning the entire system (keeping it free from pet hair, dust, mold and mildew and other air pollutants)
- Inspecting your system for any possible problems
- Ensuring your entire system is operating at peak performance
- Offering any recommendations for air ducts and other concerns
Floor VentsIf your home has floor vents it is essential that you keep them clean, especially if you have a pet. Your dog may be tracking hair into the vent when they lay on or near the vent on the floor. When floor vents are clean, the airflow will be cleaner and will move better when your unit is running. Just because you have a dog doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy clean air and a good working system all year long with a few good HVAC tips in place. These tips should be useful to any dog and pet lover. High-quality air and a maintained unit are good combinations. For more information on how to keep your HVAC unit running, contact the experts at Ductworks today.