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People often think an air conditioner’s only job is to maintain a comfortable temperature for you in your home. While that may be true, a very close second is cleaning the air in your home. Normal contaminants include things like dust and smoke, but for pet owners, the existence of pet dander makes cleaning your air even more important. Pet hair can end up in your HVAC filter, and impact the entire system. In this post, we’ll take a look at ways you can keep you, your pets, and your HVAC running strong!

REPLACING FILTERS

This is a common theme in our HVAC posts, but it’s especially true for pet owners. Replace your filters regularly! Pet hair, combined with other dander, skin cells, etc, will make filters clog more often than if you didn’t have pets. This is an easy and inexpensive process that will keep your HVAC running efficiently. You may even choose to purchase a reusable filter that can be easily cleaned with a garden hose. A professional from The Bosworth Company can help you decide what filter is best for you!

CLEANING

It’s always nice when your home is neat and orderly. Keeping your home clean by frequently mopping, dusting, and vacuuming will help remove excess dander and prevent it from getting into your filter. Even a small hand-held vacuum just to pick up pet hair can go a long way.

BATH TIME

The cleaner your pet is, the less hair and dander will appear around your home. Frequent baths and even brushing can help do the trick. Many pet hair brushes are specially made to collect excess hair. Then you just throw it away instead of letting it loose around the house. You can do this at home, or take your pet to a professional groomer.

TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

Even if you prefer the temperature at 72 year-round, your pets will be safe and comfortable in a wider range of temps. If you’re not at home, adjust the thermostat so your unit isn’t working full-blast all day long. As long as the temperature is between 65 and 80, your pets will be safe, and your HVAC (and wallet) will be better off, too.

OUTDOOR A/C

Many HVAC systems include an outdoor A/C unit. It’s important that the area surrounding the unit remains clear of any debris that could prevent the fan from running. It’s perfectly safe for pets to be around these units, but scratching or clawing could damage them. If the pets are in the yard, it’s a good idea to make sure the A/C unit is not accessible.

WORTH THE CALL

Hopefully, these tips will help keep you and your pets happy and healthy. Our experts at The Bosworth Company can help you make sure you’re getting the most out of your A/C. Set up an appointment today by calling 432-570-5233 or scheduling one online. The Bosworth Company. Worth the Call. Always.