As a pet owner, there are many specific maintenance tips to take into account to ensure that you have a home that is comfortable. This includes specific maintenance for your HVAC system. Here are five tips to help you take care of this with pets in your home:
- Replace the Filters More Often: Replacing your air filters is extremely important to ensure good air flow, but it's even more important to do as regularly as possible when you have pets in your home. This is especially true if you have pets with long hair that shed a lot. When you replace the filters regularly, you can be sure that the pet hair that gets trapped in the HVAC system does not cause the HVAC to run less efficiently.
- Vacuum Often: In order to prevent the build up of pet hair in your HVAC system from happening quickly and much too often, you want to vacuum your home as regularly as possible. When you vacuum regularly, you are getting rid of the excess build up of pet hair in the home.
- Brush Your Pet: On top of vacuuming and replacing the filters, you want to brush your pet often. When you brush your pet regularly, you can remove excess hair that will come off their body when they shed. This reduces the amount of hair in the home even more. Just be sure that you are gathering the hair at the end of the brush and discarding it in a tied up trash bag.
- Adjust the Thermostat: Instead of running the AC at a lower temperature when you are leaving the home because you want your pets to be comfortable, it's helpful to remind yourself that pets can stay comfortable in higher temperatures. When you set the thermostat to a higher number, such as 80, you can be sure that you are saving money on your energy bills and not having the air circulating collecting more pet hair inside of the HVAC system.
- Cover the Condensor: The condenser that is outside of your home should be covered. This is important if your pets could have access to this area. You don't want your pet to rub up against it, leaving hair behind or urinating on it. This is not healthy for the air that gets circulated inside of your home.
When you consider these five tips, you can be sure that you keep your HVAC system in the best possible condition even with shedding pets living in your home.