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Pets and Your Indoor Air Quality

If you're a pet lover, you know that your furry best friend is a part of the family. There's nothing like a wagging tail to greet you at the door after a long day! But did you also know that pets can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality? Pets tend to shed a lot of hair and dander, which can cause problems for people with asthma or allergies and discomfort for all.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for preserving good indoor air quality when you have pets. While this may seem like an impossible feat, by following these tips, you'll be able to keep your furry friends and your lungs happy!

Replace Your Air Filters Frequently

One of the most important things you can do to keep your indoor air quality pristine is to swap out your air filters more often. We're all guilty of forgetting to swap the air filter, but our indoor air quality will definitely pay the price. This is especially important if you have pets, as their hair and dander can quickly clog up a filter. Not only can this affect your air quality, but it also hinders the efficiency of your HVAC system. Check your filter every 30 days and replace it as needed to trap hair and dander before it recirculates throughout your home.

Vacuum Frequently

Another way to keep your indoor air of good quality is to vacuum often, especially if you have carpeting in your home. Carpets can be a breeding ground for dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens, so it's essential to clean the carpet fibers regularly.

If you have hardwood floors, make sure to sweep and mop them frequently as well. Lastly, wash area rugs on a weekly basis to prevent the buildup of irritants. Don't forget to clean the baseboards and any other areas where dust or pet hair can accumulate!

Dusting Hard-to-Reach Areas

When you're cleaning your home, it's important to remember the areas that are often forgotten. Pet hair and dander can collect on top of door frames, on light fixtures, and other surfaces that are out of reach. When dusting these areas, be sure to use a microfiber cloth to avoid spreading the irritants around. If you're like most pet owners, you probably understand how quickly pet hair can accumulate throughout the home if not managed, so stay on top of regular cleanings!

Routine Maintenance

Last but not least, routine maintenance is key to preserving good indoor air quality. This means having your HVAC system regularly serviced to ensure the system is clean and functioning as it should. If it's been some time since your last HVAC tune-up, we recommend scheduling a service appointment with our professionals.

A fully-functioning HVAC system will be able to filter and remove airborne pet hair and dander effectively. Your HVAC system is a significant investment, which is why keeping up with routine maintenance is crucial, especially if you have pets in the home!

By following these tips, you can ensure that your home is a safe and comfortable environment for both you and your pets! Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about our services. We're always happy to help our customers breathe easier and stay comfortable in their homes!

Air Conditioner Maintenance Services in Clovis

Mark Carpenter Plumbing is proud to offer reliable HVAC maintenance services to our customers in Clovis and the surrounding areas. This spring season, prioritize your comfort and manage your indoor air quality by scheduling a tune-up with our HVAC technicians. Call us today at (575) 222-2551 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment.