How Pets Can Have an Impact on Your HVAC System

To keep everything running smoothly, follow these tips so that pet hair and dander don’t wreak havoc on your energy costs.

Pets are a great addition to a home; for many homeowners, they are not just a pet but a family member. Although their hair can be a little irritating, it is a small price to pay for a man’s best friend. However, that hair is sometimes more than an inconvenience to your HVAC system.

Hair and animal dander trapped in the filter and continually circulating in your home can build up your ductwork, making your HVAC work overtime. That will not only put a dent in your home’s energy efficiency, but it will also put more wear and tear on your make your whole system.

There are ways that you can combat the effect that your animals have on your heating and cooling systems. These are some of the best ways to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently in your home.

Replace the Air Filters Regularly

The first and best line of defense to trap dander and animal hair will be your HVAC filters. If they get clogged with dust, dirt, and dander, less air will flow through them, decreasing your HVAC’s ability to do its job. If you keep the filters clean, air will continue circulating without taxing your heating and cooling systems as much.

Vacuum Often

To ensure that hair, allergens, and dander aren’t continually circulating through the air, vacuum and clean your home regularly. If the hair isn’t lying around, it won’t get kicked up into the air and trapped in your ductwork.

Bathe your Pets Frequently

To keep your home hair-free, bathe regularly and brush your pets outdoors. That will not only limit the amount of hair that falls out but also stop most of the dirt being tracked into your home from making its way indoors.

Get your Ductwork Professionally Cleaned

The small price to have your ductwork cleaned is well worth it to stop dirt and grime from building up and decreasing the energy flow of your HVAC system. It can also help to extend the life of your HVAC appliances. Regular maintenance checks from an experienced HVAC technician can keep your system running optimally.

If you have animals in your home, they might be the loves of your life, but your HVAC system might not love them so much. To keep everything running smoothly, follow these tricks so that their hair and dander don’t wreak havoc on your energy costs.

Call Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC

Regarding your home’s heating and cooling system, you want to rely on experts to keep it working correctly. Contact Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC at (314) 471-7625 or fill out our online contact form to keep your system trouble-free year round.

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