Allergy and asthma affect millions of Americans every year and unfortunately, a large portion of these problems are caused directly by pets. Luckily, you don’t need to get rid of your cats or dogs to avoid the allergens they produce. Instead, you can greatly minimize their effects with a few tips about your home’s own HVAC system.
In this short guide, we’ll go through a few steps you can take to lessen the hair, dust, and dander from your pets in your air conditioning system.
Air conditioning companies will first suggest HEPA filters to lessen the number of allergens in your home. Dander and fur are not necessarily the same. Dander is comprised of dead skin cells that all animals, including humans, produce and release into the air, and this is the main source of allergies for most people. HEPA filters are designed to remove this from your home’s circulation, which could improve air quality.
You will need to call on heating and air conditioning companies to perform standard cleaning and maintenance on your home’s HVAC system at least once every five to seven years. However, you can do a few clean-up steps at home. Keeping everything dust-free, especially the surfaces of the units that you easily see will help greatly to keep pet hair and dander from triggering your allergies. Additionally, regular cleaning can also increase the lifespan of your home’s air conditioning.
Air conditioning companies can inspect the ductwork in your home and detect small problems that could cause bigger issues in the future. Dust and pet dander, in particular, can accumulate pretty quickly in improperly sealed ductwork. You can ask your local professionals to inspect and seal the ducts properly to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris from your ducts and vents.
With proper maintenance of your home’s air conditioning system, the air quality in your home can be increased significantly even if you have your beloved pets living with you. To find out more about repairs, maintenance, and other issues regarding your HVAC system, call Cal Air Cooling and Heating at (702) 550-1435. Get a response time in one hour or less, or your diagnostic is free! We serve Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.