Having a pet is a wonderful experience for anyone – but there are some things about our furry friends that can present a challenge. Pet hair and dander do shed and float around in your house – and once it enters the air system through the filters or vent grilles, it could lead to needing HVAC repair services in in the future. Here are four things you can do to protect your appliances and still enjoy your pets’ company.
Stay On Top of Filters
The best thing you can do to keep your Richmond home free of pet hair and dander is to replace the filters very diligently. These can get matted with hair very quickly, especially if your pet is shedding profusely. Consider getting reusable filters that can be washed if you want to save money and create less waste.
Brush Your Pet Often
Keeping your pet brushed will prevent a large portion of the hair from shedding all over your house. You can control the shedding by brushing your pet and discarding the loose hair when you are done. Check out brushes made specifically to remove loose hair, or consider having your pet’s grooming appointments be a little closer together if they are shedding badly all over the house.
Clean Out the Ducts
One of the best ways to avoid having to call for HVAC repair here in Richmond is to keep the ducts cleaned. This is a job for a professional, and should only have to be done every few years. Part of the duct will be removed so that the system can be cleaned. This will remove hair and other particles built up inside, and will keep your home much cleaner and fresher.
Keep the Unit Outside Off Limits
The three tips above are all about shedding and hair getting into the HVAC system on the inside. But keep in mind that there could also be damage caused to the outdoor unit. If your pets are diggers, or climbers, or just like to be nosy, consider fencing this off to avoid damage done to the system.
These four tips can keep your HVAC safe. However, at Get Green Air, we know that you can’t always control everything around a pet, if you do need a professional to assist in cleaning ducts or repairing an HVAC unit.