If your share you St. Cloud, Florida, home with furry friends, you may find yourself combating the extra dirt, dander, and hair that can come along with them. So, if you want to continue to share your home with your pets, but are looking to improve the indoor air quality so that everyone can breathe a little easier, follow the four tips listed below.
Keep Your Home Clean
The best way to stay on top of pet hair and dander, and prevent it from getting into your HVAC system where it can circulate through the air in your home, is by cleaning your home more frequently. Vacuum every other day, paying special attention to areas where your pets like to sleep.
Maintain a Regular Grooming Schedule
Regular bathing and brushing of your pets can help reduce the amount of pet dander and hair that becomes loose in your home and gets into the air. When possible, brush your pet outside. If the weather requires indoor brushing, make sure to vacuum the area thoroughly when you are done.
Regularly Change Your Air Filter
While most air filters require monthly changing, with pets, you may need to change them more frequently. Check your filter every other week for signs of dirt that could lead to clogging and change it when necessary. You might also want to consider going with a slightly higher MERV rating (if your system can accommodate it), which will allow your filter to trap smaller particles.
Consider a Ductwork Cleaning
Over time the dust, dirt, and dander from your pets can become built up and trapped in the vents of your home. When this occurs, it can not only get into your system causing additional wear and tear, but it can also come loose when your system is on. It will then circulate through the air in your home as your system runs, reducing the indoor air quality.
Your pets are a part of your family, and living with them doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the indoor air quality in your home. Contact the indoor air specialists at Frank’s Air Conditioning at (407) 490-2070 today for information in improving indoor air.
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