To many of us, pets are more than just animals, they are our family. It’s no wonder more than 85 million families in the U.S. today own a pet. With Las Vegas ranking high on those charts, we were dubbed #2 for the most dog-friendly cities in 2017 by the Huffington Post! We can always count on wet kisses, wagging tails, and purrs of affection to greet us at our front door after a long day. Studies prove that playing with, petting, or caring for our pets reduces levels of the stress-causing hormone cortisol and increases levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin in our systems. So, pets are not only great companions, they are beneficial to our health as well. Animal ownership has its perks, but as pet parents, we all know owning an animal means we have a lot of responsibilities as well. We must provide veterinary care, grooming, food and preform our fair-share of cleanup too. Beyond the obvious, you can’t forget that maintaining your HVAC system while pets are in the home will require a tad bit more upkeep than non-pet homes.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
When people have allergies to pets, they are not allergic to their hair, they are allergic to the dander (dead skin cells) on their bodies. Keeping your pet groomed regularly will help to reduce the dander found in your home that triggers allergies and asthma attacks. All pets have dander, even hairless ones. Keeping dander to a minimum in your home will greatly improve your indoor air quality. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share a few helpful tips on how to improve the air quality in your home and keep your unit in tip top shape!
Change Your Home Air Filters Regularly
There is no magic date as to when you should change your air filters. Each home is unique and has a different level of traffic coming in and out, 1 owner 1 pet homes will be able to go a little longer between filter changes than 5- person 3 pet homes will. When you have pets, you should check your filters every few weeks to ensure they are not too dirty and blocking air flow. There are filters available for purchase that are manufactured to catch pet dander and hair. If you are unsure which filters to choose, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can advise you on which filters would work best for your home.
Install a Whole House Air Purifier
Air purifiers are a great option to help purify your air with furry friends around! These help to filter our dirt, dander and odors in the air using advanced HEPA air filters that can capture up to 99% of allergens found floating in the air.
Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
We live in a giant dust bowl, so dust is not always avoidable here, but this also means our ducts get dirtier a lot faster than other areas of the country. This mixed with lots of pet hair, dander, mold, pest infestations and a host of other contaminants spell out bad indoor air quality for us here. This is why it’s a smart choice to have your ducts cleaned as often as it is needed. Putting this task on the back burner can increase allergies, aggravate asthma and other respiratory ailments and dramatically reduce indoor air quality. With regular unit maintenance, Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can advise you when it’s time to have this service preformed so you can keep your unit running efficiently.
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Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to enjoy life with your furry friends, call us to come and service your HVAC unit so you and your furry companions can enjoy clean, cool air all summer long!