Our furry friends are our pride and joy, and some of our best friends. However, their presence in our households bring more than just faithful companionship — they also can bring dander, fur, and dirt in as well. Most pets shed quite a bit, and their hair and dander over time will get into your HVAC system, clogging it up, reducing its efficiency, and increasing the chances of it needing to be repaired. That’s why it’s important to get services such as duct cleaning, and furnace and AC tune-ups. While there are plenty of things you can do to mitigate the effects of pet hair and dander in your HVAC system, regular maintenance will impact your system’s performance above and beyond what you can do on your own.
If you are in Northern Colorado and would like to schedule cleaning or tune-up services, reach out to SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today. You can contact us online or reach us by phone at (970) 355-3555.
Pet Owner’s Guide to Keeping Your HVAC System Running Smoothly
No matter how much you clean your home and groom your pet, hair still gets everywhere. Here are some things you can do to keep your system running efficiently and smoothly between professional cleaning and maintenance.
Regularly Replace Your Filters
Built into your HVAC system are filters that are designed to catch particulates and pollutants, to keep your home fresh and clean. However, these filters need to be changed every 1 to 3 months to work optimally; the dirtier they get, the less effective they become. Without due diligence, you could end up spreading more dander and dust around your home than filtering it, when you turn on the heat or A/C. People who own pets should in particular consider getting higher rated air filters, to help ensure the air that passes through their vents are clean.
Groom Your Pet Regularly
Regularly grooming your pet can help reduce the amount they shed and situations where they track dirt or dander all over your home. The simplest way to keep their coat clean is to brush them out. Consider using a brush specifically designed for de-shedding, for better results.
Keep Your Home Clean
Of course, you likely already perform regular cleaning in your home, however, adding to that more frequent sweeping or vacuuming — around vents in particular — can improve the longevity of your filters and keep your HVAC system from getting loaded with fur.
Get Your Ducts Cleaned
Though to be really effective, duct cleaning should be done by a professional, but you can still clean around the opening of your ducts to minimize the amount of hair entering your HVAC system. If you want your ducts cleaned by professionals — which is recommended every three to five years — consider choosing SWAN Heating & Air Conditioning to get take care of it for you. If you’re in Northern Colorado and not sure whether or not you would benefit from duct cleaning services, contact us today for a free inspection.
Get HVAC Maintenance
Another thing that it’s best to rely on the professionals for is to get an HVAC tune-up. This can help keep your system running more efficiently and extend it’s life. With proper preventative maintenance, you can keep your HVAC system free of fur and dander build-up issues and less likely to require emergency repairs. SWAN Heating & Air can perform both furnace and AC tune-ups for you, which involve comprehensive checks and cleanings throughout your whole system.
Partner with Professional HVAC Technicians
If you are in Northern Colorado and would like to ameliorate pet hair and dander in your HVAC system, SWAN Heating & Air can help. There are a number of things you can do on your own, such as cleaning and good grooming, but eventually you will reach a point where you need professional assistance to get your system performing as energy efficiently as it should. While some people don’t even realize that they need to get preventative maintenance periodically to ensure the longevity of their HVAC system, others understand how preventative maintenance can help extend the life of their equipment, reduce chances of needing emergency repairs, and for keeping one’s home safe and clean. There are many other factors that could lead to the need for preventative maintenance besides simply having a pet. However, pet hair and dander can build up faster than you think, clogging your filters over time.