For many pet owners living in Cincinnati, the struggle to maintain their HVAC systems is a daily issue. Pet hair on surfaces and pet dander polluting the indoor air of your home can greatly affect your heating and air system. Fortunately, there are several ways to make sure your HVAC system continues to run efficiently without putting your pet outside.
Cleaning your home regularly seems common sense but understanding the need for it is important. Vacuuming sucks up stray hair and pet dander that can clog your filter. If the filter is clogged, it prevents your air conditioner from efficiently cooling your home.
Pet owners should keep an eye on their air filters since they tend to become clogged more often than those in homes without pets. Aside from the hair and dander that comes off pets, skin cells and other particulates can clog the filter.
Brushing your pets is a great way to gather up shedding hair and keep pet dander down in your home. You can either brush your pet yourself or send your pet to a groomer, which means no clean up for you.
Scheduled Duct Cleaning
Even with regular cleaning, grooming, and air filter maintenance, particulates from your pet will still circulate through your AC unit. Scheduling annual duct cleaning with one of Nelson Comfort’s NATE-certified professionals ensures that your AC unit isn’t affected by wayward pet particles.
When you are away you, can still set your thermostat up since your pets don’t require such specific temperature settings. By reducing the temperature when you are away and setting it back to a comfortable temperature upon your return, you can save energy and money. Installing a smart thermostat is a great option for controlling the temperature on a set schedule with low maintenance.
Another way to keep your air conditioner running smoothly is to fence off your outdoor unit. A fence enables your HVAC unit to stay safe from claw marks on the fins and from bite marks on the cables, and urination on the unit. This also keeps your pets safe while roaming around the back yard.
If you are ready to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency and lifespan, call Nelson Comfort today! Our NATE-certified experts replace and maintain your HVAC unit, or install a smart thermostat that is compatible with your AC unit.