You love your pets but that doesn’t mean they don’t cause distress to you, your family, or your loved ones. If you have a pet but want to reduce pet allergies within your home, there are some tips you can follow. Keep reading to learn them and then contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653 in order to get help.
- Keep Surfaces Clean
Most homeowners will take extra time to clean the areas where their pets generally sit, but this is not good enough if you want to improve your air quality dramatically. In order to do that, you will need to clean all surfaces of your home. Dander and pet hair can settle and build up on any surface. Dust and clean your counters at least a few times a week. Use an all-purpose cleaner and rag to keep all surfaces clean and clear.
- Vacuum Your Home Regularly
If you have carpet in your home then you have a place that pet hair and dander loves to live. Even if you have hardwood and laminate flooring throughout, pet hair and dander can live in the corners. Be sure to vacuum your home on a regular basis and pay special attention to corners, furniture, and under furniture. If you have stubborn pet hair, use a lint brush to get it off.
- Keep Your HVAC System in Good Shape
You may be surprised to learn just how much pet dander and pet hair can move through your HVAC system. It can settle into the ductwork and then blown throughout your home. We recommend getting regular furnace maintenance and cleaning to prevent this from being an issue. At Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing we can go over your needs and find the right maintenance plan to work for your needs.
- Make Sure Your Filter is Changed
The air filter in your HVAC system is there for a good reason: To trap dander, pollutants, and hair. It is designed to keep them out of the system. As time goes on, this filter can become clogged with the very things it is meant to filter out. The more clogged it is, the worse it functions. We recommend that you change your filter monthly and that you use a filter specifically rated for homes with pets.
We Can Provide Customized Advice to Reduce Pet Allergies
These are general ideas that may or may not fix the issues you are dealing with. If you want personalized advice based on your home and your HVAC unit, then we recommend you contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653 now to set up an appointment. We look forward to helping you find a way to reduce pet allergies so you and your loved ones can breath free and clear.