How to Improve Indoor Air Quality When You Have Pets
If you have pets, you’re probably used to a certain amount of pet hair and dander around your home. And while your pets bring lots of joy and love into your home, they can also contribute to poor indoor air quality. Here are some tips to help you improve your home’s air quality if you have pets.
Keep Your Pets Groomed
One of the best ways to reduce the amount of pet hair and dander in your home is to keep your pets well-groomed. When brushed regularly, they’ll shed less and you’ll have less to vacuum up. Groom your pets outdoors if possible to keep the mess out of your home.
Even if you keep your pets well-groomed, you’ll still need to vacuum regularly to keep the hair and dander at bay. Look for a high-quality vacuum that’s designed for homes with pets. These vacuums will have stronger suction and special filters to trap pet hair and dander. To improve air quality, vacuum at least once a week and more often if you have shedding pets.
Wash Your Pet’s Bedding
Your pet’s bedding can be a breeding ground for dust mites, which can trigger allergies and asthma. To reduce dust mites, wash your pet’s bedding in hot water (at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit) at least once a week.
Replace Your HVAC Filters
Your home’s HVAC system can circulate pet hair and dander throughout your home, so it’s important to keep the filters clean. Replace your HVAC filters at least every three months and more often if you have shedding pets.
Use Air Purifiers
Air purifiers can also help to improve indoor air quality by trapping pet hair and dander. Place air purifiers in the rooms where your pets spend the most time and make sure to clean or replace the filters according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
In addition to these tips, it’s a good idea to have a professional take a look and provide custom recommendations. If you are looking for professional help to improve your indoor air quality, F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. can help. We’ve offered over 65 years of dependable indoor air quality and HVAC services to homeowners like you in the Abbeville, LA area. Contact us today to learn more about our heating and air conditioning services or to schedule an air quality evaluation.