When it’s been a long, cold winter in Allen, TX, homeowners, and their pets are eager to feel the sunshine and get some fresh spring air. However, opening up doors and windows isn’t the only way to breathe easier. Here are a few simple ways that pet owners can improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
Engage in Regular Housecleaning
Indoor pets have a major impact on IAQ, producing all kinds of pet odors, shedding fur, and spreading pet dander all around your home. They also tend to track in mud, dust, pollen, and other contaminants in the spring now that they are spending more time outdoors. Keeping to a regular housecleaning schedule that includes laundry, dusting, vacuuming, and disinfecting will go a long way to improving your home environment.
Now is the perfect time to do some deep cleaning in every part of your home. They don’t call it “spring cleaning” for nothing.
Replace HVAC Filters Frequently
All that dust, pollen, and pet dander that springtime brings will clog up your central heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) system filters faster than usual. Don’t overlook HVAC maintenance, and make sure you change out your HVAC air filters sooner than the recommended 90 days intervals to improve air quality.
Brush Your Pets Regularly
Most pet experts recommend brushing your pets’ fur coats at least once a week. But since many dogs and cats shed significant amounts of fur during warmer months, you could brush them several times per week if you want. The more fur you get with your brush, the less you’ll have in your filters and your lungs.
Invest in HVAC Air Purification
Lastly, no matter how much you clean your home and groom your pets, you will still have dust, mites, pollen, and other unseen air contaminants in every part of your home. So why not “set it and forget it” by letting your central air system do some of the heavy lifting?
Your HVAC filter already does what it can to catch some air contaminants, but you can take it a step further by upgrading and adding an air filtration system. Today’s air scrubbers can remove 99.98% of airborne particles from your home.
If you need to upgrade your HVAC system to improve IAQ this spring, contact All Service Heating & Air. Our experts will measure the levels of indoor air pollution in your home, diagnose the sources and help you explore the best HVAC solutions for your home.
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