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HVAC Info You Need: Pet Edition

November 15, 2022 | Blog

Looking for HVAC tips can be so frustrating without a reliable source! There are a lot of common misconceptions about your pets that can lead to your utilities being damaged, ruined, or flat-out broken. If you’re wondering about how your pet is affecting your AC, Barker’s Heating and Cooling has all the info you need!

Pet Fur And Dander

One of the biggest issues with having a pet and taking care of your HVAC system is making sure to keep on top of shedding. Pet fur and dander are common in breeds that shed, and they can infiltrate your HVAC system. While they may not seem like big inhibitors, the buildup can ruin your indoor air quality.

There are a lot of different ways that you can reduce the amount of pet fur and dander that lands near your HVAC unit. One of the more effective ways is to reduce the amount of access your pets have to vents and furnaces. This can be done through the use of doggy gates in important HVAC areas. You can also take your dog or cats to a groomer more often, which will reduce the amount of shedding.

Take Care Of Your Filters

Taking care of your filters is a great way to make sure that your HVAC systems are safe from pets. A key part of AC maintenance is making sure that your air filters are changed regularly. If you have pets, you should be changing them even more often. Try to check it every 30 days and watch to make sure there isn’t any buildup.

A lot of HVAC systems already have mechanisms in place to fight against clogged air filters. In fact, there are a lot of systems that will shut off automatically if there is too much. Changing it consistently will lengthen the lifespan of your system.

Watching Outside Play

Whenever you let your pet outside, It’s a good idea to try to keep an eye on them. This is because while the majority of your HVAC parts are inside, your outside parts could be hurt by pet interference. Male pets may mark their territory, which can waterlog your wires. Normal chewing from puppies can also damage wires, as well as endangering your pet. All of these behaviors also shorten the lifespan of your system, if gone unchecked.

Wondering More About Your HVAC Systems?

Scheduling an air conditioning tune-up is a great way to check up on the health of your system. They also catch problems earlier than normal, which can save you money in the long run. These tune-ups serve to give professionals an idea of what problems are going to arise. This is helpful whenever you have pets, as technicians will catch the damage early. While most get their tune-ups during the summer, try to get one twice a year instead.

Here at Barkers Heating and Cooling, you don’t have to wonder if your HVAC system is taking damage. We want to keep innovating in our industry, which is why we work to provide high-quality services every time. Call today to guarantee that you’re happy with all of your HVAC systems!

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