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Breathing In A Furry Wonderland: Your Pets And HVAC

With fall on the way out and winter rolling in, American families are spending more and more time indoors. However, as you prepare your home and HVAC system for the winter, it’s essential that you don’t forget about your pets.

With great pets comes great responsibility, especially when it comes to your home heating system during the winter. Just like your air conditioning unit, your pet’s fur and dander can build up in the vents of your heating system without proper cleaning.

With that being said, here are some things to keep in mind this winter regarding the ways your pets affect your home’s air quality and HVAC systems.

Seasonal shedding

Although pet hair can build up in the filters of your HVAC systems throughout the year, it’s more likely to build up quicker prior to winter. This is because your furry friend is exchanging their thinner fur for their winter coat.

For this reason, you’ll need to change your filters frequently in the winter with the help of a heating repair service. This is especially true if your pet has long hair like a ragamuffin or a collie.

If you don’t change your filters, the hair can easily build up and block your filter. As a result, your air quality will be poor and may even cause respiratory issues. To keep your air quality as high as possible, contact a heating repair service to change your furnace filters at least once a month during the colder season.

Your pet’s favorite snooze spots

Pets, especially cats, love to lay on the heating vents on a chilly winter night. While this isn’t a problem for your heating system directly, it’s good to check and see if your pet has accidentally closed the vent itself.

A closed vent can be problematic for your heating ventilation and cause improper heating distribution around the house. This can make your HVAC system work harder than it needs to properly balance the heating around the house. The harder your system has to work, the less efficient your system will be and the higher your utility bills.

The Air Scrubber Plus®

The typical American household will have their air ducts cleaned every three to five years. However, as mentioned above, pet hair and dander can cause your HVAC filters to clog up even with the help of a heating repair service.

With the Air Scrubber Plus®, you don’t have to worry as much about the contaminants in your home air quality. The Air Scrubber Plus® uses ActivePure Technology to destroy up to 99% of surface contaminants.

The Air Scrubber Plus® has also been proven to reduce up to 90% of all airborne contaminants in the American home. To find out more about the Air Scrubber Plus and what it can do for your home, visit Pioneer Heating and Air today.

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