Pets can make life at home a lot more enjoyable. Nothing beats having a loyal friend that’s always around to provide companionship. Unfortunately, animals can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Here’s how you can eliminate problems by controlling pet dander and fur.

Change Your HVAC Filters

Some HVAC filters are designed to be changed every three months, but pet owners should replace their air filters at least monthly. If you fail to do so, your family is far more likely to experience allergy issues. A filter clogged with fur and dander will also force the HVAC system to work harder, which translates to an expensive energy bill.

Groom Your Pet

Grooming your pet will go a long way towards improving your home’s indoor air quality. Aside from bathing your pet regularly, be sure to brush its coat every few days. This will help prevent fur from accumulating in your home. Plus, your dog or cat will enjoy the extra bonding time.

Get Your Pet Their Own Personal Bed

Some people enjoying sleeping beside their pets. Unfortunately, this may not be a good idea for allergy sufferers. As the pet dander starts to collect on your bedding, it’ll be harder to breathe freely at night. Instead of suffering, get your pets their own bed.

Buy an Air Purifier

For many pet owners, an air purifier proves to be a godsend. Everyone in your family will be able to breathe cleaner air. Not only do these systems help remove dander, but they also eliminate odors.

Check Your Home’s Humidity Levels

Dry air can be a problem for pets. When the humidity is too low, pets often start to experience itchy skin. As expected, their constant scratching causes more dander to float in the air.

Buy a hygrometer, which displays the humidity level in your home. Your home’s ideal humidity level should be between 40 and 50 percent.

For all of your heating and cooling needs, contact Variable Comfort Solutions at 304-443-9255.

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