Pet Owners: 5 Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
Our pets are part of our families, and we want them to feel comfortable in our home. Unfortunately, allowing pets to have free range access to the house increases hair and pet dander, which can cause problems with the air quality in your Tampa Bay home. The good news is that there are ways that you can reduce the pet dander that is circulating through the air, and improve the indoor air quality of your house. The indoor air quality experts at Super Heat & Air, Tampa’s leading indoor air quality and AC repair company, walk you through some great tips to improve your air quality when you have furry friends roaming through the house.
Maintain a Regular Grooming Schedule
Grooming your pets regularly not only helps decrease hair and pet dander in your home, but also makes your pets feel better.
In addition to a regular grooming schedule, bathe you pets every week or two and brush them at least once every other day. There are also special cat dander wipes that remove dander and hair from your cat!
Clean Your Home Frequently
With pets in the home, routine deep cleaning is necessary. Vacuum your home regularly, especially in the areas of your home that your pets like to frequent. You should also dust and wipe surfaces frequently. It’s amazing how much dander can find its way around your home and settle in places with little traffic, like behind chairs or under side tables.
Keep Those Air Filters Clean
Air filters might seem insignificant, but they are the unsung heroes of air purity in your home. Located in your HVAC system, these air filters trap particles such as dust, dirt, and dander that would otherwise pollute your indoor air. Remember – this air that circulates all the time is the air your family is breathing! If you don’t replace your filter on a regular basis, it can become clogged and cause these particles to circulate through your home.
A clogged air filter also reduces the amount of airflow that is coming from your vents. Changing your air filter once a month will keep the trapped dust and dander out of your circulating air, and allow the fresh air to flow freely throughout your home.
Keep Pet Bedding, Kennels + Litter Boxes Clean
If your pet spends time in a kennel, or uses a litter box, clean the enclosure once a day if possible. For litter boxes used by multiple cats, it’s best to clean them twice a day. These areas have a high amount of dander due to the frequency of use by your pets.
It’s also vital to clean your pet’s bedding on a regular basis. Bedding is where your pet is most likely to leave large amounts of hair and dander. If beds are left unwashed, this hair and dander will get tracked through the home. Make sure to wash all pet bedding at least once a week. Also, if your pet has turned a piece of furniture into its bed, make sure to vacuum it and use an upholstery cleaner on it frequently.
Consider Regular Duct Cleaning
Over time, dirt and dander from our pets can become trapped in the air ducts of your home. When this occurs, the dander will continue to cycle throughout the system, worsening your air quality and causing issues for those who suffer from allergies. If you notice dirt around your ducts, or your allergies start acting up, contact an indoor air quality experts at Super Heat & Air, to inspect your ductwork and clean it if needed. We want you to feel comfortable and healthy in your home!
Don’t let dander from your beloved pets cause your family to suffer from poor air quality in your home! If you notice any changes in air quality, and want information on ways to improve the air quality while keeping pets at home, contact the air conditioning and specialists at Super Heat & Air at (813) 355-0288 today! We can perform a duct cleaning with a roto brush and antimicrobial sanitizing which gives your ducts a hospital grade clean that is second to none!
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