For some of us, It would be difficult to imagine life without our furry friends. Our dogs, cats and other animal companions have become fixtures in many of our lives and are here to stay. Unfortunately, while our pets may be a great source of love and joy, they are also one of the greatest contributors to both allergies and poor indoor air quality.
The hair, oil and dander that our pets release contain a protein that has been proven to be an irritant to those who suffer from allergies and asthma. While it’s impossible to eliminate these things entirely, promoting good IAQ with pets is possible with a little bit of knowledge about the best practices for keeping your air clean.
Fortunately, the professionals here at Heblon Heating & Air Conditioning are proud to provide our customers with the information they need to live in harmony with their four-legged friends.
Tips & Tricks For Happy Pets & Clean Air
With the right information, there are things that every homeowner can do to greatly reduce the negative impact their pets have on their indoor air quality. It’s our goal at Heblon to make sure that our customers have easy access to that information, so that they can breathe easy living with even the furriest of pets.
Check Your Filters Regularly And On Time
Your HVAC system’s filters are some of the most effective tools when it comes to eliminating airborne contaminants. However, for them to effectively do their job, it’s important that they’re regularly inspected and replaced at least once a year — ideally, twice a year. Doing so will go a long way in actively controlling the hair and dander your pet is regularly releasing into the air.
Brush & Groom Your Pets
One of the most effective methods of controlling your pet’s impact on indoor air quality is attempting to control the problem at its source. Having your pet regularly brushed and groomed outside of the home will go a long way in ensuring that hair that would otherwise end up in your home, ends up harmlessly outdoors or in the trash. This tip has the additional benefit of keeping your pet happy and healthy, so we like it a lot!
Install An IAQ Monitor
If you aren’t largely impacted by it yourself, it can sometimes be difficult to detect less-than-ideal air quality. While it might not have much of a short-term impact, over time, it can contribute to many negative health consequences — so it’s important to be aware when steps for cleaner air need to be taken.
An indoor air quality monitor actively measures the number of particulates in the air so homeowners can have a real-time and accurate idea of how clean the air they are breathing is.
Consider A Whole-Home Filtration System
One of the most comprehensive methods of controlling poor indoor air quality, a whole home air filtration system ensures that the air inside of your home is fresh, clean and does nothing to negatively impact the health of you or your pets.
Choose Heblon For Your Meridian Indoor Air Quality Solutions!
Regardless of your needs, whether it’s installing a whole-home filtration system or simple advice on how to control your pet’s shedding, Heblon Heating & Air Conditioning has your back and is here to provide any HVAC services you could need.
We’re proud to have been serving our community for over half a century and plan on continuing in the tradition of stellar customer service for all of your HVAC needs.