Indoor Air Quality for Homes with Pets

The Air You’re Breathing

Jco Heating A/C Electrical understands how difficult it can be to maintain high levels of indoor air quality while having the beloved family pet around. Animals can shed fur and leave dander throughout your home. When these particles become airborne, they can be inhaled and cause a variety of health issues, especially among those who have pet allergies. Taking a few steps around your home can improve the air quality and reduce the effect that pets have on it.

Check Your Air Filters

Central heating and air conditioning systems are designed to keep the air in your home as clean as possible. The air filters catch and trap particulates as they pass through. As an air filter gets dirty, the airflow decreases and the system becomes less effective at catching dirt. Most air filters will last three to six months, but if you have pets, it’s important to check and replace the filters more often.

Keep Your Ducts Clean

Having an HVAC professional clean your ductwork out regularly can reduce the buildup of dirt and debris. Particles stuck in your ducts can become airborne and start circulating around your home.

Maintain Clean Surfaces

Dust and dander can build up on your floors and other surfaces in your home. Creating a regular schedule to vacuum, sweep, and mop your floors can keep these particles contained and prevent them from getting inhaled. Areas that can accumulate pet dander and fur, such as kennels, should get cleaned out often. If your cat has a litter box, make sure it’s kept clean.

Professional HVAC Technicians

Jco Heating A/C Electrical has been a family-owned and -operated company since 2002, and we can help with any heating or cooling installation, maintenance, or repair job. Our technicians are highly experienced with ductless systems, and we can offer sound advice about your unit. Our NATE-certified technicians are kept current with the latest technologies. Give Jco Heating A/C Electrical a call today to find out more about how we could serve your heating and cooling needs in the Springfield area.