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Plumbing, pets and air filters. Oh my!

Plumbing, pets and air filters. Oh my!

Maintain air filters

Cleaning or replacing air filters on a regular basis is important, even more so when you have pets. It’s best to change filters once a month, especially if you have multiple animals in your home. Filters tend to clog more frequently in homes with pets. Changing filters often increases the efficiency and lifespan of your system while maintaining proper airflow

Groom and bathe often

Not only does grooming help your pet, it reduces the amount of hair, fur and dander that can linger in the air and clog an HVAC system. Pet dander is flakes of skin produced by animals. Like dust, it can become airborne and circulate through an HVAC system, causing residents to breathe it in. Dander also can accumulate on surfaces, causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. The more grooming and bathing an animal receives, the less dander and loose hair around the home.

Outdoor safety

Keep pets away from your outdoor air conditioning unit, for their safety and for the life of the system. Some animals like to chew on the wires or will rub against or even urinate on an outdoor unit.

Clean those air ducts

Air ducts transport the air throughout your home, and if they are filled with dander or hair, it can make it difficult to breathe. Adding air duct cleaning to a regular maintenance plan can alleviate the problem.

If you have any other questions about pets and your HVAC, don’t give it another thought. Just call your local Louisville or Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.



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