As valuable members of the family, your pet deserves his or her own place in the home. Yet, it’s only natural for your furry family members to shed their hair, lose dander, and leave behind a bit of dust and dirt (just like a regular member of the family). Here are a few ways you can keep your HVAC efficient even if you are a pet owner.

Maximize the efficiency of your HVAC even if your house is also home to a few pets and four-legged family members.

Change Your Filters
As a pet owner, you might need to change your filters more often than the average user because of fur. Reduce the strain on your system by changing your filters. It is also advisable to bathe and groom your pets regularly because this decreases the amount of fur in the system.

Schedule Routine Maintenance
More than anything, routine maintenance keeps the system clear and guarantees all parts are functioning at maximum capacity. Routine maintenance also improves your air quality (which is valuable to people allergic to dander).

Clean Your Air Return
The air return circulates air back into your home so a dirty air return leaves you with air that isn’t as clean. You can use a handheld vacuum to remove any pet hair and debris. It also recommended that you vacuum your home regularly to reduce the amount of hair and dander that may collect your vents.

Update Your System
Get realistic about the lifetime of your HVAC, because if your system is old, you will need to replace it. Remember, an uncomfortably warm environment can get dangerous for a pet with a heavy coat.

Seal Any Pet Doors
Pet doors are convenient but not always energy-efficient! Make sure your pet door is well-sealed when closed so you aren’t letting heat or cool air seep out of it.

Install an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can help eliminate pet dander from your home. If you are an allergy sufferer, they can make a big difference in your air quality.

Make your home more comfortable for pets and people by keeping your HVAC system in top condition with Mitchell Cooling + Heating. Our HVAC company offers services for heating and cooling clients in Metra Atlanta and North Georgia.