Pets in your Pensacola, FL home are more than just furry friends, they’re also a part of the family. But did you know that your pets can impact the quality of your indoor air? Here are five ways your pets may be impacting the air quality in your home.
Contribute to Indoor Allergies and Asthma
Pet dander is a major contributor to indoor allergies and asthma. If someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, keeping the house as free of pet dander as possible is important. Regularly bathing your pets and vacuuming carpets and upholstered furniture can help reduce the amount of pet dander in your home.
Clog Air Filters
Pets can track in dirt, dust and other pollutants from outside. When your pet comes inside, these pollutants can clog your air filter, reducing the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Be sure to check your air filters monthly and change them as needed.
Create Odors that Decrease Air Quality
Pets can create odors in your home especially if you don’t groom them. Regular baths and brushing can help control pet odors. You may also want to consider using an air purifier with a HEPA filter to remove odors from the air.
Obstruct Vents and Reduce Air Quality
Pet hair, dander and other debris can obstruct air vents and cause your HVAC system to work harder to circulate air. This leads to higher energy bills and can decrease the quality of your indoor air. Be sure to keep vents clean and clear of any obstructions.
By taking a few simple steps, you can help improve the air quality in your home and keep your family healthy. For more tips on improving the quality of your indoor air, contact Lunsford Air Conditioning & Heating. Our experts will help you handle the impact of pets in your home.
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