Indoor Air Quality for Homes with Pets

As a pet owner, you undoubtedly love your furry friend, As with any roommate, however, there can be complications. Pets can hurt the air quality of your home. People who are sensitive to pet dander can experience watery eyes, congestion, sneezing, and even rashes when exposed. Not everyone is sensitive to pet dander, but many are. Older people and young children are the most likely to experience symptoms when living in homes with pets.

There are some things you can do to keep the air in your home as clean as possible while still allowing your pets to be part of the family. Routine cleaning is an important part of keeping dander levels low in your home. Regular air duct cleaning is also important. Here is more info about maintaining good air quality in your pet-friendly home.

Regular Cleaning

Regular whole-house cleaning will keep the air quality in your home more comfortable for everyone regardless of sensitivity levels. Use a vacuum that has a HEPA filter to prevent pet dander and other small particles from being circulated back into the home, and don’t forget to vacuum upholstered furniture as well. Do all of your pet’s grooming outdoors if possible. Wash area rugs every week.

Air Duct Cleaning

Having a pet indoors improves your quality of life in many ways. They provide companionship and love. Keeping your pet indoors does, however, require a higher level of commitment to cleaning.

To keep your home as free from allergens as possible, you should clean your air ducts regularly. Pet hair and dander accumulate in the air ducts. This makes the HVAC system work harder to heat and cool. Once it builds up in the ducts, dander can also circulate throughout the house.

Hometown Heating & Air Conditioning in Concord, CA, can clean your ductwork and make sure your HVAC system is working properly. In addition to providing duct cleaning services, we provide tune-ups and repairs for both air conditioners and furnace units. For more information on the services offered by our team, contact us today.

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