January 8, 2020

Indoor Air Quality Tips For Homes With Pets

Many people are allergic to pet dander. However, even if you don’t have allergies, having pets affects your indoor air quality. Pet dander builds up on carpets and surfaces in your home. When it gets into the air, your heating and cooling system will distribute it throughout the house. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your Charlotte home. Here are four indoor air quality tips for homes with pets.

1. Commit to Keeping Your Home Clean

If you have pets, regular cleaning is a must. Vacuum your home regularly and use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Dust surfaces with a microfiber cloth to remove excess dander. Give your pets their own beds. While you may enjoy having your pets share your bed, dander and pet hair will cling to your bedding. Your pets will leave large amounts of dander and hair on their own beds, too, so make sure to clean your pets’ bedding regularly.

2. Change Your Air Filters

Pet hair and pet dander can quickly clog your air filters. Change your air filters regularly to maintain your indoor air quality. You’ll breathe more easily and your HVAC system will run more efficiently.

3. Bathe and Groom Your Pets Regularly

Bathing your pets on a regular basis will help reduce shedding and pet dander. Between baths, use a comb or a de-shedding brush on your pet. A regular grooming schedule will make your pet feel better and lower the amount of dander in your home’s air.

4. Invest in an Air Purifier

A whole-home air purifier will help eliminate dust, dander and other allergens in every room. It will also help improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, lowering your overall energy costs.

Prime Comfort provides indoor air quality services throughout Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding areas. We also offer heating and air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance. Contact us today to learn more and request service.

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