Indoor air quality is essential for your family’s health, especially for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. Keeping it under control can be challenging when you’ve got a furry friend living indoors. We can all agree that pets are an essential part of our family. Still, we hate to admit that sometimes, they can worsen our allergies or even the efficiency of our HVAC units. But there are some things every pet owner should know about how best to maintain indoor air quality while still loving on Coco and Fluffy.

Grooming is Essential

Pet owners, grooming your furry best friends will save you the hassle of some HVAC maintenance tasks. It’s not only crucial for their health, but also to keep your air conditioning system running smoothly. Believe it or not, pets shed more during warmer months than wintertime, so you must bathe or brush them regularly. This will help prevent dirt, dander, and allergens from getting into our homes’ HVAC systems, which makes us healthier and extends the system’s lifespan too!

Change Filters

Your pet is leaving behind tiny particles of dead skin and hair. Over time, this accumulated dander can block an AC unit’s airflow, leading to higher electricity bills and higher energy costs because your system doesn’t work as efficiently! It sounds unpleasant at best; however, we’re here with great news: A quick filter change can keep this problem under wraps. If you want to be extra careful about allergies and air quality, consider getting a pleated or HEPA filter. These filters will help keep out more allergens than their less expensive counterparts.

Upgrade to an Air Purifier

Lucky for you, Avis Home Solutions specialists know all about great home purifiers, which may be necessary if you or a family member struggles with allergies from pets. A great example is the Air Scrubber by Aerus®, which uses light waves to remove particles from the air. It destroys up to 99% of contaminants, reduces dust, pet dander, odors, and allergens, and protects your family from dangerous pollutants and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

Our experts at Avis are here to help you improve your indoor air quality, whether an HVAC tune-up, filter change, or installing a whole-house air purifier. Call us at 714-597-6997 to schedule a service today.

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