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If you have pets change your air filters to your home’s HVAC system often!

If you’re a dog or cat owner you know the responsibilities that come with being a pet parent. But did you think twice about the extra attention you need to give to your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system when pets also share your home?

Yes, believe it or not, pet dander and pet hair does affect the quality of your indoor air and can hinder the performance of your HVAC system — if you’re not careful. There are a few things you can do to avoid problems with your heating and cooling system, while enjoying clean healthy air along with your furry friend(s)!

Here are 2 things you should do if you have fur-bearing pets in the home:

  • Change your air filters often! More than what is recommended by the manufacturer. If you have more than one pet — you should change it more often. Energy.gov also concurs that filters need more frequent attention with fur-bearing pets in the home.
  • Keep your AC and furnace repair bills lower— Your system will be less stressed — which could save you from an AC system failure and breakdowns!

By simply changing your air filters often you will:

  • Keep your energy bills lower — when filters in your HVAC system are clogged with pet hair and dander it makes your HVAC system work harder and longer to supply the home with conditioned air. When your system does this it uses more energy which makes your utility bills go up!
  • Keep your AC and furnace repair bills lower— Your system will be less stressed — which could save you from an AC system failure and breakdowns!

So the next time you are stocking up on pet food and supplies — remember to pick up an extra pack of air filters for your home’s heating and cooling system! Remember, if you have any questions or need help with your home’s indoor air quality, or if your air conditioning system seems to be working hard — M.E. Flow can help you. Call or fill out the form on this page for AC service or request a free quote on an AC system replacement.