Unfortunately, your cherished dog or cat may impact the indoor air quality in your Easley, SC, home. Although you and your kids may love your pets, your fur babies may negatively affect the air that your family breathes. Here are some of the ways that your air quality may be suffering if you have pets in your home.
Shedding Affects Air Quality
Shedding leaves tiny pieces of pet dander, which can impact air quality. Sometimes pet dander produces allergic reactions, such as sneezing, itching, and watery eyes in people. Dander can clog an HVAC system and is one reason that we suggest regular maintenance.
Even Rabbits and Hamsters May Cause Problems
Although kept in cages where they do not move around the home, these short-haired pets may produce some skin dander which enters the air. However, cats and dogs are much worse when it comes to dander; grooming and keeping fur-trimmed might be helpful. Some of the ways to reduce pet dander include:
- Regular brushing of pets
- Frequent pet baths
- Sweeping and vacuuming up dander and debris that people and pets track into your home
Solutions and More
Dander can get in carpets and on furniture as well as in the air. Using a high-quality air purifier can help remove dander from the air. It’s best to change air filters often as they capture and remove dander from your home’s air, making the rooms more comfortable for your family and guests.
If you are considering maintaining the air quality in your home, contact us at Sanders Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment. Our servicing, repair and new Trane systems can ensure that your air quality is safe and allergy-free, even with pets.
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