If you have pets, you know that means you need to vacuum more, and clean your house more often than the average homeowner. But have you ever stopped to think about what that means for your air conditioner? Being pet owners means excess hair, and pet dander, which means more maintenance is necessary to keep your air conditioner running in tip top shape. Here are some of our tips to keep your air conditioner running smoothly.
Being a pet owner might mean your AC filters need to be changed more often. Pets shed, and dander can build up easily. Once the dander becomes airborne and gets trapped in the filter, your AC unit will run harder as it tries to cool your home. If you have more than one pet, or if you suffer from allergies, this will only increase the need to change the filter more often.
Keeping your pets groomed on a regular basis can help to prevent the amount your pet will shed in the home.
Filters aren’t the only place that can become clogged with pet dander, air vents can too. When you’re vacuuming your home, vacuum the air vents too to remove the dust and hair from them. Most vacuums today come with HEPA filters on them which help to trap dander.
Portable Air Filter
Using a HEPA Air Filter can help to reduce the amount of hair and dander that goes into your air filters. Typically though these units are only useful for one room. So while they do help, they won’t provide too much help unless you have a few and use them in many rooms.
LaPensee Plumbing Pools & Air offers AC maintenance plans. The easiest way to make sure that your home A/C maintenance is done correctly is to have it performed regularly by a qualified air conditioning specialist. For more information call us at (941) 778-5622 and one of our knowledgeable technicians can answer any questions you may have.