Many households include pets as part of the family, and according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 57% of American homes include at least one pet. Furry friends can increase morale, provide companionship, and boost mental health. Pets can also affect air quality, and homeowners in Greer, SC, need to be aware of potential problems.
Pet Dander and Allergens
Cats, dogs, birds, rodents and other pets shed flakes of skin known as pet dander. Almost 90% of homes include these types of allergens that affect the air and can cause breathing problems for children and adults. One way you can reduce the allergens in the air is to install an air purifier to clean the air circulating throughout your home.
Clogged Air Filters
Even if you groom your pets regularly, dog and cat hair can quickly clog your air filters. Dirty air filters can make your HVAC system work harder and shorten the life of your furnace or AC system. Our service technicians can help you change your filters and explain a schedule for HVAC maintenance that could help improve the air quality in your home.
Dirt and Debris
Pets also track dirt and debris inside your home daily. During the summer, your dogs and cats will bring pollen and dust inside, causing you to sneeze or cough more frequently. In addition to vacuuming your house regularly, you’ll also want to schedule an HVAC duct cleaning with our qualified professionals.
If you’ve noticed your family is having more trouble breathing, don’t blame your pets. You probably just need some HVAC maintenance, and you can easily reduce the allergens in your home. Our professional technicians can help. Give Preferred Choice Heating and Air a call today to assess the situation and help purify the air in your Greer, SC, home.
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