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Pet dog sitting in front of the table fanPets may be part of the family, but having them around does require a little extra care—especially for your HVAC. Taking a few extra steps with your HVAC maintenance when you have a pet will protect your indoor air quality and keep the whole family breathing easier. Here is what you need to know.

Change Your Filters

Changing your filters regularly is an important part of HVAC maintenance for all homes, but it’s even more essential when you have pets. Your filters will capture pet dander and fur in the air, and that can make your filters get clogged more quickly than if you didn’t have an animal. Your HVAC tech can recommend a schedule for changing your filter that is right for your home, but many pet families change theirs monthly. If your filter continually becomes clogged, consider buying one that can be cleaned instead of one that needs to be replaced.

Fence Off Your AC Unit

If your pets go outside into the area in which your AC unit is stored, then consider building a fence around it. Although your unit is not dangerous to your pet, your pet could chew on the connections, causing it to fail. If you do fence it off, make sure air can still circulate freely around the unit.

Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Even if you are diligent about changing your air filters, it’s inevitable that dander, fur, and other debris will build up in your ducts. Your HVAC technician can clean the ducts so that these pollutants stop circulating through your air at home. Other indoor air quality services, including air cleaners and air purifiers, are also available.

Ensure that your indoor air quality in Spanish Fork is as good as it can possibly be for your family with help from Triple T Heating & Cooling. Contact our residential HVAC service team today by calling 801-798-7711.