pet owner's guide to good indoor air quality

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Good Indoor Air Quality

Pet Owner’s Guide to Good Indoor Air Quality

Almost everyone owns a pet at some point in their life, and the good news is, you’re probably happier and healthier because of it! However, while you might be thriving with a pet, the air quality in your home might be suffering, especially during the hot, humid summers we experience in Southside, AL. Don’t worry! You can keep good indoor air quality in your home even with pets by following a few simple tips. pet owner’s indoor air quality

1. Keep Your Pets Clean

The more dirt you remove from your pets, the less dirt you’ll have in your home. That goes for pet hair, dander, odors, and bacteria as well! While using shampoo too often shouldn’t be part of your pet’s regular routine, washing your dog off with water and keeping them groomed at least monthly will aid in better indoor air quality. As an added benefit, with less pet hair and dander in the air, the filter in your comfort system will stay cleaner longer!

2. Clean Thoroughly

Wiping down countertops, vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting regularly can help keep the air inside your home cleaner. Quickly picking up after any accidents will help to keep odors and bacteria from spreading throughout your house. You might also consider investing in a high-quality vacuum cleaner to help catch hard-to-gather hair, dirt, and other allergens from areas of your home that are not as easily accessible. Make sure to get under furniture and all around air vents when deep cleaning your home. pet owner’s indoor air quality

3. Set Up A Dog-Cleaning Station

After a walk, before letting your pet re-enter your home, it’s good to give them a quick cleaning to get any excess dirt or grime off of them. Set up a station by the door with towels, a spray bottle, and a durable indoor/outdoor rug as a preventative measure against outdoor elements entering your home. Don’t forget to keep a couple treats for them, too!

4. Change or Clean Your Air Filters

Changing or cleaning your filters regularly is super important, especially with pets. Depending on the time of year, you’ll want to change your air filter every 1-3 months (more often with allergy sufferers or multiple pets in the home). If filters become clogged with pet hair, dander, and other allergens, you’ll experience decreased comfort and efficiency, leading to higher monthly bills. 

The professional technicians at Childress Heating & Cooling are experienced in making specific recommendations on a home-by-home basis to ensure you get the best and most efficient system for your family. Whether that means changing your filters more or less often, we can make recommendations to ensure you have the cleanest air for your family to breathe. pet owner’s indoor air quality

5. Get an Air Purification System

Whether you’re doing all of the above tips or not, investing in an air purification system will ensure your air is as clean as possible. Our Air Purification Systems can remove up to 99.9% of airborne particulates and allergens from the air in your home, including helping to reduce the amount of pet hair, dander, and odors in the air. Having an air purification system ensures you’re providing the cleanest air to your family. We have several great purification solutions to choose from, so contact us today to learn more about which system will work best for your home and family.

Learn More

If you’re interested in learning more about our air purification solutions, contact us at 256-312-1893. Childress Heating & Cooling is a trusted American Standard Customer Care Dealer in Southside, AL. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have. 

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