With the summer heat setting in quickly, getting caught up in the sunshine and forgetting about your AC unit is easy. Yet, HVAC maintenance is more critical than ever with the temperatures on the rise – especially for your pet! At Champion Home Services in San Antonio, TX, we specialize in air conditioning tune-ups that benefit both you and your furry friend.
Our licensed professionals have all the HVAC tips and tricks to ensure that your unit is in tip-top condition for whatever weather comes your way. Read on to learn what we suggest when it comes to healthy AC maintenance, indoor air quality and more!
How HVAC Maintenance Benefits You And Your Pet
Did you know that many dog breeds are unable to handle the heat?
Certain types of dogs, such as Siberian Huskies or Great Pyrenees, thrive in cooler climates and can be more sensitive to heat. Other breeds like St. Bernards and Bernese Mountain Dogs can tolerate hot weather- but are quickly drained from heat exhaustion. Pugs also have some trouble in the summer, their short airways putting them at risk of respiratory distress or suffocation in extreme heat.
Each of these dogs require extra protection during the summer. They need air conditioning, shade and lots of water because they cannot cool themselves down as easily as we can. Your pet can suffer from organ damage or have a heat stroke if they are left stranded in a boiling house without sufficient AC. Owning an HVAC system that is in good condition can directly impact the well-being of your pet.
How An AC Tune-Up Helps
Though fighting against pet hair buildup can seem like an endless chore, regular AC maintenance checks are essential in making sure that fur is not clogging the airflow in your home. HVAC tune-ups ensure that pet hair and debris aren’t harming your system’s efficiency. Some of the best ways to combat fur and keep it from plugging your unit are:
Keeping your Pets Groomed
Shedding animals create lots of hairballs. Brushing your furry friend as often as possible can be extremely helpful in reducing the amount of hair that ends up on your filters and in your ducts.
Cleaning Your Carpets
Sweeping can significantly increase your indoor air quality. Though vacuuming your floors may not be super fun, it is instrumental in lessening the amount of fur, contaminants and allergens floating around your home.
Switching Your Filters Often
Homeowners with pets need to change out their filters at least once a month. Animal hair and dander can easily damage your filters’ performance. When this component is clean, it creates more energy efficiency and airflow- and lessens your energy bill.
Emptying Your Air Ducts
Scouring your air ducts of all animal fur is the perfect preventative for AC system failure. When pollutants are eradicated from your vents, allergens can no longer hurt you or your family’s lungs.