Do Pets Affect Your HVAC Performance? 

May 20, 2022 | Pets, Blog, Bridgetown, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio

If you are a pet owner, you know the struggle of constantly cleaning up stray pet fur around your home. Sweeping, vacuuming, dusting – no matter what you do, it’s a never-ending cycle of continual fur cleanup. At Bridgetown Heating & Cooling, we believe that pets are undoubtedly essential additions to your household. Therefore, it is necessary to keep in mind the effects having a pet can have on your HVAC system’s performance so you can prepare accordingly.

What Will Grooming Your Pets Regularly Do?

First things first, you have to tackle the issue at its source. Since pet fur can be a culprit behind some HVAC issues, it would greatly help lessen the amount of loose pet hair by regularly grooming your pet. Baths and brushing do not have only to be done by a professional groomer. You can stay on top of this by maintaining and grooming your pet’s fur yourself. Frequent brushing will make all the difference in reducing the amount of pet hair floating around your home. Plus, it gets you a little extra one-on-one time with your fur babe as a bonus!

Have You Cleaned the Vents & Registers?

Vents and registers are often overlooked and sometimes neglected. Ultimately, they can be fur magnets. When dust particles are left to build up on registers or vents, dust bunnies start to accumulate, which leads to other airborne contaminants and pet hair building up on top of that and causing unwelcome layers of dust, dander, and fur. When this happens, it can reduce the indoor air quality in your home and lead to issues with your system like short cycling. Include any vents and registers in your regular cleaning and dusting routine to counteract this. 

When Has Your Ductwork Been Cleaned Last?

It is suggested that ductwork be professionally cleaned every 3-5 years. This is a general rule for homeowners. The recommended duration varies based on how many people and pets reside in your home. Over the years, dust particles, loose debris, and pet fur and dander accumulate and build up inside your ductwork. You may not see it, but it will result in poor air quality in your home. Keep in mind that if you have multiple pets, it is likely that dust and fur buildup will occur at a faster rate for you. If left unattended throughout the years, particle buildup will continue to accumulate in the ducts and can cause airflow blockage. If you think your ductwork could use a professional cleaning, call us today to confirm if we can perform this service for you!

How Often Do You Change Your Air Filters? 

As a pet owner, it would be a good idea to check your air filters more often. Typically, air filters should be replaced every 30-60 days. But with pets, there is potential that your air filters can get full sooner. The last thing you want is clogged air filters that will overwork and confuse your HVAC system!

Pets bring so much joy and companionship to a home. So it’s a no-brainer that pet owners would do anything to help achieve and maintain a comfortable home. If you have any HVAC concerns about your system and need a local heating and cooling professional, give Bridgetown Heating & Cooling a chance! We would be honored to provide you with our five-star customer service. Call (513) 273-1335, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!