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Pet Owners’ HVAC Tips

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We all know how important it is to have an HVAC system in our homes. Not only does this appliance keep you comfortable year-round, but by keeping the temperature regulated and cutting down on energy costs – not only will your wallet thank us later; we will also be helping Mother Earth out! If pet owners were ever wondering if they should take extra precautions when caring for their animal’s health during cold winter months or sizzling summer days, then here are some tips that might help make sure both parties get what they need:

Pet-proof your AC unit

A lot of people already know how damaging it can be for pets to access the area surrounding their AC units. Strong paws can damage the outside condenser, causing big repairs, and they may even accidentally shut down the AC system! If you have a very curious dog or cat that likes to stick his nose where it does not belong, there are some simple ways to keep him out of danger. Cut off wire access with strong tape. Use electrical tape to block any openings around protective grills. If the AC unit is inside your house, make sure all doors are closed off. Pets can also burn their paws if they stand on a metal surface within reach, especially AC units on the ground or AC units under windows. It is important to make sure that AC vent grills and AC lines are not in contact with surfaces where your pets hang out.

Bathe your pets regularly

If you want to reduce the shedding of your pet, I recommend bathing them regularly. One good thing about this is that it also makes them feel better, look healthy, clean, and free of parasites. This also helps remove oils that can build up on air conditioning filters and coils, leading to decreased efficiency.

Optimizing Your System

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It’s important for all homeowners to keep their HVAC systems running at peak efficiency. Things like changing the air filter regularly, keeping the heating and cooling vents clear of obstructions, and scheduling routine tune-ups can all help your system run more efficiently. When you have pets, it is especially important that you take these precautions to maintain peak performance of your HVAC system. Pets shed thousands of minute hairs every year – some of which inevitably get caught in your heating or cooling vents or on damp coils. These hairballs not only restrict airflow but also collect dust and moisture, creating an environment where bacteria and mold can thrive. That means that by not properly maintaining your HVAC system, you are inviting all kinds of problems – including allergy flare-ups and respiratory issues.

So, pet owners should do everything possible to optimize their AC systems. Having clean AC filters and AC coils not only ensures that pets are living in a healthier environment but also aids in the running of your system more smoothly – saving you money on energy bills! If you’re looking for new AC filtration equipment (or if your current AC filter is worn out), contact an AC professional in your area today. They’ll be able to recommend the best AC air filters for both your home and your budget.

Regular Cleanings

Because so much pet hair can build up in your HVAC system, you should consider having it professionally cleaned every few years. If you have allergies or asthma, this is especially important because allergens can build up in ducts very quickly – even with regular upkeep. Pets also naturally produce oils that get deposited onto the filters in your air conditioning unit. When these filters are not replaced regularly, the oil builds up on the coils and starts to degrade their efficiency. That means that when your AC unit runs, instead of pushing cold air into your home, it’s just pushing hot air back into the room! To avoid these potential AC repair scenarios, have your AC unit inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.

Inspections and Repairs

In addition to making sure that your AC system is clean and well-maintained, it is also important that you schedule AC repairs as soon as they become necessary. The longer you wait to address AC problems, the more damage they can cause – not only to the AC itself but also to other components in your home. For example, a malfunctioning AC can pull moisture out of inside walls and ceilings, creating a home for mold and mildew. It can also make a property more susceptible to water damage from things like flooding or burst pipes. Even if AC repair doesn’t seem necessary right away, it is never a bad idea to have an AC professional take a quick look – you never know what kind of AC problems they might be able to spot before they become big AC repair issues.

We’re sure you have heard the old saying “a man’s home is his castle.” When it comes to your pet, that sentiment rings even more true. To keep both you and your furry friend safe from harmful allergens, we recommend controlling their environment by following these simple tips for a happy, healthy life together indoors. Anyone who lives in Florida knows how difficult it can be to deal with the sweltering heat of summer, especially when they have pets at their home who cannot shed heat as humans can. Thankfully, AC technicians in Tampa are here to help! Whether you need AC repair or AC replacement, Universal Air & Heat in Tampa FL is on call with a team of highly trained professionals that can help you with your AC service needs.

Give us a call today at (813) 200-0140

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