Is Your Pet Affecting the Air Quality in Your Home?

Pets affecting indoor air quality

There’s a lot of conversation about pets affecting indoor air quality. Pets, including dogs, cats, and rabbits, all shed dander, a known allergy trigger, and it sticks around in the air in our homes. The good news is there are ways to improve your indoor air. Of course, you can love your pet and still hate your allergies. Here’s how to combat poor air quality without giving up your furry friends.

Change Your HVAC Filter

Your heating and air conditioning filters protect the HVAC equipment from dust and dirt, but they also help keep your indoor air clean. Unfortunately, what tends to clog those filters the most includes pet hair and pet dander. To help your filter help you, make sure you change it at least every 60-90 days. You’ll notice reduced allergy symptoms and irritation from your pets if you do.

Consider Adding an Air Purifier

Along with a clean HVAC filter, an air purification system is another way to improve your indoor air quality. Integrating a whole-home air purifier not only helps to eliminate irritants and airborne pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew, pollen, and dust, but it also helps rid the air of the pesky and irritating pet dander.

If you suffer from allergies or find that you aren’t feeling your best lately, it could be a case of poor indoor air quality. As frustrating as it seems, our pets are often the most significant contributors to that. But you don’t have to live a life without your beloved pets to be able to breathe easier. Contact the experienced team at G+S Heating and Air to find out ways to improve your indoor air, including the options for an air purification system.

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