Originally published Nov. 1, 2019, updated Jan. 17, 2022.

In Sunrise, Florida, people love their pets. Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and more keep you company and add energy and life to your home. However, pets also add dander, fur and other particulates to the air in your house, diminishing the indoor air quality (IAQ). Here are some tips to keep everyone breathing easier while sharing your space with pets.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the easiest but most overlooked ways to control the pet hair and dander in the air is to change your HVAC filters often and on a regular schedule. The more pets you have, the more often you should do this. As a bonus, this also helps control odors your pets may bring into your home. If someone in your home has allergies, this simple step can help them stay comfortable, as well.

Groom Your Pets Regularly

Regular grooming is a win-win for the humans in the household and the pets. A few minutes of brushing each day gives you some good bonding time with your furry friend, but it also keeps down the shedding and dander. Your dog or cat’s coat will be shinier, less tangled, and generally more healthy. Once a week is a good rule of thumb, but if your pet has a long coat, you may need to pamper it more often.

Air Purifiers for Improved Indoor Air Quality

A whole-home air purifier works with your HVAC system to clean the air as it circulates through your home. A powerful fan draws the air in, filters capture the impurities, and the clean air moves on through your home. Consult a professional who can help you choose the right size and type of air purifier for your home. You want to be sure you get one large enough to cover all of your square footage.

At HI-VAC Air Conditioning Service, we understand your pets are family. Call us, and we’ll help you find air quality solutions to keep everyone in your home comfortable year-round in Sunrise, Florida.

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