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Pets are often considered part of the family, but while they can give comfort and make you smile or laugh at their silly antics, there are some undesirable aspects to sharing your home with them.

dog in an air conditioned room

For instance, their fur, hair and dander can create extra work around the house, aggravate allergies and have an impact on your HVAC system.

Of course, getting rid of your adorable fur babies is out of the question. So here are some tips from top HVAC replacement expert Stone Heating and Air on how to maintain your heating and cooling systems while enjoying the company of your pets.

Regular baths for your pets. Frequent baths can help control odors and allergens coming from your pets. Baths are great for managing pests and maintaining healthy skin and fur as well. How often to bathe them depends on a number of factors, but in general you should do it sooner rather than later. Don’t forget to brush your pet as well. This will help remove dirt, grease and dead hair and keep them out of your HVAC system.

Air filter upgrade. There are different types of HVAC filters, and some function more efficiently than others. Generally, air filters with a MERV rating of 8 or higher are recommended by HVAC repair and maintenance experts for homes with pets. These air filters are effective at dealing with allergens, contaminants and pollutants.

Air purification system. Different types of indoor air cleaners target a range of contaminants, including pet dander, pollen, dust mites and mold spores. By having an air purification system in your home, you can minimize these things and maintain good indoor air quality.

Exposed wires. Pets often think that wires are chew toys. This certainly poses a problem, and it can put you and your home at risk. Make sure to keep all wires hidden and out of reach of your pets to avoid such hazards.

Get in touch with Stone Heating and Air for your air conditioning repair needs and other HVAC requirements. With our expertise and years of experience, you can rest assured that your HVAC unit will be in good hands. Call us at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.