Keep These Spring HVAC Tips in Mind as a Pet Owner

Homeowners must ensure their HVAC systems are running smoothly, especially now that spring is here and the days are starting to get warmer. This is especially important if you live with pets, particularly the four-legged variety. We’ve outlined five easy tips to help you prepare your HVAC system for warmer weather while minimizing any risk to your pets.

Check for Leaks

Some parts of HVAC systems can wear down or become damaged due to age. This makes checking for leaks a must before the summer months, as refrigerant fluids seeping through a small opening could pose health risks to your pets if ingested accidentally. Ensure nearby drains, condenser lines, and air handler pans are all cleared out properly so they stay dry even during rainstorms throughout spring and summer. Call an air conditioning company to inspect for any leaks.

Change Air Filters Regularly

Air filters are an essential part of keeping your pets safe while enjoying a cool home in the summer months. They can catch dander and fur floating in the indoor air, but they can only capture so much indoor air pollutants. Eventually, air filters get clogged, which can compromise the HVAC system’s performance and the indoor air quality of your home. If you have pets at home, it is ideal to check your air filter every month to determine if they are still clean or not. Make sure to change it with a new one if it is already filled with dust and debris.

Have a Professional Inspect the System

In addition to keeping up with regular maintenance tasks, it’s always best to have a professional HVAC company inspect the entire system. This helps identify any potential repairs or issues that may affect your pet’s safety and comfort throughout the warmer months of spring. It’s especially crucial if your unit is over 15 years old or has not been serviced for several seasons.

Clean Air Ducts

Air duct cleaning is an essential task for pet owners to consider, especially if you’ve noticed a decrease in your HVAC system’s performance. Pet hair and dander can become trapped in the air ducts, creating unhealthy conditions inside your home that eventually spread to the different rooms. Keeping your HVAC unit and air ducts clean will ensure optimal performance while keeping air quality healthy for you and your furry friends.

Ensure a Pet-Friendly Home With Stone Heating and Air

The spring months are perfect for pet owners to prepare their HVAC systems for warmer weather. Call Stone Heating and Air in Central Point, OR, for a professional inspection to ensure optimal performance, good indoor air quality, and safety for you and your furry friends.

We are a home heating company dedicated to giving our customers the best service possible. Call (541) 855-5521 for more information about keeping up with HVAC inspections or repairs. You can also fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment!

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