HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

Dog getting cooled down by fan
  • Replace Your Filters
    • Over time, filters become clogged with dust, pet hair, and pet dander (tiny particles of dead skin). This blocks the airflow, which means your AC will continue to run and try to cool your home but with no results.  This will show in your power bill.  Changing your return air filter monthly will improve system performance and efficiency.
  • Keep Your Pet Clean
    • Brushing and collecting your pets’ fur before it gets the chance to scatter around your home is an easy way to prevent your filters from gathering too much lint too fast. Pet hair can also clog your air ducts, so groom your pets regularly.
  • Adjust Your Thermostat
    • Pets are safe and comfortable with a wider temperature range. You can save energy and money by setting your temperature between 65 degrees in the winter and 80 degrees in the summer when only your pets are home.  Consider purchasing a programmable thermostat to adjust the indoor temperature so that it cools the house down before peak temperatures.
  • Fence Off Your Unit
    • It is generally safe for pets to be around units but restricting access will give you peace of mind that cats won’t claw at the unit and dogs won’t chew on cables. Having this extra barrier will keep your pets and your unit safe.
  • Get an Air Purifier
    • Investing in an air purifier will take some of the load off your filters. A purifier will remove most pet dander before it even reaches air filters.  In addition, air purifiers also reduce other airborne allergens that cause runny noses and itchy eyes.  Norris Air offers the installation of the Air Scrubber Plus, a hospital-grade air purifier.  It is a revolutionary system that reduces air pollutants, VOC’s (chemical odors), cigarette smoke, dust, pollen, mold, odor-causing bacteria and odors caused by pets and cooking.
  • Call an HVAC Professional for Maintenance
    • Regular maintenance on your system ensures that everything is thoroughly cleaned and efficient. Even if you groom your pets regularly, it is inevitable that some hair and dander will end up in your air ducts which can result in a breeding ground for bacteria.  Your Norris Air technician will perform regular maintenance on your unit which will deodorize your home and keep the air fresh.

Call Norris Air today at 480-832-3330 for an appointment!