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 at 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 will not claw at the unit and dogs will not chew on cables and cannot urinate on the coils. Having this extra barrier will keep your pets and your unit safe.
  • 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!