It is important to keep an eye on your home’s indoor air quality if you have pets. Dog or cat hair and dander can cause health problems for anyone in your home who suffers from allergies, asthma or other breathing problems. Thankfully, it isn’t hard to keep your indoor air clean even if you have one or more furry friends. Here are four tried and proven tips for improving indoor air quality in your home.
1. Invest in an Air Purification System
A high-quality air purification system does not just remove bacteria, dander and other unwanted particles. It will even get rid of odors, including those associated with pets. You can choose from a number of systems, but several highly recommended devices include the Air Knight REME Air Purification System, the Carrier Infinity® purification system and Carrier Comfort air purification system.
2. Buy a Ventilator
Installing a ventilator in your home is a relatively easy and affordable step to take. A ventilator removes old air from your home and brings in clean, fresh air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends installing a ventilator in any home that does not get sufficient fresh air on a regular basis. These devices are also recommended for homes with children, elderly individuals and people who have breathing problems. Unlike air purification systems, ventilators do not kill germs and bacteria in the air; however, they do get rid of allergens, stale air and bad smells.
3. Change Air Filters Regularly
Homeowners who do not have pets are advised to change their air filters every 90 days. However, those who own a dog or cat should change air filters every 60 days. If you own more than one pet and/or someone who lives in your home has breathing problems, you will need to change your filters every 20 to 45 days. Changing filters is a relatively simple job that you can tackle without professional help.
4. Vacuum or Sweep Regularly
Cats and dogs regularly shed hair, but that doesn’t mean you need to put up with hair and dander all over your home. Vacuum carpets regularly to get rid of hair, dander and small pests that may have hitched a ride on your pet and gotten into the carpet. If you have tile or hardwood floors, sweep often to remove allergens and particles that could cause health problems for those in your home.
If you need professional help to keep your home’s air clean or install a ventilator or air purification system, Cox Heating & Air Conditioning in Tampa can provide you with the timely assistance you need. Our company has been in business for well over half a century and offers a multitude of services and amenities to help you keep the air in your home clean and smelling great at all times.