Since time, people have always co-existed with pets in the home. Dogs and cats are the most popular animals to have as pets where most people consider them part of their family. But, having animals in the home unavoidably leads to a collection of dander that affects the quality of indoor air and the health of your family. Older adults and children are greatly affected by dander that triggers allergies. How then can you improve indoor air quality when you have pets in the house?
1. Improve your Ventilation
One effective way of improving air quality in the house is to let in more air from outside. You can do this by opening doors and windows more often. Also, make sure you are changing your air filter regularly to assure proper ventilation. Home’s with pets require the air filter being changed more often, meaning every 30-60 days, because of pet dander, hair/fur, dirt, and dust.
2. Get an Air Purification System
Pet allergies do not manifest right after acquiring a pet; it takes time for it to start affecting you. Do not wait until your children develop allergies to purchase an air purification system. Obtain one from A-Plus Quality, HVAC Services in the Greater Toronto Area, that filters particles, attacks odours, and destroys germs. A more advanced system will also get rid of bacteria, germs, airborne particles, as well as chemical vapours and odours. An air purification system like this will remove pet dander, dust, pet smells, and pollen leaving the air indoors fresh and clean.
3. Regular Cleaning
Cleaning your house and pets is the first step in having clean air. Brush and bathe your pet regularly outside the house to get rid of any loose fur and prevent spreading it inside. Also, clean their sleeping area and the carpet with a vacuum cleaner often. If your pet lives indoors, clean your air ducts more regularly as pet hair gathers in air ducts.
As a pet owner, it is to take good care of your pets- the same goes for your home. If you are in need of an air cleaner, or any other HVAC system, A-Plus Quality HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area can be of assistance. Contact us today to speak with an HVAC expert!