We all love our pet cats, dogs and rabbits. If your pets are triggering uncomfortable allergies in your Loudon, Tennessee, home, you can take steps to relieve the suffering. Here’s how:
Remove Pet Hair
Vacuum your carpets several times a week using full suction. Use a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. For wood or other hard floor surfaces, use an electrostatic mop. On upholstery, use your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery brush or a hand vacuum with a motorized beater-bar attachment. A good way to keep hair off you and your furniture is to provide a designated spot where your pets are welcome to rest.
Change Your HVAC Filter
Your HVAC system’s filter plays an important role in filtering indoor pollutants like pet dander from the air inside your home. If you have pets, change the air filter once a month to keep pet dander and other particles from entering your home’s indoor air. As a result, you’ll breathe easier.
Use Air Cleaners
Air cleaners are units that draw air in, filter it, and release it back into your home. The Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner has been designed to remove up to 99.98 percent of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter. Routine maintenance is critical; clean and replace the filter per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Groom Your Pets
Grooming your pets doesn’t only cut down on pet dander and loose hair flying around your home’s living spaces. It also improves their health and well-being. Dogs and cats benefit from regular brushing so that their fur doesn’t become matted. It also helps you catch fleas and skin problems before they become a serious issue.
Stanley Best Heating & Air, Inc. offers you a first line of defense for combating poor indoor air quality in your home, especially when you share it with pets. Call us at 865-982-4544 for a professional air quality evaluation. We’re here to help you and your pets live a more comfortable life.
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