If you have pets in your home, you might have added a few additional chores to your household to-do list, such as cleaning litter boxes and sweeping up pet hair. One task that you might not have thought about, however, is changing your HVAC filter more frequently. Even if you currently change your filter as advised by your system manufacturer or your HVAC professional, you could probably benefit from changing it more often as a pet owner. These are a few reasons why.
Prevent Pet Hair from Clogging Your System
Pet hair is bound to get into your vents and into your filter. This can cause your filter to clog up, which can restrict airflow and prevent your system from being properly protected from pet hair and other debris. This can cause two problems. First of all, it can cause your heating and cooling bills to rise since your system will not be working as effectively as it should be. Secondly, it can actually cause your system to wear out prematurely. Changing your filter more often can help you combat this problem.
Make Pet Hair Control Easier
Although there are a lot of things to love about having indoor pets, dealing with their hair is not one of them. If you find that you are constantly sweeping up pet hair yet still finding it on the floor, on your furniture and even floating around in the air, changing your HVAC filter more often could help. This is because your filter can do a better job of catching the pet hair as the air is cycling through your home. This can make clean-up a whole lot easier.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Even if you don't have any pet-related allergies, pet hair and dander can still affect your indoor air quality and can cause problems for you and your family. Luckily, changing your filter more often can help. Plus, it can even help improve things for Fido -- for example, if you smoke in your home, the smoke could cause serious issues for your pet. Although changing your HVAC filter more often won't eliminate the problem, it can help.
As you can see, it is important to change your HVAC filter a little more often when you have pets. Luckily, these filters are quite affordable, and you can easily change it yourself if you follow the instructions or ask your HVAC professional to show you how.
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