Pets bring joy and playfulness to your life, but they also make it challenging to maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Lake Villa, IL, home. If your home’s IAQ is suffering because of your furry family members, here are some things you can do to make the air healthier.

1. Change the Air Filters More Often

One of the fastest, most cost-effective, and simplest ways to improve your home’s air quality is to stay on top of air filter changes. Your HVAC system’s filter traps air pollutants, including pet dander and hair.

It keeps these contaminants from circulating through your house when the furnace or air conditioner is running. When air filters become excessively dirty, which happens more frequently in pet-friendly homes, airborne contaminants increase. You’ll likely experience reduced airflow and inadequate ventilation. Neither situation improve indoor air quality, so make monthly filter changes a priority.

2. Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Even if you change your air filters regularly, it’s still possible for pet dander and fur to collect inside your HVAC system. Just another reason why seasonal maintenance is essential. Seasonal maintenance is typically performed before the spring and fall seasons. All you need to do is research a qualified company to work with and schedule a service appointment.

3. Stay on Top of Cleaning

Filter changes and seasonal maintenance go a long way toward preserving air quality, but they work best when you stay on top of certain housekeeping tasks. If you have any sort of fluffy pets, be sure to do the following:

  • Vacuum/sweep daily
  • Clean the litter box daily
  • Wash pet bedding once a week & wipe down toys

Invest in Indoor Air Quality Products

There are plenty of IAQ products available that can help eliminate bits of pet dander and hair from getting on your brand-new sofa. Electronic air cleaners hold a host of benefits, as do HEPA filtration systems.

A pet-friendly home doesn’t have to aggravate allergies or negatively impact your home’s IAQ. For more information about boosting indoor air quality in your home, call Herchenbach Mechanical Inc.

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