Do Pets Affect Your HVAC Performance? 

May 20, 2022 | Uncategorized

Many homeowners across the country own pets. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that 68% of homes had pets in 2017. While different types of household pets reside across the United States, dogs and cats are the most common. As cute and loyal as our furry friends are, you would be surprised by how common pet-related damages are to HVAC systems. However, there are ways to prevent this from happening. Our knowledgeable HVAC experts at Mason Heating & Air give us some helpful tips to keep your pets safe and your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently. 

When was the Last Time You Changed Your Air Filters?

Whether you have heavy or light shedding pets in your home, it is essential to check and change your system’s air filters regularly. This is an important step for your HVAC system maintenance and preventing clogs or blockages from pet hair and dander. If you skip replacing your air filters, your HVAC system will work harder to provide your home with comfort, which could stress out your equipment. Our HVAC experts at Mason Heating & Air suggest checking and replacing your air filters at least once a month. 

How Often Do You Groom Your Pets?

In addition to pet hair and dander, grooming your pets can benefit your HVAC system. Regularly grooming your pets will minimize the amount of pet hair and dander wandering around your home, ventilation system, and HVAC system. Now, you can spend less time vacuuming your floors and vents and instead spend more time with your loving companions!

Is There a Barrier or Fence For Your Outdoor Equipment?

If you own a dog that marks its territory, the chances are high that it may have urinated on your outdoor AC unit. Dog urine can damage your AC unit because of how corrosive it is. The best solution for this problem is to build a barrier or fence around your outdoor equipment to avoid any pets getting near it. When creating this barrier, make sure there are two feet of clearance around the unit.

If you’re having a hard time with pet-related damages to your HVAC equipment, we are the team to trust. At Mason Heating & Air, we care about you, your family, and your pet’s safety and will ensure your HVAC system is in good working condition! So call us today at (513) 496-2477, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here