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Indoor Air Quality Tips For Pet Owners

Indoor Air Quality

If you’re a pet owner you’ll know how much your pet forms a part of your family’s life. Just like us, our pets also need a healthy environment. Although our pets can be really cute and fluffy, their fur can carry things such as dust, allergens and even foreign elements such as pollen. It’s important for pet owners to take control of the quality of their indoor air as they can be susceptible to various pollutants that are brought in by their pets. Here are some ways to take control of your indoor air quality.

Test Your Air Quality

One way to ensure your indoor air quality is to test it. As we spend most of our time indoors, we need to ensure that we aren’t at risk from various pollutants. The best way to do this is to call in an air quality consultant from a reputable company. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we offer various air testing services. Why not call one of our Home Comfort Consultants to do a comprehensive air quality test in your home. This may include particle testing, checking for the presence of mold, smoke testing, and also odor locating and eradicating. Getting your air quality tested is a great first base in order to identify any potential issues in your home.

Install An Air Purifier

Air purifiers help to eliminate pet allergens and odors. Air purifiers cleanse the air of any contaminants that may circulate through your home. One of the main types of air cleaners, HEPA filters, remove at least 97.97% of 0.3 micrometers or larger. HEPA purifiers filter all the air going into a room so it’s important to make sure there are no other entry points where air can bypass the HEPA filter. The HEPA purifier is just one of a few different options to consider. Air purifiers are highly effective in removing pet dander, pollen, dust and smoke. Removing these contaminants will go a long way to ensuring great home air quality.

Maintain your HVAC System

When all is functioning properly it’s easy to forget about the HVAC system. These systems need regular maintenance in order to keep them running smoothly and efficiently. Just because your HVAC system is still cooling your home doesn’t mean that it’s running efficiently. When these systems aren’t maintained properly, they aren’t as effective in maintaining good air quality. Over time these systems can accumulate dust and dirt. Call in one of our highly qualified service technicians to give your air conditioning system a good tune-up.

Invest In a Whole Home Filtration System

One of these systems will give you a comprehensive solution to ensure that your indoor air quality is consistently at an extremely high level. We at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric put our full confidence behind the IQAir Whole Home air filtration system. This is installed within your existing HVAC system. When combined with your HVAC system, the air in your home will be cleaned on an average of 125 times per day. Now that’s an effective setup! The IQAir system has a micro filter which can filter ultrafine particles down to 0.003 microns in size.

There are many ways to enjoy life with your pets indoors, while not compromising on your indoor air quality. Make sure you choose the correct solution that works for your home. Whether you just want to start out by getting your air quality tested, or if you decide to install the IQAir Whole Home air filtration system from the start, you will be making a wise decision for you and your beloved pets.