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Pet Owners: How to Keep Pets and Keep Healthy Air Quality

While most people can sense that spring has arrived from the change in temperature and puffy clouds, those with allergies can always tell ahead of time from their stuffy noses and incessant sneezing. Additionally, if you own animals, then you’ve most likely noticed an increase in allergies these past few weeks. That’s because your pets are shedding their winter coats this spring, which just adds to the fur and dander in your home’s air. All in all, this can create some problems both with your pets and with your family members. That’s why we at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling created a cleaning checklist that will be sure to leave your family and pets breathing easier and healthier this spring season!

  1. Keep an Eye On Your Pet’s Symptoms 

Because animals don’t sneeze, have runny noses, or cough when experiencing allergies, it can be easy to assume that they don’t show any allergy symptoms at all. However, they do have a few easy to spot symptoms. These can include:

  • Biting themselves
  • Excessive licking
  • Scratching and itching 

Any of these symptoms can ultimately lead to bleeding, infections, and other health problems. So be sure to address these symptoms as quickly as possible. 

  1. Address the Problems by Cleaning Your Home 

We at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling know that the best way to deal with pet dander in your home is to frequently clean. By investing in a vacuum with a variety of attachments and features, you will be able to efficiently clean any surface in your home. On the other hand, you can also clean hard surfaces with microfiber cloths and cleaning sprays to remove dander, dirt, dust, and pollen. How often this should be done depends on how many pets you have and how much they shed. A good minimum is once a month, but you may end up needing to do this once a day in extreme cases. 

  1. Maintain Your HVAC System 

Since your HVAC system’s main function is to circulate the air in your home, it’s important to keep the ducts, vents, and filter clean and free of dust and dirt. You can add cleaning your home’s vents this spring, or you can hire a professional. Either way, it’s very important to keep up with the dust in your HVAC system. 

Looking for a Trustworthy Maintenance Company?

If you’re looking for answers to any questions you may have on the quality of your home’s air, or if you’re looking to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment, you can call Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling today at 740-212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here!

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