At One Source Heating and Cooling, we know how special it is to find a pet that’s the perfect fit for your household. Preparing your Birmingham, Alabama, home and HVAC system for a new pet’s arrival can make the transition much easier and healthier for you and your furry friend. Check out our top tips below to help you get ready for your newest adventure.

Change Your HVAC Filters

A pet can negatively affect the indoor air quality of your home. Cats and dogs shed hair all of the time and more than usual during hot weather. Pet fur and dander can easily spread throughout your home, including inside your air ducts and filters. Change your HVAC filters every one to three months to avoid a buildup. Regular filter changes and good pet grooming habits can keep your HVAC system clean, prevent clogs, and improve the quality of the air circulating around your home.

Protect Your Pet

Animals can be curious just like people, and they may go sticking their noses where they don’t belong. Wrap any wires your pet could access and chew, and create a strong barrier around your outside HVAC unit to keep them out. Taking these preventive steps can protect your pet from harm and your HVAC system from damage.

Clean and Seal Ducts

Ducts are used to move air throughout your home. Over time, they can become coated with dust, dander, and debris — things you definitely don’t want to breathe in! Schedule professional duct cleaning on a regular basis. We suggest duct cleaning about every five years depending on the activity level in your home. It’s also important to make sure any gaps or cracks in your air ducts are sealed, as this helps to prevent unwanted debris from entering your HVAC system.

At One Source Heating and Cooling, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy clean, fresh air in their home. Contact us at 205-209-4246 to schedule an appointment for quality duct cleaning services today.

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