Do Pets Affect Your HVAC Performance? 

May 20, 2022 | Blog, HVAC, LRF, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Pets

As most homeowners do, you may have a furry companion residing in your home. As loyal and loving as our pets can be, unfortunately, they also can take a toll on your HVAC system. Homeowners don’t typically put the two together, but it’s the honest truth! However, there are some ways to keep everything running smoothly. In this article, our HVAC experts at  LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling share a few tips to ensure your equipment stays in tip-top shape and you, your pets, and your family stay cool this summer. 

Are Your Pets Groomed Regularly?

Believe it or not, regularly grooming your pet can contribute significantly to the protection of your HVAC system. Although some pets shed more than others, pet hair and dander can still get caught in your ventilation system and even prevent airflow. So regular grooming will not only reduce the amount of pet hair on your furniture and around your home, but your HVAC equipment gets the benefit too! 

Do You Replace Your A/C Filters Frequently?

In addition to pet hair and dander, it is important to check in and replace your air filters because of how quickly they get clogged due to our furry friends. Changing your air filters is essential for HVAC system maintenance. If the airflow is blocked, your equipment will work harder and strain your HVAC system. Our experts at LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling suggest investing in a high-quality air filter and checking in at least once a month; they may need to be changed that often.

Does Your Exterior Unit Have a Barrier?

If you’re a dog owner, the chances that your companion urinates on your outdoor AC unit to mark their territory can be high. Therefore, protecting your outdoor equipment is essential. To prevent pet access to your AC unit, our HVAC experts recommend building a barrier or fence around it. 

As incredible as our furry friends can be in our homes, don’t let your HVAC system suffer because of it. Keeping your family, household pets, and home cool, comfortable, and safe is our top priority at LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling. Whether you have concerns about pet-related HVAC damages or need a yearly maintenance check, we are just one phone call away! So contact us today at (614) 837-4822, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here!