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07 Apr

Pet Owners Need to Know These HVAC Maintenance Tips

For many of us, pets are a source of joy and fun. Our furry friends are dear to our hearts. However, when you have a dog or cat in your home, you may notice some problems with your indoor air quality. At Naughton Mechanical, we understand that you want to keep your family healthy and make sure that your pets are comfortable. Here are common HVAC problems related to owning pets and their solutions. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team.

Keep Tabs on the Temperature

Just like us, pets do well in certain temperatures. Dogs and cats are generally comfortable in hot and cold weather, but be sure to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, so they feel their best. Some animals, like reptiles, have very specific needs, so you’ll need to adjust the temperature of your home according to your pet. In the winter, you may want to add a space heater to specific rooms to keep your pet warm. 

When your HVAC system is working properly, the heat or cold air gets distributed equally throughout your house. If you’ve noticed some areas being colder are warmer than others, your HVAC system might be malfunctioning. Call us, and we’ll come to inspect your heating and cooling system to see what’s the problem. In the meantime, move your pet’s cage or bed to a more comfortable location. 

Maintain Comfortable Humidity Levels

Just like people, pets need comfortable humidity levels. After a long winter, your home may be dry. Our professionals at Naughton Mechanical can help you improve the humidity levels in your home. We offer Aprilaire humidifiers to add moisture to your air. 

Of course, you don’t want your home to be too humid. High humidity is associated with mold growth, mildew smell, and worsening allergies. Also, if you have dogs, high humidity is dangerous since dogs naturally stay cool by panting and releasing moisture from their bodies. They cannot do that if your home is excessively humid. If you believe the air in your home is too humid, our team members will identify the cause.   

Defend Against Dander

Pet owners are all too familiar with dander., which makes its way into the air and settles on surfaces. Dander is a pain to clean, but it’s more than just a nuisance. It’s a health risk, especially to those with allergies. 

Thankfully, a quality HVAC system can help filter dander out of your home’s air. Changing your system’s filters every few months will help trap the particles and stop them from being redistributed throughout your home. Regularly cleaning the air ducts helps, too. If you suspect that your HVAC system isn’t working properly, which may cause dander to build up, call us right away. We install air purifiers to help clear the air. 

Contact Our Northwest Indiana HVAC Company Today!

Having pets is a joy, but sometimes requires extra upkeep. Keep your family healthy by having a professional do regular maintenance on your HVAC system. The team at Naughton Mechanical always looks forward to meeting new clients. We can help you whenever your heating and cooling system faces a problem. Contact our HVAC company in Northwest Indiana today!

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