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Many homeowners in Burleson, TX, have cuddly, lovable pets. However, these pets can easily compromise your indoor air quality (IAQ) if you aren’t careful. Let’s review the three most common ways pets can ruin your IAQ and how to keep your surrounding air healthy.

Spreading Dander Into the Air

Studies estimate that pet dander is an allergen for more than one out of every 10 people in the U.S. If you have unexplained rashes or spontaneous episodes of sneezing, coughing or watery eyes inside of your home, pet dander could be to blame. Luckily, most high-quality air filters and other IAQ solutions can keep dander from circulating.

Tracking Allergens Into Your Home

This one doesn’t apply if you have pets that never venture out of your home, but it’s definitely something to worry about if you have dogs or cats that love to play outside. When you let your pets back in after they’ve gone for a walk or played in the yard, you’ll want to either give them a good brushing or bath. Otherwise, they could track in dust mites, pollen, ticks or other allergens that you don’t need in your life.

Getting Fur Caught in Your Vents

If your pets love to play in the corners of your home, you might end up with fur around your vents. As air from your HVAC unit blows through the vents, it can spread this fur, which can often contain dander, into neighboring rooms. It only takes a few minutes to go around your home and get any fur out from inside of the vents, but this small effort can really boost your home’s IAQ.

Are you concerned that your pets might be ruining your indoor air quality? As your neighborhood HVAC experts, we can help get the situation under control. Contact Airmasters Heating & Air Conditioning today to book an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts.

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