If you are a pet owner, you know that your pride and joy provides hours of companionship and love. And you also know that, with this ownership comes responsibility for the health and welfare of your pet. It’s your job, as a pet owner, to make sure that your pet has a safe environment. And this may mean a little extra effort when it comes to your home, particularly when it comes to your Cambridge HVAC system.

Keeping Your Pet Clean

You may wonder what this has to do with your HVAC system, but stay with us. Consider that pet hair and dander is one of the most common causes of allergies today. Your pet’s hair ends up in every conceivable corner of your home. And hair that finds its way into your home’s environment will, not doubt, end up in your home’s HVAC system, notoriously in your air filters and ductwork. When your system takes in air for recirculation, it will also take in the hair and dander in your environment. Keeping the environment clean by brushing, bathing, vacuuming, and dusting is obviously helpful. But also consider that your air filters will need to be checked frequently and perhaps changed out more often. Restricted airflow can result in an overworked system and end up costing money in air conditioning and furnace repair bills in Cambridge, ON.

You may also consider your ductwork. If someone in your home suffers from allergies or respiratory ailments, you ducts can harbour things that may ignite sensitivities…including pet hair and dander. Consider hiring an AC repair contractor in Cambridge to clean your ducts periodically,

Be Wary of Exposed Wires

If you have owned a puppy, you are aware of the allure of the exposed wire. Chances are, if there is a wire to be chewed in your home, your pet will find it. Invest in wire coverings so your pet will not be tempted to chew and suffer injury. Spray wires with something that will make the chewing experience unpleasant. A blend of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and water will do the trick. But the best prevention is just to keep any exposed wiring away from your pet as much as possible.

Regulate Your Temperature When Your Pet Is At Home

Although pets may be a little better equipped to deal with hot or cold temperature, for the most part, make sure your temperature is comfortably regulated for your pet when you are not home. On days of extreme temperatures, your pet needs a safe and comfortable space, even when you aren’t there. Dogs and cats should be considered when you are regulating your indoor air. Birds often come from tropical areas so you will not want to keep your bird near any air conditioning vents. If you own reptiles or amphibians, they usually are able to regulate their own body temperature, but always be sure of the special needs of your individual pet in terms of heat, light, and humidity.

As a family member, your pet should be considered in all your temperature regulation and safety measures. Keep your home safe and comfortable for all by calling your air conditioning or furnace repair specialist in Cambridge. At Snap Air & Heating, we have served the Cambridge community with quality and expert HVAC repair and installations for years. Call us today to see what we can do for you.