For many people, pets are family, and they love them as much as human children. However, pets also shed, track in dirt, and spread dander through the air. This can create allergen nightmares for people who are prone to asthma symptoms or experience allergies from outside. Fortunately, you can keep the air clean in your Mt. Pleasant, SC, home, whether you have a pet allergy or are just sensitive to the particles that your pets bring in. Follow these guidelines to keep your air clean.

Change Your Air Filter Regularly

The first defense against allergens is your air filter. Make sure you change the air filter in your HVAC system monthly, and consider buying pet-specific filters that are made to catch dander. Make sure the size and MERV rating are still in accordance with your particular HVAC system.

Limit What Your Pet Sheds or Tracks In

The best way to stop the spread of dirt and allergens is with your pet. Get into the habit of wiping down your pet with a damp towel before they come inside to get any pollen or dust off of them. If you have an indoor pet, brush them daily to prevent the spread of fur and dander. These small steps can make a big difference.

Find Places Where Dust is Pooling

Once you are in the habit of cleaning your pet, turn to your house. There may be some places in your home that are collecting dust and dander that you don’t realize. Check your fan blades, baseboards, and behind the furniture to catch hidden “pet fur zones.” This will make your air cleaner.

Look for Pet-Specific Air Purifiers

For serious cases, we would recommend adding an air cleaner or air purifier to your HVAC system. Air cleaners and air purifiers are made to collect fur, dander, and other allergens (like dust and mold spores) that cling to your pet or are brought inside by anyone who comes inside your home. The Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles, removing bacteria and allergens so you can be assured of healthy indoor air.

If you feel like you are taking every step possible to remove pet allergens from the air but your sinuses or lungs are still irritated, contact the indoor air quality professionals with AC Heating and Air Conditioning Services by calling (843) 277-9928

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