Pets bring joy and affection to our lives. In some households, the presence of fur or feathers is simply a nuisance. In others, bits of fur and feathers found in the indoor air of a home can present a definite health concern. Here are a few tips on how to improve the quality of your indoor air when you have pets.

Keep Furniture and Bedding Pet-Free

Whenever possible, keep pets out of beds and off furniture. Remember to launder clothing, bed linens, and pillows in hot water. Wipe down surfaces that pets frequently touch like tables and counters to remove surface allergens.

A Bed, a Bath and a Room of Their Own

Provide pets with their own beds or separate sleeping area. Schedule professional grooming appointments for your dog or cat so that excess fur is not in your home. If you prefer to bathe your pets at home, use a mild shampoo, and dry their fur thoroughly. For difficult-to-bathe cats and dogs, try a weekly wipe-down with a damp cloth.

Add an Air Purifier to Your Ventilation System to Improve Indoor Air Quality

The installation of an air purifier for your HVAC system allows for the elimination of pet dander in addition to plant pollen, cigarette smoke, and other indoor pollutants. Purification filters are easily installed either within your existing setup or as free-standing units.

One of the most effective types of air purification devices is a HEPA filter. A HEPA filter can eliminate microscopic bits of dander as small as three microns in size. Circulated air within your indoor environment is cleaner to breathe and free of allergens. HEPA filtration units operate silently and are easily added to your heating and air conditioning systems.

At Glenn Baker’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we have experience with the installation of air purification units at homes and businesses throughout Baton Rouge. Our customers also know that we’re here for all of their heating and cooling needs. To find out how we can help with the indoor air quality of your home, give us a call.