Pets are a huge responsibility with so many rewards. In addition to the companionship, they relieve stress and, for service animal owners, they help with daily tasks. They also tend to have an effect on your HVAC systems, if they stay indoors.
If you happen to own a pet, here are some maintenance tips for your heating and air conditioning systems.
TIP: Inspect Your HVAC System for Exposed Wires
Anyone who’s ever owned a pair of wired earphones or guitar cables know that pets, especially teething ones, love chewing on cables. Your HVAC system will likely have accessible wires, particularly the ones that connect to a power outlet, so keep your pets from accessing these areas. Also, you can buy inexpensive pet cord protectors or switch to wall-mounted ductless split air conditioning systems.
TIP: Clean or Replace the Filters Regularly
Air conditioning filters tend to get clogged faster with pets around. Homeowners without pets typically need to clean or replace their filters once a year. As a pet owner, you’ll need to do this, as often as every six to eight months to ensure that your HVAC system works efficiently.
TIP: Don’t Put Off Scheduled Maintenance
Preventive maintenance plays a key role in keeping your HVAC system in its best condition. Maintenance is ideally performed at least once a year. A well-maintained HVAC system ensures a comfortable indoor environment for you and your pet.
Maintaining Your HVAC With Schmitt Heating and Air Conditioning
Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning offers several pet-friendly HVAC products and services. Call us today at (415) 689-7849 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve San Francisco and nearby areas.