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You love sharing your home with your furry or feathered pets. While animals make great companions, they can negatively impact your indoor air quality. Below are three ways your pets impact indoor air quality in Athens, GA.

1. Allergy and Asthma Triggers

Even people with allergies and asthma have pets, but the buildup of pet hair and dander often triggers allergy and asthma attacks if they aren’t careful. While you’re managing your allergies with medication, you’re likely looking for ways to reduce the amount of dander that finds its way into the air of your home.

2. Rashes

Exposure to pet dander can also cause rashes, even when you’re not holding the pet you’re allergic to. A buildup of pet dander and pet fur in the air and on your furniture irritates your skin when it comes into contact with you.

3. Lowers HVAC Efficiency

Pet dander or fur clogs the filters, which makes your system work harder to provide the same level of comfort. Pet fur can also get into the working components of your system, causing more wear and tear that leads to more maintenance. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent that.

Extra Cleaning

While you more than likely sweep and vacuum your home, some dog and cat breeds shed more than others. When you have heavier shedders, you need to dust, vacuum or sweep more often and brush your furniture.

Invest in an Air Purifier

When you invest in an air purifier, you don’t have to sweep or vacuum as much. An air purifier removes pet dander and fur from your home’s air, as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pollen and other contaminants that impact your indoor air quality.

You’ll worry less about the quality of your home’s air with an air purifier. Contact our team at Kovack Mechanical, Inc., today to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions.

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