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Having pets provides a variety of benefits, including companionship. However, hairy pets like dogs and cats come with health risks as they can lower your indoor air quality. Here are ways in which pets can impact your indoor air quality in Abernathy, TX.

Trigger Allergies

Pet dander is extremely light pieces of skin shed by pets together with their hair. If you or a family member is allergic to the pet dander of that specific pet, it will trigger a reaction. Other pet byproducts such as feces, urine and saliva can also trigger allergic reactions.

Pet dander can settle on your furniture, clothing and carpeting. It can remain in your indoor air for a long time and spread easily. This will lower your indoor air quality and your home comfort.

Increasing ventilation in your home can help reduce the amount of pet dander in your indoor air. Ensure that you also replace your filter regularly as they help to trap pet dander. You can also install an air purifier in your home to eliminate pet dander.

Asthma Attacks

The presence of pet dander in your indoor air can worsen asthma symptoms. These symptoms may include watery eyes, sneezing, rashes, rapid breathing, coughing and anxiety.

Cleaning your pet and house regularly, including vacuuming the furniture and carpet, can help curb the spread of pet dander. Taking pets outdoors can bring in contaminants that will further lower the quality of indoor air. Bathing and brushing your pet every day will reduce the number of contaminants on its coat.

Lower Energy Efficiency

Increased pet dander in your indoor air can lower the efficiency of your HVAC system. Dander can clog your filter, restricting proper airflow and reducing comfort in your home. Ensure that you do not share your bed with your pet to prevent the dander from attaching to your bedding.

Duncan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. & Plumbing provides quality air conditioning and heating repair services. We offer 24-hour emergency services and guarantee 100 percent satisfaction. Contact Duncan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. & Plumbing today for all your HVAC solutions.

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