For millions of homes across the country, their family just wouldn’t
feel complete without their furry little companion. But while we love
our pets, our allergies may not share the same affections. Many of us
suffer from allergies and asthma that are worsened by our four legged
friends. And while we do all we can to minimize direct contact, it can
be miserable living in a home that has its air polluted by pet dander.
However, just because you get sick, doesn’t mean it’s time
to say goodbye to your pet. A few simple tricks can help keep you and
your air allergy free.
What Causes Your Allergies
The first thing to understand is where you allergies are actually coming
from. While many people claim to be allergic to “animal hair”
this isn’t actually the case. Pet allergies very rarely come from
hair. What most people have a reaction to are the pet’s proteins
that come from dry, dead skin that sheds off. This is known as dander.
Pet dander can become airborne and collect on surfaces such as bedding,
carpets and drapes. They also get pulled into your air conditioning system
and are blown throughout the entire home. So even if you are not in the
same room as your pet, you can still be affected by allergies.
Pet Dander Solutions
When it comes to preventing pet allergies, homeowners need to start with
their air conditioners. The first, and best place to start is by installing
high-efficiency particulate arrestance (HEPA) filters. These are the most
effective type of filters recommended for residential use.
HEPA filters not only pick pet dander, they also remove viruses and bacteria
from the air. If anyone in your home is suffering from allergies, a HEPA
filter is a must.
Another way you can stay safe from allergies is with regular duct cleanings.
Pet dander collects in our ducts, and makes us sick even after we’ve
put our pets outside.
Duct cleanings help remove any left over allergens so your air is fresh all year round.
Call Phoenix Air Today
Are you sick of pet dander in your AC?
Then contact Phoenix Air! Our experienced technicians will help keep your air fresh and your AC
clean. Just give us a call or
schedule your appointment online today!