Air Conditioning and Your Furry Friends

There’s nothing like the unconditional love of a pet. The wagging tail of your dog as you arrive home, or the brief acknowledgement from your cat when serving the dinner. They bring lots of joy to many homes. But, they also tend to shed a lot more hair than their owners, which isn’t great for your air conditioner.

If you’ve got a furry friend at home, try these tips to keep the air of your home clean and healthy, and your air conditioner running efficiently.

  1. Regularly clean your floors and other surfaces. When there’s dog hair fluff-balls rolling by as you watch tv, it’s definitely time to vacuum the house. By keeping this obvious pet hair under control, there’s less in the environment to cause allergies and irritations. There’s also less hair and dust to get sucked into the air conditioner filter, keeping it cleaner for longer.
  1. Some dogs like to mark their territory on everything! If your dog takes an interest in the outdoor air conditioning unit, we recommend creating a barrier around the unit. Dog urine can be quite corrosive on the fins of the unit, and damage to these will result in decreased energy efficiency. If pet urine gets on the condenser coil, that can also create significant damage over time, as the ammonia of the urine reacts with the copper coil.
  1. Change and clean your air conditioner filters more regularly than a pet-free home. Despite keeping a clean house, the additional hair, dust and dirt is likely to end up on the filter. This additional contamination on the filter makes your air conditioner work harder, costing you money. Plus, this microbial contamination can then be spread by the air conditioner, potentially resulting in allergy-type symptoms, like sniffling, sneezing and sinus issues.

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When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your air conditioners, a professional HydroKleen clean and sanitise is the best way to keep your air conditioner cleaner for longer; saving electricity and saving you money. Your pets will love spending the day in efficient, air conditioned comfort after a HydroKleen service!

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