Everyone loves a good rhyme, right? Cheesy lines aside, pet hair and dander are no joke for some people. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies to pets with fur is the number one most common allergen related ailment in the country, with three out of ten people suffering reactions to it. We love our pets so what’s the answer? You can groom them regularly and vacuum every inch of your home but sometimes the problem is over our heads, well, all around our heads, actually. The air in a pet friendly home will have dander and fur floating about, unfettered, as well as undeterred by our constant vacuuming. We have two simple solutions to removing pet fur and dander from the air in your home as well as a few ideas on how to limit the amount that gets there in the first place.
If you are reading this it might be safe to assume you have “been there, done that” with most of this first list. If that’s not the case, give these tips a shot to help reduce the amount of pet allergens that make it airborne.
The reality is, after you’ve cleaned the entire house, vacuumed the floors, wiped down the furniture, washed the counters and tables, bathed and brushed the dog, there is still pet hair and dander in the air! In fact, the broom and vacuum might even be worsening the situation by sending settled dust and allergens circulating around your home. It feels like you are fighting a losing battle here, doesn’t it? Despair no more, as there are ways to keep your your air clean and your sanity intact.
Stay on top of your filter changes! If you have a pet, your household filter should be changed out every 60-90 days, and more frequently if you’ve got a heavy shedder. Utilizing a HEPA filter is your best bet as they contain dense filters that disallow even the smallest of particles to pass through.
A powerful air cleaner & purifier will attract and trap invisible particles and microscopic allergens as they circulate through your home’s HVAC system. However not all air purifiers are up for the task of minimizing pet hair. Contact Jackson Comfort or your local HVAC specialist to help you select the right air purification system for your home.