If your household includes cats and dogs, perhaps a hamster, then you know just how difficult it can be to keep your home clean and the air quality good. Your furry pals bring a ton of love and joy to the family, but they are also a huge source of problems for those with allergies.

If the air quality inside your home is lacking, there are ways in which you can improve it. Oxford Energy, your HVAC repair team in New Jersey, offers these helpful tips that will help improve the air quality in your home.

Set a Routine

One way in which you can improve the air quality inside your home is to get into a daily cleaning routine. There is a harsh reality when you have pets in your home; they shed and they shed every day.

In addition to shedding, pets also have a bad habit of not wiping off their paws when they come inside. Basically, they drag dirt, grime and other debris in whenever they come inside. The only way you can expect to stay ahead of the cleaning game is by working at it every day.

Now, this is not to say you should be doing all of the work, being married and having kids means you can spread the work equally.

Grooming on a Regular Basis

If you are giving Fido a bath once a week, you are doing a good job keeping him clean and free from dander and dirt. However, you should also be brushing Fido down with a brush a couple of times a week.

If washing the dog or grooming just isn’t your thing, hire somebody to do it. If you are already at wit’s end with errands you have to run, there are dog and cat groomers who will come right to your home.

Clean the Carpet

It is not enough to merely vacuum the carpet in your home often, it needs to be deep cleaned.

Carpeting is the worst flooring choice when it comes to pets. If at all possible, you should really switch to hardwood floors. But if that isn’t going to happen, then you should at least be shampooing your carpets several times a year. You can either rent a machine and do it yourself or hire a professional.

Change the Filter

You might want to consider changing the type of furnace filter you use. Swap out the cheap filters you use and get filters designed for homes with pets. These types of filters will cost a little more, but the clean indoor air is worth it.

Duct Cleaning

It makes sense to schedule air duct cleaning in your home. A lot of the fur and dander your pet sheds will wind up in the system and keeping it clean will help with indoor air quality. When an HVAC professional cleans your air ducts, you will find a vast improvement in the quality of the air being pushed throughout your home.

Whether you need furnace or AC repair, maintenance, or a full-on replacement, we can help. Reach out to our talented team at Oxford Energy today.