June 1, 2022
4 Tips for a Pet and Kid Friendly HVAC System
Your HVAC system is about more than just indoor comfort. It needs to serve the most vulnerable members of your family. Everyone wants a healthy home HVAC system but kids, pets and those with conditions like asthma and allergies may require additional consideration. This may require modifications and upgrades to provide the best home environment for them.
At Applewood, we promote good HVAC maintenance and hygiene for all our customers. Here are four HVAC maintenance tips for pet and child friendly homes so your home is healthier and more comfortable for these loved ones.
1. HVAC Ventilation
We can’t overstate how important it is to have the right amount of ventilation in your home. Poor indoor air quality can lead to all kinds of respiratory issues, developmental delays in children, and may even affect your mood.
To resolve ventilation issues, you need to remove stale, moist air and replace it with fresh outdoor air. Neglecting to upgrade your home’s air source can cause problems for kids and animals from allergies to crankiness in kids and poor performance in school. Long-term issues resulting from overexposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) won’t show up until it’s too late to do anything.
2. Home Air filtration
For even better indoor air quality, an air filtration system will protect kids, pets, and those with allergies from contaminants. In general, pet dander is the main reason for upgrading your filter or installing a separate air filtration system. This is particularly important if you have both kids and pets since kids can develop allergies over time. Your children should enjoy time with pets rather than suffer through allergies or deal with the tough situation of having to give them up entirely. One of our technicians can advise you of the best HVAC air filter for a home with pets.
3. Nix hot and cold zones
Having your kids endure temperatures that are too high or low for an extended period can cause other health issues. If your home has leaky windows, poor air distribution, or an undersized or poorly performing HVAC system, consider addressing the issue. Protect everyone, but especially little ones, during cold Colorado winters and hot summers. We can help provide heating and cooling solutions to make your home more efficient and more comfortable.
4. The right HVAC humidity
Too much humidity causes one set of problems (bacteria, mold, dust mites, and other pathogens), and too little humidity causes another (dried mucus membranes, increased risk of colds in kids and increased static).
Find the right humidity level year-round with humidification in winter and air conditioning or a dehumidifier in the summer. Have a chat with a professional about your options for getting humidity right in your home.
Denver’s HVAC Experts for Homes with Kids and Pets
If you need help getting the right HVAC system for your pets and kids, give us a call. We can help you show HVAC love to these precious members of your family by keeping your system working optimally. Schedule with one of our Denver, Boulder or Longmont technicians today.