There are various perils to your HVAC equipment if you have a dog. Of course, you love your four-legged friend, but you also want to protect your investment. Here are a few tips on how to dog proof your HVAC system.
Keep Pet Hair Cleaned Up
Pet hair can do a lot more than cause allergies. Hair that is left around the home can cause a major mess and eventually get sucked into the cooling system. While AC filters are meant to catch these hairs and prevent them from causing damage, too much hair can overwhelm them. Sometimes, fur and pet dander can work their way past the filters and end up soiling the coils or clogging the ducts. Take the time to regularly sweep or vacuum your home to keep pet hair at bay. When working around the vents associated with your AC system, take extra care to keep hair from getting into them.
Protect the AC Condenser
Dogs like to urinate on all sorts of vertical objects in a yard. If your dog has access to the air conditioning unit, there’s a good chance they will urinate on it as well. Urine can cause the condenser to degrade and create major issues with your cooling unit. Putting up a barrier so that your dog can’t get near the unit could end up saving you a lot of money and stress.
Prevent Chewing on Wires
Pets love to get into wires. If your dog lives outside, it’s only a matter of time before they find the wiring that is associated with your air conditioner. Take the necessary steps to keep these wires protected from your pooch. A small fence can keep them from getting into trouble.
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