Christmas With Pets - How to Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

Christmas With Pets – How to Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

As Christmas arrives, we spend large amounts of our time indoors gathering with loved ones. Having good indoor air quality can ensure comfort for everyone who visits your home this holiday season. For many of us, our pets are included at gatherings and are important members of our family. Unfortunately, they can contribute to poor air quality within your home. So, what can you do? Keep ready for ways to keep your home clean this Christmas with pets! 

How Do Pets Contribute To My Home’s IAQ?

There are a couple ways in which your pet can impact your indoor air quality. Pets produce dander, which is small particles of skin that are naturally shed. Contrary to popular belief, dander is not your pet’s fur. These small particles can not be filtered out by a standard HVAC filter and can trigger allergies for those inside the home. 

Additionally, pets can bring outdoor allergens inside on their coats. Pollen, dust, mold, and other allergens can be distributed around your home when your pet comes back in from being outside. 

Symptoms of Poor IAQ

Poor indoor air quality can take a toll on your health. While some are more sensitive to certain allergens, anyone can have adverse reactions to poor air quality. Allergens in the air can trigger reactions including:

  • Coughing
  • Sore Throat
  • Sneezing
  • Difficulty Breathing 
  • Watery eyes
  • Rashes
  • Congestion

Rather than waiting to see if you will have a reaction or if your symptoms will worsen, explore indoor air purification solutions, proven to start eliminating allergens right away. These systems can remove 99.9% of dirt, pollen, pet dander, odors, and bacteria from every square inch of conditioned air in your home. The last thing you want is holiday guests being negatively affected by the air quality in your home.

A Wide Range of Solutions

There are many modern solutions available on the market for air purification. Our most popular and advanced air purifier is the HALO-LED™. This system is the industry’s first UV LED in-duct, whole home air purification system that is both mercury free and zero ozone compliant. It uses bipolar ionization to eliminate 99.9% of particulates and viruses from your home’s air, including Covid-19.

Another popular system is the AccuClean Whole-Home Air Filtration System which removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles and allergens. The AccuClean outperforms HEPA and is up to 100 times more effective than a standard one inch filter. We specialize in indoor air quality products and have many more solutions available to keep you and your family breathing clean air throughout the holiday season.

What Else Can I Do?

To help support your air purification system, there are a number of other simple tasks you can do around your home. Routinely clean your floors and furniture, and regularly bathe your pets. Brush your pets outdoors to avoid any extra hair spreading around your home. Additionally, keep litter boxes away from air vents. Having a litter box close to vents can lower your home’s indoor air quality. If possible, avoid having thick drapes or unnecessary rugs around the house. This decor can accumulate dander and other pollutants and make it hard to remove.

Get In Touch

Don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to make your home as comfortable as possible this Christmas. Feel free to email us at info@gulfshoreair.com with any questions about air purification and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Gulfshore Air is an American Standard Customer Care dealer serving the Niceville, FL, area.

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