3 Areas to Puppy-Proof on Your HVAC System

3 Areas to Puppy-Proof on Your HVAC SystemNew pets are always a great addition to the household. However, HVAC protection is essential if you want your equipment and your new puppy to coexist in harmony with one another. Here are a few areas on your HVAC system that are definitely worth puppy-proofing:

Indoor Air Intake

One of the many challenges of keeping a pet is dealing with pet hair and pet dander. This dynamic duo can work their way into places you wouldn’t expect, including your HVAC system’s vents and indoor coil. The resulting blockages can cut your unit’s performance and even cause severe damage long-term.

Here are a few things you can do to keep pet hair and dander at bay:

  • Change your air filters regularly. Monthly changes ensure your air filter is ready to trap hairs and other unwanted airborne debris.
  • Keep your home as clean as possible. Regular sweeping and vacuuming will reduce pet hair buildup.
  • Wash and groom your pets. Good grooming will reduce hair shedding and pet dander.

Outdoor Cabinet

Dogs, even when they’re puppies, love to leave their mark. Unfortunately, that means your puppy could mistake your HVAC system’s outdoor cabinet for a tree stump and let loose. Corrosive urine can eat away at grates and corrode aluminum fins and refrigerant lines, damaging those and other parts of your HVAC system.

Erecting a fence around your outdoor cabinet creates plenty of HVAC protection against curious pets. Just remember to leave plenty of space for adequate ventilation.

Wiring Conduits

Exposed wiring can seem like an unexpected treat for a small puppy. Consider burying or hiding these conduits out of reach of your puppy. For wires that must remain exposed, coating them in a unique bitterant may also help.

When it comes to HVAC protection against the newest member of the family, contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating today. Our service area includes Indian River, Martin and Palm Beach counties.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 772-207-1658. 

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