There are few things better than coming home after a long day to a wagging tail or a soothing purr. Unfortunately, many homeowners in Harrodsburg, KY suffer from pet allergies that keep them from enjoying time with their companions. Stop the sneezes by limiting pet allergies with a whole-home air purifier.

Pets and Your Indoor Air Quality

Your furry friends may be cuddly and cute, but they also may be negatively affecting your indoor air quality. Pet dander is one of the most common indoor air pollutants, but many homeowners misunderstand why dander is a problem. Most people associate dander with your animal’s dry skin, but that’s only part of the problem. Allergies to dander aren’t specifically connected to dry skin, but instead to saliva that your pet spreads across that skin when they groom themselves. Within that saliva is a protein to which many humans are allergic.

Once that saliva gets on your pet’s dry skin, that dander frequently latches onto furniture and clothing, then gets spread throughout your home via your airflow. You shouldn’t only worry about that dry skin, though, because if your pet is licking your face, then those same allergens are still getting on your skin.

Cut Pet Allergens with an Air Purifier

You can limit the pet allergies associated with dander by grooming your pet often, but the air circulating through your home will still carry dander throughout your living space. To stop those pollutants in their tracks, you can install a whole-home air purifier.

While your HVAC system relies on filters to catch many polluting particles as they pass through your ducts, they don’t catch everything. Air purifiers, on the other hand, are super-filters that catch significantly more particles, including more dander. Air purifier filters also usually require less maintenance than standard air filters, making them easy to use. In addition to stopping more dander, air purifiers will also catch other pollutants, even bacteria, viruses, volatile organic compounds, and much more.

Don’t let pet allergies keep you from enjoying time with your fuzzy friend. To have an air purifier installed, call Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning at 859-559-4868.

 

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