There’s no doubt that pets improve our lives, but did you know they also negatively impact indoor air quality? Here are some ways pets can affect indoor air quality in Fischer, TX, plus a few tips on mitigating the negative effects:

Pet Dander

All animals with fur or feathers are constantly shedding dander. For people with allergies, dander can be a common trigger. While removing all pet dander from your home is impossible, indoor air quality solutions like air purifiers and air cleaners can help significantly reduce the amount of dander in the air.

Outdoor Allergens

Pets are like magnets for allergens. They track in pollen, dust and other allergens from outside on their fur and paws. These allergens can trigger asthma attacks and respiratory issues. To combat this problem, you should vacuum daily and deep clean at least once a month.

Pet Hair

While pet hair doesn’t cause allergies, it can be a nuisance. In addition to being unsightly, pet hair can clog vacuums and air filters. Schedule HVAC maintenance regularly to avoid a dirty HVAC system and improve your air quality. Also, be sure to replace your air filters at least every 30-90 days.


Pets can negatively impact indoor air quality by causing odors. These smells can be unpleasant and linger in your home.

To combat pet odors, it’s important to clean your pet’s bedding regularly and keep them well-groomed. If you have a cat, make sure to clean the litter box every day.

We offer several whole-home air purification systems that can mitigate the effects of having pets in your home. We also offer HVAC maintenance services that will keep your system clean and operating efficiently. To schedule HVAC maintenance or learn more about our indoor air quality products, contact us at Woods Comfort Systems today.

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