Dog-proofing your HVAC system is as much about your dog’s safety as it is about your home’s heating and cooling. Taking a few preventative measures can achieve both goals. At Rosenberg Plumbing & Air, we advise all our dog-owning customers in San Antonio, Texas, to take the following easy steps to dog-proof their home’s HVAC system.
1. Protect Wiring
Dogs are notorious for gnawing on anything that looks like it could be fun to chew. Unfortunately, wires can fall under this category. That’s why it is important to take your HVAC system’s wires off the menu by encasing them in some sort of protective material. An effective way of doing this is to use metal conduit tubing for wrapping wires. You’ll be keeping your HVAC system operational while making sure your dog stays away from the dangerous electrical current.
2. Install an Indoor Fence
Depending on how well you’ve trained your dog, it may or may not feel the need to mark its territory inside your home by urinating on its surroundings. Grates and other HVAC system parts can be corroded by your dog’s territory-marking habit. The best way to avoid this is to keep your HVAC system off-limits to your furry friend. Special indoor fences are perfect for this and will not interfere with your system’s operation.
3. Clean Vents and Change Air Filters Regularly
You may be able to keep your dog from chewing or otherwise tampering with your HVAC system components, but you’ll still have to deal with its loose hair getting caught in vents and air filters. Make sure to clear around your vents and change your air filters regularly.
If you’re in San Antonio and need help figuring out how to change your air filter, you can call Rosenberg Plumbing & Air to arrange a tune-up visit for your HVAC system. Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians will be happy to show you how to replace your air filter. We provide heating, cooling and indoor air quality services while offering 24/7 emergency repair.Tags: HVAC, HVAC Maintenance