While pets bring many benefits, such as improved mental health, lower stress levels and making you get more exercise, there are some drawbacks as well. One is that your pets can have an impact on your home’s indoor air quality. Read on to learn about three ways that pets impact your air quality in Leonardtown, MD, and ways you can mitigate these issues.
Allergy and Asthma Flare-Ups
The EPA states that indoor air quality can be two to five times worse than outdoor levels. Pet hair, dander and dust can contribute to allergy and asthma flare-ups as well as other health issues if you don’t eliminate them. One way to manage allergens is to sweep and dust your home regularly.
Clogged Air Filters
Your furry companions shed hair and dander daily, and this finds its way onto everything. Most of the time, you can find the hair and dander within the air. If you notice your allergies or asthma acting up or if you’re sneezing or coughing more than usual, check your air filters.
Clogged air filters can no longer capture hair or dander, so they release particulates back into the air. Regular maintenance for your air filter reduces allergy and asthma flare-ups.
Headaches and Fatigue
Sometimes pet hair and dander affect you in other ways besides causing sneezes, coughs or allergy and asthma symptoms. They can also contribute to headaches, fatigue and dizziness. Ways to relieve these symptoms include brushing and bathing your pets as well as keeping them out of the room where you sleep at night.
Don’t let poor indoor air quality continue to affect your health and comfort. Contact Hancock Refrigeration today to explore our range of indoor air quality products that can promote peace of mind and a healthy environment for you and your furry friends.
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