Do you have a pet at home? Most people do--70% of US families have a dog or a cat. We love our furry friends, and we want to make sure they stay safe, happy, and healthy just like any other family member.
If you've had a pet for a while, or have any allergies, you know that pet dander can be a big problem for breathable air in your home. Pet fur and shedding skin can be major irritants and cause health problems for you. You know that when you have a pet, you should be vacuuming regularly.
Besides your own allergies, bad air quality in your home can also affect your pets. Any animal can suffer from allergies, and evidence shows that dogs and cats who live indoors are prone to developing nose and throat diseases. If you're a smoker, this can be an even worse risk for your pets. A 2011 study showed that cats exposed to second-hand smoke had reduced lung function. Both dogs and cats in smoking homes were found to be at risk for cancer.
Poor quality indoor air has even more health risks for your pets. Your furry friends are smaller than you, so smaller amounts of particulates in the air can affect them even while you are unharmed. Typical household cleaning products have been linked to heart disease in dogs, even when used correctly. Fumes left in the air can cause harm even if any cleaning residue is gone.
The best way to keep your pets safe in your home is by ensuring they have clean air to breathe. Avoid smoking indoors, and vacuum regularly to keep your home free of dust. You can also make sure your home is safe by changing air filters as often as the manufacturer recommends.
You can also keep your pets safe by making sure your home's indoor air is always of high quality. Zehnder America has the home air ventilation system you need. Our Comfosystems products have incredibly fine filters to ensure your home's air is free of particulates that can harm you or your pets. You can also save money with the heat recovery ventilation technology that makes keeping your home at a comfortable temperature an energy efficient process.
Contact us today to learn more about how Zehnder America can help improve your home's indoor air quality and make life better for you and your pets.