Pets & Allergies
While many people think that making sure their animals have short hair will help to mitigate allergy symptoms, this is often not the case. Millions of people that own pets are actually allergic to pet dander. Pet dander does not have any correlation to the length or type of fur that a pet has. Pet dander can cause an allergic reaction on its own, but pets can also bring in pollen, mold, and other allergens on their fur.
Pets & Air Quality
More Americans are allergic to cats than dogs. However, this number may be somewhat skewed because most cats are kept indoors while many dogs are allowed outside for most of the day. As pet dander is released into the air, the concentration of allergens in the air also increases. Odors and particles of feces and urine from litter boxes may also contaminate the air. Without proper ventilation, these allergens and particles will build up and have an impact on the homeowners health. Congestion, sneezing and wheezing may manifest due to poor indoor air quality.
Controlling Pet Dander and Dust
To reduce the amount of pet dander and dust in the air and improve indoor air quality, it is important to brush and bathe your animals regularly. Also, keeping pets away from furniture ect can help to keep this areas clear of dander. Vacuuming and cleaning frequently is also recommended. It is also important to have a high quality ventilation system in your home. Sears Heating & Cooling is able to install one of these in your home. You can find more information here.