Steps to Dog Proof Your HVAC System

September 25, 2019

If you’re a dog owner, you should always consider taking measures to ensure that your faithful canine friend does not damage your home’s HVAC system. Dog-proofing also serves the important purpose of keeping your four-legged companion safe from the dangers of tampering with electrical wiring. At Southern Comfort Mechanical, we advise all our customers in Lewisville, TX, to keep their furry friends safe by following a few simple dog-proofing tips. Let’s look at three steps to easily dog-proof your HVAC system.

1. Keep Wiring Wrapped

Your HVAC system’s wiring is a prime candidate for being mistaken for a chew toy by your dog. Puppies will gnaw at anything, so you’ll need to wrap your wiring with something that will be strong enough to keep your dog’s teeth from cutting through. Metal conduit tubing is a great option for this. You will be ensuring the operation of your HVAC system while keeping your pet out of harm’s way.

2. Install an Indoor Fence

Dogs are very intelligent animals, but their knowledge of cooling and heating systems is not the best. You will want to keep your energetic pooch from getting close to the components of your HVAC system so they do not inadvertently cause any damage. A couple of great ways to achieve this is by surrounding the components of your HVAC system with special boxes or indoor fences. When doing this, just make sure the barrier you choose does not block airflow.

3. Clean Vents and Change Air Filters Regularly

Dog-proofing your HVAC system will also require you to be aware of the effects your dog’s loose hair can cause. All dogs shed, some more than others, and hair can accumulate in vents and air filters. Make sure to clean around vents and replace your air filters on a regular basis. This will keep the quality of your indoor air high while keeping your HVAC system running optimally.

We’re a family-owned and -operated company that’s been serving the area since 2007, and we’ll show you how to change your air filter and advise you on all your HVAC system’s needs. We also offer dehumidifiers and UV air sanitizers for improving your indoor air quality. We provide a full spectrum of preventative maintenance for your home’s HVAC needs. If you’re a homeowner in Lewisville and you would like to keep your HVAC system and your dog safe, contact Southern Comfort Mechanical today to arrange a tune-up visit for your heating and cooling equipment.

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