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Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? According to Energy Star – a U.S Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, most modern HVAC systems or air conditioners are built to last an average of 15 years, completely dependent on make & model, as well as your climate, how often you run the system, and how often your air conditioner is maintained.

Your air conditioner is something most of us take for granted, and never really give any consideration to until it breaks down & leaves us vulnerable to the elements. When this happens, you’ll rush to find an HVAC company to come to your home, and hope they provide a quick & easy fix. However, sometimes these “quick & easy fixes” can’t actually be completed easily, quickly, or even cheaply.

When this happens, you have a pretty big decision to make: repair or replace your existing air conditioner system? How can you know what the best decision is for you, your home, & your wallet?


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February 5, 2015

Easy Ways to Reduce Pet Dander in Your Springdale Home

Easy Ways to Reduce Pet Dander in Your Springdale HomeFor many people, pets are much more than just animals — they’re full-fledged members of the family. Unfortunately, owning a pet can result in more pet dander, which can be irritating to some household members. This is why it’s important to consider the below techniques to reduce pet dander in your home. 

The Annoyance of Dander

If someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, there’s a good chance that pet dander can be harmful to them. This is especially true when animals are older and their skin becomes drier. Pet dander is very light, so when an animal sheds, their dander floats through the air for a while before finally settling. Even after it settles, it can easily be disturbed.

Ways to Reduce Pet Dander

Except in extreme cases, the last thing you should do is give away your pet. Instead, try these techniques:

  • Bathe your pet regularly: Giving your pet a bath on a regular basis is the first step you should take to reduce the amount of dander in your home.
  • Use a professional product: There are products on the market that can be rubbed on your pet every week or so to lower the amount of dander he or she releases.
  • Purchase an air purifier: Air purifiers equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter can capture 99.7 percent of allergens in the air, including pet dander.
  • Replace your carpets: Carpets are notorious for holding allergens, which are released into the air when we walk across the floor. Alternate flooring such as wood, laminate, or tile will make it easier to clean up dander that has settled. If you insist on keeping your carpet, purchase a HEPA-equipped vacuum.

For more expert advice on how to reduce pet dander, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Northwest Arkansas for more than 45 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Springdale, Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about reducing pet dander and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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