As pet lovers know, cats and dogs often shed a lot. How does this affect the quality of your indoor air? When pets shed, they leave behind pieces of skin and hair, which can often cause allergies. Symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and a scratchy throat can all increase with a decrease in your indoor air quality when pets are present.
Pet Dander and Allergies
Dander, or dead skin, from your pet can cause you to have allergies. If you or someone in your household has asthma, it can also cause wheezing and coughing. Dander not only causes allergies but can also cause an increase in bacteria and mold in the home, which release toxins into your air. This further affects the quality of the air you breathe. Many people suffer from mild allergic symptoms caused by pet dander, but that shouldn’t necessarily stop someone from having a pet.
Proper Air Filtration in Fort Myers
So how can you lessen the negative effects of owning a pet on your indoor air quality? It’s important to schedule regular grooming for your pets to cut back on the dander that they’re leaving behind. It’s also important to have proper air filtration in your home. At Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC we have several air purification systems available. We specialize in Patriot and Bryant indoor air quality products, and our experts can help you determine which one is best for your home. A purifier focuses on reducing and eliminating germs and odors. Often using UV-C lights and activated carbon cells, this equipment helps keep your home smelling fresher and eliminates pollutants to improve the air you breathe. Whichever product you choose, you know you can trust Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC to get the job done right. Contact us today for an appointment.