For any animal lover, a pet isn’t just a pet–they are a part of the family. Making sure that an animal’s needs are taken care of becomes a privilege that pet owners cherish. People can ensure their homes are pet-friendly by following these home comfort tips for pet owners:

Keep the Lights Off

Leaving the lights on during the day isn’t good for your pets. Animals such as cats and dogs have internal schedules that get disrupted by artificial lighting, so instead of keeping on all the lights in the living room, open your curtains and let natural light into your home, especially during the winter.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats not only can save you money and make maintaining your vacation home easier, they help keep your cat cool in the summer and warm in the winter a breeze. Simply maintain an optimal home temperature, and this will ensure your pet stays comfortable throughout the day.


During the summer, grilling is as much an American pastime as baseball and trips to the beach. When you have a pet, you have to be careful about your pet crashing into the grill, especially if your pet likes to run around in the yard (also, barbequing gives a tempting smell that dogs especially love). Keep an eye on your pet at all times, or keep them in an enclosed area away from any potential hazard.

Clean Your Filters

If you have a pet, you’re familiar with pesky pet hair. Not only does pet hair stick to your furniture, it’s problematic for your air quality. Air conditioning units intake the room’s air in order to recycle it, so if the room contains contaminants such as pet hair, the cool air your air conditioning unit creates will too.

Bath Time

Keeping your pet clean and smelling fresh is important, but giving your pet a bath can be problematic for your pipes. Oftentimes, pet hair can cause a clogged drain. Investing in a drain catch can prevent spending a lot of money on a bigger plumbing issue.

If you have any home comfort needs, call Air Group. Air Group has been taking care of people’s home comfort needs since 1965. Call Air Group at 1-800-545-1020 today to make sure all of your pet owner home comfort needs are met.