The Cat And Dog Days Of Summer


Your Pets Want To Breathe Clean Air, Too!

Hello Texas! We know that air pollution and pet dander aren’t good for humans. That’s why our Indoor Air Quality solutions at Medley Heating & Air Conditioning are so popular with our customers looking to keep their families safe and healthy when it comes to the air they breathe. But, what about our pets? It turns out the same risks humans face from poor air quality, exposure to insecticides, tobacco smoke, and fumes, are risks for pets, too!

We mainly tend to think of ourselves when evaluating an IAQ solution, like duct cleaning, an air filtration system, and UV lights, but pets are also exposed to air pollution, even their own dander (and the dander of other pets around them.) The consequences can be serious, like increased incidences of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, for instance. Pets in urban areas are more exposed to smog and exhaust pollutants, while their suburban and rural counterparts encounter insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. All of them (and us) can be exposed to the effects of cleaning products and smoking, which have been linked to reduced lung function, and certain cancers. In fact, a study on the effects of pesticides by the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine revealed that approximately 33% of the dogs of the number studied were diagnosed with canine malignant lymphoma, and that dogs had a 70% higher chance of getting lymphoma when exposed to pesticides in their yard.

There are ways to reduce your pet’s exposure to these pollutants. Choose your cleaning and gardening products carefully (ask at your garden store/department for less toxic alternatives) avoid smoking inside, vacuum frequently, and change your home’s air filter frequently.

Then, consider investing in an IAQ solution that will allow you the peace of mind to breathe easily every day, knowing you and your pets are more protected. Medley will test your air, then craft a solution for your home. Our IAQ solutions address the pollutants mentioned in this article, as well as the dust and debris that collects in your vents and ducts, and the bacteria, mold, and mildew that can thrive in your heating and cooling system. Every time you run your system, these pollutants are distributed through your home, whether you can see them or not. Don’t wait for a problem to arise before you solve it. Get ahead of your health, and the health of your loved ones by finding an IAQ solution for your home today!

Medley helps the Carrollton, Coppell, Lewisville, Farmers Branch, Plano, Flower Mound, Allen, Highland Village, and Frisco areas keep their HVAC systems performing at top level, as well as find and implement the most effective IAQ solutions to keep families, friends and fur babies breathing clean, safe air. Give us a call at Medley at (972) 449-4834 (or visit our website at