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It can get very hot here in Gainesville over the summer! And if you have pets, you know the importance of keeping them cool, both indoors and outdoors. It is important to make sure that your pet doesn’t spend all day outside, because, just like humans, the heat can be dangerous for them.

It’s important to have a well-maintained HVAC system and to get air conditioning repair quickly whenever you have a problem. Buckhalter Heating And Air Conditioning will come fix your AC and get everyone in your home back to feeling cool and comfortable, including your furry friends. If you’re in need of air conditioning repair or AC service, contact us today!

Never Leave Pets In Parked Car

You might think it’s ok to run a quick errand while your pet is in the car, but temperatures can rise rapidly inside cars and quickly become unsafe. On an 85-degree day, the temperature inside a car with the windows cracked can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. And that’s a mild day here in Gainesville! 

Watch Humidity

Down here in Florida, the humidity can be just as bad as the heat. That’s one of the reasons why it’s important to get your air conditioning repaired quickly whenever you have an issue, because your residential air conditioning also maintains the humidity at a comfortable level. 

It’s important to be aware that the humidity can really affect your pets. Because animals pant to cool their body, if the humidity is too high, that moisture from their mouths has a harder time evaporating, making it very difficult for them to cool themselves.

Limit Exercise

When it’s a hot day, be careful when exercising your pet. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning and evening hours, when it’s a little cooler. If your pet has light hair or ears, they can be easily sunburned and develop skin cancer, just like humans. Also remember that asphalt can burn your pets paws, so when you’re taking the dog out for a walk, try to walk them on grass, if possible. 

Don’t Rely On A Fan

Pets respond differently to heat from humans, and while a fan may be enough to cool us down, it might not be as effective for your animals. That’s why it’s important to have a functioning residential air conditioning unit during the summer. If you’re concerned about the dangers of your HVAC system breaking this summer, schedule regular air conditioner maintenance with Buckhalter Heating And Air Conditioning.

Buckhalter Heating And Air Conditioning

We work tirelessly to ensure your — and your pets — comfort and satisfaction. Whether we’re working on a full air conditioning installation or coming in for a small air conditioning repair, you can trust us to get the job done right. 

Our founder, John Buckhalter, started this company more than 50 years ago. He wanted to provide Gainesville access to better heating and cooling services, and that’s what we’ve been doing ever since. Learn more about our history and contact our HVAC company for all your air conditioning and heating needs.