You never really think about the problems that pests, like mice, squirrels and insects, can cause until you’re faced with an infestation in your own home. Many homeowners don’t realize that their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are one of the most common ways for pests to enter their homes and wreak havoc and destruction. Take the time to proof your home for pest control this spring and avoid costly heating and cooling repair amongst other damages.
Pests in your home will not only damage your systems and force heating and cooling repair, they can also lead to a number of air quality issues that stem from debris, droppings, dead pests and other things they leave behind. If pesticides are used to treat the problem, they chemicals will also add to the contamination of your indoor air. It’s best to prevent the infestation before it occurs, so take a look at our tips for pest control and try to get them done as soon as possible!
- FLUE & VENT COVERS
Your HVAC system has exhaust flues and air intake pipes to exchange old, dirty air with fresh, clean outdoor air. Both openings lead out of your home and are the perfect gateway for pests to gain entry. Install cover the fit your flues and pipes properly to prevent unwanted critters from getting into your heating and cooling system.
- AIR CONDITIONER CONDENSOR
We always encourage our customers to stop planting bushes and placing other obstructions around their air conditioner condenser. Shrubbery attracts pests which may try to get into the condenser for shelter—leading to chewed and scratched parts and costly cooling repair.
- SEAL DUCTWORK
If pests manage to find their way into your ductwork, they have the advantage of roaming all over your home and making it much harder for you to find them. Your ducts distribute the heated and cooled air from your HVAC system which will pick up the pest debris along the way. Get your ducts properly sealed to ensure pests won’t find a way in.
The best way to maintain proper pest control is to schedule heating and cooling maintenance. Weiss-Johnson’s fully-trained, professional staff will ensure that your HVAC system is clean, free of damage and pest-resistant.
Contact us today to learn more or for any of your home comfort needs—we’re happy to help!
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