Pests, such as ants, termites, mice, and even snakes are known to make
their homes inside HVAC systems, resulting in severe problems for homeowners
and business owners. Not only can they cause damage to your
air conditioning or
heating unit, but they can also crawl inside your ducts and enter your home or
Pest-Proofing Your Home HVAC
The following are effective ways to ensure that pests stay away from your
HVAC systems once and for all:
Seal your ducts. Gaps, spaces, cracks, and openings in your duct system are used as entrances
for pests and vermin. Once inside, they can cause severe health issues
since you will be breathing in the air that passes through those ducts.
Repairing or sealing up your ducts is the best way to prevent any pests
from getting inside your home.
Install vent and flue pipe covers. Flue pipes are designed to expel the byproducts created by your heating
unit. They can be entered, especially when they are uncovered.
Protect your air conditioning condenser. Rodents often cause damage to exterior AC condensers by gnawing, scratching,
and urinating on the unit. Make sure you keep the area around the condenser
clean and clear of vegetation since they use it for food and shelter.
If you believe pests have damaged your system,
contact our licensed Murrieta HVAC technician at
Correy Baker Heating & Air today.