Bugs are not only gross, but they can also carry germs and disease that could endanger your family. This is why it’s important that you take the necessary steps to keep these critters out of your home and out of its HVAC system. You can avoid these pests by following these simple tips to bug proof your home:
Tip #1: Seal the Doors
Much of the time, insects don’t have to sneak inside your home — they can literally walk through the front door. If you don’t mind having some tiny houseguests that bring germs in with them, then sit back and enjoy. But if you want to keep them out, it’s time to pick up some weather stripping at your local hardware store and seal the edges.
Tip #2: Seal Other Cracks
The truth is, there are cracks and gaps in every house, whether it’s around the edges of your doors and windows, your foundation, or along your walls. These gaps provide the perfect opportunity for insects, arachnids, and other small pests to slip inside your home and set up shop. These areas can be sealed with the use of weather stripping, caulking, or spray foam, depending on the size of the problem. And if you have any trouble finding these cracks and gaps, call an HVAC technician to help you hunt them down.
Tip #3: Clean Up the Yard
Bugs and other pests love to hide out in your yard. If you have piles of leaves or other debris lying around, the number of these critters will quickly multiply. Standing water is also a problem, because bugs like mosquitoes are attracted to it and will eventually find their way inside. This is especially important to avoid because mosquitoes are known to carry disease. We suggest that you clean up your yard on a regular basis.
For more expert advice on how to bug proof your HVAC unit and your home, be sure to reach out to the professionals at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding areas since 2001.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.
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