When summer arrives, the number of bugs that a homeowner must deal with can be overwhelming at times. They show up in the darndest of places and that includes your HVAC system.
Bugs in HVAC equipment can cause problems, so we’ve come up with a few tips to help avoid an infestation:
Install Mesh Screens
Bugs are known to use air vents that lead inside your home, getting into your HVAC equipment and other places. Mesh screens placed over these vents will stop all but the tiniest of these pests.
Inspect Your Ductwork
Ductwork is another great way for insects to find their way into your HVAC equipment. Inspect it for holes and gaps, and then fix any problems you find with either foil tape or sealant.
Change the Air Filter
Everyone knows that your HVAC system’s efficiency is hurt by dirt and debris that clogs up the air filter. What you might not think about is the moisture that can often comes from your sytem once this happens, attracting bug and other pests. This is just one more reason why you should change the filter on a regular basis.
Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit
Your HVAC system’s outdoor unit is susceptible to bugs due to its location, providing a conduit inside your home. Even bees and wasps have been known to build nests there. As a general rule, it’s a good idea to keep all water, vegetation, and debris at least two feet away from the unit all away around.
Call a Pest Control Expert
Since insects and other pests can be such a detriment to your household, it’s a good idea to schedule in extermination when you believe it’s needed. If you seen any signs of an abundance of pests in your HVAC equipment or anywhere else, don’t hesitate to call.
For more expert advice on preventing bugs in HVAC equipment, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, be sure to reach out to the professionals at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding area 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.