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Ways Your HVAC Can Help with Bug Control

Ways Your HVAC Can Help with Bug ControlIt’s springtime and a wide variety of creepy crawling critters are making their grand entrances in places you wouldn’t expect – including your HVAC system. Live bugs are bad enough, but the larvae, droppings and shed skins they leave behind can also do a number on HVAC components, not to mention your home’s air quality.

As your mind moves towards bug removal, don’t forget that your HVAC system also has a few tricks to keep nasty and annoying insects at bay.

Humidity Control

One way your HVAC can actually help control pests is by controlling excess moisture. Humid areas can offer an abundance of water to parched insects, making such areas nearly irresistible to invade. In cooling mode, your HVAC system removes excess moisture from the air as a byproduct of the cooling process. Simply running your air conditioner on humid days can help balance your home’s humidity, which in turn also improves its indoor air quality.

Professional Maintenance

Maintenance is essential for the health and longevity of your HVAC system. It’s also a great way to keep your HVAC system bug-free. In addition to the regularly scheduled maintenance offered by your technician, here are a few things you can do to prevent bugs from invading your HVAC system:

  • Locate and seal potential points of entry for pests. Seal cracks and gaps around HVAC wiring and plumbing conduits and use wire mesh to block exhaust vents from unwanted pests.
  • Inspect and clean the ductwork regularly. Dirty and damaged ducts are a common safe haven for pests.
  • Clear vegetation away from the outdoor unit. Outdoor cabinets should have at least 2 feet of clear space around the entire unit to prevent pest infiltration.
  • Avoid using pesticides inside your HVAC system. The fumes from consumer-grade pest control products can potentially create health hazards.

We don’t specialize in bug removal, but the experts at Powers Heating & Air can help protect your HVAC system against bugs and other pests. Give us a call if you’re in the Peachtree City area.

Avoiding Pests: Bug Proof Your HVAC Unit

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. Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Name”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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