Keep Pests Out of Your HVAC System

Pests are an issues that we all have to deal with at one point or another when we own a home. They like to find their way into anything they can. There are some steps you can take to make sure you keep the pests out at much as you can.

Fresh air has to travel in and out of your HVAC system for it to work properly. This can sometimes make it easy for different pests to hide in your system. Some only need a very small space to get into. Most of the time the kind of pest that come in are roaches, mice and rats. Like us, they need food, water and shelter so they find a way inside. Roaches are something you don’t want in your home at all. Mice and rats saliva, skin cells and droppings cause asthmatic issues in your home. They also love to eat the inside components of the HVAC system which will leave you having to replace the different parts or the whole system if they eat it bad enough. On top of eating parts, they will build their nests inside which can also damage your HVAC system.

Here are some tips to help keep the pests out. You can have a pests specialist come out to figure out just where they are getting in. If they are coming in through your HVAC system we can help that. We have screens we can use to help keep pests out. We can also figure out where you have drafts coming in that allow insects to enter. We can check your ducts to make sure they are still properly sealed. Ducts that have openings due to age can be fixed. The openings allow animals to get in and is also a huge energy waste. Controlling your moisture content in your home can help deter pests from wanting to stick around. Make sure you get your clean and checks each season. The techs go over the whole system and can see if pests are present allowing you to take care of the issue sooner than later. Call Bartlett Heating and Air today to schedule your maintenance.