February 22, 2023

Is Your AC System Letting In Bugs Into Your Home?

Ice AC Repair Pests

Ever wonder how those bugs get inside your home? Well, one possible way is your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system.

In an extreme environment where it gets above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Summer and below 30 in the winter, a fully functional air conditioning and heating system is imperative. However, because of the extreme shift in temperatures, there tend to be yearly cracks and gaps created from the expansion and contraction. Leaving an open invitation for Pests (bugs) to invade your home and AC system.

What To Do If You Find Bugs Entering From Your AC System

Discovering bugs in your home is never a pleasant experience, especially if they seem to be coming in through your air conditioning system. If you’re noticing an influx of bugs in your home that seem to be coming in through your AC system, here’s what you can do:

Pests like cockroaches, silverfish, and spiders can cause your HVAC equipment to malfunction and expose your family to poor indoor air quality and other health risks. Rodents, insects, and other pests can destroy the ductwork of your HVAC system while decomposing bugs can contaminate the airflow with foul odors and allergens. To prevent these pest issues maintenance should be performed twice a year on your AC system.

During the maintenance process, an ICE AC repair tech will ensure your AC system is properly sealed and repair any cracks and gaps thereby safeguarding against any pests. Plus, the system will be cleaned and restored to the proper manufacture recommended working specs.

Pest-proofing your HVAC system is the way to go. ICE Heating & Cooling makes it affordable to pest-proof your HVAC system, and for those with allergy issues, this might be one of the best heating & cooling investments you can make.

Ice AC Repair Heating & Cooling Checks for the Following Pest Related Issues

Pests can be a real nuisance in our homes, and they can also cause significant damage to our heating and cooling systems. At ICE AC Repair Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of protecting your HVAC system from pests and ensuring that it’s running smoothly so we suggest some checks so that you will stay safe in your home without any pest nuisance.

Proper Sealing of Ducts, Vents, Furnaces, AC Units, Drain-line

Ducts and vents inside an HVAC system are the perfect passageways for pests to get into your home. Make sure that the ducts and vents in your system are closed off properly.

Repair Cracks, Gaps, and Openings with the Proper Sealant

When your HVAC system is first installed, the ducts and piping are sealed to prevent condensed water and air from leaking. Over time, the Summer and Winter extreme temperatures cause the sealant to crack and create openings. These cracks are perfect entry points for pests. Resealing these ducts with a professional-grade quality sealant will prevent these pests from getting into your air conditioning unit.

Clean the Outdoor AC Unit & Indoor Heating Unit Regularly

Split air conditioning systems consists of an indoor unit (heater and blower) and an outdoor unit (condenser or heat pump). The outdoor unit houses the compressor, coils, and a large fan. The outdoor unit is a dust magnet, and if not cleaned regularly will attract many pests and bugs to it and could cause an electrical issue as bugs tend to get in between electrical parts. The indoor unit usually attracts rodents, cockroaches, silverfish, and spiders.

Schedule Maintenance From ICE Heating & Cooling

Scheduled routine maintenance for your HVAC system is an essential measure to take to prevent bugs and pests from getting into your air conditioning system. An ICE technician will make sure that such unwanted elements are removed from your heating and cooling system, keeping you and your family breathing cleaner air.

We know that your pets are part of your family, if you want to make sure they’re comfortable at home check out our blog: Is Your Home The Right Temperature For Your Pets?

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