3 Ways to Keep Your HVAC System Free of Pests

Unwanted guests are bad enough, but what if yours are of the winged and furred variety–and have actually decided to settle in your HVAC system? You’ll want to get rid of them immediately, of course. Pests in the HVAC unit won’t just compromise its performance: they can also negatively affect health and safety in your home. The good news is that keeping your system pest-free isn’t as daunting as you might think. Above Air Inc, a trusted residential and commercial AC company, shares what you need to do here:

3 Ways to Keep Your HVAC System Free of Pests

Keep the house clean. The fact is that when pests take a liking to a particular home (because the environment is ideal for breeding or has plenty of food sources), they’ll start looking for handy access points and dark places in which to settle and hide. When this happens, it almost always turns out to be an unprotected HVAC system. To prevent pests from being attracted to your home in the first place, make sure to always keep it clean. You can do this by:

  • Using trash cans with secure lids and placing them a good distance away from the house.

  • Deep-cleaning the house as often as possible.

  • Storing food in sealable containers.

  • Eliminating clutter.

Have your ducts sealed. Your ductwork may have leaks and other openings that serve as an entry point for these pests. Depending on the size of the gaps, the ductwork may end up attracting insects, mice or even larger vermin, such as raccoons. The last thing you want is an infestation, so if you suspect that there’s a leak in the ducts, call a reliable residential AC company like Above Air Inc immediately for the necessary duct cleaning and sealing.

Schedule regular HVAC inspections and maintenance. This way, your HVAC technician will be able to perform a comprehensive checkup of your system’s components and determine whether pests have started making a home in your system. They’ll also seal the ducts, vents and flues to prevent these annoyances from recurring.

Whether you need HVAC repair, installation or maintenance, Above Air Inc has got you covered. With our top-tier solutions, we’ll keep your system clean and free of pests. We serve the areas in and around Broward and Palm Beach, FL. Call us today at (954) 341-0816 (Broward) or (561) 488-0832 (Palm Beach). You can also fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.