Chipmunks, squirrels, raccoons – sure, they’re all cute little animals when they’re out in the wild, but they’re not so cute when they wind up inside your air conditioning equipment. Pesky pests can be a nuisance to homeowners and business owners alike and they can cause some severe problems when they wind up in places they shouldn’t be. Sure, you can hire a pest control specialist to get rid of them, but there are a few things you can do on your end to keep pests out of your HVAC components.
- Conceal Your Condenser – this is the outdoor component of your air conditioning system so it’s not uncommon for animals to wind up inside. We recommend using screens or building a fence to keep them out and it also helps hide that bulky piece of equipment – we’re calling it a win-win.
- Spray The Area – you can use a pet repellant spray on the condenser itself and over the area surrounding it to deter animals from getting too close. These types of sprays contain smells that are unattractive to pests so it’ll keep them a safe distance away.
- Seal Your Ducts – cracks or gaps in your ductwork serve as easy points of entry for pests. It’s vital to take the time to seal them up to keep bugs, bees and other small pests out.
With that said, it’s important to have your ducts cleaned regularly. Duct cleaning helps restore efficiency of both furnaces and air conditioning systems. The shorter running time helps lower your cost, while the improved air distribution maintains uniform temperatures throughout your home. Give Rusk Heating & Cooling a call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.