Everyone loves having company. Entertaining family and friends fills your house with laughter and merriment. But the fun can end when visitors overstay or drop by unannounced. While we can’t keep Uncle Ned from wearing out his welcome, we can offer a few tips to pest-proof your HVAC systems and home.
HVAC Maintenance and Cleaning
Keeping up with routine maintenance can help prevent pests in your home. Don’t skip out on furnace and A/C tune-ups, bi-yearly cleanings, and inspections. Bonus: Regular HVAC Maintenance will also extend the life of your units.
Speaking of cleaning… Get your air ducts cleaned regularly. Cleaning will remove debris and allergens, improving your indoor air quality. Regular inspections by an HVAC professional can catch any potential problems early.
Seal Ducts and Vents
Leaky ducts and vents can be a perfect way for unwanted guest to get in. Besides cleaning, sealing your ductwork and vents will also keep out odors, pests, and allergens. Bonus: Sealing the leaks can lower your HVAC costs.
Clear and Protect Outdoor Units
Some of your HVAC units can be exposed to the elements. Protect your outdoor units by properly mounting them on a raised slab. Installing a Supreme Stands® heat pump stand will also guard your heating systems from snow, ice, and water. In the summer months, routinely cut back grass and weeds from your units.
If your furnace or water heater vents into a PVC pipe through a side wall, then you need a Diamond Vent Screen. Diamond Vent Screens prevent blockages by leaves, birds, chipmunks, children’s toys, landscape rocks, etc.
We have been family owned since 1980. When it comes to your family or business, you deserve a reliable air conditioning and heating system that gives you comfort, value, and peace of mind. At Heating & Cooling Two, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We can’t help with Uncle Ned or other unwanted houseguests, but if you find yourself in need of an HVAC professional to help pest-proof your HVAC systems, give us a call!