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Are You Worried About Pests within Your HVAC System? Learn How to Prevent Them

Are You Worried About Pests within Your HVAC System? Learn How to Prevent ThemIt’s more than an irritation if bugs get entrance to your HVAC system. Their droppings may wreak havoc on your HVAC system and cause major air quality problems, to mention a couple of difficulties. Fortunately, Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing has some easy guidelines for keeping your HVAC system safe and secure from dogs.

Keep reading to learn more and then contact us at (661) 947-2653 to schedule an appointment.

Your ducts should be cleaned and sealed

Pests can enter your duct system through any crevice, fracture, or disconnect in the system. They may be able to enter into your home’s interior if they’ve found their way into your HVAC system. Depending on the magnitude of your duct leak, we’re talking about mice, insects, and larger critters.

For a variety of reasons, using pest poison is not a good idea. First, while it may kill the pests, they will die without your ducts, potentially causing an issue with decomposing animals in your ducting. You can image how bad the smells would get. Second, spraying pesticides into your ducting allows poisons to enter your house. Finally, it’s a band-aid remedy that may help temporarily but won’t prevent the problem from recurring.

Having your HVAC experts come out and clean your ducts and repair any leaks is a preferable alternative. We can get rid of any bugs and debris, as well as enhance your interior air quality, all while avoiding the problem from recurring.

Your vents should be covered

A variety of vents in your HVAC system remove pollutants from your furnace. These pipes serve a crucial purpose, but if they aren’t properly protected, birds, chipmunks, and other pests may get access to your house. Pests may get access to your cooling system through external vents.

We can come out and install vent covers on every outdoor intake, flue, and vent if you call Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing. These covers keep pets out while also preventing nests from forming in your pipes. There are further advantages, such as avoiding rainwater from entering your vents. Pests are clever and may easily sneak through coverings that aren’t correctly put, so this is a project for the pros.

Keep your condenser out of harm’s way

Small animals may wreak havoc on your outdoor air conditioning condenser. They have the ability to gnaw, scratch, and bite their way through the system. Keeping your condenser clear and cleaning the space surrounding it on a regular basis is the best method to avoid this. Remove any plants that may attract pests and clean the area surrounding the condenser as well as the unit itself with warm water and soap.

Do you have any additional concerns regarding bugs in your HVAC system? Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing has been servicing the Antelope Valley for 30 years, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have. For fast, reasonable, and expert service, call (661) 947-2653 now.

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