A well-maintained air conditioning system is essential for any home or business. Unfortunately, HVAC systems can invite unwanted guests to stay almost indefinitely if certain issues aren’t addressed immediately. Pest infestation can happen for a number of reasons, including poor maintenance of your HVAC system. If you want to keep from having to spend money on a new air conditioning replacement due to damage by pests, here are five ways to pest-proof your system.
Schedule a Professional Maintenance Test
Scheduling a routine maintenance test is one of the best ways to protect your HVAC system from pest invasion. Our HVAC-trained technicians at Air Products & Services can professionally test your system and identify the signs of pest invasion, if any.
Repair Any Visible Damage
Your HVAC system can easily be damaged by pests and other small animals. If your system has a leak, it can also attract uninvited guests, which could necessitate expensive repairs if left unchecked. Air Products & Services has an excellent AC troubleshooting system in Tarzana, and our technicians always make sure the repairs on your HVAC system will also prevent leaks and further damages.
Seal Air Ducts and Other Points of Entry
If there are any cracks, gaps or other openings in your HVAC system, these are easy entry points for pests, which can easily damage the ductwork of your system and lead to serious air quality issues. You can try to seal them on your own with aluminum foil tape or even mastic sealant, but there wi;ll be no guarantee that you’ve done the job properly. You should call a certified technician from Air Products & Services instead and have them seal the entire system professionally.
Install Flue and Vent Covers
If you have furnace vents or flue pipes that extend outside your home, they can easily be entered by rodents and other small animals, so it’s important to know which type of mesh or flue cap should be used to seal them in order to keep the animals out. Have a professional technician from Air Products & Services take care of the installation. Our AC repair service includes the proper installation of the right flue caps and vent covers.
Keep Your System Clean
One way or another, there will always be pests eager to enter your HVAC system, which is why it’s important to keep your system as clean as possible at all times. You can do this by switching out old filters and having regular maintenance checks. Also do a regular clean-up of any debris that has built up in or around your vents.
With Air Products & Services, you can be assured that your HVAC system will be safe from pests and small animals. Contact us today at (818) 989-2030 for more information or submit an online form. We serve Tarzana and surrounding areas in CA.