Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?
April 22nd, 2021 by alexys
Your HVAC system can be a god-sent in these hot summer months. If you notice that insects are showing up more often in your home, it could be due to your HVAC system. Your HVAC system gives insects many chances to enter your home if not taken care of by an HVAC professional.
Start With The HVAC Vents
Your HVAC system has a series of vents that are often placed in each room in your home. These vents allow the cooled air to enter the rooms for your comfort. They also give an easy way for insects to get into your home. Prevent insects from getting in by placing screening over the vents in your home.
You’ll need to start by removing each HVAC vent. Then, cut out screening to fit the location. If you don’t want to do this, contact an HVAC professional to install the screening over the vents. When there is screening on the vents, it prevents insects from going through the ducts and into your home.
Seal Up That HVAC Ductwork
Insects often find their way into homes via the HVAC ductwork throughout them. Over time, this HVAC ductwork can crack or pull apart to leave an unwanted gap. When this happens, it provides room for insects to enter the HVAC ductwork. Then, the insects travel through the HVAC ductwork to the vent in your home. In no time, you’ll end up with many uninvited insects roaming inside of our home.
To get rid of these entry points for insects, you should seal up the cracks and gaps in your HVAC ductwork. If you’re not sure how to do this, you should contact an HVAC professional to help. They can check your HVAC ductwork and seal up any areas where insects may be coming in.
Keep Your HVAC System Clean
One of the biggest attractants for insects is a damp, dark area. If you don’t clean your system often, it can create these perfect conditions for insects. Instead, you should undergo regular HVAC system cleanings. An HVAC professional can let you know of any new insect infestations inside your HVAC system.
With the outdoor condenser unit, perform regular cleanings to avoid insects. The natural environment in these areas provides the perfect environment for insects. Do yourself a favor. Remove any free-standing water around the condenser unit and clean up the fins. This will help to alert you of any insects that are entering your home through this outdoor unit. It will also deter insects from entering your condenser unit.
Call Us Today
If you’ve been dealing with unwanted insects inside of your home, your HVAC system may be to blame. Give us a call today. Let our HVAC professionals handle the insects so you can enjoy the comfort of your HVAC system.