3 Ways to Make Sure Pests Don’t Enter Through Your HVAC

When cold weather arrives, pests try their very hardest to avoid freezing by invading homes. Most pests can make their way into your home through the tiniest of cracks, so in order to prevent bugs in your home, you have to make sure your house is sealed up properly. Some of the entryways are obvious – leaky windows and open doors. However, one that’s often overlooked is the HVAC system.

There are several pest abatement measures you can use to help protect your HVAC system over time. Some of the steps you can take include the following.

1.Seal Your Flues, Vents and Ducts. You can use foil tape to eradicate small cracks and sealant to close large holes.

2. Clear Outdoor Units. Ensure that the unit has been properly mounted on a raised slab and that grass and weeds are regularly cut back away from the unit.

3.HVAC Maintenance and Regular Duct Cleaning. One strategy you can use to prevent bigger issues is to invest in proper duct cleaning.

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