As fall comes around, critters and pests look for ‘winter’ homes to stay warm at night. A full inspection will identify potential entry points in your HVAC system. Commonly overlooked, your HVAC system may provide shelter against the falling temperatures, rain, and inevitable snow.
It may have holes or gaps with easy access for pests and rodents to gain access into your system and home. Pest-proofing your HVAC system is easy with a full HVAC inspection and minor maintenance throughout the season. Know how pests can damage your heating and air system and how to stop them in their tracks early.
How Pests Damage Your HVAC System
Rodents, insects, and small animals deal a lot of damage to your HVAC system and home in a short amount of time. Rodents and insects love to move throughout exterior HVAC systems, which causes performance issues and failure if the pests aren’t removed. If critters get inside your indoor HVAC equipment, they can eat through your ductwork and seals.
Another way pests impact your HVAC system is compromising your indoor air quality. Rodents, insects and other critters leave behind feces, urine and dead carcasses inside your HVAC system. These produce foul odors in your ductwork and cause your home to smell.
Take Preventative Measures
Luckily, residents in Georgia have Estes Services to turn to when rodents become a problem in their HVAC system. Our NATE-certified technicians know how to eliminate and prevent pests from getting inside your equipment and home.
They are experienced with identifying problem areas in the heating and cooling system where rodents, insects and other pests can enter. Estes Services offers a few different services to prevent pests from causing havoc in your HVAC system:
An inspection of your HVAC system allows our technicians to find evidence of an infestation, like pest debris. An inspection catches signs of pests inside your unit and it prevents HVAC performance problems in the future. An HVAC inspection includes a check of the exterior equipment where critters may enter.
Exterior vents are potential pathways for rodents, insects and other pests to infiltrate your home. The same is true of your ductwork if they improperly sealed. Schedule duct sealing service to prevent pests from entering your HVAC equipment, ductwork and home.
It also lowers your heating and cooling bills by reducing gaps and cracks in your ductwork. A ventilation system with tightly-sealed ducts experiences less energy loss throughout the year.
Maintenance on your heating and cooling equipment keeps your unit clean. Service removes any accumulated pest debris and common allergens inside your ductwork and HVAC system.
Estes Services offers Maintenance Membership Plans to fit any budget. Schedule maintenance on your heating and cooling system and experience peace of mind. Rest knowing your HVAC system is properly cared for by experts.
Keep pests, rodents, and insects out of your HVAC system with an inspection this fall. Estes Services offers maintenance throughout the year, and our duct sealing services reduce the risk of an infestation in your home. So contact us today and take control of your heating and air system and indoor air quality!