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Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?

Could Insects Be Coming From The HVAC System?

Insects getting into your home through your HVAC system sounds like it’s out of a bad horror movie. Unfortunately, it can be your reality! The good news is that an HVAC professional can help reduce insect issues . They can address related issues with your HVAC system and its many parts and ducts.

Air Vents = a Pathway for Insects

Your HVAC air vents are a common point of entry into your home for insects. If you notice spiders and other tiny insects in your living areas, your vents may be where they are coming from.

Use Screens to Keep Insects Out of HVAC Vents

An HVAC professional can help you cover your HVAC air vents with screenings or netting. You can also do this yourself by taking off the inside HVAC vent covers to measure the openings. Next, cut the screening that’s designed to keep insects out and fit over the openings. Finish up by securing the HVAC air vent covers again.

Use Caulk for Outside HVAC Vent Openings

Keep insects from even getting inside your HVAC ducts by also covering the outside ducts. Use the same method mentioned above. The extra step you’ll want to take to keep insects out is to apply caulking around your exterior HVAC vents.

Look for Flaws/Cracks around Other Exterior Spaces

Insects can get into your home through any crack or opening. So, as long as you’re busy caulking around exterior HVAC vents, check for other cracks or flaws. Pay attention to possible pathways for insects around windows and doors. Also, check for cracks in your outside walls or around your foundation.

Other Steps to Take

Insects can also affect your outside HVAC unit. Reduce this by trimming weeds and removing plants that are too close to your outside unit. Additionally, make sure to install your window units right. Screening can also placed over window unit panels or “fins” to keep insects out.

Get Some Professional Pest Help

If insects have made their way into other parts of your home, call an exterminator. They can take care of insects that have set up shop deeper within your home. Don’t spray insecticides into your HVAC vents. This can carry hazardous chemicals throughout your home when your HVAC system operates.

Have Your HVAC Ducts Checked

Once an exterminator has mitigated any other issues with insects, give our HVAC pros a call. We’ll check your ducts to see if there are any cracks or loose parts that could be entry points for insects or pests. Having your ducts checked by a professional also helps your HVAC system run better.

Call Us Today

Are you seeing signs that insects are entering your home through your HVAC vents? If so, contact Cahill Heating, Cooling, Electric, Plumbing & Sewer, Air, and Electric. Our HVAC professionals will check out your HVAC system and let you know if vents need repaired or sealed. Our team can also check your window units and look for any issues that may affect your system.

Call our HVAC professionals today for prompt, affordable HVAC services and solutions.

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