How to Keep Bugs Out of Your AC
Your air conditioner is nice and cool on the inside of your home, but on the outside, its warm and humid environment can play host to all kinds of unwanted house guests. Insects such as ants, bees, spiders, and mosquitos can work themselves into the tiny crevices of your unit and make it their home. Keeping bugs out is critical to the efficiency of your air conditioner. Here are a few tips to keep these pesky visitors away.
1. Keep Up on Your Landscaping
If the grass is left too high, the extra moisture surrounding your air conditioner will serve as a welcome mat for mosquito or other insect nests. In addition to smaller insects, longer grass could be an open invite for snakes. This may be enough to frighten you into action!
Get rid of any puddles or large areas of water that may attract wildlife or bugs, and be sure to check after long periods of rain. Additionally, make sure to mow your lawn carefully and pull out any weeds that may provide a hiding spot for animals. You want to eliminate any areas around your yard that critters may be able to get comfortable in.
2. Properly Install Screens on AC Vents and Ducts
If bugs can make it into your vents or ducts, getting them out of the air conditioner will pose some trouble. Instead, prevent them from entering your unit by using window mesh to cover any vent openings. This will ensure that your air can flow freely without giving an all-access pass to the insects in your area. If you give pests a way in, they’ll be sure to enter. So be sure to keep these areas screened off year-round.
3. Contact Your HVAC Professional for Maintenance Work
There are certain things that homeowners should call upon the help of a professional to service, and your air conditioner is undoubtedly on that list! Annual maintenance check-ups are the best way to prevent any issues with your AC unit. If you have discovered damage to your unit, or are experiencing a problem with insects coming into your home, make an appointment today.
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