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How To Keep Rodents Out Of Your HVAC System

Finding a nest of rodents in your HVAC system brings a wave of concerns to mind. You are more likely to find rodents in your home and HVAC system during the colder months because they are seeking warmth, and your heating system will provide just that. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric has a few tips that will help prevent a costly and unexpected expense that these pesky critters can cause. There are two main concerns that come to our mind when we have a resident that has called us in to fix their system:

Electrical Fires: When rodents get in your HVAC system, they tend to chew on wires and this can cause electrical fires.

Fecal Spores: Rodents get into more than your furnace including the ducts and vents in your home and they defecate, creating fecal spores that are then circulated out in the open where you and your family breathe it in.

Here are some ways to make sure your home’s HVAC system, vents, and ducts are properly sealed yet continue to work as efficiently as possible.

Check Your Ducts: Be sure that everything is properly sealed and that there are no gaps, cracks, or big air leaks. These are welcoming signs to mice, insects, and sometimes even the larger rodents. If you find that your ducts need to be sealed, hiring the professionals at Affordable Service is the way to go! All duct sealing should be done by professionals.

Flue & Vent Covers: One of the easiest things to do is to install flue and vent covers on all exterior openings. These openings are vents for your furnace’s exhaust, so make sure that the material you use will allow sufficient exhaust to escape so there is no build-up of carbon monoxide in your home.

Annual Inspections: As stated in a previous blog, the importance of annual HVAC system check, your yearly technician should be able to detect the presence of rodents and determine the type of repair if needed.

Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, A/C, and Electric has served more than 40,000 customers. The winter months shouldn’t cause you to worry, especially when unexpected costs can really cause frustrations. Taking these steps will prevent the need for additional repairs. Contact Affordable Service today to schedule your annual HVAC system inspection today.

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