Every homeowner knows what it’s like to have unwelcome guests in their home. No… we’re not talking your in-laws during the holidays. What we’re referring to are the bugs that get into your home and sometimes even inside your HVAC unit. Here are a few tips to help you bug proof your household:
Seal Your Doors and Windows
Insects will use any means necessary to get inside your home. Two of the most common problems areas are your doors and windows. The edges are often rife with small gaps and cracks where the critters can sneak in. You can fix these areas with the use of caulking, spray foam, or weather stripping, depending on the size of the problem.
Cover Up the Gap in Your HVAC Unit
The HVAC unit in your home has all kinds of small areas where bugs could slip in and either clog up the system or use it as a conduit to go further into your home. To slow this invasion, use a two-pronged approach. First, make sure that you clean the system on a regular basis, including its air filter. Second, pick up a screen that you can cut to fit across your vents that will keep the bugs from getting into your home but still allow good airflow. If you need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact a professional technician.
Remove Debris from the Yard
Bugs have no pride, so they typically hide in dark, dank places. If your yard is full of piles of leaves or other debris, there’s a chance that many insects and other pests are camped out in your yard waiting for the opportunity to sneak into your home. You can reduce the chances of this happening by cleaning the yard on a regular basis so they’ll have fewer places to hide.
For more expert advice on how to bug proof your HVAC unit, or any other questions related to home comfort, please contact the experts at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve been serving the needs of Monmouth County and the surrounding areas.
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