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How to Keep Bugs Out of Your AC This Spring


Zero critters in your heating and air conditioning is the goal this year.

Nothing good will come from bugs in your heating and air conditioning unit. That’s why you want to employ a few strategies this spring to keep them at bay. Our team has a few suggestions on what to do. The best part is that all of the preventive measures are simple and won’t take much time to put in place. Let’s get started!

Screens on Your Exterior HVAC Vents Are Your Friends

Now is the time to install screens that cover each vent tightly. Aluminum mesh is a good choice. Most bugs will not be able to get through the aluminum, and the mesh will hold up well in all sorts of heat and humidity. If you can’t find mesh screens in the right size, they can be custom made.

Check for Cracks Around the AC Air Ducts

Tiny spaces around the ductwork provide great points of entry for bugs. Cracks in the duct material also mean they can get into your system. Have the ductwork and surrounding space checked for any signs of cracking. Sealing the cracks is critical to keeping bugs out and preventing an infestation.

Trim the Greenery Around the HVAC Unit

Bushes and hedges are great additions to the landscape, but you want to make sure nothing is brushing against the heating and cooling unit. Ideally, there should be enough space for a system specialist to walk around the unit without having to turn sideways. With the greenery trimmed and the area around the unit kept tidy, bugs are less likely to get to the unit by way of the plants and bushes nearby.

Do you still see bugs after taking necessary precautions? Do the bugs give you creepy crawlies and you want someone to simply handle it for you? The team at H.H. Hovey is ready to help. Contact us today, and we’ll have an expert on the way to take a look at your heating and air conditioning system.

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