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F.H. Furr's Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Insider Blog

Keep the Pests Out of Your HVAC System!


Most homeowners ensure that their homes are treated either on their own or by professionals. But did you know that when checking walls, doorways and windows that you should also check your heating and air conditioning system as well? Protecting your HVAC system is quite an important piece in keeping pests out which will help protect you and keep your systems running smoothly and not costing you large amounts for repairs.

Health Problems

Many of the filthy pests that can make their way into your home have common allergens all over them or are allergens themselves! These can cause health issues for those who suffer from allergies to these. Depending on the type of pests in your system, it could even cause issues to the technician working to remedy the problem!

Damage. Pest Damage.

Did you know that if a mouse can fit it's head into a hole, it can fit its' entire body through that same hole!? All sorts of pests can enter your HVAC system. They can get into the space between your HVAC components, through holes where the lines come into your home and a number of other places.

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If they manage to get into your home, pests can cause damage to the lines that run through your home as well as nest in them. Unfortunately the damage from pests nesting there could range anywhere from expensive repairs to complete replacement. And this is just the damage to the lines in your home, it doesn't include the damage they can do to your belongings or even the structure of your home!

Indoor Air Quality

Not-so-fun fact: Bat droppings are one of the most toxic things that you could find in your home! Droppings, debris and even the dead pests and rodents themselves can easily cause a foul smell in your home. All of these things can obviously be a detriment to your home's indoor air quality! Once the dander or debris in your air system circulates through your home, it makes the entire home contaminated!

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PROTECT YOUR HOME!

Here are some tips for keeping your home safe from pests:

  • Install covers on all flues and vents to prevent pests from entering your home.
  • Make sure any cracks or gaps in your duct system are sealed off.
  • Use pest repellent to keep animals or any other pest from coming around your exterior unit(s).
  • Protect your exterior air conditioner condenser with a cover.

While we might not handle pest control - Remember as always, if you have questions - give F.H. Furr a call and we'll do our very best to help!