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How to Make Your HVAC Components Pest-Proof - J&W Heating and Air

How to Make Your HVAC Components Pest-Proof

We rely a great deal on our HVAC systems throughout the year. Whether we are using the system in the winter to keep warm or using it in the summer to cool our home, it is something that always seems to be running. Since it is such a major part of your home from an asset perspective, you want to do all that you can to protect it. One of the significant areas of concern when it comes to HVAC systems is that of pest control. You would be amazed at the number of calls we receive for air conditioning maintenance Jacksonville, only to find a pest problem exists.

Pests are always attracted to homes for a variety of reasons. In the winter, insects are attracted to the home because it is warm. In the summer it can be the opposite, due to the cold air inside of the home. Pests can do a lot of damage to your HVAC system, and it is imperative to take preventative measures to keep them out.

Buy Screens

One of the common things that you are going to see with all homes is that you are likely going to have some air vents that are facing the exterior. The air vents on the outside of your home have to be blocked up with screens. You can buy these relatively inexpensively and what you want to do is to put the screen on the inside of the vent, to keep bugs, mice, as well as any other type of pest from just crawling through and into the home.

Cleaning the System

It can also do a lot of good just to make sure that you have an air conditioning system that is always clean. Our air conditioning maintenance Jacksonville professionals will clean systems during routine tune-up work and such, but you can take part in this as well. Do regular maintenance of your system, change the air filter, and clean up the components every month or two.

Focus on the Ducts

The air ducts that you have can become cracked and such over time. Even when they are installed, what you may find is that they are not entirely sealed up where they meet the vents. You want to focus on this main entry point to keep insects and other types of pests out. It takes just a crack to give pests a chance to get in there and do a lot of damage. We can help you with an inspection of the ducts if you want to be sure there are no trouble spots that require attention.

Hire a Pest Control Professional

It may also be worth your time and money to invest in an annual spray by a pest control professional. These professionals will come out to your home and provide you with pest control treatments. This just entails a spraying on the outside of the home that is going to be intended on keeping pests away from the residence.

There is a lot that you can do as a homeowner to try to keep pests away from your air conditioning system. Our air conditioning maintenance Jacksonville professionals see pest problems all of the time. Those that do not face such issues are the ones that are being the most proactive, that are trying to keep the pests away. It is all about taking care of your system, understanding where the areas of risk are, and sealing up any opportunities for pests to make their way in.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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