Prevention is the best method to keep your air-conditioning unit safe from rodents and pests.
Rodents and wild animals can be your air conditioner’s worst nightmare – and in turn, yours too. Outdoor animals can wreak havoc on your outdoor unit and end up costing you a lot of money if you don’t prevent them from being able to get in and do damage. If you want to make sure that your air-conditioning unit is running in top shape once the weather starts heating up, it is important to make sure that you keep your outdoor air-conditioning unit pest-free.
These small and simple things you can do will ensure that you aren’t leaving your system vulnerable.
Don’t Leave Food Outside for Animals
Nothing will attract animals more than putting food outside for them. Even if you aren’t intentionally leaving them food, if you have trash cans or other waste materials close to your air-conditioning unit, that is like an open invitation for pests to make their way in.
Keep Your Outdoor Area Clear
If you allow grass to grow up around the unit or don’t check for branches or bushes getting into your outdoor air-conditioning unit, then you can have a real problem on your hands. Make sure to maintain the yard around your air-conditioning unit. If you let yard waste pile up, then you might be creating the perfect breeding grounds for both pests and animals to make a nest and snuggle up next to your unit – and cause damage.
Prevention is the best method to keep your air-conditioning unit safe from rodents and pests. Put out traps or repellents around your system to keep any pests from finding their way in. Try to use environmentally-friendly products since you are using them so close to your home.
Check for Any Ways that They Can Make Their Way In
One of the biggest ways that a rodent or pest can hurt your HVAC system is if they can make their way into the air ducts. Before the summer closes in, it is a good idea to call a professional HVAC technician so they can check for any vulnerabilities that you might have that will create an opening for pests to come in. Nothing can be more destructive to your ductwork system than if a pest makes it a home.
If you want to ensure to keep your outdoor unit safe from pests and rodents this summer and beyond, it is important not to forget about the outdoor unit. Although it’s typically run from the inside, you still need to maintain the area around the unit outside to keep everything running well.
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