The animals that live in your Indian Springs, Texas, neighborhood can cause serious damage to your AC system if you’re not careful. Discover some of the issues animals can cause to your HVAC system when they enter into your home’s ductwork or your outside condenser unit.
Animals Dying Inside Your Ducts
Rats, mice, and other animals sometimes find their way inside ductwork. Before they can get out, some of them may die inside the ducts if they can’t escape.
A rotting animal carcass inside ductwork is not only unpleasant smelling, but it’s also unsanitary when you consider that animal bodies could have parasites, bacteria, or fleas. A professional duct cleaning can take care of this problem for you.
Animals Chewing Through Ductwork
If animals make their way into your ductwork, they’re likely to do damage. Other than leaving detritus behind them as they crawl through the ducts, some animals will chew into the ductwork, making holes and damaging the metal. Once that damage happens, you’ll need a professional to come in and make repairs.
When your HVAC technician arrives for spring maintenance, ask your service tech to find possible points of entry for these animals so you can keep them from making their way into your ducts.
Animals Hiding in the Outdoor Unit
Snakes, rodents, birds, and raccoons may decide your outdoor unit is a place to call home.
Generally, you outdoor unit is sheltered, warm, and in an out-of-the-way place. Wild animals usually hide to escape winter weather, and their winter nests can cause problems when you run the AC in spring and summer, such as damaged fan blades. With professional HVAC maintenance, your technician will make sure that all panels are connected tightly, so that no animals can get inside the unit.
If you think you might have problems with animal damage to your air conditioning system, call Integrity Comfort Solutions. We can solve your HVAC problems and perform the HVAC system maintenance you need to keep your air conditioning unit operating all summer. Call 281-346-3095.