HVAC and Pests!

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) framework mainly exist to ensure excellent indoor air quality through satisfactory ventilation with proper filtration to give coolness or warmth as needed by its users. A central air framework is a big investment whether at home, businesses or in institutions. Be wary, though, that the type of HVAC framework you choose has an impact on other aspects of your home such as water utilization (water cooled aerating and cooling hardware).

Use central HVAC air managing units (AHUs) that are able to cool or warm distinctive rooms as a substitute for unit ventilators or individual warmth pumps whenever possible. The air quality should also be acceptable and not just focus on the temperature because why spend a lot of cash on a system that does not deliver its heating and/or cooling promise. However, an HVAC system is a tricky business and involves different factors that can affect its efficient operation.

We all know that heating and air conditioning systems are essential to the comfort of our homes and work spaces. Yet the “V” (for ventilation) in HVAC may be something of a mystery. What is ventilation and why do you need it?

The simple reason is, ventilation is required for both HVAC comfort and good air quality. Without enough ventilation in your space, you will eventually (and sometimes quickly) experience comfort issues and even health problems. These could range from having trouble sleeping in a stuffy bedroom to experiencing Sick Building Syndrome in a commercial space.

Fortunately there’s an alternative to relying on your building to “breathe” through every available crack and opening to get enough ventilation for HVAC comfort. It’s called mechanical ventilation, and it’s essential for modern homes and commercial buildings that are increasingly built to be air-tight for energy efficiency.

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Nuisances such as pests are common problems faced by most homeowners especially if you don’t do regular cleaning. Most of the time they can still evade your traps and take refuge in dark and damp areas of your home and take you by surprise when you least expect it.

In the HVAC business, bugs, insects, and smaller rodents can mess up your home’s intricate ductwork and ruin your home HVAC system without you knowing. They can leave behind foul odors and chew up wires and cables that can prove costly when not discovered right away.

Nobody likes to think about rodents, insects, and other pests inside their homes—or in their HVAC systems. However, when homeowners neglect proper maintenance or have older systems, pests can sometimes invade parts of the HVAC network. Some cause damage (e.g., by chewing and nesting), while others die because they can’t find their way out. You’ll want to avoid both scenarios.


Because of their body shapes, cockroaches can squeeze through the smallest cracks. They like cool, dark places, which is why they sometimes nest in ductwork. They don’t cause much damage, but you might hear them as they move through the ductwork. Regardless, because they can carry diseases, you don’t want them in your house at all.

Professional extermination can eliminate the problem. A pest control company will spray insecticide in the infested areas so you don’t have to deal with the roaches any longer. However, you must keep up with your HVAC system maintenance to prevent re-infestation.

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Some HVAC frameworks have big openings, particularly aeration and cooling systems along these lines, enabling small animals to enter. It leads to poor air quality issues among others. You should be familiar with your own HVAC framework to protect your family and your home from the dangers posed by these vermins or end up paying for a costly repair or replacement that could have been avoided in the first place.

To deter bug infestations, we must keep not only the unit but also the area around it clean and clear all the time. A clean HVAC system is not enough to keep these pests at bay. If there are grasses anywhere near the unit, keep it short as well. Some pests use tall grasses as their home and they might use it to propagate, thus creating an even bigger problem in the near future. Essentially, pests should be deterred for health and safety reasons and it should be enough for any homeowner to take preemptive actions to keep your home bug-free 24/7.

To learn how to protect your home and keep it free of insects and small animals, watch this video:

Bulldog Heating & Cooling can help you with problems regarding your HVAC system even if the problem involves the presence of small animals taking up refuge in your home. Contact us today if you are looking for affordable yet efficient HVAC services for optimal indoor comfort all year long.

Other Resources:

The HVAC Mid-Year Season Dilemma

HVAC – A Friendly Way of Coping

Dependence on HVAC Systems