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Duct Sealing To Keep Bugs And Rodents Out

October 18, 2015

An infestation of bugs or rodents is something no homeowner wants to have to think about, but no matter how clean you keep your home, the potential for pests to invade your space is always there. Duct sealing your home’s HVAC system is an affordable and effective way to keep pests out.

Pests can pose a threat to your health and the health of your family members. Mice chew through insulation and other property as they gather materials to make nests. They can use your duct system to invade all parts of the house. Even the smallest gap in a vent or duct allows pests to access to your home.

Many pest control products contain dangerous poisons that pose their own threat, especially to pets and small children. Another disadvantage of using pesticides is the chance the animal will crawl deep into the walls or duct system and die there. The foul odor created by the decomposing body spreads throughout the house when the air conditioning or heater is running.

Traps offer another alternative to putting down poisoned bait. You can place traps inside the duct. Check them daily and dispose of any dead pests you find.

Sealing your ducts offers additional advantages beyond just stopping pest infestations. When your ducts are properly sealed, your heating and cooling system will run more efficiently during the winter and summer. Heated and cooled air is distributed evenly throughout the house eliminating hot or cold spots. You can expect to see a decrease in your monthly utility bills because your system does not have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable interior temperature.

If you have a problem with pests, an experienced HVAC technician can inspect your system and identify any leaks in the ductwork. Sealing the system properly provides an effective way to keep mice, rats and insects from getting inside your house. At the same time, your heating and air conditioning system works at peak capacity making your home more energy efficient and comfortable.

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Brody Pennell

Since 1945, Brody Pennell Heating & Air Conditioning is the committed to helping homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area experience total home comfort. In 2021, the readers of the Los Angeles Times voted Brody Pennell the Best HVAC Company in the area.

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