Tips To Keep Bugs Out of Your Air Conditioner
Bugs crawling into your house through the air conditioner could be the worst sight. Mostly, this happens when you have an air conditioning system installed next to your window. Now that you are here, you are probably looking for ways to eliminate the bug menace and keep your good home to yourself. To help you, we tell you the different ways through which you can keep the bugs out.
1. Duct Tape
Bugs get into your house through the air conditioner because there is available access. Essentially, you can keep the bugs out by sealing all the entry points. So how do you do this? Well, duct tape is a great starting point. Use duct tape to seal off the small openings and cracks that bugs might use to get into your house. However, for effectiveness, these openings should be less than an inch in width.
You cannot seal cracks and openings with bigger widths with duct tape. Typically, the bigger the opening, the larger the threat of bugs. Therefore, you can use a sealing material such as caulk. Essentially, caulk can be used on various materials, including wood and concrete, to seal crevices. In addition to being effective, caulk is also cheap and readily available at your local hardware store.
3. Pieces of Cardboard
Cardboard is the cheapest bug prevention method. All that is required of you is cutting the cardboard into small pieces and then fitting them to the crevices.
4. Paper Towels
You can use an arrangement of several paper towels to cover larger openings. Essentially, the number of towels required will be dependent on the size of the opening. After fixing the paper towel, use duct tape as the ultimate cover. This will keep water and moisture from destroying the paper towels.
5. Moving the AC
Instead of keeping the bugs away from the AC, you can keep the AC from the bugs. Simply take your window AC to a bug-free area of your property and enjoy a bug-free environment.
Bugs crawling in your home could be tormenting. With the above tips, you can keep the bugs away and protect your home and AC from any damage. At F & R Air Conditioning, Inc., we offer installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC systems to clients in Abbeville and surrounding areas. For more on keeping the bugs out of your AC, contact us at F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. today.