What can ruin a perfect dinner with your family? Power failure? An urgent meeting? Bugs? Wait a minute; haven't you made full arrangements to keep the bugs out of your home? Of course, you did, but still, they are inside your home and causing immense frustration. So how did this happen?

Well, you may not know this, but your HVAC system can be a "gateway" for pests to get into your home. In fact, these bugs can set up their camps in your backyard and may ruin your perfect barbecue party.

So how can you avoid such situations? How can you keep the bugs away? What can be the possible reasons for water around your HVAC unit? Quick Air will answer all your questions in this article. Let’s begin.

How Can My HVAC System Attract Bugs?

Condensation is a common phenomenon for your HVAC unit in extreme temperatures. For instance, if the weather is extremely hot, you may see puddles of water around your outdoor or even indoor unit, but the good thing is, the water evaporates quickly. However, if your HVAC system is constantly leaking water, then you shouldn’t ignore it.

We all know that animals love to stay in cooler places when the sun is "burning". The same is the case with pests, and if your HVAC unit is providing them with the dampness they need, it will become home to bugs as well as rodents.

Can Bugs Or Rodents Affect The Functionality Of My HVAC System?

Yes, pests like mosquitoes, spiders, cockroaches, etc., can easily cause a malfunction in your HVAC system and ultimately expose you and your family to some major health risks. For instance, pests or rodents can damage the ductwork of your HVAC system. As well as that, bugs can also contaminate the air with allergens and foul odours. If you or any of your family members have respiratory issues, things can get really messy.

What Can Be The Possible Causes Of Water Around My HVAC System?

There can be several reasons for water around your HVAC system. For instance, we talked about condensation, which is a normal process if the water dries out quickly. However, if your HVAC unit is discharging water regularly, then you should call a professional service such as Quick Air. Here are some common reasons why your HVAC is leaking water.

  • Refrigerant Leaks: the pressure will be lower in your cooling system if the refrigerant levels are too low. This ultimately causes the evaporator coils to freeze.
  • Outdoor Temperature Is Lower Than Indoor Temperature: if you have set the temperature on the HVAC system lower than the temperature outside, it may freeze the coils, and the system starts leaking.
  • Clogged Filters: Again, the coils may freeze if your system is running with dirty filters.
  • Faulty Installation: If your cooling unit is not installed properly, it may start leaking water. Faulty installation may include improper sizing or a poorly installed drain pipe.

What Should You Do About This?

Here are some helpful tips to keep the problem at bay.

  • Properly seal the vents, ducts, AC unit, furnace, and drain line.
  • Repair the cracks, openings, and vents with a sealant.
  • Regularly clean your indoor heating unit and outdoor AC unit.

If you still feel that the problem is not going away, then don't hesitate to call us at 1300 730 896 or visit our website.