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How to Keep Bugs Out OF Your AC Unit

How to Keep Bugs Out OF Your AC Unit

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Your HVAC unit is a key component of your home. It's designed to keep you and your family comfortable at home at any time of the year. However, those pesky bugs don't seem to respect the sanctity of your home. As we all know, when bugs infest an AC unit, it can cause major problems. That's why we compiled this list of steps for you to follow to beat those pesky insects and animals from invading your AC unit.

1. Any noticeable cracks in the ducting should be sealed. This can be done by using duct tape. Because your ducting is the entrance and exit for your air, it's important to ensure that the only way in or out is through the air filter.

2. Caulk all the gaps. Use plastic caulk, roofing tar, and silicone. Caulk should be applied to the inside of the unit where there is almost no heat so that it can't expand into your ducts. Also, apply caulk to the gaps between the wall and the unit.

3. Ensure that the unit is properly installed. A Plus Quality Inc. is a trusted HVAC company that offers numerous services, including installing, repairing, and maintaining your home's HVAC system to keep it running efficiently. Contact us today if you need your HVAC unit to be checked.

4. Keep the outdoor unit clean. This is the most important thing to remember. The outside unit is the first line of defense against whatever pests and insects may be trying to get into your home. Always brush off any dirt or debris.

5. Maintain the filters in the unit by using the proper amount of filter cleaner and vacuuming them once a month. Also, clean up any debris from around them.

6. Put screens over the vent. This can be done with screen clothes, metal or wooden screens, or metal mesh. This will prevent bugs from getting inside.

7. Clear any water leaks. An outdoor unit usually has a small drain hole that can fill with water after a rain storm and then overflow with water. This will attract mosquitoes and other bugs. If you see water near your unit, dry up the excess. You can use a towel or paper towel to do this, or even blow it away if there's no standing water.

8. Keep the AC Unit well-maintained and tuned up. The more you have serviced, the less likely you will have bugs take up residence. So make sure to call A Plus Quality Inc in Toronto & GTA if your HVAC system has any issues.

9. Call the experts. If you don't feel comfortable fixing the pest issue yourself, call the experts from A Plus Quality Inc. servicing Toronto & GTA. Our HVAC techs are trained and certified to fix all issues with your unit. So don't hesitate to contact us or trust us with your AC problems. 

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  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • Why should I maintain my Furnace or AC?

    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

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