How Ants Can Damage Your Air Conditioner

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When you think of problems that could occur with your air conditioning system, a couple of things probably come to mind. We’re talking about issues like a coil freezing up, leaks or hot and cold spots. But one of the more unusual problems involves some of the smaller creatures on the planet – ants.

Ants getting into an AC unit and wreaking havoc happens here in Florida and all over the United States. These tiny creates can cause big problems.

So what happens when ants get into your air conditioner? First things first, they start chewing on things. This behavior will usually cause your AC (or any other electrical appliance dealing with an ant invasion) to short circuit. Some ants will also start carrying dirt into your air conditioner. That can also cause different types of issues – and none of them is any good for your home’s comfort.

To get rid of ants, you’ll need to set up bait stations around the air conditioner. But you’re not done yet once you’ve successfully gotten rid of them. You’ll need to remove the dead ants and clean the area to remove the scent. If you don’t get rid of the scent trail, more ants will simply return.

If you’re having issues with your air conditioning because of ants or need an AC repair for any other cause, give us a call at Hearth & Home. Our professional technicians will get your AC up and running again in no time.

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