As the summer season is ushered in, what can you do to help prevent mosquitoes from invading your home through the use of upcoming HVAC technologies? Please read on to learn more.
Basic Precautions Against Mosquitoes Around Your Home
Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it is important to look for and eliminate areas of pooling in your yard, especially after heavy rains. Bird baths and feeders, flower pots, improperly draining gutters, and any other decorative item or debris in your yard can gather rainwater and become the ideal environment for mosquitoes to thrive. If you have a window air conditioning unit, it is essential that you assure it is draining properly and not retaining excessive condensation inside the unit. Mosquitoes can also fly in through the air vents.
Using Ultrasonic Technology In HVAC
A major manufacturer has produced a mini split air conditioning unit that uses ultrasonic wave technology to help repel mosquitoes, especially in areas that have large epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases. While overall, the technology may not do enough to eliminate mosquito populations in infested areas of the world, it could be a first line of defense when used with more traditional solutions, such as mosquito nets. In addition, the air conditioners provide voltage protection for the compressor. This is critical in areas where electrical service can be very unreliable. As mosquito-borne diseases continue to be of massive global concern, it is likely manufacturers will increase the production and availability of these units to more locations worldwide.
Don’t get caught without AC on a hot day! To schedule your summer HVAC maintenance check, please contact the professionals of Expert Air and Refrigeration at (512) 255-6525.