With hot weather almost here and the rainy spring season upon us, it is common for homeowners to discover fire ants have invaded their air conditioning units. Fire ants are known to make their winter home in and around air conditioning units, sometimes building up large mounds around and inside the electrical components and even the compressor. With spring rains, ant mounds move closer to the surface, finding a home in and around your outside unit. These mounds can literally choke off proper operation of an AC unit. The ants frequently use the outside unit as a direct route to the inside of your home, causing further distress and damage.
Cogburn’s suggest you start by visually inspecting the outside of your exterior unit. Make sure you remove any standing water or debris from around the unit. Check to see if you can spot any ant activity inside around the compressor by looking down inside past the fan. If you spot a mound around your unit, apply fire ant killer and, once the mound is dead, rinse your unit inside and out. Even if you do not see evidence of ants, you should rinse your unit with a low pressure water hose at the beginning of the season. If you find a severe infestation of fire ants in your system, the professionals at Cogburn’s Heating and Air Conditioning can help you rid and clean your unit of the ant invasion. Sometimes severe infestations can cause damage and even cause safety concerns, so a spring maintenance check by Cogburn’s is the recommended route to go. When you call us, ask about our $49.00 spring check up special and our available club membership opportunities. With proper seasonal maintenance by the professionals at Cogburn’s, you can enjoy peace of mind in knowing your AC system is operating properly and efficiently to provide the cool comfort for your home.
Cogburn’s Heating and Air has been the leader in heating and air conditioning repair and installation in the greater Denton area since 1999.
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