As an official Heating as well as Air Conditioning worker, I often find that pests are the underlying complication with heating as well as a/c equipment.
I’ve seen massive rodents all the way through electrical wires as well as damaged ductwork that was so far beyond repair. I’ve seen a lot of bees as well as hornets nests hosted inside of outdoor A/C units. I’ve seen ants make a nest inside of AC units as well as I have seen a family of mice happily sleeping behind a furnace. Still, nothing prepared myself and others for what suddenly occurred last week. I was tied up to check on an A/C noise. The expected customer claimed that he could hear a squeaking sound coming directly from behind the A/C unit during operation. Occasionally that can be a sign of belts that are wearing too thin over time or that need to be oiled or fastened. When I took the A/C device apart that day, I was flabbergasted to see a large mouse infestation taking over everything. I must have viewed two hundred mice running from the area. They scattered in all instruction, including all along, back into the ductwork. I couldn’t know that the customer didn’t hear any other horrific noises throughout the house. After all, the mice had access to the extensive ductwork in the attic. I couldn’t even begin to work on any A/C complication that day until all of the mice were cleared. The customer had a bigger fish to fry first.