F & C Air Conditioning

Air duct check up

Air duct check up

I love pets as much as the next person would claim. Whether it’s a cute little squirrel, or a large grown dog, I can’t keep myself from gussying up and trying to pet the animal! As much as I do enjoy playing with an animal domestic or wild – I don’t care much for pets that find their way into my house without anticipation or being welcomed in! It’s a rare event, even a once in a lifetime event can convince you that it could happen every single day if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Let me explain. Last summer, we dealt with a heatwave the likes of which we hadn’t seen in years! It was over one-hundred degrees almost every single day, and the humidity was almost too much to bear! As if the stress from the heat wasn’t bad enough, our air conditioning started causing the condo to have this awful odor. we couldn’t put our finger on it. We checked the air filter and inspected the air duct from where we could see in. We found nothing that could be causing the indoor air conditions to be taking the nosedive that it was enduring; Then, we heard it – this distinct skittering sound, like an animal trying to claw out of the air duct! We promptly shut off the air conditioning system, and called pest control to come pull the animal out of the air duct. We then made sure to trap the pet once we located where it was in the ducts. We were careful not to cut off all airflow to the animal – you don’t want to kill them, just get them out! Once pest control arrived, they were able to retrieve the culprit from the air duct – the smallest baby squirrel had managed to work their way into the air duct, likely in an attempt to escape the Summer heat! Poor little guy, I wish I could’ve just taken care of him in the open air of our home!

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