Our air cooling where the lizards are kept

My guy & I recently moved down south. We’ve rented a small home is easily nice & quiet neighborhood. The two of us absolutely like it here. It’s been a big change from where we both grew up in the northeast. The two of us absolutely don’t miss the sub zero hot & cold temperatures, vicious wind chill or 6 weeks of snowfall. The two of us were ecstatic to leave behind the expense of running a gas furnace at maximum capacity throughout the winter. In our up-to-date area, we are able to get along with a heat pump, which combines heating & cooling. The component sits outside, completely exposed to the weather. There’s absolutely no worry about damage caused by snow, ice or cold hot & cold temperatures. However, we make sure to keep the component cleared of debris, such as leaves & branches. We’ve observed that there are an abundance of lizards in our lawns & gardens. The lizards have no problem entering the heat pump.  They not only crawl all over it, however they go right inside the component. We’ve mentioned this to the landlord, despite the fact that he didn’t seem anxious. We’re wondering if the lizards are simply using the heat pump as a pathway to a endpoint, or are they inside chewing on things, building nests, or defecating. We’re a bit anxious they they’re impacting the performance of the heat pump. The two of us don’t want to pay higher electric bills or breathe contaminated air because of the lizards. We’ve tried setting up screens to keep them out, however the lizards are absolutely determined. While the lizards seem harmless enough, we had severe complications with ice in our gas furnace up north. They caused a tremendous amount of expense.

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