Did you know that a great number of problems seen by HVAC technicians can be traced back to plain old dirt and dust? If you’re planning to renovate any part of your home, you may want to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these tips to get your HVAC system ready for home renovation.
How to Protect Your HVAC System During a Renovation
While the last thing you want to think about during a home remodel is your HVAC system, you can take comfort in the fact that you may be saving yourself hundreds of dollars in repair work down the line. Also, the work necessary for getting your HVAC system ready for home renovation is fairly simple and doesn’t take too much time. Here’s a step by step plan for protecting your heating and cooling system:
- Keep doors closed and use tarps whenever possible. Talk to your contractor about how to keep excess dust from collecting inside of your home.
- Cutting and sanding wood is the biggest dust culprit in a home renovation project. Take steps to do this type of work in the garage or outside if you can.
- If at all possible, don’t run your heater or air conditioner while the project is underway. Be especially cautious during times of cutting or sanding.
- Close the registers in the area where your work is being done. You may also want to tape them up so that dust bunnies don’t get pulled back into the system afterward.
- Change your air filter after the work is performed, even if dust isn’t obvious. Tiny particles may be stuck to your air filter.
- Clean up frequently. Make sure that floors are swept regularly and that dust and debris doesn’t get a chance to build up.
Don’t let a home improvement job wind up costing you more than you bargained for. Just a few moments of preparation can keep your HVAC system working properly for years to come. To learn more about how to get your HVAC system ready for home renovation, call on the Powers Heating and Air team today.
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