Remodeling your home may be something that you've been looking forward to for a long time. With so many decisions and preparation measures for the remodel, it can be easy to forget about protecting your HVAC system. You need to ensure that you take the time to properly prepare your system so that it doesn't intake excess dust and other debris which could cause it to malfunction in the future.
Close Off Registers
Depending on where your remodeling is happening, it's a good idea to cover up the registers in the active work zone. This will prevent excess dust from the remodeling work from getting into your ductwork. It's important to note that you don't want to close off too many registers as it could greatly reduce the airflow in your home. Speaking with an HVAC professional about which registers to close off is a great asset to the safety of your system when remodeling.
Do Messy Jobs Outside
One great way to help protect your HVAC system during a remodel is to simply do all the messy work outside. Cutting and sanding jobs that will be creating a lot of dust should be moved outdoors. This way, you don't have to worry about cleaning up the dust in your home or your HVAC system getting clogged with unwanted construction dust.
Use Negative Pressure For Dust Control
Any experienced contractor should be easily able to setup a negative pressure environment in the area that they're working in. This will help to keep dust confined to a specific place in your home. When done right, this will keep dust out of the other areas in your home during the construction phase.
Change Out HVAC Filters Often
You've probably been instructed to change out your HVAC filters
every few months. However, when it comes to remodeling, this time period is going to decrease significantly. You should be assessing the filters for your system every two weeks to see if they need to be replaced. It's best to stock up on HVAC filters when you know a remodeling project will be getting started.
Have Your Ductwork Cleaned Afterward
Once the remodeling project is completed, you should have your HVAC professional do a ductwork cleaning for your system. This will help to remove unwanted debris that found its way into your system during the remodeling phase. Ensure they also clean off your coils and blower fan.
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with preparing your HVAC system for a remodel, then simply give us a call today. Our HVAC professionals will come out to your home and help you to assess the best way to protect your HVAC throughout the entire remodeling process.