Remodeling your home may be something that you've been looking forward to for a long time. With so many decisions and preparations for the remodel, it can be easy to forget about your HVAC system. You need to ensure that you take the time to prepare your system. You don't want it to take in dust and other debris that could cause it to malfunction in the future.
Close Off Registers
Depending on where you remodel, it's a good idea to cover up the registers in the active work zone. This will prevent dust from the remodeling work from getting into your ductwork. You don't want to close off too many registers as it could reduce the airflow in your home. Speak with an HVAC professional about which registers to close off. It helps to protect 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 do all the messy work outside. You should do cutting and sanding jobs outdoors as they will create a lot of dust. This way, you don't have to worry about cleaning up the dust in your home. Plus, your HVAC system won't get clogged with unwanted construction dust.
Use Negative Pressure For Dust Control
Any contractor can set up 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 heard that you need to change out your HVAC filters
every few months. When it comes to remodeling, this time frame is going to shorten. You should be checking the filters for your system every two weeks to see if they need a replacement. 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 you finish the remodeling project, have your HVAC professional clean your ductwork. This will help to remove 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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