Dust is one of the biggest causes of problems in many heating and AC units. This is why experts recommend changing your air filters regularly. Too much dust can clog up your vents and diminish the performance of your equipment, which leads to costly repairs and high energy bills. During a renovation, the risk of getting dust and other debris in your HVAC system goes through the roof.
Luckily, there are ways to keep your heating and cooling systems well-protected, even if you’re going through a major home renovation project. It takes a bit of forethought and some adjustments, but a little preparation can save you a lot of headaches further down the road. Here are a few of the best tips from our M & M experts on how to prevent damage to your HVAC system during a construction project.
Once you’ve found a renovation contractor, don’t forget to consult with your heating and air conditioning technician as well. They can help optimize your plan so your HVAC units and your duct network aren’t as affected by the work. Some major construction projects might even require HVAC technicians to redraw the layouts for your ducts and vents, as well as reposition your indoor and outdoor units.
Turn the System Off and Protect Your Vents
It might seem cruel to power down your air conditioner or heater while contractors are doing work in your home. However, this is actually for the best, as it’s the best way to minimize the amount of contaminants that can get inside your system. Additionally, use plastic tarps to cover up all vents to prevent dust from getting in. Remember, however, that you can’t cover your vents if your furnace or air conditioner is running.
Home Renovation Aftercare
After all the work is finished, schedule a duct cleaning service for your central air conditioning unit. Even if you’ve taken all precautions to avoid getting dust inside your vents, it’s still important to have a professional conduct a thorough clean-up of your HVAC system to prevent future problems. You should also double-check around your units to make sure everything is cleaned up properly.
Get Excellent, Reliable HVAC Maintenance Services From Our Specialists
Our skilled and experienced heating and cooling technicians at M & M can help get your HVAC system back in shape after a home renovation. Call us today at (209) 952-6580 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit or request a free estimate on new equipment installations.