Anyone that has taken part in a home remodeling project knows that there will be a lot of dust that results from the process. Likewise, many people have had to learn the hard way how dangerous dust can be for an HVAC system. If you are planning a home repair project in the upcoming future, you can ensure you do not end up needing a costly repair to your HVAC system by taking a few precautions.
Plan AheadSpeak with an HVAC contractor before beginning your home remodeling project. Your contractor will help provide you with a clear picture of the risks a particular project may pose to your HVAC system and ensure you are up to speed on the measures you can utilize to protect your system. Homeowners will not want to learn of the things they should have done differently to protect their HVAC system after the home remodeling project is finished.
Pay Attention to DustPlastic tarps can isolate the construction area from the other parts of your house. These tarps and other dust control methods will protect your HVAC during a remodeling project. Talk to your contractor about all the methods available to protect your HVAC system and from the dust that is generated once heavy tools are in use.
Clean RegularlyAll work areas should be cleaned frequently while the remodeling project is being completed. The dust that accumulates will be much more difficult to manage once a build-up occurs. You will also decrease the chances of someone in the home tracking dust into other parts of the home when they leave the work area.
Close VentsYou should close the registers and vents of your HVAC system in areas where workers are remodeling your home. However, you should be mindful not to close off too many registers if you are running a heating or cooling system while the remodeling project takes place. If you are unsure which registers and vents are safe to close on your HVAC system, do not hesitate to consult with an HVAC professional.
Get an Inspection
You should have things like your ductwork, blower, and indoor coil inspected by an HVAC professional as soon as the remodeling project is completed. This will assure you there is no build-up of dust or other debris in the system that will later cause irreparable damage. The same HVAC professional that inspects your system will be available for cleaning the system if it is needed.
If you are planning a home remodeling project or are currently in the process of completing one, you should consult with a professional to ensure the safety of your system. Call the experts at DuctWorks Heating and Air Conditioning to learn how we can help you maintain the safety of your HVAC system while remodeling your home.