Renovating your home in Montgomery, Alabama, is an exciting process. But it’s one that you should complete with caution. While you might know to protect furniture and other valuables from the damage that renovations can cause, many homeowners fail to realize they should also protect their HVAC system during the process. If you’re planning renovations, follow these three tips to protect your HVAC system from damage:
Cover Your Supply Vents
Before beginning work in a room, cover all the vents in that area. Renovations can generate a significant amount of dust and debris that can get into your vents and travel through your ductwork. This buildup won’t only inhibit your system’s airflow of air and cause it to run less efficiently. It’ll also cause damage when it covers and clogs the components of your system in dirt. As a result, you’ll require repairs.
Turn Your System Off During Renovations
When you know that dust and dirt will travel through the air, shut your system off to prevent debris from entering it. Before turning your system back on, make sure you have cleaned as much of the debris from the project. Repeat this process after each day of renovations.
Change Your Filter Frequently
Most manufacturer’s guidelines suggest changing your filter every one to three months. Renovations can cause your filter to become dirty or damaged more quickly though. During the renovation process and for the few months following it, check your filter every couple of weeks. If you hold it up to the light and can’t see through it due to all the trapped particles, it’s time to change the filter.
Follow these three tips to protect your HVAC system during home renovations and schedule routine maintenance immediately after. Contact us at 334-230-5870 when you begin your renovation. Air Conditioning by Luquire can perform HVAC maintenance at the conclusion of your project.
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