Renovating your Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, home is both exciting and stressful. With so many things going on during a renovation, it can be easy to forget about your HVAC system. We’ve made this quick guide to cover the most important HVAC tips to keep in mind during a home renovation to make sure it’s as successful as possible.
Tape Off Vents
Before you begin remodeling, take time to tape off your HVAC vents with some good quality plastic tarp. Dust can easily get inside the vents, creating blockages in your ductwork. Your ductwork can also help spread that dust around your home as air moves through it. This can lead to a greater cleanup process afterward. While you may not need to tape off every vent, be sure to do the ones closest to where construction will take place.
If your remodeling project includes adding square footage to your home, consult with an HVAC specialist about whether you may need to consider getting a new central HVAC system. HVACs are rated for a certain load and you want to be sure your system can handle the additional space. You may also want to consider adding an alternative climate control system, like a ductless mini-split, instead of extending ductwork to help provide temperature control.
While the best move is to completely shut off your HVAC unit during a remodel, that isn’t always feasible, especially if your family is staying inside your home during the remodel project. If you have to leave your HVAC running, be sure to regularly check your filter. Fine construction dust can wreak havoc on filters, leading to poor efficiency and an over-burdened climate control system. Before remodeling starts, get a stack of replacement filters and plan on changing them out a few times during the process. This will help protect your HVAC system and also assist in keeping that dust from building up in your ductwork.
Air Doctor Services, Inc. can help make sure your HVAC is in top shape during and after remodeling. Call our experts at 843-305-8824 to set up a consultation today!
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