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HVAC Tips for Home Remodeling

by VitalStorm Content on February 28, 2019

HVAC tips for home remodeling

Do you have a major remodeling project happening in your home in 2019? Don’t forget to protect your HVAC system from dust and damage.

At Blue Flame, we know what it takes to maintain your HVAC system at optimal efficiency. Here are a few HVAC tips for home remodeling from our team of licensed technicians.

Plan Ahead

The key to keeping dust out of your ducts is to think ahead. Call an HVAC expert and ask for any suggestions to improve your plan before you begin renovations. If you are diligent, you can keep excess dust out of your ducts.

Turn Your HVAC Off

While you are working inside the house, turn your HVAC off to protect it from dust and debris. If your remodel is a multi-day project, or if it is intolerably hot without your AC, the next best solution is to close register vents.

Close Up Vents

Close up your vents in every room you are remodeling, with or without the HVAC system running. If your HVAC is turned off, cover your vents up for additional protection. This will minimize the dust that sneaks into your air ducts and eventually back into your lungs later.

Control Dust

Try to do as much prep work as you can outside or in the garage. This will help limit the dust that is created inside your home. Use tarps and rags to keep dust in designated work areas and out of your ductwork as much as you can.

Clean Your House

While closing some of your vents and trying not to bring dusty work indoors helps, it can’t prevent all dust from floating around your home and your ducts. Cleaning during and after your remodeling project is critical in maintaining healthy indoor air quality.

Clean Your Ducts

In addition to scrubbing floors and furniture until they are dust-free, clean out your air ducts too. You can hire a professional HVAC technician, or you can try DIY air duct cleaning with your vacuum nozzle.

Replace Your Air Filter

After you have completely finished your remodeling projects, make sure to replace your air filter. Normally it is best to change your filter every 30-90 days, but all of the extra dust generated from your remodel will clog your filter faster.

A fresh air filter will help your HVAC system to operate efficiently when you turn it back on. Set a reminder on your cell phone or calendar to replace the filter on the last day of renovations.

We hope these HVAC tips for home remodeling help you keep your system safe.

If you need any additional advice on how keep dust and debris from disrupting your HVAC system during a remodel, call our team at Blue Flame. One of our NATE-certified HVAC technicians will be glad to offer you advice and assistance.

At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.