To celebrate National Remodeling Month, we’re reminding customers to factor in the HVAC system. As you prepare to remodel or restore, take a close look at the condition of your HVAC. Does it need to be updated, expanded or simply protected?
When taking on a larger project and updating complete areas of the home, we recommend you invite a licensed HVAC contractor to assess how the remodel will effect your heating and air system. Ensuring your HVAC is prepped and protected can save you time and money. With this reassurance, you can confidently determine next steps to ensure your system is running its best during and after renovation.
Common Renovation Mishaps
People often poorly assume when adding square footage to a home that their current HVAC system can handle the load. This misconception leads to discomfort in the old and newly built space. This is especially common when renovating attic or basement spaces. Contractors tap ducts from the floor above or below to filter air into the new space. This places stress on the system by making it work harder to heat or cool a larger area than it was designed to. In the long run it pays to properly set up the HVAC based on the new square footage before putting up the walls.
Easy Tips to Help Protect your HVAC while Renovating
Contact Your HVAC Contractor
Before you embark on your remodeling project, talk to a licensed HVAC contractor to get specific tips on how to keep your system clean and dust free throughout the duration of your project.
Avoid Dust & Dirt
It’s best if you can limit the amount of exposure your HVAC gets to dust and dirt. Dust particles are easily sucked into your system’s filter, causing it to clog and forcing your HVAC to work even harder.
Close Your Vents
To help keep dust particles out of your filter, do your best to close vents that are in close proximity to the area you’re remodeling.
Pay Close Attention to Your Filter
Regardless of how clean you keep your working area, it’s inevitable that some dust particles will get caught in your filter. Keep an eye on the cleanliness of your air filter and change it when needed to help keep your HVAC running at its peak efficiency.
Before you start a remodeling project contact Carolina Comfort Air to access the needs of your HVAC, Electric or Plumbing needs.