When you’ve just purchased a home and want to make some changes or you’re trying to improve the functionality and value of a house you already own, major home renovations can be a frustrating but essential process. However, minimizing the risk to the rest of your home is an important step that many people forget while worrying about how to get the project done on time and for the right price. When it’s time for a major home renovation at your house, don’t neglect your HVAC system. If you do, it could cost you a lot of money in HVAC repairs.
Here are some tips:
- Set up a specific area outside of your home where any sort of cutting or messy work can be done. Doing this outside will help to minimize the chance of sawdust or any other small particles being sucked up into your HVAC system without your knowledge. If you can’t do the work outside, make a cutting station in your garage and use fans to blow air out instead of into your vents and home.
- Avoid running your furnace or A/C when dusty work is being done inside your home. Use portable heaters and fans to heat and cool rooms as needed.
- Use large plastic tarps, packing blankets or plastic sheeting inside your home to separate the construction area from parts that are still livable.
- Temporarily close off registers where the work is being done. This isn’t a substitute for doing the messy work outside or in an isolated area like the garage, but it can help to prevent major damage from occurring during a big home renovation project.
- Go over all of your renovation plans with your HVAC contractor before you begin the work. They may be able to make suggestions to you based on your specific needs to keep your system running the right way and without damage.
Contact Beyer Boys to learn more about protecting your HVAC system when you are doing major renovation work on your home. We serve the entire San Antonio area and look forward to servicing your home as well.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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