Renovating your home is an exciting process. After months of planning, countless hours browsing the internet for design ideas, and talking to multiple contractors, you’re finally starting the renovation process.
We know you’re excited, but before replacing your flooring, changing your kitchen cabinets, or adding built-in shelves under the stairs, you also need to consider your AC system.
You may not realize it, but the amount of dust, dirt and other contaminants that can get stirred up during renovation projects can harm your AC system. It can restrict airflow and create problems with your cooling system’s motors, coils, and filter. You must take some precautions to ensure it stays in great shape throughout the renovation process.
Here are four ways to protect your AC during a home renovation.
Turn off your AC system.
It may feel warm without the AC, but it’s best to turn it off while renovations are underway. This is to prevent dirt, dust, and other debris from entering and circulating throughout your system and prevent permanent damage to your AC.
Keep your vents covered.
Dirt, dust, and other construction debris don’t belong in many places, including your AC system. That said, we recommend covering your vents with a plastic drop cloth before construction begins to keep dust particles out while your contractor works on your remodeling project.
Renovation isn’t just a one-day job. It can take days or weeks. You know that your house will get dirty again the next day, so cleaning it may not make sense. But doing so can help reduce dust build-up and clogging your air filter.
Don’t forget about post-renovation maintenance.
Once the renovation is over, replace your air filter before switching on your AC for the first time.
Yes, you’ve done everything you can to keep dust, dirt, and other debris from getting into your AC, but you’d be surprised at how dirty your air filter can get after the project.
Also, we highly recommend that you have your AC system inspected and serviced by a professional once the renovation is done. This way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your AC is in excellent shape and enjoy your newly-renovated space to the fullest.
Proficient Air offers top-of-the-line preventive maintenance contracts tailored to your needs. Call us at 727.386.2732 or fill out this form to schedule an appointment.