LA HVAC: Ways to Prevent Problems With Your HVAC System When You Renovate
The one certain thing you can count on as you renovate your home is plenty of dust, especially if you’re removing carpeting or changing the interior to any degree. Taking steps before you start to prevent problems with your HVAC system will keep much of that dust and debris from entering it. The particulates kicked up during home remodeling can lead to system-wide problems, most of which are preventable. Call for LA HVAC services.
- If you plan to make changes to room size or are adding to your home, contact your HVAC contractor. Altering your home’s footprint or expanding a room can affect your HVAC system’s performance. It’s a good idea to show your contractor your plans to avoid stressing the system and its ductwork.
- Use your HVAC system sparingly when you’re kicking up a lot of airborne particulates. Dust inside the air handler and the ductwork wreaks havoc on all its parts.
- Close off and tape the supply and return registers in the area you’re renovating, along with shutting off the room as much as possible to prevent dust from entering the rest of your home.
- Lay in a supply of new air filters for the air handler. Even when the air appears to be clear, there’ll still be plenty of tiny particulates floating in it. Check the air filter often and replace it when you see it’s covered with a fine film of dust.
- Do as much of the work offsite, outdoors, or in the garage to prevent problems with your HVAC system. When dust enters the air handler, it covers all its parts, and when it’s running, the blower fan will send the dust and grit into the ductwork system. Each time it runs, you’ll breathe the particles from your renovation process, which can lodge deeply into your lungs.
- Have your HVAC system cleaned once the project is finished. It’ll run more efficiently and your air quality will be higher.
The experts at Air-Tro, Inc., can help you prevent problems with your HVAC system during any kind of home renovation. We’ve provided outstanding LA HVAC services for greater LA homeowners since 1969.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Pasadena, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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