Remodeling a home is a great source of pride for many homeowners. It’s an exciting undertaking and you can’t wait to see the end result! The problem is, homeowners tend to forget a vital component of their home when remodeling: The HVAC System. Without heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), no household would be able to beat the Florida heat—especially in the summer.
So, when it comes to remodeling or renovating your home, it’s important to remember to protect your HVAC system from any unnecessary damage. Not taking the necessary precautions? Well, that could be a costly mistake.
Your HVAC will need some extra TLC during the remodeling process. Construction will increase the amount of dirt, dust, debris, and other airborne pollutants in your home. This can lead to premature AC repairs, even if you are keeping up with yearly maintenance.
Another thing that you and your contractor will need to keep in mind is that your remodel plans need to line up with your existing HVAC system, or you will need to consider a few AC replacement options.
Take the following tips into consideration when planning your home remodel.
This sounds silly, right? But planning is a crucial part of any home remodel. In this case, plan ahead and consult with a trusted and reputable professional HVAC technician to see if your future remodeling plans are suitable for your existing HVAC system or if there are any alternative options.
Properly seal all your home’s vents during a remodel. The excess dust, debris, and pollutants can clog your HVAC and cause damage.
During a remodel, it’s advisable to leave doors and windows open so that airflow isn’t entirely restricted. It’s also suggested you seal off sections of your home with plastic. This prevents a surplus of construction debris from entering the rest of your home, especially if the remodel is segmented to just one area.
Remember to also ensure that your HVAC system is turned off during the renovation–you don’t want those particles to clog up your filters or damage your ducts.
Sure, it may be convenient to saw or cut in the same room that is being remodeled, but it just creates extra unnecessary debris in that area. Make use of an outside area for all the cutting and sawing to cut-down on the amount of debris in the room.
Keep the area clean, constantly.
It may seem like a pain to clean up after the construction each day, but you need to remove as much dirt and debris as possible. Removing the excess waste ensures that there is less dirt once your remodeling project is finished.
Have your ducts cleaned and your HVAC system tested by a professional to ensure that everything is in perfect, working condition. You will need to make sure that the size of your current HVAC system is suitable for your newly remodeled home.
Don’t hesitate to call one of the friendly and reliable HVAC technicians from Art Plumbing, AC & Electric in Boca before and after your remodel is completed. We’ve got all your HVAC needs covered!