4 ways to protect your HVAC system during home renovations - Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing

4 ways to protect your HVAC system during home renovations

HVAC protection during renovation

The days of spending much more time at home sparked a lot of questions for our customers. Should we change the color of the kitchen cabinets? Can we create an open concept? Would this room look better in a different color? Long story short, a lot of home renovations are underway in South Florida.

During the renovation process, homeowners are usually so excited about the upcoming transformation that they forget about protecting expensive equipment like their HVAC system.

Before you get started, you may want to follow these simple tips from Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing to minimize dust:

Close vents

Even the most minor home renovations can kick up a lot of dust. That’s why it’s essential to close your vents to prevent dust from getting inside and temporarily turn off your system. Alternatively, you could purchase magnetic vent covers that completely cover the area.

Move projects outdoors

It’s always helpful to move jobs that involve cutting wood or tile outdoors. However, these materials put a lot of dust and debris into the air, which can harm your system and make the work environment challenging for those completing the job.

Clean the area

The last thing you want to do is let dust and debris continue to pile up throughout the project. Wiping surfaces often can help prevent the spread of dust to the rest of your home. You may also find it beneficial to use a tarp to section off the work area from the rest of the house.

Change the air filter

During even the most minor renovation, you’ll want to change your air filter during the project and immediately after to prevent clogging.

The tips above are great things to keep in mind before and during renovation, but there is one more item on your to-do list. Lastly, once your project is complete, you’ll want to ensure your current HVAC system continues to accommodate your new space. This will be especially important if you’ve created new rooms within your home.

Know that you can always depend on the experts at Lindstrom to care for your HVAC system. Schedule a cooling service or plumbing appointment by calling (800) 813-1824.

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