Tips for Your AC Unit During Remodeling

picture of hand holding hammer in front of a houseThe air conditioning system plays a crucial role in keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. Although home renovations can be exciting, they can also create a significant mess in your AC unit. The dust buildup and dirt that come out of the renovation activities can be very harmful to your system.

Home renovation can cause a lot of problems due to significant amounts of waste and dust that are released into the air. You may end up dealing with costly repairs if you don’t take precautionary measures. Here are some tips to help you protect your AC unit during home renovation and remodeling.

Consult Your AC Contractor Before the Start of Your Project

It’s always a good idea for your regular AC contractor to check your intended plans before starting your home remodeling project. Sometimes, the contractor may advise you to adjust some things to protect your unit. It can be exasperating to discover that the project could have been done differently after the home renovation project is complete and the harm has already been done to your unit.

Turn Off the AC Unit

Working your air conditioner during an ongoing remodeling project can result in a scenario in which more dust is swept into the system and through its vents leading to severe damage. So, it’s advisable that you turn off your air conditioning system while carrying out dusty projects. Turn off your equipment completely until the project is completed and the dust settles.

Close Off Registers and Vents

Make sure that you also close off the registers in the specific areas where renovation work is being done and also consider covering them to prevent the dust from being pulled back into your system. However, if your cooling unit is switched on, be careful to avoid closing off too many registers at the same time. If you’re unsure if you’re cutting down the airflow in your AC system, call an expert to come and inspect it.

Clean the Work Area Regularly During the Project

Always clean up the work area regularly while conducting the renovation or remodeling. This will help deter excessive dust buildup from occurring and spreading to your system. It’s also a good idea to seal off your AC unit before proceeding with your project. Consider placing tarpaulins in your working area to make the process of dust removal easier and quicker so that it doesn’t affect your AC unit. 

Change and/or Clean the Air Filters during and After the Renovation

You should also clean air filters during and after the project has been completed. Don’t be deceived even if your air filters look clean. There will always be tiny dust particles on the surface of the filters that will disrupt the airflow. Be sure to consult an expert if you’re unsure of what to do with the air filters after the completion of the project.

Inspect Your Equipment After the Remodeling/Renovation

Lastly, you need to conduct a proper and comprehensive inspection of your air conditioner after the completion of your home renovation process. Make sure that you inspect the indoor coil, blower and ductwork to ensure that no dust is collected inside it. You should also consider cleaning the air ducts.

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