Many people undertake home renovations at the start of the new year. While it’s an exciting time, there’s a hidden danger that many homeowners never think about—dust and debris entering your HVAC system. It’s extremely important to protect the furnace from dust and other contaminants during a home remodel.
Danger of Dust
Many homeowners think of dust as an annoyance, but it can cause a number of problems if it’s allowed to build up in your heating and cooling system. It can restrict airflow and create problems with coils, motors and filters. It’s important to try and protect your furnace as much as possible when undertaking any kind of demolition or remodeling that will involve a large amount of dust.
Tips to Keep Dust out of Your Furnace
- Change furnace filter often. Dust and debris can clog filters more quickly than you’d usually expect. You’ll have to ensure that you’re checking the filter more often and replacing it before it becomes clogged.
- Cover vents and registers. During the worst of the renovations, when there may be a lot of drywall particles or sawdust floating in the air, cover vents and registers to help prevent dust from entering the HVAC system. Please remember to keep the furnace OFF when covering the vents!
If you’re going to start some home renovations, now is the perfect time to assess your heating and cooling system. If your HVAC system is over a decade old, you’ll likely need new equipment soon and it could be beneficial to schedule furnace replacement while other home improvements are already underway.
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