Caring for your HVAC system during home renovations

Home renovations

When you’re in the thick of an exciting home renovation, the last thing on your mind is probably your heating and cooling (HVAC) system. After all, you’ve got new paint colors, floor selections, and light fixtures on the brain. Yes, home renovations are a time to switch things up, but you also need to keep your home’s operating systems in mind.

Summertime in Indianapolis is the perfect time to get those home renovations underway. However, there are a handful of tips you’ll need to keep in mind from the moment you begin laying tile. Check out these tips from our team at Service Plus Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing to help you minimize dust and protect your heating and cooling system.

  1. Begin your project by closing off all vents. The last thing you want is your vents and ducts to collect dust and debris from your project and make their way to other parts of your home. Close your vents and turn off your system. For an added layer of protection, you can also tarp off the work area.
  2. Do as much work outdoors as possible. Parts of the project that involve cutting or sanding wood, tile, or other materials should be done outside to minimize the amount of dust circulating throughout your home.
  3. Clean as you go. Whether you’re more hands-on with the home renovation or not, always find time to wipe dust and debris from surfaces at the end of the day. Allowing particles to pile up over time could make your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to.
  4. Change your air filter. Keeping your HVAC system clean can extend the life of your equipment. Just in case bits of dust collect, you’ll want to change your air filter before your project officially kickoffs and maybe at times during the project. This is definitely something you’ll want to repeat after work is completed.

The more dust in the air, the harder your heating and cooling system will need to work to filter out the debris once up and running again. Remember, this impacts the overall energy efficiency of your system and, ultimately, your wallet. Keeping these few simple tips in mind will help keep your HVAC system in top shape. Work with the professionals at Service Plus for all of your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Schedule an appointment by calling (317) 434-2627.

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