It’s important to consider your HVAC system during your home renovation project. Proper planning will help ensure the unit in your Marana, Arizona, home continues to heat and cool effectively once the work is done. During your home renovation, assess your unit’s heating and cooling capacity, protect it from dust and debris, and look into upgrading your ductwork, if needed.
Assess Heating and Cooling Capacity
Depending on the size and scope of the renovation, you may need to upgrade your HVAC unit. If you’re adding square footage, your current unit may lack the capacity to adequately heat and cool your home — an undersized system is inefficient and will drive up your utility bills and increase the likelihood of expensive breakdowns. Even if your unit is big enough, a renovation is a good time to go ahead and upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient model if it’s nearing the end of its lifespan.
Protect Your System from Dust and Debris
During renovations, contractors cut and sand a variety of materials, including wood, drywall, and tile. This creates a lot of dust that can damage your unit if it gets inside your ducts. To avoid this, close and seal your vents and registers. Ask contractors to make their cuts in areas where dust won’t get sucked into the unit, such as outside or in the garage.
Consider Upgrading Your Ductwork
If you’re reconfiguring the layout of your home or adding square footage, you may need to add to or reconfigure your duct work. While this is an additional expense most homeowners would like to avoid, it’s less expensive and more convenient to make duct work adjustments during the renovation when the drywall is down and you’re accustomed to having workers in your home.
Are you considering upgrading your HVAC system or duct work during your home renovation? If so, give the HVAC experts at Crest Air a call at 520-485-3164. We’d love to help you come up with a plan that’ll ensure your comfort once your renovation is complete.
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