Have you thought about cleaning your HVAC after renovating your house? A lot of people forget about it. But you should make sure that you don’t.
Most of the time, renovation projects are tiring. It’s a rough process to go through. A lot of things in your home will be displaced. You have to move things and it can be a bit chaotic.
And let’s not forget about the dirt!
Renovating may be the best way to upgrade and improve the comfort level and aesthetic value of your home. But while it is still going on, you have to live with all the dirt. And once everything is over, you have to clean up everything! You have to put everything back where they belong. You also have to make sure that everything is in order.
This is probably why a lot of people forget about their HVAC. They tire of the whole ordeal and they just want to enjoy their newly renovated home.
Why cleaning your HVAC is a must?
Failing to check on your heating and cooling system is a mistake. It’s easy to think that you don’t need to check on it because it has its own maintenance schedule. However, if your renovations are extreme, then you need to make sure that everything is clean.
The fact is, you can expect that there will be dust in your HVAC system. You won’t see it, but if you understand how it works, you will know that it’s probably very dirty right now.
After all, part of its job is to clean the air circulating in your home. Your unit was probably very busy during the renovation process. If you don’t clean this, you might compromise your health. All the dirt stays there. It will compromise the air circulating in your home. Not only that, but it will also compromise the performance of your system. It will work harder than it has to and cost you more on your utility bills.
To keep the high-quality of air at home and to avoid damaging the system, make sure you have your HVAC cleaned.
How to clean your HVAC after renovations?
Now that you understand why you need to have it cleaned, how will you go about it?
First of all, you need to work on your air filter. If it is replaceable, then replace it with a new one. But if not, make sure you clean it. The filter is the first line of defense against dirt and dust. When the air goes through the filter, it comes out on the other side cleaner. It leaves the dirt on the other side. But soon, that will accumulate. It will compromise the quality of the air that will circulate your home. So just make sure it is cleaned regularly. You need to change it every 90 days anyway. So doing it earlier doesn’t matter anyway.
You might also want to schedule an HVAC duct cleaning. This means the various components of the system will be cleaned thoroughly. If you found a lot of dirt in your filter, there is a chance that some reached your air ducts as well. So get a professional to come and clean it. If you are scheduled to do this anyway, then just call them earlier than planned. This will also get rid of some odors that were left after the renovations.
You should also get the air conditioner coils cleaned. Dust and debris can also reach this far. So make sure it does not get too much buildup of dirt that it compromises the ability of the coil to remove heat from the air.
If you work on cleaning your HVAC immediately, you will not risk damaging your system.
Schedule maintenance right after renovations are done
The best way to do this is to schedule your HVAC maintenance after your renovations are done. Ideally, you want to have it visited by a professional after you are done with the cleanup. Because if your place is still dirty, the maintenance will be for nothing. It will get dirty again. That means you need to finish the cleanup and then you can have the HVAC system cleaned. So if you’re done some renovations recently (or you’ll finish soon) make sure to contact us and schedule a cleaning and HVAC maintenance.