Remodeling is always exciting because it means that you are improving the functionality of your house and making it better for you as an individual or as a family. It means that you will have more space and that the space that you have will be more attractive. However, it also means that there is going to be a great deal of dust inside your house as walls and other structures are taken down or changed. This is a huge problem for your ducts because a buildup of dust in your ducts severely inhibits their ability to pump hot or cold air throughout your house. Dusty ducts can result in higher energy bills and a less comfortable home.
Here are some steps that you can take to make sure that a ton of dust doesn't get into your ducts while you are remodeling.
1. Blow Air the Entire Time
Any time that there is any active remodeling going on in your home, you need to make sure that you are running air through the ducts. If it is the summer, you should run cold air through your ducts to keep the workers from getting overheated. If it is the winter, you will want to change between hot and cold air in order to make sure that the temperature remains relatively comfortable. By running air through your ducts, you will be taking a step to already force the dust out of your ducts before it has time to settle and accumulate.
2. Cover Your Vents
Next, you are gong to want to make sure that you cover all of your vents with special filters that will still allow the air to flow but will not allow any dust in. For this step, you have two different options. You can either go online or to a hardware store to pick up covers that are specially designed to keep dust out of vents, or you can purchase furnace vents that you can cut to be the correct size. The advantage of purchasing filters that are made for this purpose is that they will be more accurate and you can just slap them onto your vents without much worry. The downside is that these filters are very expensive.
Simply purchasing furnace filters allows you to protect your vents for less money, even if you have to do some work beforehand by cutting them to the correct size.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in duct cleaning, such as Dove Services Inc.