Handyman's 24 Point Guide To Domestic Demolition
Before you start breaking things, check out the following tips that will help you stay safe and on track during your DIY demolition projects.
Construction dust sucked into return air ducts can plug your furnace filter.
Even worse, small particles can pass through the filter and coat every room in the house with a blanket of fine dust when the blower turns on.
Air supply ducts can be a problem too – dust that settles inside will come blasting out when your heating/cooling system starts up.
You can close the damper on a supply register, but it won’t seal out dust as effectively as plastic and tape.
Note: Turn off the heating/cooling system while the ducts are covered.
Operating the system with restricted airflow can damage it.