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BEWARE of Drywall Dust

Beware of Drywall Dust! How can you do this? Stop running the furnace during renovations. If you’re planning on doing any renovations to your home, it’s important to remember to turn off your furnace. Drywall dust can easily get into your furnace and cause all sorts of problems. Not only will it reduce the efficiency of your furnace, but it can also lead to expensive repairs. So save yourself the hassle and turn off your furnace before starting any major renovation project. Your wallet will thank you!


As the summer comes upon us in the Oakville and Hamilton area we are going to be eager to get some of those home renovations done. You might be flipping a home or wanting to finally get that upgrade inside your basement or any other room within your home.

REMEMBER! The temperature may feel like 45C but this is not the time to turn on your air conditioning unit.

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Drywall dust in the furnace is not something you want. Make sure you get your furnace and air ducts cleaned after renovations

If you have ever done any renovations before, you know that furnace and air conditioning units circulate drywall dust throughout your home if they are turned on. That dust is then inhaled by you and your family which can cause all sorts of respiratory problems. So, in order to avoid any health risks it is best to wait until your renovations are completed before turning on your furnace or air conditioning unit.

If you’ve ever renovated a room in your home, you know that drywall dust can be a real pain. It’s so fine that it can easily get through a furnace filter and clog up your blower fan or evaporator coils. This can lead to decreased airflow and efficiency, and ultimately put strain on your furnace.

In order to avoid this, it’s important to take some extra precautions when sanding drywall. Make sure to use a properly rated furnace filter, and consider sealing off the area around the furnace to contain the dust. With a little care and attention, you can minimize the impact of drywall dust on your furnace and keep it running smoothly for years to come.


A furnace filter is an important component of any heating system, and it is especially important to keep it clean if you live in a home with a lot of drywall dust. Drywall dust can quickly clog a furnace filter, forcing the furnace to run more often in order to maintain the same level of heat. This, in turn, leads to higher energy costs and larger electricity bills.

Additionally, a clogged furnace filter can cause the furnace to become less efficient and more environmentally harmful. As such, it is important to regularly check and clean your furnace filter to prevent these issues from arising.

When you’re renovating your home, it’s important to be aware of the potential hazards posed by drywall dust. If you have a lot of drywall dust accumulated in your furnace, it can circulate through the air in your home when the furnace turns on. This can pose a serious health risk, particularly if you have asthma or other respiratory problems. In addition, drywall dust can also increase your electricity bills by causing your furnace to work harder than it needs to. For these reasons, it’s best to avoid running the furnace while you’re doing renovations. 


Assuming you don’t turn on the furnace, you should still have your furnace and air ducts cleaned after renovation of any sort. If your furnace happens to be turned on during the renovation then we extremely encourage you to have the furnace and duct cleaning immediately after the renovation. All types of renovation create large amounts of dust which eventually settle in your furnace and air ducts.

The furnace circulates this dust throughout your home every time it runs. Eventually this dust will cake onto the furnace heating elements reducing furnace efficiency and potentially causing a furnace breakdown. Air Duct work is also susceptible to caking which reduces air flow and causes your furnace to work harder, again reducing efficiency and increasing heating costs.


Vacu-Man has been in the business of cleaning furnaces and air ducts for over 45 years. We are a family owned and operated business, and we take pride in our work. Vacu-Man has worked with every type of furnace, and we know how to properly clean your furnace after a renovation. It usually takes us three to four hours to clean a furnace, depending on the size of your home. We also offer dryer vent cleaning services. If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We serve the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brantford, St. Catharines and surrounding area