Last summer, my hubby and I finally got around to tackling some beach lake house remodeling, but our lake house is nearly 2 hundred years old, and the walls and ceilings were still the seasoned plaster.
They were badly cracked and crumbling, and lacked insulation.
Both of us tore everything down to the bare studs, allowing us to replace the electrical wiring, make some replacements to the plumbing, and greatly improve the thermal envelope. Both of us then put up drywall, mudded and sanded the seams, and painted everything. The project took us approximately more than five weeks, and created a sizable mess. There was tons of dust and debris. Because of this, every one of us deliberately chose to handle the renovations while I was in the month of July. Although the lake house was hot and sticky, every one of us were able to open the windows for ventilation. Both of us knew better than to attempt to run the air conditioning with so numerous contaminants flying around in the air. Our goal was to tighten up the house, eliminate needless energy waste and significantly reduce the workload of the a/c and furnace. Both of us hoped that our project would result in a more comfortable beach lake house and lower bi-weekly heating and cooling costs. My hubby and I were eager to finish, wash up and finally start the a/c. Both of us were thrilled when the a/c cooled down the lake house truly abruptly. However, within a few hours, the cooling plan abruptly quit. Both of us could not get it running again. When every one of us called an Heating as well as A/C company for repair, he found the inner toilings terribly clogged with construction debris and dust. Both of us should have covered the supply and return vents to prevent the dirt and pollutants from getting inside the system.