Last summer, my partner and I finally got around to tackling some beach condo remodelingâ€¦ Our condo is nearly 2 hundred years old, and the walls and ceilings were still the ancient plaster.
They were badly cracked and crumbling, and lacked insulation.
All of us tore everything down to the bare studs, allowing us to update the electrical wiring, make some replacements to the plumbing, and greatly improve the thermal envelope. All of us then put up drywall, mudded and sanded the seams, and painted everything. The project took us approximately multiple weeks, and created a huge mess. There was tons of dust and debris. Because of this, the two of us deliberately chose to handle the renovations while in the month of June. Although the condo was boiling and sticky, the two of us were able to open the windows for ventilation. All of us knew better than to attempt to run the air conditioning with so many 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 air conditioning and furnace. All of us hoped that our project would result in a more comfortable beach condo and lower quarterly heating and cooling costs. My partner and I were eager to finish, clean up and finally start the air conditioning. All of us were glad when the air conditioning cooled down the condo easily abruptly. However, within a few minutes, the cooling plan abruptly quit. All of us could not get it running again. When the two of us called an HVAC business for repair, he found the inner workings terribly clogged with construction debris and dust. All of us should have covered the supply and return vents to prevent the dirt and pollutants from getting inside the system.