My apartment was constructed sometime in the mid 1730’s plus is nearly 3000 square feet.
It has more than nine foot ceilings, sizable windows plus the original hardwood floors. When all of us moved in, the apartment was just about impossible to heat plus cool, and not only was the furnace plus a/c severely seasoned, but the ductwork was full of holes plus leaks at the seams. The windows were single pane, painted shut plus allowed drafts inside. None of the exterior doors shut tight, allowing outside air to come in plus heated/cooled air to escape. There was no insulation in the walls, ceilings or attic. It has taken us nearly more than nine years to make all of the necessary improvements to the thermal envelope. There are 25 windows in the apartment plus they all needed to be upgraded, however most of them are unfamiliar sizes plus required special order. The expense added up easily hastily. The walls plus ceilings in the apartment were the original plaster plus lathe. Many of them were cracked plus crumbling. One by a single, all of us gutted every single room in the house, chopping down to the studs. This allowed us to upgrade electric lines, plumbing pipes plus ductwork. It gave us the option to carefully plus thoroughly insulated. Every one of us took out a beach apartment improvement loan to upgrade the seasoned furnace plus a/c plus spent extra to get a high efficiency, variable speed system. The new heating plus cooling plan allowed us to take advantage of zone control. Every one of us now have independent control units in each room, providing the ability to customize temperature. We’re no longer required to maintain perfect comfort in unoccupied areas.