the guys definitely didn’t finish today. the new a/c compressor isn’t there– and the old one still is.
a lot of cleanup occured in the basement and back yard. there’s also a lot of mud and standing water. the standing water is interesting. this is kind of new. this might require professional intervention.
it looks as if they installed the humidifier on the furnace today. i see no evidence of a humidistat however.
the entryway to the crawlspace from the basement is now almost completely occupied by two enormous trunk lines– a supply, and the giant return. both fully insulated. i’m not too sad about this although it’ll make it trickier to get that damn scrap lumber out of the crawlspace.
the other giant supply trunk hangs low in front of the staircase to the basement. this is kind of a bummer but you know, its a basement. it’s use is utility, not living area.
what i am bummed about is that they didn’t use the outside wall vent for my bedroom, and the old outside wall vent– which was a return in the old system– is still there, does not appear to be sealed off, and is mysteriously blowing warm air. now, i have to say that my bedroom was the warmest it has ever been last night. but that’s something that i want to get straight. if it’s now a supply, it should at least be insulated, and i wanna know why new ductwork wasn’t installed.
the house is overall feeling very comfortable and i think the general comfort level is a lot better– cold spots have disappeared. the notion of putting the supply vents on the outside wall and installing a central return was absolutely the right way to go.
they did a nice job of finishing off the holes they had to cut for the central return and i’m very pleased with the position of the grate and its appearance. it is high up on a wall in the hallway, a very typical location and well away from the debris that settles on the floor. the install looks clean and professional.
so i guess i won’t sleep in tomorrow morning as i’d hoped, since they obviously need to spend another day on this job. nevertheless, since i no longer feel the need to work at home, and since the house is super cozy, i feel a lot less discombobulated and headed back to being, you know, my usual happy go lucky self. ha.
d. told me today that i handled all of this pretty well, but i sound like i need a vacation. he’s not wrong. i so wish i could go camping in the westy! but not until she is roadworthy again.