October 23, 2017
South End renovation Ep. 1
The existing entry of this unit was impaired by large and outdated electrical equipment. Kuhlman Electric was able to not only reduce the overall impact with new equipment but also made the service (which fed all five units) much safer to service in the future. Mike Hume talks about his plans to close up the new equipment as they prepare for plaster.
The HVAC system was less than desirable; air-conditioning was non-existant and old electric baseboard heaters tempered the unit in the winter. We upgraded to a heat pump system for both heating and cooling. Mitsubishi wall-mounted MSZ-FH12NA head units and MXZ-3C24NA2 outdoor unit. Design and install by East Coast Comfort
We also check in with our painter, Sam from Big Dog Painting, who's getting the unit primed and painted. We start with an oil-based primer to help lock the surface in preparation for our Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace white walls and ceilings. Why oil based? It has to do with our wallboard choice here in Massachusetts.