Air Conditioning For Second Story Additions

People make it a priority to take care of the items they own.  After all, everyone works quite hard to get the things they would like to increase their quality of life.  A car is a good example of an asset we maintain.  There is a lot of upkeep to allow us to have the freedom of transportation. We put fuel in our vehicle so it doesn’t run out of gas; we replace the tires, and complete oil changes.  Our cars can be a life line.  Our homes should be taken care of too and we must not overlook the maintenance that it needs to get the most out of our homes.

Ventilation for Second Story Room Addition

With summer heat coming in strong, air conditioning units need to be calibrated and dampers need to be converted from heat to let the flow of cool air flow throughout the home’s ventilation system.  When adding a second story project to your plate you have to consider the ventilation so you don’t have a hot upstairs.

One common fix it for second story home project is activating your air conditioning unit especially in older homes.  The cooler has been covered for the winter and it’s time for that tarp to come off.  Because the AC unit has been shut off for so long the filters have been stale and bacteria may have had an opportunity to build up in the fibers of the filter.  You don’t want to activate your AC without swapping these filters out and by not having the proper duct work leading to your upstairs project.  They are also known to become dry and brittle over the cool months so a fresh cut filter will do the trick.

Another minor second story house project that can be accomplished for the summer is to get the plumbing situated.  Bathroom additions are common for home projects and keeps people from trucking up and down the stairs.  A second story bathroom will offer the convenience and safety needed with the addition.  Make sure you don’t leave out the pipe work or you will have to rip out all of your hard work and start over.
It’s a good practice to flush your water unit at least once every year or even when you are starting a second story project.  You need to release the water pressure from your home when adding new pipes to the infrastructure to prevent injuries..  The problem is most home owners aren’t aware of this need so it’s often over looked.  When it becomes ignored debris and calcium build up can actually block the pluming making it harder for your water tank to produce enough pressure.

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