It’s been about a month since my last entry. I don’t think I’ve taken a day off in those 30 days other than last Sunday. Just to much to get done. To many inspections and details to follow up.
The outside is near done, less landscaping. The sidewalks will hold off to go through a freeze and thaw cycle over winter. Grass is in and coming up. All the mechanicals installed and running. It’s purely amazing how easy the mini-splits cool the house. The other day the Great Room mini-split had a problem, so I just left it on fan, and put the master bedroom unit on 72 degrees at 9:00 in the morning, and turned the ERV on. It got to around 94 that day. At noon I shot some temps: the MBR was 72, as expected, The rest of the house was around 74. By 4:00 PM the hole first floor was 72. That’s only one 9,000 BTU unit run, that’s 0.75 tons of A/C for you old schoolers. The first floor is 1640 sqft.
We will need to experiment of how to balance the house out between the mini-splits and the ERV.
The deck is complete.
Inside in 97%, the kitchen cabinets and counter tops are is in waiting the doors and drawer fronts. everything is painted but the stairs to the second floor (Wednesday). I’ll have to post interior photos soon. Joan has a specular color scheme
Tomorrow is the inspection for the NJ Zero Energy Ready Homes program.
Here are some photos of the outside. The house faces east and these were taken in the morning sun. The front porch is a great place for a morning coffee.