The state of the house was one of those abandoned houses we see in movies.
One could barely tell where the footpath was, and weeds had overtaken a beautiful flower garden.
Overall it would be the most intense and engaging renovation project. The smell of mold and mildew lingered all over the house. I had to get an inspector to check if the foundation was still sound. What we thought would be a five-month project was extended to six or seven months. During the third month, we brought in the air conditioning business. The air conditioning expert surprised me by telling me that the ducts were in good condition and all it needed was ductwork cleaning, but it was not the same as the rest of the air conditioning installation. The a/c rep told us that the home would need new cooling equipment. The owner, with the help of the cooling specialist, looked at some cooling products to replace the old ones. They eventually chose a heat pump due to its cooling technology, just as I hoped it would. I learned more about air conditioning during the whole process since I was directly involved in the entire process. The owners also enrolled in an air conditioner tune-up program. The tech also gave them tips and things they could do to care for their air conditioning system that did not require professional expertise, the basic one being how and when to replace an air conditioning filter. The fips would also ensure that they did not need air conditioning repair regularly. It was almost impossible to tell it was the same house we had walked into six months ago when we finished.