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What a difference a day makes!

Or a few, give or take.

But, it has to be said, we noticed the difference in the temperature IMMEDIATELY. The temperature on the Living Room floor was always about 59 degrees. Today, it is 68. And the temperature in the room is around 70. When I was making dinner, it was 72. 72 degrees! The only time we had that this winter is when we had 2 space heaters working at the same time.

Needless to say, we are ecstatic about the results. We've asked the contractor, Fine Custom Carpentry, to give a quote for insulating the perimeter of the foundations and installing the sheetrock throughout the Basement ceiling, along with spackling it. He doesn't recommend insulating the entire ceiling, since the Basement is very warm. But, we want to put the sheetrock and spackle, because at this point we are certain that whoever laid the wood floors didn't put the shield or subfloor, because we have so much dust and soot rising up, it is almost impossible to clean. More on this later.


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