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Please suggest energy efficiency fixes that are reasonably priced for my 1850s home.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Our home is a beautiful, enormous (nearly 10,000 square feet) Italianate-villa style stone behemoth. It is not energy efficient, despite our insulating the "attic". There are 48 single-pane glass 2 over 2 windows. We do use the shutters to help insulate in the winter, and have zoned the home to lower heating costs. But living in PA with very cold winters in the mountains, the cost of the gas forced air system is outrageous. We are considering installing a windmill in our backyard and converting to electric. We live along a river with plenty of breezes. Is this the best long-term solution, or do you have any other suggestions?




 

 

Our home is a beautiful, enormous (nearly 10,000 square feet) Italianate-villa style stone behemoth. It is not energy efficient, despite our insulating the "attic". There are 48 single-pane glass 2 over 2 windows. We do use the shutters to help insulate in the winter, and have zoned the home to lower heating costs. But living in PA with very cold winters in the mountains, the cost of the gas forced air system is outrageous. We are considering installing a windmill in our backyard and converting to electric. We live along a river with plenty of breezes. Is this the best long-term solution, or do you have any other suggestions?

I would recommend you get a home energy audit.

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