My home is around 2 hundred years seasoned plus has been an upscale project, and the home is big plus just about everything is original; Very few substitutes have been made over the years; Both of us needed to substitute wiring, plumbing, the roof plus the entire Heating plus A/C system.
Trying to heat plus cool such a large home is a eveningmare.
Because of the high ceilings, the heat tends to rise up plus leave the area close to the floor chilly. The home seems to trap moisture in the Summer yet becomes overly dry in the winter. The windows were genuinely allowing a tremendous amount of our heated plus cooled air to escape, however standing in front of any of the windows during chilly weather, it was easy to recognize a significant draft. In the summer, I blamed the excessive amounts of bugs coming inside on the windowsâ€¦ Despite the fact that most of the windows were painted shut, they were not airtight. They were also single pane plus not Energy Star qualified. I made it my mission to substitute the windowsâ€¦ Each window cost multiple hundred dollars, but I saved some money by learning how to install them myself. It took multiple years to get all of the numerous windows substituted. Each a single made an improvement in comfort plus the cost of heating plus cooling. I ended up spending multiple thoUnited Statesnd dollars on new windows, so it will take awhile to salvage the investmentâ€¦ However, tightening up the home not only increases efficiency but helps with air quality plus reduces wear plus tear on the furnace plus a/c.