After one winter in the house, I knew that I was going to have to either change out the entire heating system or employ a heck of a lot of energy savings tips
There’s just something special about an older home, in my opinion. When one of the local century homes in our town went up for sale, I knew immediately that I wanted it to be mine! This place has Victorian architecture, three fireplaces, and a big porch. It also has four stained glass windows that are original to the house and I think it’s the most beautiful place ever! Of course, when I went to put an offer in on the house, the last thing on my mind was the type of heating and cooling system that was installed in the house. It wasn’t even on my radar. And at that point, I was so excited about owning a piece of local history that I wouldn’t have cared if the place was heated only by a wood burning fireplace! Sadly, once I purchased the home, I realized that wasn’t too far from the truth. The house had an oil burning furnace in the basement that had to be a hundred years old! Needless to say, it’s not your typical modern high efficiency furnace system. After one winter in the house, I knew that I was going to have to either change out the entire heating system or employ a heck of a lot of energy savings tips. Otherwise, there was no way that I could afford to live there and also pay for the heating! The place was freezing in the winter and it was so cold and drafty. Plus the thermostat reading showed that the temperature in the house barely ever got about 64 degrees in the winter.