I totally forgot to cover this in my previous post. It’s the question of whether it’s more worth it to re-insulate your older drafty house or to invest in more efficient heat sources. I’m only talking about heat here because I live in Northern New England. I’ve already made the commitment to never again concern myself with cooling.
As we were discussing the heat situation of this house the other night, I kept returning to one thought – if I had a window that was wide open and it was cold inside, would I choose to invest in more heat or would I try to close the window? The answer it simple – I’d close the damn window. And that’s what I did. I covered that already.
I think I’m writing a separate post for this because it’s an important topic that needs to be thought of in a certain way. If there’s a problem, solve the problem. Don’t put a band-aid on it and wait to encounter the exact same problem the next year.
This article explains it the same way I was thinking of it. And it’s true. Once you insulate a room properly, you’ll feel an immediate difference.
Why is Re-Insulating Your Existing Home Typically the Best Energy Efficiency Investment a Homeowner Can Make?