’40s house in Athens a model for green renovation | The Columbus Dispatch

Doing much of the work themselves, the couple replaced windows, siding, doors and the roof; installed insulation, solar panels and a new heating and cooling system; rebuilt a crumbling garage; and added a master suite to their 1,000-square-foot home.The result: an 85 percent drop in energy costs.Wilson, a former HGTV host who now does videos for HGTVRemodels.com and Buildapedia.com, spoke with The Dispatch about the process.Q: What is the most important thing you learned that can benefit other homeowners?A: The most important thing is that there does exist a whole-house solution to the energy problems that older homes have. We think of our options being weatherization or tearing it down, but when I ran across the deep energy retrofit solution, I realized there’s a way to save the home and still make it energy-efficient.

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2 comments on “’40s house in Athens a model for green renovation | The Columbus Dispatch
  1. clare@coachhouse-cantebury.co.uk says:

    Dear Tom, How do I find out where my gas consumption is going? I am in despertae need of some advice.

  2. Tom says:

    Dear Clare,
    Sorry for the late response. I would recommend investing in a home monitor such as eMonitor from Power House Dynamics. In addition to monitoring electricity they can monitor both water and gas.
    Hope this helps,
    Tom

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