Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Gwen Hurd
Winter tends to bring out the worst in our homes. Older homes, in particular, can be challenging in the winter. Years of settling and decay can turn a once warm space into a miserable environment. By March, the slightest draft may feel like an arctic gust.
Many homeowners think that new construction will save them. When spring finally comes, people are ready to sell their older houses and move somewhere new. New construction is incredibly appealing- it means compliance to new energy saving codes and proper insulation…
Even the most expertly built new home can have just as many problems as an old home. Complete code compliance STILL isn’t good enough to keep a home properly warm in the frigid New England winter. And if a new home wasn’t expertly built, it might be WORSE than an older home.
One of our happy clients in Pelham, NH, stated, “Even though our home is new, we felt there were cold spot and issues (such as being able to see daylight through the foundation walls) that needed to be addressed. Even though winter is over, we already feel a significant difference in the temperature steadiness throughout.”
A new home may not make you more comfortable. Dr. Energy Saver, a Blackdog Affiliate, can perform an energy audit on your home, assess your current situation, and prescribe real solutions.
Now that it’s warmer, don’t call a real estate agent, call Dr. Energy Saver.
Fix those drafts before next winter!
*For additional information about new house energy issues, check out this great video from Larry Janesky, founder of the Dr. Energy Saver system.