winterize my house in the green mountains
December 18, 2009 6:48 AM Subscribe
need help winterizing house! the house is not horribly inslated, but it has a lot of windows and very very high ceilings. my aim is to insulate the windows as much as possible, and whatever else. what I'm looking for is materials, brand names, and methods.
posted by herbplarfegan to home & garden (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
heat is from Rinnai propane heater and a wood stove.
I saw AskMe discussions on this, sorry.. but I want really to get as specific as possible. my landlord lives out of state and just says "take care of it, send receipt to comp rent" about everything, and I've always just passed this kind of stuff off to landlords.
right now the Rinnai is on 'low' and the wood stove is loaded and burning, but the Rinnai is still huffing loudly to get heat into the place (cha ching$-- bad news.)
last year I lived in a summer-house all winter, also with a Rinnai heater, and it was $300+ a month.
I live in Vermont, at a high elevation. The temperature right at this moment is 1F / -17c. I've lived in Vermont all my life-- I can take the cold; it's my wallet that has a problem with it.