22 Sep '11, 6pm

Hire an energy auditor! Q: Can you recommend reasonably priced energy efficiency fixes my 1850s home?

Our home is a beautiful, enormous (nearly 10,000 square feet) Italianate-villa style stone behemoth. It is not energy efficient, despite our insulating the "attic". There are 48 single-pane glass 2 over 2 windows. We do use the shutters to help insulate in the winter, and have zoned the home to lower heating costs. But living in PA with very cold winters in the mountains, the cost of the gas forced air system is outrageous. We are considering installing a windmill in our backyard and converting to electric. We live along a river with plenty of breezes. Is this the best long-term solution, or do you have any other suggestions?

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