Greening A Historic House By Zoe Clark

October 07, 2016

Home Design Luxury And Romantic

The romantic and elegant features to live are Victorian houses. There is so much history and magic in her every crevice, angle and secret compartment hidden. They are built in the distant time between 1837 and 1901, so you can see why it can be difficult for these houses, to keep track of all the challenges of the present is in front of them place. Although Victorian houses certainly missing something, if it refined their architecture comes, there is still room for improvement in the area of energy efficiency, which is something that had to take care of the architect rather than during the reign of Queen Victoria. So, if you live in one of these old beauties , here a few things are to reduce you to reduce your energy costs might help and your carbon footprint.
Isolate the 'old lady'.

Victoria House

Has someone ever told your House breathes? If your old House is older than a century ago, you can probably expect a lot of gaps between the panels in walls and ceilings, as well as a few around the doors and Windows. Seal to prevent heat them that leaving your home (and, if we talk about hot summer days).Later you should add insulation in the attic. In most cases you don't even need the existing layer to remove, before the new application.Examine the HVAC system to see whether there is a need for sealing them. Making your Windows-greener.

If you efficient window in a new House would get, should install double or triple glazing. With historic houses, the situation is a bit different. The historical appearance of the building would have to replace the removal of the old window and it with the new. Is a nice alternative to complement your old Windows with storm Windows, so you can save energy without any impact on the historic character of your property.
Victorian House

Use Energy-saving bulbs
If there is a change, you can make, that is affordable and does not harm the historic look of your home in any way, that diversity (CFL) replaces your old light bulbs with compact fluorescent. Replace old appliances

Just because your home is built in the 19th century, does not mean that instead of a refrigerator to use a modern refrigerator. On the contrary, due to the growing popularity of "Vintage", you will find a lot of historically looking devices with modern features. Yet are looking for the most important thing in the search appliance stores the energy star rated.
Victorian House 1

Control the heating
Old houses are designed in times, when every room heated separately fireplaces was used, which was more efficient than to heat each room separately. The transition to a modern heating system was not good for historic homes and their heating costs.Address this problem, by you to manually control the valves in each room or through a programmable Wi-Fi radiators get or install a smart thermostat. Reduce your water consumption.

Power is not the only resource that is wasted in an energy-inefficient House. Also a big hunk of the monthly bills can be water, especially if you typically have to do with problems for older houses, such as water guzzling showers and toilets, and leaky faucets. Replace them all with low-flow models that are energy-efficient and you can save 77 percent of water consumption.
You can see, can learn new tricks old houses, but only if the owners are ready, time to invest money and effort into them. Sure, Victorian houses a Habitat for wanting, but that it also means don't have not their defects. You do your best to improve, so they bring you more joy while the less money you.

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