Home Heating Tips to Save Money?

Discussion in 'Tankless Water Heater Forum' started by Robenco15, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Dana

    Dana In the trades

    Jan 14, 2009
    There seems to be a trend in the industry for using IR imaging (especially now that it's cheap- a drive-by can spot the egregious heat leaks from the street) but most still don't use blower doors.

    Contractors who do blower-door + IR imaging directed air sealing and report before & after leakage rates go to the front of the line! Even if they're a few hundred more in total cost, there will be higher performance and lower risk of wet insulation when the air sealing is done properly.
  2. Ladiesman217

    Ladiesman217 Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    At least the heating system is almost over.

    If Robenco is going to IR image his house, he better do it before he turns the heat off.
  3. Michael Young

    Michael Young Active Member

    Sep 20, 2016
    North Carolina
    INSULATE THE HELL OUT OF THAT HOUSE. That's the #1 thing you can do to reduce your energy cost.

    Use the bubble-wrap trick on your windows (yep, it really works)

    and buy the Mac-Daddy Heater and use WOOD. You're spending $600/month. Buy a dragon's breath and a wood stove and spend ZERO to heat your house. SIX HUNDRED per month!! that's insane. You can also buy solar water heating panels on craigslist for damn near nothing. I have four 4-foot x 12-foot solar panels that produce enough hot water to heat for houses (for free)

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