A couple of months ago we audited a historic home inside the beltline in Raleigh in conjunction with Preservation NC to create a video showing the benefit of an energy audit and weatherization for historic properties. When asked to do the audit, we jumped at the chance because this is truly our passion: making older homes, particularly historic homes, energy efficient without compromising what makes them special. Converting a home from an “energy hog” to a level of energy efficiency equivalent to Energy Star can absolutely be done – but the key for the homeowner to get a professional audit so he or she will have a plan for how to accomplish that goal.
Preservation NC also has a wonderful guide on their website about weatherizing historic homes.
(A note about the video: the actual leakage in this house should be in square inches…not square feet like the voice-over states!)
Here’s the video: