I am currently participating in Energy Upgrade California, a rebate program offered by municipalities and local utilities to offset some of the costs of home improvement projects that improve energy efficiency.
We want to replace the furnace that was installed when the home was built in 1956. Has anyone replaced a furnace lately? We are looking at either a very high-efficiency gas furnace or a hydronic system with solar water heating. Any recommendations?
One contractor recommended sealing the whole house. Another recommended just sealing the attic, because sealing the rest of the house doesn't work very well. Any thoughts?
If you've done something to make your home more energy efficient, I would love to hear about your projects!
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