Converting a 1910 Shingle Style house with no air conditioning to one with a whole-house system was not something I took lightly. I have spent my life restoring old houses. If HVAC was in my future it had better be efficient and virtually invisible.
Antique windows are one of the enchanting architectural elements that set an older home apart. While I’m an equal opportunity lover of all old windows, my expertise comes from restoring my 1886 Victorian, which has double-hung sash operated on ropes and pulleys.
These 7 tips will help you save energy—and ultimately money—when retrofitting your old house with insulation. Learn about the different types of insulation, insulation removal, installation techniques, eco-friendly options and more.
Once bats move into a house, they rarely relocate. Here’s everything you need to know about the most common species of house bats, and how to use a method called exclusion to remove bats from an old house.