– It’s hard to pinpoint it, but I’ve always had a love for old homes ever since I was young. I think it’s the character. floorboards worn out with the traffic… It’s experienced life. A fear of moving into an
older home is just not knowing if something’s going to go wrong. When we first moved in, the first summer was unbelievably hot. We realized that we
needed lots of roof vents. It had an immediate effect
on the cooling of our house. After we improved the
venting in our attic, we changed to LED lights, we insulated our walls, we put new windows in, we spray foamed, we put weather stripping in. We just kept chipping away, year by year, making all these improvements and we just started
seeing our utility bills, our gas bills, were going down. Our electrical bills were going down. We’re saving a huge amount. When you start to make all these upgrades, it’s a gradual improvement in the quality of the living space. You start to feel comfortable
sitting near a window. You start to feel comfortable when you want to read a book, and now it really feels
like this is our home. I think anybody can do any of this.