Historic Savings: Insulating an Old House for Energy-Efficiency

Energy-efficiency upgrades cut a century-old farmhouse’s heating bill in half.

Adrienne Bashista’s historic 1915 farmhouse needed many energy-efficiency upgrades to make it through the cold North Carolina winter. To make the home more efficient, Bashista and her husband got a home energy audit, added insulation to the attic and under the floor, and caulked all cracks they could find in their old farmhouse.
Photo By Michael Shopenn