10:58AM | 11/17/08
Member Since: 11/16/08
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I could not be less handy but need to make decision so I thought I'd seek advice from you folks. I have a newly purchased 100+ year old house with no insulation and a 50 year old furnace.

I can't afford to address both at the same time, so am hoping for advice on which to do first.

What would reduce home heating costs more: a new, efficient furnace or insulating?



12:02PM | 11/17/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I would vote for insulation first.

And after you do that you will need less heat so that when you do replace the furnace you can use a smaller size and that will save more money on the purchase.


03:10PM | 12/25/08
Member Since: 08/11/05
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I would say it depends on what kind of furnace you have. If you have electric, those are always 100% efficient. However, if it is an old gas furnace you may be better of getting a new one.


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