"My electricity bill was halved."
Three years ago, Julie used 1,700 gallons of oil for heat and hot water for her old, brick Westford farmhouse. Her electricity bills averaged $300 a month. Julie hired Scott Gardner of Building Energy in Williston to do an energy audit and substantial renovations. Scott and his crew added foam insulation in the basement and cellulose insulation in the attic. They ripped out, insulated and rebuilt a couple of interior walls. Julie had her old boiler replaced, the zone heating re-wired and got rid of her electric hot water heater.
In March 2009, Julie joined the Energy Co-op. The next year we delivered 990 gallons of oil. After allowing for the warmer winter, Julie’s oil use had dropped 600 gallons! Her electricity bill was halved and her house was warm and comfortable for the first time. Next up? Perhaps a pellet stove fireplace insert or a solar system.