We are really going to have to figure out how to find another house that’s more energy efficient than the one that we live in now.
We’ve been looking online for different sorts of houses like the ones that we are looking for. However, it’s really hard for us to find something because we aren’t able to sort the different homes that are for sale by the types of heating and air conditioning systems that they have. That’s really the only thing that matters to us at this point. Well, except for the fact that we still really want a wood burning fireplace. Other than that, we want a new house with a high efficiency heating and cooling system. The HVAC system that we have right now is absolutely terrible. It’s really old and I think that it’s actually costing us way more than it should. We have been running the furnace and the A/C nearly non-stop this past year, it seems like. I think that part of the problem is that our doors and windows aren’t properly sealed the way that they should be. We need to find another house with great windows and doors that are properly sealed, along with better insulation that will help to hold in the heating and cooling much better. I guess there has to be a way to find a home that’s energy efficient, but we’re probably going to have to deal with a realtor who knows exactly what sort of HVAC system each home has in it. At least if we’re dealing with a realtor, we might find a place with a high efficiency furnace and air conditioning system.