Heat Pump in a Leaky House
We have been considering getting a heat pump system for our home in Brattleboro VT. A neighbor of ours who has one said that these systems function best when your house is “tight”. I don’t think ours would be even close to fitting that description. There is blown insulation in the attic but nowhere else due to the presence of K&T wiring in the walls. The windows are fairly modern (probably from the 90s). No other improvements have been made. We had a local company come in and do an analysis and they came back with some areas that could be upgraded (the biggest being insulation in the basement around the joists) but the net effect would only be about a 10% improvement. Would a heat pump system work efficiently enough in our location to replace our current oil boiler system?
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