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New Hampshire -- The "Live Free or Die" State => Moving & Housing => Topic started by: Vismon on August 29, 2017, 08:16:13 pm

Title: House materials & heating
Post by: Vismon on August 29, 2017, 08:16:13 pm
How common are non-wood houses in New Hampshire? What about small houses specifically? My preference would be to avoid wood construction if possible, although I suspect that is probably not going to be possible (given other considerations like location, price, etc. that inevitably narrow the options).

And, what are the most common types of home heating in New Hampshire? Are some kinds generally recognized as better than others, given the climate?
Title: Re: House materials & heating
Post by: JasonPSorens on August 30, 2017, 07:34:03 am
You do see some brick homes. Not as common as wood, but not rare either.

Home heating depends on where you live. In rural areas or anywhere north of Concord, you're likely to have to choose between oil and wood pellets (or both), with propane as an option for ovens and ranges. Dartmouth has a new building that uses geothermal, but I don't know that I've seen any houses that do. In more urban areas in the southern third of the state you'll be able to use natural gas.