Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Heating the Home with Plastic

"Nearly 12 percent of Americans say they will need to borrow money to pay winter heating bills; 9 percent will need to use credit cards to be able to afford their heating bills."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "great room" was a scourge on all American homes, from a heating perspective. "Where's the heat ?" "About 20 feet up there."

2:15 PM, December 20, 2007  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

Great rooms? Don't get me started!

Oops, too late. You're right -- great rooms are impossible to heat efficiently. Not to mention the terrible acoustics. Not to mention the discomfort that people feel when hanging out in a room so tall. Not to mention the difficulty in decorating such a huge space. Not to mention all the heat-loss through the massive wall of windows invariably set into it. Not to mention how the two-story spaces so effectively transmit sound throughout the ENTIRE house!

So why are houses built with great rooms? Because they're impressive to potential home-buyers. Afterwards come the regrets. I wonder how many people who have lived in a home with a great room go on to buy another house with the same pit of acoustical doom?

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!

4:26 PM, December 20, 2007  
Blogger Mac said...

Nearly half the households in the northeastern region of the United States use heating oil to provide part or all of their space heating needs.

Heating oil Salem

8:15 AM, February 28, 2012  

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