A week of Zero Co2 Emissions for Heating (Almost)

Installing the radiant floor heating system we have yet to use ...

Installing the radiant floor heating system we have yet to use …

From Monday evening until Saturday morning this week, we only burned only one small fire in the wood stove, and no other heat sources beside the heat generated by our appliances.  This is our 3rd winter in this house and that is the longest stretch in January that I can recall not needing heat.  Often we get days or a couple of days, even, where we need no heat other than the sun, but this week was special.  Of course, it was sunny outside, but it was definitely cold:  as low as -26 at night and hovering around -14 during the day.  A little warmer on Friday.  During this stretch, the inside temperatures ranged from about 25c in mid-afternoon, to 22c in the evening, and dropping to about 18c by the next morning.  By 8:00am each morning, when the sun cleared the trees on the horizon and hit those south windows, the temperature started to rise again steadily.

It’s performance like this that saps any motivation to finally finish installing the radiant floor system.  One of these days …

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