I don't want to belabor the point, but houses have evolved.
It used to be that houses were uninsulated and air-leaky. They... Read more
Pre-Spring is over and Second Winter is upon us. For a bit there it was glorious. Do you remember? It was wet and squishy and muddy and dehumidifiers were kicking on all over the place. The... Read more
It's Thanksgiving in a couple of days. It just snowed and the no-heat calls are going to come rolling in.
If your heating system poops out, call your installer/servicer. When you purchase... Read more
When I bought a house in Trumansburg nine years ago, one of the first things I did was cut down a tree.
It was a “street tree,” an old maple with three thick leaders. A “leader” is a thick... Read more
Went to a conference a few weeks ago. Less of a "conference" and more of a "gathering," really. I've been meaning to write this since then, but came back home and got swamped by actual work-work... Read more
It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and it made me reflect on "giving."
Terrawatt was created to help. It helps save energy, it helps people be more comfortable in their homes, it... Read more
I helped some people out recently. Here's the story.
New establishment, freshly built in the not-too-distant past. Designed by an architect, engineered by engineers, and built by probably... Read more
The great room in the middle of our house has an 18-foot open-beam ceiling that has always collected more heat than expected, despite the excellent ventilation the room receives.