Tag Archives: passive solar

solar nerds

We have definitely become solar nerds. I’ve written before about timing and planning fires in the masonry stove based on the weather forecast. We’re definitely more skilled at this now than we were last year. This year’s mild winter has … Continue reading

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just right (mostly)

I’ve written enough blog posts now that I’m starting to worry I’m repeating myself and I may not even be aware of it. Sigh. Well, at any rate, we’re still learning how to heat the house without the convenience of … Continue reading

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triple threat

Today is extremely gray, cloudy, and rainy. Seems like a perfect day to write about the triple threat of solar energy since we have so little. We continue to be impressed by passive solar. It’s amazing what orienting the house … Continue reading

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74, 78, who do we appreciate?

Passive solar and the masonry stove, of course. It was 74 F in the basement by mid-afternoon.  We don’t turn on the electric baseboard heaters unless we’re watching a movie so all of that heat came from passive solar.  Amazing, … Continue reading

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adapting to the weather

Hooray!  It’s another mostly sunny day.  After our bleak, almost three weeks of cloudy skies, these past few days have been gloriously beautiful.  Everyone and everything, I swear, has a little more energy and spunk. More sunshine also means that … Continue reading

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no passive solar

We’re in a long spell of cloudy, gray weather.  This is the kind of weather everyone complains about in Ithaca.  And they complain that Ithaca is “always” like this.  Not True. But we are having a relatively long, uninterrupted period … Continue reading

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passive solar…

… receives a feline seal of approval. And notice his back foot propped up on the rocking chair rail… hee! meow! purrrrr!

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