[Greenbuilding] ok - why do houses have to have stay the same temp inside?

Kathy Cochran kathys_old_house at goldrush.com
Sat Aug 18 16:27:42 CDT 2012

Another answer.  So they don't get too cold (uncomfortable) in the winter,
and don't get too hot (uncomfortable) in summer.


Is that too simple?


Also, keeping a house in northern climates at a reasonable temp (min 55
degrees, if you are not going to be there for a few days) will do a lot to
avoid pipes freezing in very cold weather, from what I understand.


Kathy Cochran

San Andreas, California  


(100 degrees right now outside, and 85 inside (I confess, I just turned on
the AC). Which condition would you rather work in? )   



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So, I was following the passive house thread... and it had me wondering
something. Why do we engineer houses to maintain a consistent internal


Erin poses a question that reminds me of the story we all read, about a
hundred years ago...


"We are two very good tailors and after many years of research we have
invented an extraordinary method to weave a cloth so light and fine that it
looks invisible. As a matter of fact it is invisible to anyone who is too
stupid and incompetent to appreciate its quality." 




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