Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Saving Energy in High-End Houses

Solar heating has never been a very sexy topic. I smile every time I think of the story that my friend David (The Pool Man) tells at parties - the one about the Hamptons homeowner who insisted that his pool heater maintain a water temperature of 80 degrees - in the middle of winter. We're not talking a hot-tub here. We're talking a full 20'x40' pool with no cover. Sort of like lighting your cigars with Ben Franklins.

Well, one by one, big homeowners are being brought to their knees by energy prices. You don't have to wear sandals with black socks and shop at the food co-op any more to have a geothermal heating system. md

Saving Energy in High-End Houses - New York Times

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