Monthly Archives: August 2015

Heating in the Subarctic – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

This is an ongoing story with a nailbiting middle and an unknown end. The proper subtitle might instead be the good old days, the ugly, the bad, and bring us the new good already.

The beginning came when we moved into this house. It is heated with a fuel-oil boiler, which is common in Fairbanks. The house is over 3,000 square feet and includes a heated garage—which sounds like a luxury until you’ve had one for awhile and recognize its importance for vehicles and work during our long winters.
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