January 7, 2011: Anybody? Anybody?


Here’s the setup: An old house (probably built around 1860) in a densely populated city (Somerville, MA) and an owner (that’s me) who wonders how a future owner will be able to heat this house post-fossil-fuel dependency (currently, we use natural gas to heat water that noisily flows into our radiators.)

Got it?

So: I’m just going to toss out a bunch of words and wait to hear from people:


Wood or corn or pellet stoves?

Anybody? Anybody?

(BTW: Did not mention solar power because a three-story apartment building is right next door/to our South and effectively blocks out the sun most of the winter. BUT if you know something I should know, don’t be shy: Tell me.)