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Old 10-28-08, 03:28 PM
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My house is about 1000 square feet and was built in 1947. In the summer it's warm, but tolerable with just a couple of well-placed fans, which is quite a feat in Tennessee. In the winter it stays plenty warm with a fire in the fireplace and/or a couple of space heaters. I should also mention that it has no insulation. ;p My apartment (I'm not living in the house yet because I'm remodeling it) is "modern" and "efficient" yet, to stay cool in the summer, the A/C is on almost constantly, even set at 80 degrees, and in the winter the heat is on much of the time despite being set at 65 degrees or less. I'm rather skeptical of the energy efficiency of many newer houses.
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