Friday, February 19, 2010

You Can’t Beat the Heat

Today was a momentous occasion. It is the day we finally got heat and running water in our house. Check out the photo of our new heating system. It’s a tank less NTI gas burner heat and hot water system that is barely bigger than a bread box. Had I not seen one live and in action I would not believe something this small could provide all our heat for 2 floors AND our basement AND all our hot water needs AND another zone all ready for when we expand to make more living space in the back of the house. I want to thank Roger and the crew at Community Energy who did the work; John, Gary, Dennis, Mike and Keith and any others who I missed. This system had the house temperature from below freezing to 65 degrees within a couple of hours. Lauren got right to work with the hot water mopping up the layers of dirt, dust, and grime that had managed to accumulate over the past year or so while I started to tighten up the place with more insulation in needed spots and trimming doors so they could actually close. Our plan is to clean up and prepare a little more tomorrow and then move in lock, stock, and barrel on Sunday. Don’t look for our house in Better Homes and Gardens yet. We’ll be living with broken plaster and half built walls for awhile taking on as many projects as we can at a time. But that’s okay because this is what we chose to do and I’m loving every time I swing the hammer.


  1. Congrats on finally getting heat! I was enjoying reading this whole thing, until I got to the VERY end and saw the picture. REALLYYY MOM?!?! CHARGERS? Who are you?!?! Grrrrrr.

  2. Good stuff. Mom said you're not getting HGTV in your cable package...guess you'll just have to document your own version of it here.