A few Google queries which, it seems, landed people on this blog today:
Query: “is 1.2 cord enough firewood”
Comment: Oh, most possibly so! If you live in a 400 sq ft house, it probably will be. If you have hyper-insulated two-foot-thick walls and passive solar, it probably will be. If you are only using wood as “ambience” heat to supplement fossil fuels, it probably will be. And it just might be if you live with a house so chilly that most of your friends think you’re a little strange. 1.2 cords is about what I’m projecting we’ll use for the 12 months ending at Christmas… but maybe less?
Queries: “unhealthy cold house”, “bad health to have a cold house”, “cold house sick”, “respitory [sic] infections from cold house”
Comment: Whoa whoa whoa. Sure, a cold house can be unhealthy– if it’s saturated with radon, or asbestos, or rabies. But seriously, I’d be interested to hear any real evidence that a cold house is less healthy than a hot house for otherwise-healthy adults. Hey, did you know that bed bugs’ reproduction, development, and feeding is hindered by cooler temperatures? So much so that the state of Connecticut, in an official paper on how to counter the current bed bug plague, advises residents to “Keep bedrooms cool (if possible) at night to slow down bug activity.” How about that! (And one must ask– why not keep the bedrooms cool during the day, too??)
Query: “humidity in bathroom doesn’t move”
Answer: Uh… where where you hoping it would move to? Akron? Time for my annual plug for using a dehumidifier, rather than bathroom fan vent, in the winter.