Chapter 21

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When I moved into a postwar house for the first time, I was of course impressed with how inferior every part of it was. The "furnace", actually a heat pump, threw out air that was only 85 degrees fahrenheit.

Your body is 98.6 degrees, which is is only 1.4 degrees short of 100. Eighty-five degrees blowing on this body feels like wind chill.

A "furnace" that gives you wind chill is wrong. Just plain wrong.

Not to mention that it runs constantly, and noisily, because 85-degree air isn't hot enough to keep up with the house's losses anyway.