Re: ceiling heights (was RE: [C-L]_ very small/ compact housing)
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 10:19:35 -0800 (PST)

On Feb 4, 2006, at 12:52 PM, Fleck wrote:

Here's a question: Everyone loves those high ceilings. But about heating all that extra space? Even a ceiling fan costs money, requires maintenance and
uses more energy.

The question is what is extra? Personally I would prefer less floor space and higher ceilings -- that increased square footage increases HVAC costs as well.

How many months of the year are you heating? Location makes a difference. In the summer, the high ceilings are cooler and allow more ventilation so air conditioning is also a factor.

With excellent insulation this is less of an issue and in two story houses it becomes even less of an issue.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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