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How they heat buildings in Iceland

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 653
edited February 2019 in THE MAIN WALL

How they heat buildings in Iceland

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  • aceboiler
    aceboiler Member Posts: 14
    Great article!
    My wife was just showing me pictures of the Hot Pools.
    She said why don't we go there for vacation? I said , huhwierd!
    I will have to show her this!
    Erin Holohan Haskell
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,887
    I knew about the hot springs and the Geo systems but never knew the totality of how it's all used and then reused, then reused again. The whole thing is awesome.
    If they have ice cream and Ring Dings it would be a perfect retirement place for me.
    Erin Holohan Haskellicy78
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,331
    Fun to walk around and see chimneys no longer necessary.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
    It's worth the trip. It's an experience I will never forget.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
    "You're expected to practice common sense in this country."

    Would to God that were true in America!
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
    Great read, Dan! Makes a guy want to go there and talk to the locals. That's my favorite thing to do when visiting Ireland.
    Steve Minnich
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
    I asked a local if the had an army. He smiled and said, “Yes. Salvation.” The people are very special there.
    Retired and loving it.
  • djackman
    djackman Member Posts: 12
    Ironman said:

    "You're expected to practice common sense in this country."

    Would to God that were true in America!

    If you haven't been there it's hard to explain just how real Dan's observation is. 200ft cliff to a certain death there's just a thin rope and small sign 'caution rocks are slick'.

    One quirk of Iceland is their modern hotels/buildings are so well air sealed that IAQ can suffer miserably. Almost slept in the car one night the air was so thick and stale. But the awesome hotdogs and down to earth locals made up for it.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,635
    I'd love to go someday; I don't suppose I will. Not only is the place special, so are the people -- and, I might add, the Icelandic ponies are really wonderful critters, if you like horses.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Condoman
    Condoman Member Posts: 92
    When I came back from Iceland I made this list:
    1. Gutter cleaning
    2. Oil burner repairman
    3. Tree trimmer
    4. Hot water tank repair/installation
    5. Fall leaf cleanup
    These are jobs you would have a hard time getting there.

    Son-in-law is from Reykjavik, now living in CT. We were there for a visit. Wonderful folks, good food.

    We had not departed Boston when the first sign showed us what things would be like. The plane was 1/2 hour late because they could not leave without some passengers that were not through security yet. No one on board said a thing.

    The apartment they let us use was just a little to warm, heated slabs with good insulation.

    We had a great time.