This Old House:
and Air Conditioning
by Richard Trethewey
with Don Best (Little,
Brown and Company,
255 pages. $24.45.
The television show This Old House is
undoubtedly one of the most popular
educational TV shows of recent years.
Viewers watch many different aspects of
home construction and renovation,
including the often overlooked heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac)
systems. The show is well known among
its viewers for presenting the latest
innovations in residential building
technology, tempered with discussion of
practicality and cost.
Richard Trethewey is the mechanical
systems expert on the show. He is frequently
consulted for practical advice on
how to properly equip buildings for yearround
comfort. His book, with co-author
Don Best, is in my opinion one