Those energy bills would be super high and the heating equipment would be working double time.
I am dealing with heater repairs so I have heating equipment on the mind at all times. The other night I read my daughter the story of Rapunzel. I couldn’t help but afterwards ponder the heating situation for that princess. Her tower must have been impossible to heat. What kind of heater could she even have? A boiler system goes into the basement and uses piping to provide baseboard heating. The tower basement would be too far to have piping stretch to her room. A furnace with gas hookups would not work. A fireplace would not be warm enough. Any kind of ductless device could not be installed due to the stone tower. Adding ductwork would be just as hard though. Ductwork also works better in a straight line to prevent cracks in it. A circular tower would be just begging for expensive ductwork sealing appointments. Forget what type of heater she can use. Think about how to prevent the heat from getting outside. The tower has an open window with no way to close it. The heated air would leak out the tower. Those energy bills would be super high and the heating equipment would be working double time. The heating equipment would need so many heater repairs due to it overworking itself. Have you ever seen an HVAC contractor? They are typically big, burly men. Rapunzel would have a heck of a time lugging the HVAC contractor up to her window with just her hair. He also would be carrying tools and replacement parts with him, adding to the weight.