Wifi and Energy Efficient Homes

It turns out that one of the problems a lot of people have with their homes — the inability to get your wireless network to reach some part of your house or yard — is a function of the kinds of materials we use to make our homes energy efficient: a lot of the wraps and foam sheets used in new construction have some sort of foil layer to reflect radiant heat in and/or out of the house. (I am also reminded of my friends Alan and Deb who have a lovely stone house built with two-foot thick walls that is backed into the side of a hill. (That’s a wireless problem I would love to have — oh, Indiana, how I miss you now.)

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