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would of been better to give every house a free heat pump and subsidised electricity on the condition it came from the new hydro scheme
Everyone burns wood in Frutillar, but the airflow of the town keeps it from settling (size of population also helps). We only have like perhaps 4 or 5 days a year that there is no breeze, and those mostly happen in the fall and the spring as the jet stream is shifting north or south. Puerto Varas by comparison has wood smoke sitting over the town most of the winter, because they are facing north in a bay. Frutillar is facing east, and we have a wide open plain that runs to the coast to the west of us. There is a lake a effect wind that is constantly pulling air towards the east, or pushing it west during a storm on the lake.
I drove to the Puerto Montt airport the other day, and there is a development on the edge of PM that sits in a valley. I could not even see the other side of the valley because all the wood smoke trapped there over the houses.
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