Saturday, November 01, 2014

We Made It!

Every year, we make it into a game to see if we can wait until November to turn the heat on in the house. It is just a fun game of frugality for us. We love squeezing out one more month with a low gas bill.

Many years we end up caving in during a cold snap in October.

But this year... we made it! There were a few cool mornings this past week but we soldiered on, wearing extra layers, using the oven and moving around which all helped to keep us warmer.

This morning was around 40 degrees but felt much cooler. It was 64 degrees in the house which is chilly for me. So, on November 1st, we switched the heat on and it feels so nice and cozy!

Have you turned the heat on in your house yet?


thehomespunheart said...

Technically I have turned the heat on but not in our house :) Emily and I are out of town for the weekend and David reported that as of this afternoon he still had not turned the heat on at home. I sure would've had it on if I were there! :)

Debbie J said...

After a few days last week with the temperature in the house being 65, we finally caved in and put it on 68. The really cool weather we have now definitely needs the heat! I can hold off for the heat much better than the AC next spring.

Wendi said...

Our heat has been off and on for about three weeks now. Chuck had been turning it on when he got up and then I turned it off in the morning before I left to take Megan to school. Running it just enough to take the chill off. For the past week it has been on all the time. Boo!

Did you get any snow?

Rhonda said...

we turned ours on Nov 1 too. That was the first hard freeze of the season and it didn't take much heat to bring our home up to warm enough.

Melanie said...

Oh, yes, we've already turned our heat on! It hasn't run a whole lot until this week though. :-)