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Old 10-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #16
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We try not to turn ours on until november- and I'm in upstate NY!!!

I HATE paying bills (not that I don't or can't, I just hate doing it!) so I always take the cheap way out. That's almost 200 dollars a month I save by not using heat/central air so I go as long as possible to turn them on and turn them off as early as possible (Usually late march or early april for heat).

We use several feather blankets until the heat goes on
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #17
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Still in the 90's around here.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:07 PM   #18
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LOL-- I am still running my air conditioning set at 60, no way ready for heat yet!
Residential AC's are not designed to cool a dwelling down to that temperature.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #19
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Not yet but tomorrow the high will possibly reach 60--maybe.

I'm a die hard giving in to cooler temps. I am NOT ready for socks and shoes! I like my chacos!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #20
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Still sunny and hot in south Florida!!!

I thought I would miss fall, or the change of seasons. Nope.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #21
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LOL-- I am still running my air conditioning set at 60, no way ready for heat yet!
No way would I set my a/c at 60, so we're even.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #22
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I feel funny putting the heat on since we are originally from northern IL and I see all these folks who were born and raised here without heat yet.

DD and I were laughing about how soon they start wearing their hoodies and how soon they bring out the winter jackets. Maybe this is because they refuse to put their heat on. We are just now bringing out our hoodies. Last winter I wore my hoodie the entire winter, never once felt the need to wear my winter jacket.

Yet, right now I am cold. My hands are freezing. It has been rainy here too so the cold added with dampness is the pits. Comfort first. The heat goes on this evening.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:24 PM   #23
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I turned our furnace on for the first time this morning. Well, DH turned it on a few weeks ago to make sure it would work, as we didn't want any surprises with it not wanting to come on when we needed it...like this morning. It was in the 30's this morning so was pretty chilly in here.

Actually we've been running the electric heat in the family room and office for awhile. I turn it on in the morning for a couple of hours, turn it off for the rest of the day, then if we're home watching TV or a movie I'll turn it on for the evening as well.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #24
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We drained the sprinkler system and put away the garden hose yesterday. Turned on the heat and set it to 68. It got down to 28 last night. Brrrr. Today is definately a sweatshirt day.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #25
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No heat on here!!! I would like to wait til November 1st!!! But I don't know because it was 32degrees last night!!!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #26
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I try really hard to wait until November to put on the heat. I'm not saying I always make it though. A couple of weeks ago DH came home sick from work and put the heat on to take the chill off for a little while. Other than that, I have been holding off. I have blankets all over my living room for when we are sitting watching t.v. I try to get by with dressing warm and wrapping up but eventually will give in. This coming week we are supposed to get our first frost, so we will see. Maybe I will turn it up when we are getting showered and dressed in the morning and then turn it back down.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #27
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I feel funny putting the heat on since we are originally from northern IL and I see all these folks who were born and raised here without heat yet.

DD and I were laughing about how soon they start wearing their hoodies and how soon they bring out the winter jackets. Maybe this is because they refuse to put their heat on. We are just now bringing out our hoodies. Last winter I wore my hoodie the entire winter, never once felt the need to wear my winter jacket.

Yet, right now I am cold. My hands are freezing. It has been rainy here too so the cold added with dampness is the pits. Comfort first. The heat goes on this evening.
I am another person that will not be uncomfortable in my own home. So if I'm hot or cold (or anyone else in the house), the temperature is adjusted accordingly.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #28
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I do not understand the thought process of being uncomfortable in my home to save $3/day. Freezing for hours to save $3 is not a very good trade off in our home.

I will not sit in the dark rather than turn on a light.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #29
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We turned the heat on last week. We have had nights in the 40's and the temp in the house got down to 62. Plus, the dog was cold!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #30
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I do not understand the thought process of being uncomfortable in my home to save $3/day. Freezing for hours to save $3 is not a very good trade off in our home.

I will not sit in the dark rather than turn on a light.
It's not $3 here per day here. I am on propane and a tank can cost me around $500. I try to stretch that out as much as possible. Through the summer, we used 20% of a tank for four months, so the furnace uses a lot (which was brand-new in 2009). If I keep the heat on as high as some of you, I would be going through more than a tank a month. I use space heaters, warm sweaters, and down duvets to get us through as much as possible.

I will be residing and replacing the windows in my home next year, but that is a $17K cost...so it takes a while to see that savings, too.
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