We went almost 1 1/2 weeks without having the air or heat on! YEAH! This last Wednesday morning...I couldn't stand it any longer! It dropped to almost freezing over night and when I woke up it was 45 degrees in the house! OUCH!
We are find in the bed, all snuggled up...but boy, when you get out of bed and hit the floor it's awful!
Right now I have the heat set on 60 degrees! We will see how long that lasts! We usually put it on 65 or 68 but we are going to try and lower it this year to help save electricity! Our usual electric bill in the winter months is $160-$180! I have already hit $160 for the September/October Billing Cycle! Can't wait to see what next months bill will be! I will keep everyone posted, so that you can see if any of the changes I am making around the house...are, in fact, making a change in the savings, and so far they are!
We also have a fire place but we've never used it! Quite frankly...I am scared too! I worked in insurance and so many times things would catch on fire due to the fireplace (from neglect)! I really wouldn't know how to do any of it anyways even though I grew up with one that was always going!
- How do you heat your house?
- Do you use a fireplace?
- Other means?
- What do you keep your thermostat on?
If you have any great tips to share, please do so! I actually would be personally interested in someones view on the pros of properly using their fireplace!