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Old 10-09-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Furnace on or not?

With the price of oil being so high right now, I am waiting as long as possible to turn the furnance on. This room is warm because of the heat from our computers, but as soon as I walked out of this room, it felt cold. I checked the temperature on the thermostat and it's 59 degree I could put a sweater on, but when my nose and hands are cold, thats a sure sign it's time to turn on the furnace

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Old 10-09-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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Ours would be off until at least November. BUT, I live with a man who hates to be cold. So, it's been on for a few days already!
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:47 PM   #3
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Wow, November? I thought it was pretty cold in Washington around this time of year. Your house must get very cool without heat until November, but hey, thats what sweaters are for, and a fireplace! Maybe I'll make a fire in the fireplace tomorrow if this rainy weather keeps up.
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Old 10-09-2005, 10:41 PM   #4
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I live in a warm climate (sunny so. california), and rarely turn the heat on. The A/C (central air) bill is very high, but I like my creature comforts. Rather feel good than get sick. If you don't have a fireplace, you can buy some pretty good imitations (or buy the mantel and make a faux one), and burn candles or those gel cans.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:51 PM   #5
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we just turned our heat on yesterday. and we'll have to shut it off for the next week seeing as it will be up in the 60's lol. gotta love cleveland weather ! (or not)
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:58 AM   #6
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We have turned our heating on in the evenings for the past 2 weeks or so. But don't need it during the days, YET!
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:13 AM   #7
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we put ours on yesterday. it's nice for the downstairs but i'm ready to put my a/c on in my room. smells like winter in my house right now.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:23 AM   #8
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Our furnace heats our hot water so it is always on, but I have not turned the heat on yet. We also have a wood stove so I hope to be able to use that a lot this winter instead of using oil.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:35 AM   #9
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Furnace on last week as we got our first frost and it was 29 degreese here. this week the furnace only runs in the am. I set the the temp at 66 but will boost that up to 68 when it gets colder.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:26 AM   #10
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We're still up in the 80s this week. I can't wait for cooler weather - my warm sweaters are calling to me!
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