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Thread: Turning on the Heat

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    It's a challenge we play up here every year. Snow can actually fall in September and we had 3 MAJOR snowstorms up until Memorial Day just a few years back. My sister-in-law refuses to turn it on until Oct. 1st - I am weak and I caved. The overnight temperature was about 34 and the daytime high barely into the 60's. The house got down to 65 degrees and I turned the heat on.......
    From Skaneateles Lake - the most beautiful of the Finger Lakes...people don't expect the state of NY to be so cold and snowy. We get Lake Effect snow from 2 of the Great Lakes.

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    I would have turned the heat on too! Our highs and lows aren't that yet, but I am a sissy and want it some what warm. We haven't turned on the heat yet, but the air doesn't come on now.

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    My heat came on, but I got up and turned the thermostat way down so it would go back off. Can't afford to pay the heating bill this early...

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    It has to be Oct. before I switch over to heat as well. I like it cool when I sleep & we are still getting to the 60's during the day.

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    I believe in being warm and comfortable. I haven't had to turn the heat on yet, but came close. At this time of the year I will try an extra blanket when I am watching tv, if that doesn't work, the heat will be turned on :)

    It is very pretty where you live :) I love the finger lakes. My kid's stepmother has family in your town.

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    you big sissy....hehehe...I would have turned it on long before it hit 68! One can not let moisture get into the computer or the fabric you know!!!

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    DH is on blood thinners so when the house got to 62 I turned the heat on. That's the official story.

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    We've been in the 30's at night and 50's during the day. We turned the heater on (we don't have whole house furnaces in this part of the country since there is no natural gas). We turn it up just enough to take the chill off in the morning and at night before bed time. Other wise, the sweaters have come back out and an extra blanket has been put on the bed. It is waaay too early for using much propane yet. We save that for when it's MINUS 30F. Ha!

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    We have turned our heat on also, but just to warm up the house early in the morning. I also believe in being comfortable, not going by what the date is on the calendar.

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    I find the older I get the less I can tolerate cold. I haven't turned on the heat yet but I did break out the winter pj's.

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    We burn wood here in an outdoor furnace and my husband started it last Friday. We do have a propane fireplace and regular propane furnace but try not to overdo using that. It was down to 28* in the am and in the 50's during the daytime. Supposedly going to be a little warmer this week. Normally the big furnace doesn't get started until Oct. 15th or thereabouts. Hate to be cold...or too warm either. We went from AC to heat in a couple weeks.

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    DH turned the heat on one morning this week. I turned it down and built a small fire in the wood stove which I did a few mornings this week.

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    i live on Long Island NY and REFUSE to turn on the heat till Nov. My dh on the other hand is a wimp when it comes to being cold. he wants it on no matter what. i tell him, i'm a quilter, use the talent that god gave me.

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    We like our home 70* year round. We live in upstate NY, just below Lake Ontario. Our heat has been on a few times at night already.

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    guess you don't want to hear that it's 82 beautiful degrees... puffy clouds, breeze, ...

    I can put up with 3 months of high electric bills (@ $242 for AC), a whole lot better than a $400 gas bill for 8 or 9....

    our TOTAL LP cost last winter was something like $365 and that includes the $50 yearly tank rental.

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    I refuse to turn the heat on until I've paid off the a/c bills. So that means Nov 1 usually.
    Is there anywhere on earth where it stays comfortable temp night and day and they don't need heaters or a/c??? I want to move there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannymom
    guess you don't want to hear that it's 82 beautiful degrees... puffy clouds, breeze, ...

    I can put up with 3 months of high electric bills (@ $242 for AC), a whole lot better than a $400 gas bill for 8 or 9....

    our TOTAL LP cost last winter was something like $365 and that includes the $50 yearly tank rental.
    I lived down south of the Mason Dixon line for 20 years with my Navy husband. I found those beautiful autumn temps came with temperatures and unbearable (to the big wuss - me!!) humidity in the long summers - way too much above my tolerance point. I lived in Virginia Beach and Tampa. I am a WUSS when it comes to humidity and heat - I really would take our 2 to 3 inches of snow an hour before those southern climates. You can always pile clothes on, but there are only so many clothes you can take off! :)

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    AlwaysQuilting, the only place I know that fits your criteria is San Diego, CA. It has the most temperate climate I've seen.

    My heat is on. I can't stand to be cold when I'm indoors. It's not as high as I'd like, but 70 during the day and 64 overnight is doable.

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    We broke down and put heat on 2 days ago...Between the cold and the damp, neithe of us could stand it anymore...With the price of Oil going up, husband keeps a tally yr from yr and it cost us 2000 more then the previous yr...God only knows what the high prices will do to us this yr.

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    We are still running the AC, still in the high 80's.

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    We are in central IN. Last May, we went from needing our furnace one day to needing the a/c the next. I swear, two weeks ago, the exact opposite happened! We, however, have not yet turned on our furnace. In fact, we just were just talking about how we need to get the furnace guy out to do yearly check and cleaning one of these days. I always say I am going to wait till Nov 1 but it is generally closer to mid-Oct. We do have a couple small auxiallary heaters (one in the lvg room and one in our bathroom). I absolutely cannot stand a cold bathroom! Hopefully, it will warm back up into the mid0-70s for the next few weeks! What a weather year!

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    The high here yesterday was 60. But right now I have had my swamp cooler on for about an hour. Getting cold, so I need to turn it off.

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    We haven't got through paying for a high electric bill and I don't want to start paying for gas yet.

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    Growing up we had a coal furnace in the (basement) cellar. That is not something to be started up early in the fall. What I remember the most was the mornings when my Mother would turn on the kitchen oven and it was so warm getting dressed. This kept the furnace off for at least a month. Never had air-conditioning. BTW, if you are renting the landlord has to put the heat on from 10/15 to 5/15.

    I own so use whatever I want.

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    Hey miniturequilt! I so remember the days. I have family in the Homer area and I was in Groton until my warm move to AZ..... Sorry, I don't miss the days :)

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