O Happy Day! It is clear and sunny out; there is still lots of snow on the ground, but there is a hope that much will melt by this afternoon. I love living here with the beauty of the Rockies looming in the distance. I love the seasons here, but for some strange reason-possibly our long, warm autumn, I'm just not ready for winter quite yet. I don't mind that our routines slow down a lot and it gives me plenty of time for sewing and reading plus visiting you all, but it just feels too early. I was pleasantly surprised today to find that we didn't have any condensation on the windows this morning. I will say that we turned our furnace a degree higher last night to see if that helped. So my question for you today friends is if you live in a cold climate with snow, what do you keep your furnace at during the night. Back in the late 70's, we were taught that it is healthier to have the furnace set at 55 degrees. So for the past 36 yrs, we have kept it that low; however this year we turned it up to 60-62. Last night we left it at 63, just to see if it made a difference. I know that it is always the outside air being so much colder than inside that makes for condensation, but wondered if we'd sleep a bit better.
I know some of you that live in snow country probably have a wood burning stove. Here in Colorado-at least in our area, people just don't have them. I know that wood burning fireplaces are outlawed; we have two gas fireplaces and several space heaters. We will be getting a bigger, more efficient space heater tomorrow. We do keep the house a bit cooler than some-generally the highest the temp goes in winter is 68 degrees.
So tell me what your keep your thermostat at. I wonder if that info we got back in the 70's about keeping the temp down to 55 at night is really accurate, or maybe it was for those of us who suffered allergies, could it be that it was for those who live in California verses living in snow country?
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!
Enjoy every moment of life.
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