Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Poll 3 Results: Thermostats beware!

Thanks for taking part in the Thermostat poll, and feeding my general curiosity about the subject. The majority of you are keeping your home in the 70 (21.11C) to 75 (23.89C) range. There are also those of you that adjust the temperature based on whether or not you are home, which is a great way to go about it. There are even those of you who have opted to turn off your heat, completely. To you, I say, "Brr; kudos!" Doing that will definitely reduce your heating bill, and help conserve resources. I will go ahead and say that if you choose to go this route, take to follow the instructions of your landlord/home/plumbing system to ensure that your pipes don't freeze, as that could create an even bigger and more costly mess in the long run.

Really, though, I'm shivering just thinking about the heat being completely off.

Despite Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow on February 2nd, I have felt a slight lessening of the cold here. This could also be due to the fact that I just spent several days farther south, were it is warmer. I can almost end of winter, which means that we'll be able to lay off of our HVAC system for a bit, and take advantage of natural light for more hours of the day. Exciting!

But, I just turned to my office window, and noticed that there is a very light snow coming down. I guess throwing open the windows for light and a breeze will have to wait.

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