Fighting With The Thermostat

It’s cold. Amen. End of story. 38 degrees out there this morning. Luckily I have my down comforter so only my nose was cold when I woke up this morning.

But sometime in the night when I did my usual trip to the loo the heat was pouring out of the upstairs radiator. I do not understand. I had set the timer on the thermostat to drop the temp down at 10 pm! But the heat was still blasting away. Trying to reprogram the timer on this gizmo is always a problem at this time of the year. It is a pain in the neck. I had kept the heat off until this past weekend when a friend came to visit. Couldn’t have her sitting in the cold, so I cranked up the furnace. And now, the timer and temp gauge are all screwed around. Sigh.

I’ll figure it out, but until then, I think I’ll turn the heat off all together and just put on layers. I mean that’s what sweaters and hats are for, right? I’m being very careful about the heat this season. The oil company almost doubled the cost of a gallon of oil this year! So I’m shopping around for a good price. In the meantime, I’ll re-read the instructions to set up the thermostat and try to have patience when the furnace won’t turn off at 2 in the morning and I’m bumping into things trying to find a flashlight to read the gauge in the dark.

What do you do to conserve? Anyone got a fire pit going in their living room?

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11 years ago

I know what I do…I go and stay with my sister…and I get good food as well!