It’s the middle of October and we’ve enjoyed an exceptionally mild fall.
We’ve had blue skies and sunshine with very little rain.
Until just recently, the temperature was climbing into the sixties every day. I enjoyed opening the windows and welcoming in a fresh breeze. However, the temperatures have now begun to cool off. It gets downright cold at night and takes longer and longer to warm up during the afternoon. The wind is especially chilly and it rains nearly every evening. We are keeping the windows shut tight at this point. By the time my family heads to bed at night, the house has really cooled off. When we get up in the morning, it’s super cold and uncomfortable. My kids keep begging to turn up the thermostat. They want to have the furnace running and warm up the house. I keep holding off, hoping to save a bit of money on energy bills. I know that as soon as I start the furnace, it will operate non stop until spring. We’ll be relying on the heating system for the next six months. The house will become super dry and stuffy. We’ll have frizzy hair, chapped lips, dry skin and deal with static cling. I’ve finally scheduled a professional maintenance call for the furnace because I know that adjusting the thermostat is inevitable. The last thing I want to face is the expense and disruption of a furnace malfunction because I failed to take proper care of it. I’m still hoping to make it into November before I run the furnace for the first time.