Anyone Turn On Heat Yet?

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The wife was out of town all week, so my son and I have been enjoying the cold house.

She's back tonight and that means the heat will be turned on at some point shortly after she walks in.
 
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90 degrees. Feels like 97 with the humidity.

Don’t anticipate turning the heat on until December as usual.

Oh, you guys meant New England folks. Doh!

With the coming ice age, get bigger boilers and furnaces!

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I was thinking about. It only got to 98 today. And they’re forecasting 67 tonight. Now that I’m acclimated, its either the heat or a pile of blankies. ;-)
 

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The fireplace insert is burning nicely. When the chimney sweep was here I had him pack the SS liner with rockwool. It appears to be throwing out a bit more heat.
 

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...lit the wood stove today. Quite toasty now! ;)
The First Wood Stove Fire, for the season ...... has been officially lit and is roaring nicely.

Flannels are on.

4 cords of wood will be stacked away next week to supplement another 4 cords of seasoned wood.

Bourbon has been poured (and toasted to One-Eyed-Jack).
 

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It's not even second week of October and leaves are halfway done already. ITS GONNA BE A COLD ASS WINTER.

If anyone's in the middlesex area and has a wood stove, I will 100% chop wood for you, pick up bourbon on the way, and some ammo, in exchange for keeping this poor boy toasty warm.
 

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61 in the house, and going hiking in the whites tomorrow. I typically wait until freezings nights and 50 degree days before turning heat on. Bourbon for me, heated blanket as a pad for the cats (all winter long)

Win-win

P.s. in middlesex area, but have nothing to chop. Let’s do bourbon and ammo!
 

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58 in the dining room this morning. Wife and I are having a contest to see who will give in to the cold first and flip the burner switch or ask for a fire in the stove. I'm a shoo-in winner on this bet.
 

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Forecast is 28 tonight (not our first frost, by a long shot).

My lovely bride is of a certain age where she has central heat running 24/7. I'm not even allowed to take the window A/C out of our bedroom until Thanksgiving, let alone turn on the heat.
 

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It's not even second week of October and leaves are halfway done already. ITS GONNA BE A COLD ASS WINTER.

If anyone's in the middlesex area and has a wood stove, I will 100% chop wood for you, pick up bourbon on the way, and some ammo, in exchange for keeping this poor boy toasty warm.
This time of year if you chop the wood you don't even need the fire to warm up.

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LOL. I was just explaining this "ritual of bragging rights" to people down here. They all think your daft but they have a similar attachment to NOT turning off their air conditioning.
 

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Ran the boiler to get the cobwebs blown out and take the chill off, but ac window units are still in. Belt and suspenders till November.
 

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Need to pull the window part of the AC out of the first floor window this weekend. I ran the heat a couple of nights over the past few weeks when it got into the lower 40's. Turned it on again last night and will leave it running unless it gets warm enough to turn off again. One of the things I like about the thermostats I have now (changed them out before last winter) is you can actually turn the heat off (no AC component in the system here). Not just turn down the temp like with the old dial type. Although with the programs I have entered, it probably won't matter if it gets warmer outside while it's 'on' since it won't actually do anything unless it's cold enough inside to trigger.

Hoping to be in a new place before next winter (not renting by then).
 

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ACs all put away. I wanted to hold off until Halloween but the wife got up early today and turned the heat on (but only for the first floor zone). Going to be stacking firewood in the garage tomorrow. Bring it on Mother Nature!!!!!
 
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turned it on Wednesday night when the house was at 60. My worst ever monthly heating cost was around $225, life's too short to fret over $7 a day. Hell, i pay $100/day in alimony, best money i've ever spent!
 
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