Temperatures in central PA have been unseasonably warm this fall. It was in the high 80’s over the first weekend in October, yet the weather back in late August/early September was in the the high 70’s. The seasons are clearly confused. I’m not complaining because we haven’t used the air conditioner since early August during a two week heat spell.
But temperatures are going to start to dip–that’s just reality–although I’ve really become quite fond of our low utility bills over these last few months.
Today’s challenge is to go “Low Heat” for as long as possible. That means keeping your thermometer turned OFF or set at a brisk but still acceptable setting. That setting is up to you. Challenge yourself. Throw on an extra sweater and pile extra blankets on the beds.
I spent last weekend washing our extra blankets (they have been in storage) and layering them on all the beds.
Our September utility bill dropped $80 because of the mild late summer and early fall weather when we didn’t have to run the central air conditioner. I would really like another low utility bill so that I could put that extra money towards our 31 Days to Find $1000 challenge.
Now if I can just get my family on board!
Let us know in the comments how low you can go with your home’s heat? We woke up to a 66 degree house just this morning. That is probably the lowest my husband will allow. He likes a warmer home than I do.