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Old 11-30-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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Where do you live (if not in your screen name)?
When did you first turn on your heat this winter?
Have you kept it on fairly steadily since then?
What type of heat do you use?

I live in San Diego, and have a natural gas floor furnace. It's November 30th, and I still haven't turned my heat on. Sometimes my interior house temp is around 65-66 degrees in the early morning, but by mid-day the sun warms it up to 70.

This won't last of course. I'll probably have to turn it on sometime this coming week or next. This is actually rather late. Typically, I turn the heat on in mid to late November - before Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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LA (temporarily, until I move back to my hometown Denver next May)
Haven't used heat. Haven't even remotely needed it.
Don't plan to use heat, not even once. I still sleep with my windows open at night.
The apartment has a box artificially inserted into the wall, all electric. But I ain't touching it.
Anybody in southern California (besides some of the valleys that get more extreme temperatures) who turns on their heater is a pansy, IMO.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I havent used my heat either, My apartment must have good insulation, When I wake up in the mornings its a little cold but sometimes its not, the sun does a good job of throwing some heat in in the early morning.

I have used the heat in my vehicle a few times though but for the most part its been really mild and peaceful outside. Most days I just wear a t-shirt.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:29 PM
 
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October.

You lucky bastards. Do you know how freaking expensive my electric bill is? (My house is new and runs on all electric heat)
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Well I get cold easy so I turned mine on during the middle of Oct. this year. It does not stay on all the time. I just turn it on in the evening and turn it off before I go to sleep.
I have 2 kinds of heaters. I have a pellet stove, and a wall heater.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think I only turned it on 2 or 3 times last winter, in south Texas. But when I ived in northern Michigan I hardly ever turned it on, because I lived in an upstairs apartment, so the elderly people below me kept my floors nice and toasty all winter.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:59 AM
 
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September 20. Got down to 40 at night and had to start winter all over again. But this is Alaska. Wusses like me might go out in T-shirts in 40 degrees, but I need to be comfortable in the house.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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October - St paul, MN
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Started using heat like a month ago, maybe even in September (can't remember for sure). It did get cold enough to flurry last night.
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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In Chicago it was decently warm all October, and then we had a week in the mid 70's during the first part of November.

I turned the heat on around November 8th or so. I've used it, but not a ton. Today is the first day that resembles winter, but it's December, so I guess that makes sense.
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