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Old 10-24-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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I'm just checking to see if i am nuts because we have not turned on our heat yet. We live close to the ocean so the weather is kind of dominated by the ocean temps. I still have vegetables growing, barely but we have not had a frost yet. We live in a 2 story and the upper floor has not dropped below 65 yet. The main floor has dropped to 62 last night. We have southern exposure so before I leave for work I left the window blinds open as it's going to be sunny and about 63 today. That sun coming in will warm the house up again. By the way the wife hasn't evened mentioned turning it on yet. So am I cheap, lucky, or doing my fair share to conserve. Has anyone else not turned on there heat yet. Fire away.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:37 AM
 
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I'm just checking to see if i am nuts because we have not turned on our heat yet. We live close to the ocean so the weather is kind of dominated by the ocean temps. I still have vegetables growing, barely but we have not had a frost yet. We live in a 2 story and the upper floor has not dropped below 65 yet. The main floor has dropped to 62 last night. We have southern exposure so before I leave for work I left the window blinds open as it's going to be sunny and about 63 today. That sun coming in will warm the house up again. By the way the wife hasn't evened mentioned turning it on yet. So am I cheap, lucky, or doing my fair share to conserve. Has anyone else not turned on there heat yet. Fire away.
We have not turned the heat on yet, but we are using our fireplace & wood stove at night. I'm estimating turning the heat on first week of Nov if the weather continues to be this cold.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Ocean County
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We have not turned the heat on yet, but we are using our fireplace & wood stove at night. I'm estimating turning the heat on first week of Nov if the weather continues to be this cold.
I know you live in Newton. What kinda low temp have you had up there so far.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:44 AM
 
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I know you live in Newton. What kinda low temp have you had up there so far.
In the last week it has range between 28 to 39 degrees overnight.
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:56 AM
 
Location: GA
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We had frost over night and it's 34 at 7am, so yes, we turned on the heat!
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:01 AM
 
Location: NJ
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it's 29 right now, yes, the heat is on! it's been on here for about 5 days now, and it kicked on once or twice a few weeks ago. it's only set at 60 though.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:02 AM
 
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Alex 28 to 39 and you have not turned on the heat? Are you crazy man? lol

I have put the heat on, but not very high at all. Usually after the house warms up I adjust it back down. I like it around 65 normally and it has only gone below that a few times so far.

I have broken an age old tradition though - I have put on my coat. I used to NEVER put on any coat until 11/1 and not my "winter" coat until 12/1. Me and my dear late friend, "the great philosopher Ralph", had this theory... why do you wear the same coat at 62 degrees in November that you will at 2 degrees in January, makes no sense. Not doing it. It was our Mantra. lol Dear man passed away a year ago March and I went and broke the rule (sorry Ralph!) but I was really sick early on this season, so I think he'd understand.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:03 AM
 
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it's 29 right now, yes, the heat is on! it's been on here for about 5 days now, and it kicked on once or twice a few weeks ago. it's only set at 60 though.
Yeah, I'm at 62 right now. I don't like it hot. DH put it up to 73 while we were getting dressed this morning and I nearly choked him. LOL
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:09 AM
 
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It is funny how we adapt. We have been in the 20's for a few nights in NH and we are 27 degrees now. We have not put our heat on yet. I usually don't like to put it on before November.

However, if we were still living in NJ and it was 20's at night, I know we would have the heat on.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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Well, my relatives in FL are putting the heat on if it goes below 55. LOL
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