Bundling up, airing out home, and NOT turning on the heat.
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    Default Bundling up, airing out home, and NOT turning on the heat.

    So I am curious, how many of you have the windows wide open to let in the fresh fall air, wearing warmer clothing and determined not to turn the heat on in the evening?

    I keep on watching the weather forecast to make sure it does not get to cold at night. I am hoping the weather lasts for awhile like this. I love feeling like there is fresh air in this place.

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    Well, it's 85F here, so I should probably think of putting on the AC, but the humidity is low so I have the windows open and there is a decent breeze.

    It dropped to 40F one night last week and I had to put the heat on in the morning, I was cold to the bone.

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    we have not turned ours on and dont plan on it any time soon. It does get a litle chilly at times but today has been wonderful!

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    Same here, I won't run the heat until the highs are probably in the 40's and lows in the 20's. It's actually 90 degrees right now, we might have a record high today. The air is on for just a few hours this afternoon while I work...feels weird.

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    Our was on for a while as we hit the 28-36 at night. It has been off all week again though because it warmed back up

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    I have not turned my heat yet...though it has not been that cold yet at night...but it is coming. I am going to hold out as long as i can.

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    We still can open the windows for a bit here. I am hoping to go 2 more weeks. We use personal space heaters for our feet. And electric blankets at night.

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    It's in the 80's here. We don't turn the heat on until it snows!

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    I had no choice but to turn the heat on - it was 30's.
    This week-end is supposed to be beautiful - that will save money : )

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    I have had to turn ours on a few times in the morning for the kids to get out of their warm beds for school but I only let it run one time and then turn it off. We have a small electric fireplace that keeps the livingroom very comfortable if we need it for longer then one cycle in the morning.

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    We have had some interesting weather here lately.
    Our outside wood burner has been on, since Sept 11.
    Same date as last year. Some days it has been rainy
    and very cold. Other days nice. I can keep a few windows
    open.
    He just has been putting one piece of wood, maybe two
    in the furnace late afternoon. This set up also heats our
    hot water for the house.
    This will be our 3rd winter for using this furnace. We really
    like it. And using wood is a lot cheaper for us, than the
    500 gallons of propane was every year.

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    "Fall weather" she says with a disgusted snort. After a few cooler days we're in the low 90s again. I'm still using A/C. I'm afraid it's going to go from too hot directly to too cold to get much open window time this year. But I did for a couple of days last week.

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    I try to open up the windows even in the winter just for fresh air. I believe it helps us stay healthier.

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    got the windows open here! Wont turn on the heat anytime soon as i am wood heat only..lol

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    Got mine open everyday for the last 2 weeks. We also have a attic fan we use. I have a small space heater i use in the living room to take the chill out for the kids.

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