After much deliberation, I joined Crunchy Chicken’s Freeze Yer Buns Challenge. I pledge to keep my thermostat set between 60-65 degrees when we’re home and at 55 degrees when we’re not home. My dad always told us that lots of people can afford to build a big house, but not many can afford to heat it. Now I understand what he means! This challenge will help us keep our costs down and also reduce our dependence on heating oil. I hate that we use heating oil, but it is what it is. The best option for us right now is to conserve. That doesn’t mean that we’re completely frozen! We’re supplementing our heat with fires in our wood stove and sometimes our fireplace, too.
In addition to burning wood, we’re also bundling up with warm socks, sweaters and blankets. So far, it’s been pretty warm this fall during the day, so we didn’t even turn on our heat until a few days ago when we were both out until late. It was too late to build a fire when we got home and it was very chilly in the house, so we turned on the heat and went to bed. I’m hoping to not need to really use the furnace because we’ll get enough warmth from the wood stove, but we’ll see. There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a nice toasty fire.
What are your plans to keep warm this winter? Will you also be joining the challenge or trying to conserve?