Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Too (Insert Temperature) In Here!

This beginning of colder weather has led me to question our house and it's ability to regulate its heat. When we first moved in, there was a tiny gas fireplace in the dining room that supposedly heated the whole did not. The dining room, of course, was unbearably hot, and the upstairs was a land of frost.

So instead of new flooring or kitchen cupboards, we installed a furnace the blows hot air into every room downstairs, and if the kids leave their doors open, warms the bedrooms upstairs too.
I'm not sure that is working so well this year. After school, when the kids arrived home, the house is so hot and miserable, but a few hours later, it is so cold! The furnace is set to keep the house at 68 right now, but it's a 68 I don't recognize.

I'm either saying, "It's too HOT in here!" or I'm shivering and piling on blankets as I chatter out, "It's too COLD in here!"

I'm the one that set the thermostat. I thought I had to all figured out, but the extreme switch of temperature has proven that I do not.

Of course, that frigid breeze I just felt might actually be due to someone opening a window. Really? Who does that in winter?

Oh. Right. It was hot when the kids got home. Too hot to exist without an open window!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could regulate the heat in our house. We keep it a certain temp all year long, but if it were up to me, I'd keep a window open in the winter, and just wrap a blanket around me. I love being cold! Or, at least I love being cold and then having to snuggle in a blanket to get warm! Weird, I know.