Weather wizards are forecasting temperature below freezing for most of the Christmas weekend. My corner of the world will be clear, and no freezing precipitation in the forecast. That means a lot, and if the power stays on, we'll stay cozy in the house - if we don't build a fire in the fire pit for visual excitement while sipping adult beverages.
They read the electric meter on the 28th, so I'm thinking I'll be complaining about the cost of energy before the new year arrives.
Up here we are supposed to warm up a little but who knows. Stay warm, Jess! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
We usually are above freezing on most Winter days. Days below freezing usually mean plenty of frozen water pipes, exceptionally high heating bills, too many wrecks for those that don't understand ice on overpasses, and power outages. I have a generator, so I can heat at least a couple of rooms with a space heater.Delete
You have a Merry Christmas too.
Electric heat is expensive, eh?Delete
Nat Gas is not an option?
Do you have a well? There's a reason I ask.
I don't have any life experience to compare electric to any other form of heating. If I had to guess, natural gas is probably less expensive, but it's not an option where I live, unless I want to convert to LP gas, such as propane. I do know that a cold winter can lead to electric costs much higher than the costs during the heat of summer.Delete
I do have a water well.
There's a device called Well Connect made here in Michigan for a few years that provides thermal heating and cooling from a well. https://wellconnectgeo.com/Delete
Yup, cold here already. Winter really is coming.ReplyDelete
It's about to arrive, and it's appearing to be similar to a front in the early eighties. That one led to the ceiling falling on the in-laws Christmas dinner after the temperature rose above freezing.Delete
Here's hoping you stave off frozen pipes, and power outages.ReplyDelete
I think we'll be a little warmer than you, but it's still to remain below freezing for 36 hours.Delete
I covered the exposed pipes on Sunday, when it was warmer and the ground was dry. If I had waited to this afternoon, I'd be dealing with high winds and temperatures near freezing.
I've waited before, and spent a few hours of misery.
Below zero for a few days in the Twin Cities. All water faucets in the house are on a weak stream drip. Big warm-up on the way late next week, though. The upper 30's!ReplyDelete
We reached 16 degrees, which is rarely reached in my neck of the woods. It's clear, so we'll reach around 32 for a high today.Delete