Say NO to Heat!

I am not the most frugal of people, I can be frugal and I have had to be frugal for years; but when it comes down to it when given a choice I’m not. This will cause many people to be shocked, maybe even appalled but it’s just the way I am. I say this so you can understand my husband’s frustration. I love this time of year, the leaves are changing the weather is cooler and all the awesome holidays are just around the corner. One of the things I love most about this time of year is the fact that the AC barely runs so our electric bill is so much smaller.


Enter my husband’s frustration; each year I resist turning on the heat. I would rather be wrapped up in multiple layers of blankets and flannel pajamas than turn the heat on. I stand guard over the thermostat and won’t turn it on until I can no longer feel my fingers. He doesn’t understand why a woman who will just throw things in the buggy because we need them and not look at the price resists so strongly to turning the heat on. If I could explain it I would. I don’t harbor a deep-seated rage for our current electric company like I did for our last. Maybe it’s just a hold over?


Am I the only one? Surely I’m not; surely there are other people like me out there that would rather be cold than turn on the heat. Aren’t there?


  1. I’m the same way when it comes to the AC. After living in HI for 2 years, I’m used to having no AC and being miserably hot. I’d rather have the windows down than the AC on. The cold, however, is another story. HI has made me a complete wuss to cold weather. Anything below 50 and I feel like I’m dying.


  2. Mwah ha hahargh! I’m absolutely the opposite re the heat. I blunder round our house in every jumper I own looking like a cross between the Michelin man and a snowman… then again it seldom gets above 60f (about 14c) and our en-suite gets down to 46f (about 5c). This is England we live in but our heating system was built in about 1910 (the local historic house has one exactly similar). I am cold to the bone from November through to about June… then again, our summers are rubbish, so we never get hot, never need AC… I think I would find the cold refreshing if I’d been boiling all summer…




  3. My parents lived in England for a few years and say that when it got above 70f people would start to die from heat stroke, that’s amazing to me since my summers average in the 90s most days. One day I’ll visit and see for myself.


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