Question for you readers out there ...
Where do you set your heat for your homes? Last year I waged a quite successful war against turning on the heat, but it really sucked and would be impossible to replicate because now, instead of living in a mid-sized apartment building, I live in the 2nd floor of an otherwise empty duplex.
Anyway, I'm sucking it up and expecting large-ish gas bills this winter, but I have no idea what a reasonable winter setting is. Before casting stones, keep in mind that last year I didn't turn it on, except for in isolated very cold afternoons, and prior to that I lived in Texas for several years. In fact, thinking about it now, the last time I lived in a place where I could control the heat setting, it was my parents house during high school. And I'm not about to call them, saying, "Mommy - how do I work the heater?" They have little enough respect for me as it is.
3 weeks ago