Last year we spent the winter with the thermostats set at 58. That was because the economy hit us hard enough to put my husband out of work for nearly 4 months. In the winter. Up north. This year, I made a vow. Yes I did. I declared that I would NOT be cold!
For my part I hustled furniture all over the house and created a more compact space that needed to be heated. For my husband's part he set up a wood stove in the basement (because that's where the chimney was) and put in the supply of wood.
After getting over the initial fear of our house burning down (that one took a while!), I have been amazed at the way the wood heat keeps the temps comfortable. That is wonderful. It's also wonderful that the fuel source (the wood) was HALF the cost of kero and propane in our area.
We've been bantering about the idea of putting the wood stove where our "seating area" is. The flue for the chimney is just to the right of the door next to the couch. That would mean the couch and coffee table would have to go.
Could I give up my couch and coffee table? I love my couch. The coffee table is convenient.
I don't know. Do I need to call on Clean House and get Niecy Nash to reason me into it? She's good at wrangling things out of homeowners' hands, you know. . .
Anyone else a fan of wood heat?
Anyone else a fan of Clean House?