SageBrush wrote:My wife has come around to my opinion that it does not matter how cold it is at night under covers. In the morning she wants the air at least 55F until the sun comes out.
Sounds like you've made more progress in this arena on your end. Agree, ideally should be able to practically turn the heat off at night.
I've long been trying to nudge my wife along on with my eco/efficiency antics. I get less push back these days and have a better idea of how much I can pull, and seem to be slowly winning the long game on selling her on it.
SageBrush wrote:For the most part we only turn on the home heating on cloudy days. Our winter climate is ~ 15F nadir and - 50F peak with a lot of sunny days. It is perfect.
Nice that you have all those windows to work the greenhouse effect to your advantage. If we were to build a future home, that would be a real consideration for us. A bit tougher here though as winter is our rainy season so not so many sunny days at that time of year.
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