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#1 of 3 Old 10-22-2009, 09:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So we just moved over the summer and haven't had our furnace looked at yet. We had a cold week and it was really cold in the house. Truthfully, I probably would have held off turning the heat on because I knew if was just a cold snap and going to warm back up and everything.

Anyway, it warmed up a couple of days ago. It is going to get to the mid 70s today, but it is still COLD in my house. I have opened the south facing windows, baked, etc.

Anyone else? We keep showing up places in turtlenecks and sweaters and see others wearing tshirts and shorts!!
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If the temperature outside really is warmer than inside (use a thermometer not placed in the sun to check), open every single window, not just south facing ones. You want air circulation. You could even put on a fan if you have it, that would cost electricity but prob less than heating. Close them in the evening whenever the outside temperature drops below the inside temperature. If it isn't actually warmer outside, open south-facing curtains, but not the windows.

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We have this. Our house is about 100 yo, and our entire southwestern wall is windowless. We also have 2 + foot thick brick walls. It makes it warmer in the winter, theoretcially b/c it absorbs heat throughout the day and releases it in the evening. The opposite is supposed to occur in the summer & the white is supposed to reflect the sun. I bet if you pay attention, it actually warms up in the 4-6 pm range. But that doesn't help in the mornings.

But our house temp is forever deceiving. I've just become an avid weather watcher and usually dress in layers. We also have the problem that our back yard gets super intense morning sun, and if we go out there in the morning, sometimes I'll underdress for the day. Sometimes you just can't win.
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