TELL US: When Should You Turn On Your Heat?

With heating prices on the rise, when's a good time to turn on your heat? Before Columbus Day? After Halloween?

Brrr! If you're like me, you like to save money wherever you can and that includes heating costs. 

This year, I'm doing my best to save on heating costs by wrapping up under nearly every blanket in the house. I'm hoping to not turn on the heat until well after Halloween this year, but it's getting chilly! 

What about you? When do you turn on the heat? We asked this question on Portsmouth Patch's Facebook page and here's what others had to say: 

Chris Redfern Carceller: With oil prices, I'm sure I'm not turning it on until frostbite begins to set in!

Glenna Andrade: Not yet, but my teeth are making noise all their own.

Priscilla Anne Smyth Thayer: Made it into December last year with the help of our wood burning stove. Attempting to do this again this year as I loved the $37 natural gas bill for November!

Kristin Gould Quinn: Windows still open

Trish Nott Maggiacomo: No heat for me yet....too early and much too expensive...wearing my sweatshirt!!

Nancy Blacklock Toletti: If I had oil in my tank, I'd turn it on. Getting 100 gallons is close to $400!!! insane!

What about you? Have you turned on your heat already? Tell us in the comment section below! 

Portsmouth Outsider October 13, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Tom...lol yes, first thing I thought is "when it gets cold enough, that I have to" duh! who thinks up these dumb Q's anyway? Oil & Gas were higher a couple years ago & will continue to rape us in the future whats new with that?
Bear401 October 13, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I keep it off for as long as I can handle the cold. I use an electric heater in whatever room I'm in & an electric throw. I do need to reinstall my wood stove but I also need to have a chimney put in first. Had to disconnect it from where I had it. If anyone knows a reputable person/company who can install a chimney pipe going out one of my cellar windows up the side of my house please pass it along. Thanks
Chris Christensen October 13, 2012 at 03:52 PM
raised the thermostat to 72 this morning and it will call for the heat pump when it gets down to 71 this winter. Winter will show up about the middle of January. Last year the heat pump ran one time at night and only one other night did things call for the supplmental electric heat and that was for one cycle. I am a very light sleeper. But, have to admit that this is a 5 yr old home built to green standards located in Corpus Christi, South coastal Texas.
Karen Temple October 13, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Took a small survey from the contractors working on my house today and we all agree it would be when "we are cold"!!!!
Karen Temple October 13, 2012 at 07:11 PM
See my comment above "pending approval" from you Karen


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