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The cold weather has found us

January 19th, 2016 at 06:26 pm

After enjoying an unseasonably mild November and December, the weather turned frigid yesterday. And windy. Oh well, weather is something I can't really complain about, as I can't do anything about it except move, and that's on me! I did appreciate every day of mild temps that we had, though.

I'm really enjoying the new place. It is much smaller than our previous house, but still roomy enough for the family. I love my master bedroom. It is so cozy! And I really love the kids' floor, with their loft area. We watched a movie there the other night, all snuggled up on their bean bag chairs.

The downside to the house is the temperature. During the day I set the house temperature to 71-72. The 2nd floor is very comfortable, and the 3rd floor is almost toasty. But the first floor is chilly. We are ground level, with no crawl space or basement or anything, so it makes sense that the first level is the coldest. Any suggestions on leveling out the heat in the house? I'm sure in the summer I will have the same issue with uneven A/C temps as well. So far I have closed off a few vents on the 3rd floor. I used a space heater downstairs on the weekend while I was down there working but I don't want to use it with the kids, I'm afraid it will get forgotten.

3 Responses to “The cold weather has found us”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I can't really advise you. I had the same problem in my "tall" house -- all the heat went upstairs. We used to call the main floor "Ireland" and the second floor "Italy" like in the book "Angela's Ashes." My uncle, an electrician, told me there were solutions, but they were expensive. Closing vents and doors, and using heaters and fans are about all you can do, IMHO.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Same here with the weather! This has been the warmest, least snowy winter I can remember in my 18+ years in Minnesota. Now that the cold has finally hit, I don't really mind, because there are so few winter months left. Usually when it gets this cold, it's November or early December, and I know we've got so far to go to get to spring.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We had a pretty mild November and most of December too. But now it's decidedly winter. Brrr!!

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