This time of year can be certainly confusing when it comes to heating your home.
Spring offers many advantages and occasions to get out and get fresh air, do yard work on warmer days, and even open up your windows for the first time. That was the case this past weekend when temperatures reached the high seventies. I was so happy to open up the windows and air out our house after the long cold winter months. My husband, being the frugal guy that he is, decided that he should turn off all forms of heat in the house. I would have thought he would simply adjust the control unit, but no, he shut the whole system right down. I am not sure why he did this because our weather is certainly fickle and we could easily have a foot of snow next week for all we know. In the Northeast the general rule is that you are not safe until after Memorial Day weekend! Anyway, by Tuesday the temperatures were only in the low fifties and I never even gave the heat a thought. I assumed that my husband would have turned the system back on but when I arrived home after errands the house was down to fifty-eight degrees. I was freezing! I tried turning the heat up but it didn’t turn on at all; When my husband got home I told him that I thought the boiler had broken because the heat would not come on. He looked guilty and headed down to the basement to relight the pilot and within a couple of hours the apartment was back to a normal seventy degrees. He apologized for jumping the gun on shutting the heating system down and for not telling me that he had.