I love the rain. I don’t mind the cold so long as I’m not out in it much. I love the snow. I don’t like the ice at all. I can stay inside but if ice causes the power to go out, then . . I have a problem but, I wouldn’t be the only one who has a problem.
This house stays surprisingly warm. I may have mentioned yesterday that I don’t use the heat at night. When I got up yesterday morning, it was 61 degrees in the house (same as this morning). I turned the heat on and up to 65, threw on the old red jacket and took Rita out. It was drizzling and she was very quick. I got back in and thought it felt really warm but figured it was because I had been out in the cold. Looked at the thermostat and it had already gotten up to 65.
Yesterday evening, I kinda had a panic moment. I thought the house was all electric except for the two propane fireplaces. There’s a pretty big propane tank out there and Vince and I both commented that a 350 gallon tank seemed big for just two fireplaces that don’t get a lot of use. When we first bought the house, I think the tank was 40% full. We haven’t checked it because we aren’t using those fireplaces but the pilots do stay lit. When I mentioned using them to Vince, he said “the electricity is free”.
I’ve never liked electric heat. Gas heat seems so much warmer. Yesterday, with the heat running a good bit, it occurred to me . . this heat seems way too warm for electric heat. What if . . it’s gas and we just thought the seller said it was all electric? I haven’t checked that propane tank. What if we run out of propane tomorrow?
We have folders for everything they ever bought or did for this house. I could not find the HVAC file though I have seen it. I called Vince and said “Are you sure they told us this house is all electric except for the fireplaces?” He said yes. I said “The heat really feels like gas and I can’t find the HVAC folder.” He told me the folder was downstairs. Why? No idea but I couldn’t find it. I sent the seller a message and said “The heat in this house is electric, right?” He said “Yes, why?” I explained that I usually do not like electric heat and this feels like gas. He assured me it’s electric and I’m sure he knows. I am going to call today to get that propane tank filled though.
Our house in MO before . . I never felt warm in that house the entire winter. It seemed like when the heat came on, it blew cold air til you just about froze, then the heat kicked on, then it kicked off and immediately, I was cold again. I swore I’d never have electric heat again and . . here we are but I’m impressed with this heat. The a/c . . I wasn’t so impressed with. Since we were gone so much and the thermostat is not wifi, we’d make it cooler when we got to town and by bedtime, it seemed like the house was just getting cool. I don’t know . . I’m kinda baffled, in a good way, that the electric heat here works so well.