Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Warm Tidings

Remember the cold times? They are getting better. Friday we had more attic insulation put in. What a difference!

Before: by the time air got to our family room from the furnace, it had lost all its heat. The portable heater would have to be on for an hour on high to go up ten degrees, and once it got to a good temp would drop if put on low. I had to constantly check and put it from low – med – high throughout the day to not waste too much energy but not get too cold.

After: The whole house actually gets warmer with the furnace going. It doesn’t get as cold at night, and warms faster. The portable heater goes on for an hour to boost lower temps in family room, then actually maintains that heat when put on low! Much more efficient heat and energy wise now that all the hot air isn’t escaping through the ceiling.

Still to come: Windows have been scheduled for installation! We’ll be getting the two on December 28. We need to get a quote for a third window (big front one, or our bedroom one), as a wonderful relative (love you!) has offered to help us buy another.

Christmas is almost here! My husband bought stocking stuffers yesterday, and all our presents have been wrapped and delivered. We are ready! Are you? In case I don’t blog again this week, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my blog readers, even the lurkers who don’t comment. Wishing you a wonderful season filled with the best parts for you, whether that be family, friends, or peace and quiet; snow or blue skies.



  1. Yea for heat! I am so glad!! Merry Christmas to you as well. I hope you have a fantastic holiday!

  2. I am so not ready, so Christmas shopping is going to be a last-minute scramble! But sometimes that's part of the fun, right? :)
    Glad you're warmer now - Merry Christmas!

  3. Uncle Sam should give you a tax break for these improvements. Make you take advantage of them!

    We did windows a few years back (they must have been over 50 years old). What a huge improvement. Last year we also replaced our ancient oil guzzler with a gas furnace. These are improvements that will pay for themselves in a few years.

    Have a great one!

  4. Yay for warmth! And have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a Wednesday. This is a great story. Thanks!