Our nights have been cooler, okay, cold over the last few weeks so it was time to turn on the boiler.
Normally we try and wait until the beginning of November to do this but the house was getting down into the low sixties at night and I wasn’t up for lighting the fireplace each day to take the chill off.
The biggest problem that I have when we first turn on the heat is getting used to it while I sleep. I like my room to be cooler as I have reached an age where most women have issues with being too hot at night anyway. My poor husband has to deal with me complaining constantly of being too hot anyway and when the heat is on it is even worse. My solution to this problem is far from practical but it works for me. I leave the heat on and open the window that is right by my bed. I let the cold air and breeze come into the room during the night. Yes, this costs more on my energy bill but it allows me to get a restful night’s sleep and that is more important to me. On really chilly nights I even end up going into the spare room to do this so that my husband doesn’t have to freeze just so that I can be comfortable. I would rather have my bedroom sixty degrees rather than seventy two and it isn’t fair to make others suffer for my preference. By the time winter arrives and the temperatures are down in the thirties I am ready to enjoy the warmth of the boiler a bit more but during this transition time I really like the cool night air.