Even though it’s extremely late in the season, I still think it’s too cold to turn off the furnace.
My husband wanted to turn off the furnace last month, and we have already experienced two additional snow storms since that time.
The first storm was severe, dumping more than 12 inch of fresh snow on the ground. The second storm wasn’t quite as bad, but we still had fresh white powder in the morning. It’s hard to believe that the weather is so cold, given the fact that it’s already the middle of May. This weather is rough on the furnace, because it doesn’t get a break for a long period of time. The May temperatures are always significantly lower than other places in the country. That happens because of our intense altitude and mountainous typography. Cold air becomes trapped in the region, and it dissipates very slowly. There are even some mountains in the area that have snow caps during the entire summer season. Still, the outdoor air often starts to warm up by the end of April or beginning of May. Each year, the temperature seems to stay colder for longer and longer. Eventually, we will get to a time when we have to use the furnace during the entire year. Right now we use the furnace for 8 months out of the year. If the cold trends continue to spiral out of control, it won’t be long before we have to use the furnace every single day of our life. We might as well move to the north pole, if that happens.