Ever since I moved in with my boyfriend Dave, I’ve noticed that his heating bills have been going up and up.
It’s ridiculous, in my opinion. It’s still the fall, and so I’m afraid of what the heating bill is going to end up being when it’s actually wintertime. I think that Dave’s house is perpetually cold. We live in the northeastern part of the country and the winters are brutal here. We have snow for four months of the year and the temperature outside is usually lower than 20 degrees during the winter. Even with all of that, Dave still insists on heating his house with a heating pump. I keep telling him that in this climate and with these temperatures, a heat pump is not really the best choice for heating a home the size of ours. Dave has always used a heat pump, though, and he thinks that the temperature of his home is fine. For me, though, the house always feels damp and chilly. Of course, that ends up with me turning up the temperature on the thermostat and the heat pump runs almost constantly in the winter. Of course, I realize that the excessive heating bills in the winter are mostly my fault. Dave isn’t nearly as cold natured as I am, and so I’m the one upping the thermostat temperature. But I think that he should listen to me when it comes to changing our heating system! I know for a fact that a high efficiency furnace would keep the house nice and toasty for a fraction of the cost of this dumb heat pump.