With this week's cold, foggy inversion we have made an unpleasant discovery.
To preface this, we knew that the new heat pump system, that was installed during our remodel, would have difficulty "keeping up" during cold weather.
We knew that an auxiliary heat source was recommended.
We thought that meant the heat pump would just have to work more to attempt to heat the house and the auxiliary heat source was optional.
What we somehow did not realize was that it wouldn't function at all when the temperature dipped below 35 degrees or so.
Yes, you are marveling at our brilliance right now.
This morning we woke up to a temperature of 54 degrees, inside our house.
So, we have invested in a couple of space heaters and are trying to figure out our best options for the "auxiliary" source. We have a fireplace that needs a lot of work and we have an old oil heat system, that needs a lot of work. Note "lots of work" = "lots of money".
In the meantime, I am sipping hot tea while curled up in my big green chair in front of our new "Heat Dish" and opting for denial. I'm rather comfy right here.
Here's a song to warm you up (remember to pause my playlist at the bottom of the page):
Baby It's Cold Outside