questionsis it terrible to turn the heat back on, now that…

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Absolutely not! Our temps dropped Sunday and I turned back on the heat and I'm down in PA. It was disappointing to have to do it, but I wasn't going to be cold!

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I have no right to answer : we just had a 90 degree weekend in my hometown.
but that's what happens when you live in some places... 80-90 in the day, 50-60 at night this time of year.

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refused to turn on my big steam heat, but have space heaters going. my house is big enough that the cold hadn't left yet when it dropped back to 30 last night. besides, i can heat the room i'm in much cheaper than the entire house.

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I'm not going to judge. Forever toasty!

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Here in Wisconsin we've been fluctuating wildly.. was 80 then 40.. then 70 then 40.. I'm just setting the heat at 66 and I turn it off if it hits 60 outside.

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@theant: I live in that type of climate also. There are early mornings when it is chilly and I turn the heat on for a half hour and then off. By late afternoon, it is stifiling, so the air goes on for a bit until bedtime. Then, the fans are great for keeping everything in balance for most of the night.

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@theant: The crazy thing is that we've had a few days in the high 80s here too. And then it plunges into the 40s. And then back again. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if we had a hurricane, followed by a blizzard, followed by a week in the 90s.

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I'm also in WI. We've had one crazy spring! I didn't have the heat on for most of March. But now that is getting down into the 30s and even 20s at night I do kick it on in the morning just to get the chill out. Looks like another unseasonably cold weekend coming up again! I suppose my situation is different as I have an efficient natural gas furnace that costs very little on my pocket and environment to run. Turn it on, don't feel guilty!

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We HAVE to keep the heat on during weird weather like this. Beyond the peculiarity of a spouse who can't seem to stay warm, certain exotic pet of mine likes it warm. The last couple of nights could have gotten him into the 60s, which is far lower than he can stand.

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Turned the heater on down here on the Gulf Coast this morning; first time in at least 7 weeks

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Have the heat on right now in New Jersey, a couple of days ago I was close to putting on the air! Crazy weather this year for sure!!!

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you live in a developed, first world nation. If you've got the money to pay for it, do whatever you want. Quit being a wimp who is scared the green police will publicly denounce you.

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I have an electric throw for the sofa and an electric blanket for the bed that I used for our last minute drop in temperature. I didn't turn my heater back on for the simple reason that it is a lot of work to do that and it had just been put to bed for the summer. So me and the dog and the cat snuggled on the sofa with the electric throw during the day and at night he slept on his doubled bed with a doubled blanket over him and the cat and I slept with the electric blanket.

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Weird whether here in NJ too- It was in the 80s for awhile then it went to the 40's, now 50's.

I haven't turned on my AC or heat yet. Of course, if I had more money I probably would.

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I live in VA and was visiting Boston this weekend. When we got back, temps had dropped from 70s to the 40s. It was 58 in the house and you better believe we put the heat back on.

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In New York City, the "law" basically requires landlords to provide heat from October 1 until May 31 "under the following conditions:

- Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,

- Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit."

See http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/tenants/heat-and-hot-water.shtml for more info.

My condo's heat will be on until May 31 (when I'll flip it off, unless the Super does it before I get to it). In my unit, I keep most of the radiators off all the time anyway.

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I wish I was having that problem in OK. We have had just the opposite, a few weeks ago it was nice and cool and now it's pretty hot. I'm holding out as long as I can before I have to turn on the air conditioner.

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In AR I have switched to central A/C, back to heat, A/C, heat and now it's looking like A/C again....but to answer your question, it's terrible to not stay comfy if you can afford it. If you can't, then you should suck it up and make do for a couple of days. It will change again soon.

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The results were tragic for one family in the DC suburbs, I'm afraid. It got cold here last night, and five people were found dead in their home in Oxon Hill, MD, today; the suspected cause is carbon monoxide poisoning (the exhaust pipes from the home's heating system were damaged).

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My heat is still on, northern New England. Tomorrow night forecast is 28F with a chance of snow. 37 tonight, going to have a whopping 46 for a high on Friday. Yeah the heat is still on, propane here.

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Since this weekend it got up to 55 on Saturday, and today it almost (if not did) hit 90 I've just been letting the windows stay open, and turning the fans on and off to circulate the cooler air around. I like it cold though and am trying to not crank on the AC until May 1 at the earliest.

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Celebrate "Comfy People Day" and turn on the heat.

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I had to turn on ours, but forgot the humidifier -- big mistake. I was shocking everyone I touched in the house -- poor kids, they think I'm stinging them. Dog thinks she did something wrong when I go to pet her. Cat just looks at me like he's saying, "What!?!?"

So, turn on that heat...just remember the humidifier :)