After finishing the post I just wrote it occurred to me that the first thing a lot of people are going to suggest is that I get one or more space heaters and use that to help keep the cold at bay.

Well, I have to say that I’ve spent a good deal of time looking for one that’s both affordable and that puts out enough heat to make a significant difference.  It didn’t take me long to exhaust the fairly short list of what’s on sale here locally.  Especially since most of them are the kind of thing that involves connecting a supply of propane to it.

Call me picky but I don’t really like the idea of using something like that inside the house.  Not only are they a fire hazard, there’s also a problem with exhaust fumes.  I don’t particularly like the idea of carbon monoxide building up inside.

Micathermic Panel HeaterFortunately after spending some time searching online I’ve come to the conclusion that something like this Micathermic Panel Heater would be a pretty good idea.  It’s clean running, has plenty of safety features like auto shutoff and won’t be a source of carbon monoxide (or any other poison gas by-products).

So the first thing I’m doing is moving it to the top of my wish list and the second is that I’m going to start setting some money aside so that I can get it.  I’m seriously looking forward to having the house warmer.  It’s an older house and no matter how hard I try to seal it up there are leaks that allow the cold air in.  On the really cold nights I can actually see my breath when I wake up at 3:00am.

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