Well, our new furnace is officially up and running! It is so beautiful. And so quite. I mean, I didn't know that furnaces weren't suppose to sound like an old Volkswagen Beetle when they are running. Isn't everybody woken up in the night when their beast of a furnace kicks on? This new one...oh it's quite as a mouse. It's just divine.
So now we will no longer be at risk of dying of carbon monoxide poisoning in our sleep. Mainly because our new furnace isn't a death trap like the old one, but also because we also installed a fire alarm/carbon monoxide detector that is hooked up to our regular electricity and doesn't need batteries. Because like four years ago the first round of batteries ran out in our detector and I pulled them out one night when the damn thing wouldn't stop beeping. So for four years we have been living on the edge. On the edge with a furnace that was apparently pumping out carbon monoxide like it was nobodies business. But now that we are all grown up and adult (worried about Henry) we bough a new furnace that is not a death trap, AND we installed a warning system in case something goes wrong. We are so responsible.
At least, I think we are responsible. But as I continually bitched to anybody who would listen that "We can't turn on or furnace! It's DEADLY!! But I am so coooooold!" Nearly everyone was like, "Oh yeah, we haven't turned ours on yet. It's cold, but we are saving money!". Um, really? I must be the biggest temperature baby in the world. We would have fired ours up weeks ago! If I am even a touch cold, it's on. I need to be comfortable damn it! I need heat, or air, or whatever it takes to make me feel like I am constantly at an enjoyable climate. When the furnace guys were leaving yesterday they were like, "want me to set it at 70?" And I was like, "make it 72..." when really I wanted 74, but felt like an energy hog to admit it. But last night when it felt a little cool, I bumped it up. And happily listened as my nearly silent furnace warmed my house to a comfortable 74 degrees. I know all you people who keep it at 68 are shaking your head in horror. What can I say, I like it warm!