My dad has a strict rule about turning on the heat at the beginning of each season, but for some reason he decided that August 1st was the morning that he would turn on the heat for the first time each year.
I assume that this is ridiculous because my pal and I had undoubtedly frigid weather long before that even though he insists that he will not spend the extra money on heating the home prior to that date.
For this reason the entire family sits around freezing while our friends and neighbors are warm in their homes… Dad says that simply lighting a fire in the fireplace is all my pal and I need to do to take the chill off of the home however it only works in the room where the fireplace is located… Once you leave that space and head off to the bedroom or your study room it is downright cold. The funny part is that even the dog complains in her own way about being too frigid because she refuses to leave the residing room at the end of the night. Dad has to drag her down the hall to their study room where she has her crate and she sits there whining because she doesn’t want to be away from the fire. It is pretty poor when even the pets are complaining about it being frigid and yet dad will not turn on the heat. All I know is when I have a home of my own I will turn on the heat whenever I want and simply pay to run it because it is not worth being frigid for no reason.