“What is this grown man doing carrying a blanket around the house?” That is what all of our friends think and ask whenever I invite them to our house; they haven’t taken off their jackets yet to experience what I have had to deal with ever since I got married.
In fact, my home is chilly cold.
It isn’t because of a draft concern or because our oil furnace doesn’t operate well. In fact, our oil furnace is top quality compared to most oil heating systems on the market. The reason that our home is so chilly is that my loving wife likes to set the control equipment at low temperatures! She is from the north and she can easily handle colder temperatures than most men, including me. If I had my way instead, I would turn the oil furnace on full-blast and completely disable our a/c. However, I want to do whatever I can to make my loving wife comfortable, even if that means letting her control the thermostat unit. I usually just bundle up and also keep a blanket with myself at all times. Although, I would rather have our home too chilly than too warm… You can only take off a certain number of layers to fight the heat, however you can always dress warmer. My friends make fun of me, because once they see the thermostat setting, they ask for a blanket too. Always remember this lesson when you meet your future fiance—heating, ventilation as well as A/C settings may seem like a pretty minor thing right now, but really your comfort depends on you agreeing with each other… Otherwise, you will have to let her adjust the control equipment and then hand you a blanket.