Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Energy conservation: heat source and Winter weather laundry
Daily chores continue to be addressed, with laundry being done as needed. A batch of colored clothing was run last night, in cold water, and needed hanging this morning. While the thermostat on the living level is set, it is lower than most would have, and it's chilly, so I've popped the gas fireplace on, and using that versus the central heat for the most part. The LL told me that it can pretty much heat up the whole house. Since it's on, and has a blower unit built in, I am taking advantage of it, to help dry the aforementioned laundry. Even if I didn't move the wash to in front of the gas fireplace, it would be dry (with few exceptions) come morning. I've asked DS #1 to return my box fan that he recently borrowed during a heat wave, to see if having that running as well will help to speed the drying process along. Meanwhile, I am using the gas clothes dryer for a batch of towels that I washed this morning.