I love sleeping in a cooler environment, but there’s nothing worse than being too cold while trying to sleep.
- Last week, I woke up shivering in the middle of the night! I was so cold and couldn’t get warm no matter what I did.
I piled two extra blankets on my bed and pulled on an extra pair of socks and a thick sweatshirt. Since it was the middle of the night and I was drowsy, I didn’t realize that something was very wrong with my furnace. As I was shivering under the covers for 30 minutes attempting to fall asleep, it finally dawned on me that my house shouldn’t have been as cold as it was. I turned the heat on before I went to sleep like I normally did, so there was no reason for it to feel like I was sleeping at the North Pole. Reluctantly, I got up to check my thermostat settings. I saw that I had the furnace turned on and the temperature was set to 73 degrees, but the thermostat said that my house was 65 degrees! To be honest, 65 degrees was higher than I was anticipating because it felt much colder. I thought about calling the emergency HVAC line, but I didn’t want to pay the higher fee. Instead, I decided to suck it up and deal with the cooler temperatures. I already knew I’d have to pay for the furnace repair, so I didn’t want to spend extra money to have them come out right away. It could wait until morning.