It feels like a lose-lose situation, because you can’t afford to power down the heater without the temperature dropping drastically, but continually running the furnace leads to a whole new set of complications
I am not a winter time sort of person, by nature! Despite growing up in moderately chilly rapidly changing temperatures, in which one could undoubtedly expect each winter time to bring multiple blizzards, rapidly changing temperatures well below 0 degrees, and multiple feet of snow that reached well into April, I never adjusted to the severe season… Now as an adult I am even less accustomed to the pain of winter, and I dread it for months before its actual arrival. I hate the constant struggle to stay warm, the necessity for ten layers of clothing, and the requirement to sizzling up your motorcar before you can even consider leaving the driveway. Another thing I can’t rest is the dryness of the air that goes hand in hand with operating your furnace 24/7.The heating unit sucks out all of the moisture from the air, and pumps warm desert air back into the house. This lack of humidity always results in dry skin and hair, and consistently chapped lips. It feels like a lose-lose situation, because you can’t afford to power down the heater without the temperature dropping drastically, but continually running the furnace leads to a whole new set of complications. I couldn’t tell you how much lotion I go through every winter time season, even though I feel like I should be investing in Jergens at this point, maybe someday I’ll be able to live in a weather conditions that doesn’t involve severe winters and continual central heating, but until then I continue to lather myself up in moisturizer and chapstick for 6 months out of the year.