Forcing the heater to run

I think that the fall season is the best time of year.  In the area where I live, the summers tend to be extremely hot and humid.  There are a ton of bugs and pollen flying around.  It is necessary to keep the windows closed and run the air conditioner.  Anytime I step outside, I end up sweaty and overheated.  Our winter season is equally as severe, with temperatures well below zero, bitter windchill and tons of snow.  We rely on the furnace for approximately six months straight.  It is necessary to bundle up in layers of sweaters, wool coat, and heavy boots to step outside.  While I look forward to spring, it is typically short, chilly and wet.  Very rarely can I shut down the furnace, and it seems that as soon as I no longer need the heating system, it’s time to start the air conditioner.  In the fall, we finally get some milder weather and go without heating or cooling for a couple of months.  I look forward to a break from ungodly high utility bills.  I am delighted when I can finally open the windows and allows some fresh air inside.  When the air conditioner or furnace are running, I need to be very conscious of energy usage.  I do everything possible to prevent the heated or cooled air from escaping outdoors.  This means keeping the windows shut tight and sealing up any crack or leak.  With no influx of fresh air, the house can become horribly stale and stuffy.  I have considered investing a ventilation system to improve indoor air quality.  

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