If you are a parent or even have a parental role as I am, you have seen the joy on faces of kids when they hear those great words, “Snow Day!” Kids are consistently psyched when that happens, as well as I must say, I suspect teachers enjoy it just a bit too, sometimes even moree more. Anyway, when the students are out of college, someone has to stay home as well as take care of them instead. It can be fun, but there are downsides about it like high heating bills that come with those snow days when everyone is home. When the entire family is home, you have no choice but to run the heater. I noticed too that temperature control setting is bound to be higher than it would be if you left the house to go to work all day. When I go to work, I consistently set the temperature control much cooler than I do when I am unquestionably in the house to have those hours as savings. But, really you can’t turn the furnace off altogether because your pipes need the furnace to keep from bursting or breaking. Plus, if you have any pets, they need a furnace for warmth, although not at as high a temperature control setting. My cat Fred is occasionally shivering when I get home from the office because I set the temperature control a little too low, but he has a bed with blankets. But that never happens when there is a snow morning because no one will let me keep the house freezing while they are home. It is true the two of us can wear sweaters or curl up under a blanket while enjoying TV, but for the most part, everyone yells for the gas furnaces to keep us warm.