More Cold Weather Crap!
When the thermostat for the pellet stove drops below 38 degrees, which it often does after running out of pellets on really cold days or nights, it registers 99.9 degrees and the whole heating plan for this place falls apart. So I have to go over to plan B which is to put this thing
within three feet of the thermostat to get it to read at least 38.4 degrees so that this
comes on. However, it turns out that on really cold nights like we had last week, I have to revert to our back up heat source
and our back up to the back up heat source
just to get the room temperature up enough to get the pellet stove to kick on! Eventually we can get the first floor up to a real toasty temperature as you can see here ....
Of course, Elizabeth running around the place adds a couple of degrees to the temperature so I make certain to take her along every day when I check on the pellet stove!