It is already the second week of November and we haven’t turned on our heating system yet. I’m sitting here after midnight and it’s still 71 F in the house with no heat on in November.
This is the latest that we have gone without turning on our hydronic warm floors. There have been a few chilly mornings, but our heating season is shrinking by weeks to about 4-1/2 months. The graph below shows average daily temperatures for November and we are nearly off the chart this year. The forecast is for higher than average temperatures into the middle of the month. This may not bode well for participants in the Washington solar incentive program that has a fund that is dependent on power sales. Less sales in a warm winter means a lower incentive fund next year.