The temperature was 7 degrees when I got up this morning. (That’s about -14 C to some of you).
I am happy to say that the new high efficiency furnace that I installed myself kept the house nice and warm despite the cat door in the basement that lets in cold air. (That cat door has to cost me a couple of hundred dollars a year in heating costs.)
During the day and early evening, we keep a fire going in the woodstove that warms the downstairs living areas. We are about halfway through the woodpile and I may need another cord before the weather warms up.