Many of my friends and relatives back east are surprised when I tell them it is cold in San Francisco. For some reason, people just assume that California is always warm and sunny.

Many of my friends and relatives back east are surprised when I tell them it is cold in San Francisco. For some reason, people just assume that California is always warm and sunny. That may be the case in Southern California, but not here on the foggy coast.

With that in mind, the temperature has been dropping during the night, and the morning chill makes getting out of bed a rude awakening. But it is only October and I refuse to crank up the heater. I know as soon as I give in my next utility bill will be through the roof.

I’m sure I’m not the only one out there going through the same dilemma. This got me thinking that there may also be some people out there that also refuse to get their furnace checked and ready for winter. Is anyone seeing this? What do you do when customers are holding out on servicing their furnace or holding out on repairs to save a few bucks? Let me know what is going on in your area and if you or someone you know is keeping the thermostat off.