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Old 02-06-2013, 11:50 AM
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Unless you're in one of the micro climates around Pasadena that might get a bit colder, we tend to see it drop to near freezing mid-winter a couple days during the season and the into the 40's for the majority of it. Given how much sun we tend to get, you should be able to maintain a livable temperature (with heavy clothes) in the house by increasing the amount of insulation you have, improving any of the older windows in the house, sealing drafts, etc. These improvements will help lower costs anyway and pay you back in the long run...a lot more than the likely hood of having to use any of the stores you considering for a SHTF scenario.

That said, have you tried turning the heat off during the winter to see how cold the house gets?
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