So, this post contains the last graphs of the season. It will probably also be the last post until next season. It may in fact be the last post, period. After three winters of this experiment, I’m ready to call it a success– and keep living it, but not necessarily keep writing about it. We shall see.
But for now, I offer the analysis of 45,192 bits of data: that’s a little over 5 months of temperature measurements, taken every 4 minutes. [Alas, and disclaimer: 4 days of data from early December were inadvertently deleted. I know, I'm aghast too. But I don't think it skewed things much.]
First, numbers. Our average (mean) living room / kitchen temperature for the entire winter was 53.4ºF. And, delightfully, the median temperature was exactly the same. And, the mid-point between our highest temp (72.9º) and lowest temp (36.3º) was also almost exactly the same (54.6º). The standard deviation from the mean temp was 5.8º, meaning we spent about 2/3 of our time between roughly 48º and 60º.
Overall it’s a nice, near-normal distribution. I’m hard pressed to explain the divot right in the middle, around 54º. The little shoulder on the right side, around 63º, should probably be labelled “we had guests”.
So, that’s it. Enjoy the summer. Thanks for reading.