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How do you keep your home warm in the winter?

Turn up the thermostat, and bask in the warm air.
31 (23.5%)
Keep close to a space heater or fireplace.
18 (13.6%)
Dress in layers and/or stay under blankets.
58 (43.9%)
Going old school with a wood burning stove.
6 (4.5%)
Uhh... warm thoughts and constant motion?
3 (2.3%)
It doesn't get cold enough where I live to worry about it.
6 (4.5%)
It's summer where I am, bro. I want to cool off! :heat:
10 (7.6%)

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Offline NightGliderSA

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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2017, 12:29:40 PM »
It's summer here now. The kids have been in the pool once today and are already begging to go back in. In winter we have radiant underfloor heating throughout the house. That sorts us out.

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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 02:18:43 PM »
Layers!! I don't touch our thermostat, and our house is old and drafty. I usually have a sweatshirt or sweater on, and socks are a very important part of winter.  :cold:
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2017, 02:24:45 PM »
12 years in Fairbanks, Alaska taught me one thing--->Layers are your friend. I legit have 20 blankets but only have 5 on my bed here.

China was interesting with the heat. It gets turned on November 15th and off in March or was it April? but ONLY if you live north of some river. Even if it cuts through your city, if your on the south side - no heat for you. I loved having a heated floor, especially in the bathroom. However, it got pretty damn cold at night before the heat was turned on.

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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
I'm usually uncomfortably hot anyway, so a sweater more than does it for me ^.^

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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 04:50:28 PM »
I've got the thermostat set at 65-75 depending upon activities (lower if baking, higher if company's coming over). I have a cello, which does not do well with wide temperature swings, and Colorado can go from negatives to 80s in 24 hours or less, so AC is a must. If it gets too cold for me, but the temp's right for the cello, I just put on more clothes or grab an extra blanket.

I also have fleece sheets for winter months. I love those sheets.

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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 05:35:36 PM »
A combination of blankets, fuzzy socks and cozy slippers, some warm tea or hot chocolate and the thermostat set  to a constant 72^ (the later doesn't really play too much of a roll...different rooms end up being different temperatures.   Mine is always cold int he winter and hot in the summer ._.)
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2017, 08:08:55 PM »
I'm in Pennsylvania in an older house, so it's pretty drafty. we can't afford to keep the heat too high (65 at night and out of the house, 69ish when we're awake/home) so we have a space heater for the bathroom (FREEZING in there when you get out of the shower!) and to warm up my bedroom when my boyfriend is over-- SOME of us are fine bundling up (I have a kigurumi that I love! keeps me so warm!) but he hates being cold.
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2017, 10:23:42 PM »
Our (rubbish) thermostat is set to 21C (70F.) The monitor is in the sitting room and there are good doors between it and the rest of the house so the main rooms fluctuate between 19 and 24C which means I'm constantly grabbing a blanket or throwing it off. Upstairs is always at a lower temp though and my sister has an even colder attic room so uses a space heater to make it more comfortable.

Of course the best way to warm up is to grab one of our three dogs. One is warm but doesn't stay long; one stays ok but licks and makes your hands wet/cold and the third is very snuggly and doesn't lick so he's just right :D

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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2017, 01:22:34 PM »
I chose thermostat BUT we also have a wood stove. On *really* cold days we dress more warmly too as some days the wind chill factor is too much for the poor heating systems to keep up with.  :cold:

Chrissytree: Our dog snuggles up with us too:) She's a Yorkie so the poor thing gets cold easily (I also make her wear a sweater which she hates,lol)
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2017, 02:15:28 PM »
I live in a apartmentcomplex with central heating. I always keep my radiators on warmest level as I have no control over them anyway. Usually the system turns on at the end of octobre and quits around april and right before and after it can get real cold. We're also on the groundfloor and surrounded by buildings so despite having sun, it's not a lot so it can be really cold in the summer as well.

So layers. Layers, layers and layers. Blankets and woolen slippers. A lot of tea.
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2017, 07:11:02 PM »
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2017, 10:39:37 PM »
We had 10-15cm (4-6 inches) of snow at home last weekend. It was amazing, but very cold. However today it was realllly freezing in Oxfordshire, and yeesh, a lot of paths were not gritted either, so really lethal. In weather like that, I like fluffy socks and to find somewhere warm...
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2017, 09:08:55 AM »
Layers are my friend. When it was really cold the other day, I wore both tights and leggings under my smart work trousers, plus two pairs of socks.

When I'm at home, I turn the heating on. I also have a heated duvet, which was one of my best purchases ever. It keeps the bed nice and warm, while the bedroom stays pleasantly cool.
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2017, 10:22:15 AM »
I do a mixture of layers, blankets and a three-bar heater. The extra clothing is mainly for when I'm out and about, right down to extra socks, but when I'm at home, I'm alright with just putting a hoodie on over my normal around-the-house clothes. I do love hiding under blankets though - the fluffier the better! :D
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Re: ... but the fire is so delightful...
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2017, 06:44:56 PM »
I picked stay in front of a heater, but I also put on a couple layers of clothing (a long sleeve shirt or sweater, plus a jacket, and for when it's really cold: fleece lined jeans). IDK what it is but I have a very low tolerance to the cold. I had my thyroid level checked a couple times and it's ok, so it's not that.
The only heat this house has is a wall furnace in the center (nothing better than coming in from the cold and sitting on the floor right in front of the vent). My other heating elements are an electric blanket, and my hair dryer. :P
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