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It’s 58 degrees in my house. Problem is, we have no heat here. What method of heating do you use in your home?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • My feet are numb even though I’m wearing shoes and socks in my house. We have a couple of fireplaces but the house is very large and old so the warm air goes right out through the walls. I had to brace myself this morning before taking my shower. I got the bathroom hot and steamy and put my clothes and deoderant on the sink so I could dry off and get dressed right away. Brrr!!




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      Cathie Beck wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • The heat here is a furnace with floor ducts in every room. I’ve lived in little cabins with just a wood stove for heat in the past that didn’t warm up the bathroom much, and I gotta say I love having a furnace.

      One of those radiator looking oil filled heaters give off good heat in a small room like in a bathroom. If you have a place to tuck it out of the way in your bathroom would be great! I don’t want to strip down to shower in a cold bathroom, It takes so long to warm up again!  

      This from a woman that used to shower outdoors when it was in the low 40’s! It was invig-
      oring back then... not anymore. ;oD  

      Cathie




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      Jo46 wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • I too live in Ca.  I remember one time when the heater broke and the house was so cold!  We broke out the portable room heaters.  They were a life saver. When we would go to bed at night...just moved the heater into the room with us!  Just be careful to have nothing near by so it will not catch anything on fire!  (I threw my clothes off to get into bed, minutes later something was burning on my carpet...my clothes!!!!!!!!!!!)  LOL! It still makes me laugh!




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      Carine Nadel wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • we have heat Cyn, but dh has it set to go on at 62!  I have two shirts and a sweat shirt on and I’m wearing extra thick socks.

      I told him I might not be sick if he turned on the damned heater!




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      Denise Richardson wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • Oooooo Choc, I can’t even fathom the thought of living without heat. We have gas heat so its very warm have you tried lighting candles all over the house with enough of them they will give you good heat. I use a lot of candles in the winter months just for the lighting but they also give off great heat.

      "Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action Mother Teresa."




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      Mictinkc wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • Well, it is 62 in my house, but it is 22 outside (not factoring in the wind chill).  I would love to go with a wood-burning stove, but due to health problems, we are unable to go that route; so, we have central heat & air. And, God bless the man (Mr. Carrier) who invented air conditioning.
      I can take the cold MUCH better than the heat! happy




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      Angelcart wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • We have gas.  I actually have the opposite problem.  Our house is 2 stories and our bedroom is upstairs.  It’s like an oven in my room and cold downstairs.  If you put the heat on 65 it feel’s like 95 in my room.  When you get 1/2 way down the stairs you feel an immediate temperature change.tongue out




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      UK Girl wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • I don’t know if you can buy them there but here you can buy electric oil filled radiator heaters which have wheels so you can move them room to room and plug in - they weigh a bit but are very efficient and take away the brrr factor honey.

      We have heating and it’s knocked up high like a sauna I can’t cope with the cold so just crank up the heating




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      Tuliplady wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • Our house has electric heat, each room has its own cove heater on its own thermostat.  Hubby can sit in an icebox livingroom and I can have it nice and toasty in the kitchen.

      Cynthia, I feel for you, it must be rough to be used to your usual weather and then get 58 degrees.  Turn the oven on and open the door.

      Tulip




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      Cathie Beck wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • Last month, the Monday before Thanksgiving, a tree down came down and took out the regulator & pig tail pipe on the propane tank while the power was out. So, no generator,
      no water, no lights, no refrigeration, no Heat for 15 1/2 hours until it was fixed. It was 30 degrees outside and still snowing. I was dressed in 2 layers of clothes, my outside jacket and a hat. LOL  I lit lots of candles and 2 oil lamps for light and heat.  

      Cathie




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      Lazylola wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • I can’t afford to run the heat or AC so I layer up and keep my fingers crossed for a hotflash. I may break down and turn it on if it gets in the 30’s.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • I’m discovering I’m looking for excuses to use my oven. Been baking a lot of pies.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • We have gas heat.... oh the warmth! And for those occasions when it’s super cold we have electrical space heaters for some added warmth. We also have a kerosene heater in the event the power goes out and of course the fireplace.

      If all else fails (and even if it doesn’t) there is the skin to skin snuggle time with my hubzestatic

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      Kyah wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • There is no thermostat I can control in here, all the radiators have had the valves soldered off. It’s supposed to stay at 68 degrees, but we’ve had wind chills that make it feel like 20 degrees outside, so when I come home I have a little ceramic heater that warms up the bedroom. It can be set to get to a certain heat and turn off and on to keep a room at a certain temperature. It also serves as a fan when it’s necessary. I also have a tower heater that oscillates and it has a remote control where I can turn the heat up or stop it from turning. I prefer the ceramic and fan heaters to the coil heaters because when the coil gets red hot, fires can occur.




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      Max0125 wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • I feel for you Cynthia. I remember living in Hawaii and it dropped into the 40’s! One of mmy friends had an electric blanket on hand to curl up with. I was like you and baked a ton! Hope you warm up soon!




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      UK Girl wrote Dec 8, 2010
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      Kmarie wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • Space heaters are a great way to heat a home. In the south I have gas heat, but I use space heaters in cold areas. When I use to live in Norhtern California we had an electric heater and we still used space heaters to heat specific cold spaces.




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      Msj wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • UK girl I have one of those it works great and has a thermostat and is good on the electric bill too.
      great idea




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • We have electric baseboard heating, hot water, and not forced air which is so much better for people with allergies as it keeps the inside air moist in the winter, but does take a little time to heat up the house so the thermostat is set at 65 to 66..we had oil heat in our previous home and it was like an oven, so the thermostat was set at 63 and it was toasty..we also have kerosene heaters and an electric fire-place and lots of warm clothes!estatic




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      Frannie1964 wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • Our heater is not working and hasn’t been in awhile now. So we use portable heatershappy we have fireplaces also but like you say Cynthia, If we have that vent open for the chimmney the warmth just goes outside unless we leave the fireplace on for along time to actually get the house warmed up and then if we close the vent it just makes the walls look smokey and I don’t like that. Now as for my bathroom, I am so thankful I have a heater in there or else I would be stinky...LOL! just kidding, but seriously It does get cold in the mornings.ohhhh




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