Sometimes the maddest ideas are the best

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  1. Fat Controller

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    As the temperature began to fall this evening, it got positively chilly in our house, despite having the central heating on etc.

    We have two radiators on our bottom floor, one of which is under the window and as such also lives behind the sofa to a degree; the other rad is toward the French doors, so to the side of the main sitting area.

    Anyway, sitting shivering, it occurred to me that I could perhaps do something to help without whacking an electric radiator on. I dug out our pedestal fan, angled it as low as I could, and pointed it at the bottom half of the radiator - half an hour later, the temperature in the room has gone up by a degree and a half!
     
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      Have you got some big heavy curtains over those french doors?
       
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      Absolutely - and the same in the aperture between living room and kitchen. Got a letter from British Gas today saying that someone will be in touch in the next ten days to make an appointment for the insulation assessment, so things can only get better
       
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        sectioning the rooms with curtains (the more layers they are the more they retain air and isolate) and heating mainly the areas where you spend longer time.
        Also candles contribute to create a warm atmosphere and they actually heat (but be aware to not let them use all the oxygen or fall asleep whilst they are on).
        A steamer creates heat and keeps the air humid.
        And of course extra warm socks, sheepskin shoes etc...

        And then think of Brisbane in Australia where the temperature is right now 40 degrees Celsius and they have to evacuate from the homes because of the danger of fire to the nearby woods.
         
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          I think the temperatures so far this Winter have lulled us all in to a false sense of security. I hope the majority of sensible plants haven't been so easily duped - or our wildlife for that matter.
          It's all you lot sowing stuff under lights that's done it !!
           
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