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Winter: vest or heating?

Asked by rebbel (31328points) November 24th, 2019

Winter is coming quickly (in the Northern Hemisphere), and even in autumn it can get/be pretty chilly.
How do you keep yourself warm?
Will you/are you wearing multiple lairs (in the house), or are you/will you turn up the heat?
Is cost in this matter an important consideration for you?
Or how about cozyness; rather cocooning in fleece blankets, or some extra logs on the fire?

I’m a fleece guy (and admittedly, a pantoffles guy), plus, I have a strong dislike for paying for heating.

So, vest or heating?

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9 Answers

Patty_Melt's avatar

Duvet snuggle til May, at which time I hope to emerge a butterfly.

janbb's avatar

I do some of each. Have a lovely fleece blanket in the den for when I’m snuggling in and watching TV but sometimes I’m up and moving around and just need to turn the heat up a notch for comfort. My hands and feet get cold so a vest isn’t always the solution.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I usually just dress warmer. leggings and a sweater unless I am in my studio. I wear short sleeves for throwing cay but have a small heater going nearby.
I’ve gone for walks in -12 F and have been just fine. A face mask is good for that.
I’d rather be a little cold than too warm.

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s a matter of degree. If you wake up in the morning and there’s ice in your toilet, you are beyond thrifty!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I have an onezy and an electric blanket.

anniereborn's avatar

Both, it’s damn windy in this old house. The second floor only has heat (barely) in the bathroom.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Both. Heat to around 65–70F. Lots of fleece and silkworm, too.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I have a large window facing southish. It fills the living room with sun so well, my furnace rarely comes on during the day, and this house has lots of breezy cracks.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I put off turning on my heat until I can NO longer stand it. I have several fleece blankets of different thicknesses. I also have a nice Sherpa blanket & I keep several Sherpa vests, lightweight jackets available. I also have a pair of Sherpa socks with the floor grips so my feet don’t get so cold. I didn’t turn on my heat until about 2 weeks ago when we suddenly plunged to 28 during the night & didn’t even get up to 32 during the day. The walls & floor got so cold that even the sun beating down on the house during the day wasn’t enough to give me any warmth. Since then, we’ve warmed up a little & I’ve got my heater cut back to the bare minimum!!! So, I wrap up until being wrapped starts feeling cold & I give in & turn the heat on. I also turn my heat off in very early spring & go back to wrapping up until summer begins to think of showing up!!!

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