Put the heat on or wear more clothing?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TokyoPortrait, Aug 18, 2019.

By default, do you put more clothing on or turn on the heat?

  1. Put more clothing on

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  2. Turn on or up the heating

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  3. This is not the dumbest poll ever on Bad Dog Café

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  1. TokyoPortrait

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    So, I'm currently on holiday, sitting somewhere a little south of 46˚ Sth, and waiting on a whole bunch of plugins to validate while Final Cut Pro loads (gonna learn how to make a music vid - snort).

    And I wondered, should I put a jacket on? Then I thought, or turn on the heating?

    I realised I default to putting a jacket on. My thought process went (as I think it always does), 'I should put something on.'

    I also wondered some other more important stuff, but this seemed more appropriate for the Bag Dog Café.*

    Pax/
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    * or maybe not, one thing I wondered was how'd I manage to burn my coffee...
     
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  2. tery

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    Turn on the air conditioning - then put a jacket on :confused:
     
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    I live in Alabama. I decided to wear jeans today just because I haven’t worn anything but shorts for about a month. What is this turn on the heat thing?
     
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    In winter I live under a electric throw blanket. Hoping one day they will invent an affordable cordless electric onesie.
     
  6. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    In Japan, where I'm not at the moment, they sit on the floor a lot. Many have a kotatsu. That's a short legged (cos you're sitting on the floor) table. It has a removable top & a heater unit in the framing under this. In winter you lift the top up, put a set of kind of duvet things over it (i.e above the heater unit) and stick the top back on.

    Then, when you are sitting down, you're partly under the table, with the heating unit with you in the middle between the duvet thing and floor. The duvet thing is much larger than the table, so it tucks around you.

    The whole thing is really cozy. Or, for a cold weather southern hemisphere southern boy like me, way too hot. Which is why I don't have one. Inlaws' do though, and an electric floor blanket under it too!

    Good photos and diagrams here in the Wikipedia article.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotatsu

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    At 69, my wife has a broken thermostat. She sees global warming as a personal tragedy. She wants it to be between 60 and 65 year round, inside and out. I sleep under two down comforters on a flannel sheet. My wife sleeps on top of all that under a top sheet. In my house there’s a Pendleton for me to slip on when I get home in summer and a sweatshirt in the winter. Lucky I saved all those college sweatshirts. My kids got an education. I got to stay warm.
     
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    That's a great idea. I do like to bring the electric rug up to neck height though. They already make battery heated jackets so a full onesie leisure suit for wearing around the house when it's cold shouldn't be too far off. I'm surprised no one has done it yet. Just need enough battery life to last 24 hrs between charges. The electric throw blanket is cheaper to run than heating the house or whole room.
     
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  9. Toto'sDad

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    When it's hot, I turn on the A/C, when it's cold I turn on the heater, if it's neither, I just open the back and front doors, and let the house air out. Works perfectly, the prevailing wind is from my back door to my front door. Works for me, and my sweetie.
     
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    I looked at those electric throw rugs ...they should work for me, too....

    seems pointless to warm the whole house with just me in it.....

    I haven't put a heater on all winter this year.... just rugged up.....
     
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    life is real

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    if youre cold

    turn up the furnace
     
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  12. TokyoPortrait

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    But you live in Queensland. That's probably hotter in winter than it gets in southern NZ in summer...:)
     
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    They work great although I tend to fall asleep after 10 mins of turning it on. They can get hot on the higher settings. Sometimes I wake up and feel like I've been slow cooked for a several hours. Set on around number 3 of the 9 heat settings is perfect. Track pants and a t shirt on the coldest days/nights.
     
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  14. trev333

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    Yeah ..I thank my ancestors every day for their choice of locations to settle.... can't complain...:D
     
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    Put on some clothes. What if the neighbors drop by.
     
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    We own a chunk of forest, so I just throw another log in the stove. Nothing better than wood heat to warm the soul ... three times.
     
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    Feel free to post a survey about bathroom breaks. Seriously. There's an energy shortage. Put the effing jacket on.
     
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    103 here today so no sympathy from me.
     
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