This is a tip I learned from my Mom. My Mom keeps the temperature of her house pretty low by most peoples standards. You may wonder how she can be comfortable during the winter. By using the gas fireplace in her living room my Mom heats the space she is using instead of keeping her whole house heated to a certain level. This way the fuel being burned is from the fireplace not the furnace Mom isn’t spending money heating rooms not in use such as the entire basement and the spare bedrooms.
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3 thoughts on “Green Tip #10: Heat the Space You Are In”
Makes perfect sense, my folks do the same. Friggin’ cold once you enter their place though, until you find the warm spots! :)
We often hang out in the den, in the basement and we always have to get the gas fireplace down there going to heat up the whole area. It is so warm once we do though.
Great idea from you mum!
Now that reminds me that I still haven’t got the spaceheater for the den in our basement!