Good Questions: How Do I Keep Warm?

Good Questions: How Do I Keep Warm?

leslie
Nov 21, 2007
Dear Apartment Therapy, Now that it's starting to get a bit chilly in SF, I'm contemplating another winter with the dry, smelly, forced-air heating system in my apartment. I've got a rental, so I can't change the heating system itself -- what alternatives do I have for keeping warm (other than a thick sweater)? Does it use more or less energy to heat one room with a space heater than it does to heat the whole two-bedroom apartment with forced air? I only use the heat for a few weeks a year, but I'd like to be able to enjoy my home during that time! Thanks, Corey Corey, Heavy window treatments and rugs (if you don't have carpeting) will help somewhat. We've used a DeLonghi space heater in the past, and loved it. We've read conflicting opinions about whether it takes more or less energy to use a space heater in one room. Does anyone know?

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