Reading through the recent posts on the difficulties people have keeping their houses warm...
It occurs to me that New Chums aren't complaining about the weather so much (-after all, it rarely gets below 12 to 15C during the day in Adelaide, and hardly ever much lower than 5C at night). .....Balmy in comparison with Melbourne and Canberra, Hobart and Alice Springs
Perhaps what people are missing is the lack of Central Heating?
You might want to try these two tips....
1) that Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner can be quite expensive to run all evening as your main source of heat
However, most of them can be programmed to switch on late afternoon for a couple of hours, before you get home. This will give you a very cheap source of background warmth, and make a big difference on your home coming.
2) most ceiling fans can be switched to a very gentle reverse motion.....just enough to flick the pool of warm air near the ceiling back down to where it is needed, but without causing a draft
- Try it and tell me it's not cheaper