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Poll: Are you still heating your home?

As we head (way too quickly) towards Summer, temperatures have already started to rise around many parts of the country – and it’s been noticeable how much warmer the nights are – here in the North anyway.

As things start to heat up then, we wanted to know who’s still hanging on to the Winter traditions of getting the fire going as soon as you walk in the door. Are you still using a heatpump for heat, or are things bearable enough now that simply pulling the curtains at sunset is enough to stay warm until bedtime?

Let us know in the poll below, and feel free to leave a comment too!

Are you still heating your home?

Picture: Zelda Wynn,


Guest on 19/11/2013 4:29am

We have not had our heating on since September. We are in a new build and get a lot of sun in the day so the house is warm at night.

Derek on 18/11/2013 12:56am

Haven’t had the heating on in over a month. (Dunedin; have some batts above the ceiling).
Has been a nice warm spring, many flowers ahead of schedule.

Claire on 17/11/2013 7:48am

I had to turn the cooling on today – don’t think we’ve used heating for several weeks.

C Johnson on 17/11/2013 4:39am

Anticyclone gave us cold temps overnight this week, but not being winter it was ok, more like a cool southerly temp rather than outright polar. Except for when the mountain froze on Friday, that was unreal. Tuesday’s rough ESE downslope, well nuff said. Friday afternoon’s big wave was cold. Yep, heater on every night this week. I noticed via MS that Kapiti rather was cool overnight this week, down to a frosty 3 even.

(Re the westerlies, watching sat’s, I strongly suspect the Southern Alps at Canterbury are our problem, right opposite Christchurch. Looking like a westerly crosses the alps and via Cook Strait & the Tararuas, we get hit by the mountain waves. Ditto for location re the SE upper trough. I’m still not sure about the cold anticyclones, they’re more like air ex Antartica. So I was justified in feeling irate whenever Cantabrians want snow – no you do not, it freezes us.)

Guest on 17/11/2013 12:23am

How do we get summer to slow down?

Guest on 19/11/2013 4:31am

Why do you want summer to slow down? Bring it on. Everyone is so much more happier when is summer. The cold causes people to be more tense and not as happy or nice!

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