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POLL: Have you had to use heating this summer?

The generally cloudy and cooler summer that is affecting New Zealand may not be remembered for anything special – but it is possible some of you have had to use a little more electricity, gas and wood to keep yourselves warm.’s Facebook page has had frequent comments over the past nine weeks regarding fires being lit, heat pumps being switched on and gas bottles shifting from the outside BBQ to the indoor heater.

So we wanted to ask all of our readers – have you had to use home heating to stay warm at any stage this summer? 

Please vote in our poll below.

– Homepage image / Auckland Harbour Bridge, Chris Gin


Poll: Have you had to use heating this summer?


Jessica on 7/02/2012 9:30am

Normally in February I’d be sleeping with windows open, fans on & no blankets.
Well tonight I’m feeling like I need an extra blanket.
We’ve had no hot sticky nights yet!!

Melissa on 7/02/2012 6:02am

My home heating is letting my cat’s sleep on my bed. Number of cat’ s depend on how cold my feet are and how cold their feet are!
When it’s really cold they all try and sneak onto my bed for the night.
Highly scientific: One cat = cold, Two cat’s = very cold, Three cat’s = freezing. No cat’s= it’s a heatwave.

sw on 7/02/2012 5:15am

No 10-11c is not cold enough for heating,infact its quite comfortable at night.

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