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    2 split systems and underfloor heating - I'm in Canberra. Last year I put in a 3.5kw solar system and that is helping. I totally spoilt myself and put one of the split systems in my bedroom.

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    In Canberra so it's blooming cold! We have ducted gas heating but try not to use it throughout the day just morning and evening. However the last few days it's been freezing so had to turn it on and will pay for that when the bill comes! I have an oil fin heater in kids rooms for overnight to keep the chill off, as it gets to -2 or -3 at times. Sometimes use a plug in blower heater during the day too. Moving to the Gold Coast in 3 weeks!! Will feel positively balmy!

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    Wood fire.
    We also have split systems in lounge room and our room but they are only used for heating if we get a cold day in autumn or if we gave been away for a few days and the fires gone out.

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    Our home is insulated and we have ducted air.

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    Massive wood heater in our place - it's designed to heat a 35 square house but given the lack of insulation and the height of our ceilings we still have half the house shut off. Mind you if we cranked it up and burnt 3x the amount of wood we could open the entire house!

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    Our house is poorly insulated. And we live in Canberra. We keep warm by reverse cycle in the lounge when really cold, oil fin in DDs room and fan heater in our room.

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    I live in the snowy mountains so we have heating on all day. We normally turn heating on in May and turn off about October.

    Gas heater downstairs in the lounge / dining room and upstairs in the bedrooms we have oil heater.

    We try & keep the house around 20 degrees. It's an old besser brick house so no insulation.

    Our next house we are building so will be installing a fire place and insulation.

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    Dressing gowns and slippers in the day... In the mornings and evenings the oven, lol. We have a small, open plan living area and the oven heats it much better than the cruddy electric heater we have, and is heaps cheaper too! Haha. It's not great for baking because it loses so much heat, but boy it can warm a room nicely!

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    In Adelaide here and we use our reverse cycle a/c when needed day and night (until we go to bed around 10:30/11).

    We live in a flimsy new build house with steel,frames, minimum insulation and thin plaster board, so it only really works while its turned on, though as soon as it goes off. Within an hour ish the temperature would be what it would have been had we not turned it on in the first place.

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    We have an old gas heater which heats up the whole house when it works properly. It keeps breaking though, which means it can only run on low heat and it's not sufficient. We have a double brick house but without adequate heating to warm the house it's an absolute ice brick. So to heat up the house I have gas heater on low heat, the oven on and an electric heater up the other end of the house to warm it up...still takes far too long though. When the gas heater works properly the whole house warms up really quickly, which I love!
    I don't want to say where I live, but where I live has been mentioned in this thread as 'not really being all that cold.' I have a very different opinion Today alone I had on four layers of clothes, and raced home from the shops at 4.30pm to get the kids showered before it got any colder. I hate the cold. I spend all of winter struggling to stay warm. Give me summer any day...we don't have an aircon, and just have one pedestal fan on very occasionally in summer, but only if it's nearing 40 degrees, otherwise it's simply not needed.


 

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