Moving to a much colder climate - any advice??
October 28, 2008 7:36 PM Subscribe
My question dear MeFites is... do you have any advice for me to help make the transition from very hot to very cold temps. comfortably and cost-effectively?
posted by katala to home & garden (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I may soon be moving from Brisbane, Australia, which has very mild winters (20 degrees celcius / 68 degrees fahrenheit) and *very* hot and humid summers, to north Tasmania which is meant to be COLD!
On average I'm looking at a comparative 20 degree celcius (65 d FH) drop in temperature all year round.
My question then dear MeFites is... do you have any advice for me to help make the transition from very hot to very cold temps. comfortably and cost-effectively? Things I particularly need help with are...
- What sort of fabric should I be looking for in a winter coat to keep me toasty warm and dry?
- How does one make their warddrobe work in a new cold climate without having to buy everything all over again (I'm thinking high-altitude thermals under everything?)
- What kinds of things can I do in a rental property to keep the house warm and our electricity bills down?
- Do you have any recommendations for cost-effective and preferrably eco-friendly heating options; the kind of thing that could be left on all day in a small room?
Anything else?? Any and all advice would be very much appreciated :)!