Are there warm apartments in cold climates?
July 2, 2014 3:14 PM Subscribe
I live in the SF Bay area and I'm thinking about moving to colder climates at some point, but for various reasons I can't handle a cold ambient temperature inside my home, even if I bundle up. In colder areas (specifically New England and the Midwest), how easy/possible is it to find apartments that are well-heated (perhaps buildings with a whole-building radiator system?) or other situations where I can have a warm (68-70 degree) home without paying through the nose for utilities?
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For reference: I grew up in Baltimore in a drafty house with shitty heating, so I do have some experience with cold. And while I would like to be on board with the "keep the heat low and put on a sweater" thing, that doesn't seem to work for me due to a particular health issue. Being outside when it's cold does not cause the same problems because I'm usually moving around a lot.
I know I've heard of apartment buildings with radiators that actually make it too warm, so I imagine there might be some that are comfortably warm, but I'm not sure how much this is common. And do such buildings only exist in big cities or might they be around in smaller towns, too?