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Does the awesomeness of cats allow them to violate the laws of physics?

I’d like to get a better understanding (or, really, any understanding) of how cats are able to survive under extremes of temperature. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Feb 13, 2015 - 8 answers

radiators 101

This is my first winter in an apartment with radiators and I am trying to understand what to expect from them. So far, it pretty much feels cold all the time. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Dec 16, 2014 - 21 answers

device for remotely turning on roof cables for ice dams

I have roof cables installed on my roof to help with our awful ice dams. Problem is, it is very expensive just to leave them running all the time when I am at work. But if I turn them off and a snowstorm starts while I am at work, then the ice dams form before I get home. Can anyone suggest some kind of a remote activation device. Ideally something that would let me turn on the cables from my phone or from the web. The system is already installed on the roof, so all I need is some kind of system to turn it on and off. Please do not suggest modifications to the roof - we have been through every type of soffit, sheathing, roofing solution over a period of 20 years - these ice dams are just an insoluble problem and the only way to control them is with the cables. So I am only looking for replies that can suggest ways to turn the cables on and off remotely. Thanks!
posted by cmp4Meta on Oct 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Are there warm apartments in cold climates?

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? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jul 2, 2014 - 49 answers

My poor chickens are so cold!

How can I provide heat to my chicken coop, without an electricity source? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jan 3, 2014 - 27 answers

How to keep animal's water from freezing in winter without electricity?

I'd like to heat up a rock or piece of metal to drop in my chicken's water source to warm it up. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by cda on Nov 29, 2012 - 36 answers

Cats without heat?

Will my cats be okay in an unheated NYC apartment until we get electricity restored? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Nov 3, 2012 - 16 answers

Avoiding the crack(ed) pipe.

HeatFilter: I'm out of heating oil, and won't get delivery for 24-48 hours. Should I worry about my pipes? [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Nov 29, 2010 - 25 answers

How can I keep myself warm when I am in bed?

How can I keep myself warm when I am in bed? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Nov 5, 2010 - 75 answers

winterize my house in the green mountains

need help winterizing house! the house is not horribly inslated, but it has a lot of windows and very very high ceilings. my aim is to insulate the windows as much as possible, and whatever else. what I'm looking for is materials, brand names, and methods. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Dec 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Baby, it's COLD inside...

Thermostat seems to work fine. Except at night. When it gets cold. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

How should I stay warm this winter?

Which is more efficient/economical to run: a baseboard heater or an oil-filled radiator-type space heater? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Oct 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Heat is expensive!

My heating bill is about twice as much as my downstairs neighbors'. What's going on, and what can I do to mitigate the cost? [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 3, 2009 - 17 answers

I'm cold.

I'm too stupid to program the heater in my house. [more inside]
posted by vito90 on Nov 19, 2007 - 6 answers

What's the cheapest form of heating: central air or other electric heating options?

Which costs more: keeping my thermostat at 69 all winter, or using an electric blanket and radiator-style space heater in one room? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Nov 16, 2007 - 16 answers

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