denise ra wrote:Rebecca Norman, if you can find something that is reflective like a silver emergency blanket and put that under the heating pad also the maybe won't lose so much heat. Of course it might sound a little crinkly at first.
Good idea! I actually have one of those silver emergency blankets, that somebody gave me and I've never used. Gotta try that!
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It may not be possible for many situations, but if you can drop your ceiling, it'll be warmer. Like putting on storm windows every fall, install a dropped ceiling of insulation panels in key rooms. On the boat we line the walls / hull with foil-backed insulation. Of course, that's easy to accomplish if you live in a small space. Be a bit pricy in a large home. But foil strategically placed should help with the microheating.
And the box around the bed idea is not dissimilar to the medieval technique of installing drapery around the bed and closing it once inside. Worked for them.
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