As the first official week of winter arrives in Australia, new research shows nearly half of us feel like we’re freezing in our homes every year. Subsequently, the nation appears to have adopted extreme ways to fend off the cold indoors.
The research, conducted by Think Insulation, revealed nearly 75% of South Australians have worn outside layers such as hats, gloves and scarfs whilst watching TV and even to bed. Almost 35% opt to wear thermal underwear and over 15% choose to go home and jump into a onesie. Once bundled up with blankets and clothing, almost 40% choose not to suffer alone and grab the nearest family pet (or loved one) to cuddle up with and keep them cosy.
Alarmingly, some of the choices are guzzling energy. Nearly 20% have left the oven door open to warm the house and 10% have heated up clothes in the tumble dryer. Conversely, nearly two thirds have avoided using a portable electric or gas heater as they are concerned their energy bills will be too high.
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