To keep warm at home during the day try to:
- heat your main living room to around 18-21°C (64-70°F) and the rest of the house at least 16°C (61°F)
- heat all the rooms you use in the day
- make sure you keep your living room warm throughout the day and heat your bedroom before going to bed
- set the timer on your heating to come on before you get up and switch off when you go to bed
- in very cold weather set the heating to come on earlier, rather than turn the thermostat up, so you won’t be cold while you wait for your home to heat up.
My own suggestions must not be revealed here, lest I get arrested for hate crimes, but it involves single mothers, stewdents and asylum seekers and the various merits of their combustability. The squeamish among you can always consider the family cat, which would be a boon to the population of wild birds.
But, honestly, somebody has been paid a lot of money to state the bleedin obvious.
Weasel's method, and you may borrow this, is to work your way through all the bottles of leftover peach liquer, absinthe and Cachaça, eat homemade soup (see below), constantly empty and re-fill the wood stove and dig the driveway. It works for me.