My boyfriend is really cheap.
That means if he can save money by sacrificing comfort, he will.
The thermostat settings in our apartment drive me insane. My boyfriend is willing to freeze all winter long so he doesn’t have to pay a high energy bill. I get sick of wearing long pants, a sweatshirt and socks all day long. I tried talking to him about splitting the energy bill and then upping the thermostat temperature. He is very uncooperative with this. I then attempted to buy a space heater to keep in my office. I figured that I at least could have proper heating when I work. Space heaters run by electricity. My boyfriend was all up in arms about the extra electricity I would use with my little heating system. I apparently just need to freeze to death. I have snuck a heated mattress pad and blanket on the bed. I really need to find some portable heating device that doesn’t make noise and can be hidden. I saw online that there are heated flooring systems. They hide underneath the tile of the current floor. It runs based on electricity so there are no operational sounds. You can just feel gentle heat along your feet. The radiant heat also warms all objects on it like the bed. It would be like sleeping on a heated bed. The cost of this system is severe and the installation is quite involved. So no way could I hide it from my boyfriend. I wish there was a cheaper, easier to install heated flooring option.