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heating required not winter

Heating in winter required or not?
#1
Hi, 

I've never been to Fuerte in winter. Internet research points to cool evenings... 14deg.

Does anyone bother with installing electric heaters,  or is it warm enough without?

Thanks,
John
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#2
We do have a small electric fan heater and from memory we used it for two evenings last winter.

Tom.
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#3
Most heat pumps used for A/C can provide heat. They're also more efficient than anything else.

Do you need it? Depends on the build of your building and how much the cold bothers you. 15C outside won't be that cold inside. A good blanket and you're okay. But first thing in the morning you'll find the place pretty cool.
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#4
We feel the cold! We have the heating on most evenings for 3 or 4 months. Either the AC unit, or electric radiator or bottled gas fire. It really does depend on the style of your house though.
Living my dream
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#5
Will said well, it dipends on how much the (local) cold affects you. We are on the hills west of Puerto at about 300 m above sea level, we don't use any form of heating, we just use jumpers and good blankets and dressing gowns.
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We are on Fuerteventura Golf we have not had to use heating / AC for heating in the last 6 years, just a jumper and rug if sat outside during the evening, with a duvet on the bed.

I have done the Weather posts for most of the last few winters and the lowest temperature I have reported is 10C at 7am in the morning.
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#7
Feeling cold is a weird thing,I,m always cold my wife never.
We bought a heater after the cold winter of 2013(?) but have never used it.
An occasional knee blanket is used.
Min temp in our apartment at sea level 20 degrees.If it drops to 19 we will think its Armageddon
Min temp early morning twixt villaverdes and Lajares 12-14 and damp. even misty.
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#8
We have been going to Caleta for Christmas for the last 10-12 years and only once did we need heating so I bought a small fan heater. I now have a/c with heating but have never needed to use it. Even on cool nights a sweater and tracking bottoms do grand for sitting around, and maybe a blanket on the bed.
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#9
We lived in Caleta de Fuste for19 years until last year and never needed any heating. Therewere a couple of Januarys which were cold but we always put on a jumper if needed.
It can be a colder inland or up in the hills where night time temperatures might just drop into single figures.
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#10
End of Jan/Feb 2018 there was a week or two where it was miserably, bitterly cold. Showering was torture, clothes wouldn't dry, and I had to wear a jumper in bed! Aside from that, I've never experienced it.

If you're bothered by low temps, I'd recommend buying a small electric heater for those occasional cold snaps, but that's two weeks in about six years I'd have needed it. (Caleta area.) I don't think heating will be a significant cost you need to worry about.
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