You’ll meet people who boast about how a little cold never gets to them, as they walk around in freezing weather wearing their shorts and then you’ll meet those who will claim that even the hottest summers don’t make them feel anything. Of course, they might actually be telling the truth but we bet that if they had to live in the kind of freezing temperatures we see in the Scottish highlands, they’d talk differently.
No matter how good you are at enduring harsh weather, when the winter comes around in Scotland, you just have to find ways to warm yourself up. You can do this by dressing right, of course, but when it comes right down to it, you have to figure out how to heat your place up and how to make sure that the heat actually stays in as well.
Everyone loves sitting next to a nice toasty fireplace and watching the flames crackle as they sip hot cocoa but let’s be honest, not everyone has a fireplace and even if they did, they can’t expect to have a single fire keep going all day long enough to keep their whole house warm. Gas heaters are another popular option that will warm up every room of your house but not without a hazard; leaking gas can be toxic and besides, unless you have good ventilation, gas heaters can very quickly make the whole place feel suffocating.
Because of these reasons, more and more Scottish homes are starting to turn to oil boiler systems for effective heating around the place. This might sound like a big deal that’s hard to get but it’s easier and cheaper than you think – even free! If that sounds too good to be true, here’s a great website on this topic that will make you believe it too.