Let me make it clear from the beginning:
I DO NOT LIKE TO BE COLD
That's all there is to it. I see no reason to be uncomfortable if you can do something about it, especially if it's because you're chilly.
So, it's one of those cosmic conundrums that I would end up in a country where, up until the last 2 decades or so, insulation was a non-issue in housing construction. If you let your mind wander a bit, you can imagine what comes with that problem--dampness, mold spores, windows covered with water drops. It's not pretty. And it's definitely not warm. As a matter of fact, I can only think of two times in the last three years when I didn't have to turn the bedroom heater on to take the chill off before going to bed -- yes, that's year-round, not just in winter, but I digress...
There has been a push for heat pumps to heat your home lately. And they are definitely a step in the right direction, I suppose, but they are pretty expensive--a few thousand dollars here in the world of New Zealand. I can't see our landlord shelling out that kind of money, so we decided to take a baby step to make a difference in the temperature of the house.
We bought a dehumidifier. And, I am thrilled beyond words. In fact, I'd do a happy dance if I weren't so old dignified. We plugged that puppy in about 5 days ago and I bet we have emptied 3 gallons of water from it so far. It has made a difference beyond my expectations.
I'm sure this tidbit of information isn't earth-shattering to you, but, believe me, my family is very pleased about it because 'when Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy'!