Thursday, 3 September 2020

How to consume less energy heating your office, while keeping your fingers warm.



Get some very thin silk type gloves. Silk is expensive, but there are plenty of alternative materials: nylon, etc. Amazon do a range of silk type gloves starting from around £5 a pair.

Take some normal gloves and cut off the fingers (but not the thumbs) and put them over the silk gloves. That means most of your hand will stay warm at a lower ambient temperature, plus your fingers will be free to type on a keyboard.

I found typing with silk type gloves on was awkward for the first 24 hours, but after that, I got the hang of it. But if you really can’t manage to type with gloves on, you could cut off the tips of the silk type glove finger tips, though I haven’t tried that.

As for the rest of your body, well just pile on extra layers of clothing: woolly hat and sox, extra pair of trousers etc.

And finally, note that your brain functions better when the ambient temperature is a bit below 20 deg C as compared to 25 deg C. That’s according to this Scientific American article entitled “Winter wakes up the mind…”.


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