Energy Crisis: German Minister President Suggests Heating One Room In Winter Is Enough

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Back to the 19th century…climate-crazed political leader: Washcloths and heating just one room are enough…

Since Germany put itself on the path to de-energize by throttling energy production and creating high prices, some German leaders lately have offered creative ways of dealing with the resulting crisis, among them: advising people to prepare themselves for a possible blackout lasting for days.

Some weeks ago we reported on how the Minister President from Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, suggested that people stop taking hot showers and instead use a washcloth with a sink with some lukewarm water for bathing. This would help to curb a gas supply crisis later this winter.

Heating just one room

Mr. Kretschmann is back in the news again with a new idea, one that he says he himself practices: Allegedly, he heats just one room in the house, the living room, and expects others to follow his lead. This means citizens are now expected to bathe themselves with a washcloth, turn off the lights and to sleep, eat and do their home office work in frosty rooms.

The message in Germany is clear: politicians have no intentions of re-establishing a steady energy supply that would return its citizens to normal comfort. Instead citizens are being asked to return to the 19th century.

Health and property hazard

But there are of course problems with going back to the stone ages. Not only is cold dangerous to people, but not heating the rooms in your home poses another health hazard: toxic black mold. According to the online Karlsruher Insider:

Meanwhile, experts warn against heating only one room or no room at all. The cool air in the room would lead to increased humidity, which would then promote mold growth.

Ventilation and adequate heating are therefore both important basics for getting through the winter in good health. Mold can cause lasting damage to the apartment and the house, as well as to one’s own health.”

Everything climate-crazed politicians touch seems to turn into destruction, misery and death.

Also, see here what it will cost on average for a German family to heat a 100 square meter residence tomorrow (1 day).




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21 responses to “Energy Crisis: German Minister President Suggests Heating One Room In Winter Is Enough”

  1. drumphish

    Winfried is a new age idiocrat, turn on the nuclear heaters and make some electricity. Please stop living in denial. Good Lord. De-stupidize Kretsch the Wretch.

    An old farmer who lived in a farmhouse while feeding and training horses, trotters, an avocation after many years of successful farming, kept himself clean in a sink full of water. You can do it, he said. I have done the same. It is not out of the ordinary. Water is always an issue on the farm.

    You have electricity, buy an electric tea kettle and have plenty of hot water for a bathroom sink filled with water to remain more than lukewarm.

    It is nothing new.

    An electric blanket is a plus these days.

    Other than that, a hot bath is sometimes better than a hot shower.

  2. John Hultquist

    Heating just one room

    This might be possible in some houses or flats (apartments, etc), but not in my castle. The heating system has return-air intakes in the ceilings of two rooms — neither of which is the main living space — and hot air comes out of many small floor outlets throughout the house. There is “air-flow design” to this that becomes inefficient if parts are closed off.
    Bedrooms, being at the end of the under-floor ducts, are cooler than the main rooms. Not a problem, but the system would push air their way even if I tried to close them out of the system.

    My low temp was -11C° at dawn this morning — Central Washington State, 100 miles east of Seattle.
    A forecast for much of Germany doesn’t appear to have below freezing in the next 2 weeks.
    Best to all.

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  4. posa

    The conditions described in this article present the true face of Zero Carbon Emissions. But this is just the start; emission need to be cut 50% or more. Most of the population in Germany are Climate True Believers, so don’ expect much push back.

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  11. Petit_Barde

    Who would have thought that cold and lack of reliable energy are the actual threat, not gorbal warming, nore more vegetation due to more CO2 ?

  12. Richard Greene

    That recommendation is a big deal. Especially for elderly people with arthritis who prefer warmer than average homes

    After 35 years living in the same home with the same thermostat set at 70 degrees F. every winter, I saw my first big 2022 heating bill — about 75% higher than last year (natural gas). I decided to turn down the thermostat to 69 degrees F. this winter. One degree F.is not a big change. But the wife noticed immediately. My cat now sits on the floor heat grate when the furnace starts up, waiting for the warm air to arrive. We use our electric heated mattress pad all the time instead of once in a while.

    To the person with forced air heating ducts:
    You can close or partially close 10% of the heat vents without much of a decline in heating efficiency. You can also buy a small fan designed to fit over a hear vent to pull more hot air from that specific vent. Very useful for vents that are the furthest from the furnace. Or just add a small electric heater to the colder room, although electric is expensive, I do that for the room furthest from my own furnace.

    1. John Hultquist

      Richard,
      All good ideas.
      I also often bake something late in the evening.
      My wife could also tell a 1° difference.

  13. Dave Ward

    “Most of the population in Germany are Climate True Believers, so don’ expect much push back”

    Until now those crazy policies haven’t had much direct effect, but when they actually have to shiver they might reconsider…

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  15. Gerald the Mole

    I lived like that in the 1940/50’s and it wasn’t fun.

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  20. oebele bruinsma

    “Energy Crisis: German Minister President Suggests Heating One Room In Winter Is Enough”: BACK to the Middle Ages, what a Minister President eh.

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