I’m lucky that I live in a well-insulated flat. Even though the temperature outside has been all over the shop lately (from a chilly 8 degrees to about 30 over the course of a fortnight), I don’t have to heat or cool the flat right now, beyond the action of drawing blinds or opening windows. My friend, Paul is not so lucky. He has been living in a “villa”, which over here means a old house built mostly of timber and with a corrugated steel roof. Very draughty and cold at night, especially. Central heating is still somewhat of a novelty in Australia and NZ, especially in older homes, so he has been suffering!
The trouble with renting a place is that you can only do so much to weatherise it. If politicians are serious about reducing emissions, they should make sure that landlords insulate their rental homes.