If someone lives a small place where there are no goyim and the heater is not turned on on Shabbos (and it’s in the cold winter months) may he turn it on himself with a shinui?

Answer:

No, the heater cannot be turned on on Shabbos, even with a shinui. This will constitue a rabbinic prohibition, which is not permitted even for purposes of discomfort.

However, a timer can be used to ensure that the heater is turned on at the right time on Shabbos.

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