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Gio G

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1,086 posts

94 months

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As the title suggests, thinking about doing it, as temps are dropping.. Know some people that have had their CH on since late August!!

Shaw Tarse

22,469 posts

88 months

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About 3 minutes ago smile

Turbodiesel1690

1,616 posts

55 months

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Oui

obob

4,193 posts

79 months

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Why do these threads always come up, does no one have a thermostat?

schmalex

10,054 posts

91 months

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The aga keeps the kitchen nice & warm & the thermostat looks after the temperature for the rest of the house (although, we have an on-going fight about whether it should be on on 15 or 16 c furious
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Tom_C76

939 posts

73 months

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I think it's not a lack of thermostats, but a lack of understanding of the function thereof...

My heating has been on at the boiler all year. However, it only starts to do anything when the temperature in the house drops below 19 degrees as per the setting on the stat.

TomN94

2,401 posts

43 months

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Yep, quite cold up here recently, also had the fire lit too.

Gio G

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1,086 posts

94 months

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obob said:
Why do these threads always come up, does no one have a thermostat?
Work from home - heating the house for 1 person is not always that efficient...must hold out longer....












Sod it, I'm turning it on..

bennyboydurham

1,404 posts

59 months

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Ground source heating here, never been off. The heat curve on a GSHP takes two days to warm back up to a toasty, wife-friendly temperature if it's completely shut off so I just leave it on all the time. It shuts itself down anyhow if the external temperature is above 17 degrees so it's not doing anything when it's mild out. It did struggle in the really cold snap we had a couple of years back and the house needed a couple of oil heaters in the lounge to stop the wife moaning, but it was below freezing for at least two weeks!

V6Paul

171 posts

28 months

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Tom_C76 said:
I think it's not a lack of thermostats, but a lack of understanding of the function thereof...

My heating has been on at the boiler all year. However, it only starts to do anything when the temperature in the house drops below 19 degrees as per the setting on the stat.
Indeed, my thermostat has been left at 18 degrees all year, kicked into life the night after last for the first time I think since summer.

illmonkey

8,223 posts

83 months

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obob said:
Why do these threads always come up, does no one have a thermostat?
I don't. Well, I do, but its measured on the water temp that comes out of the boiler. Quite useless and it comes on for 5 minutes, then off for 10.

v8will

2,750 posts

81 months

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Fill of oil delivered yesterday = toasty warm

croyde

10,659 posts

115 months

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Did put it on for a bit last night as I have got fed up of watching telly with a coat on. In fact there were a quite a few days in June and even July when I wanted to put it back on. Yes I know about the thermostat but if I left it on the kids would whack it up to 30 and then go to school and it'll be on all day.

Miguel Alvarez

4,193 posts

55 months

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It's been on but I've upped the thermostat to 19/20. Since having the baby I've been letting go of some of the purse strings as of late. We even have cable now so SWMBO can watch entertaining tv such as Toddlers and Tiaras and Keeping Up With The Kardasians whilst looking after baby Alvarez.

condor

6,621 posts

133 months

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Usually goes on 1st October...managed to leave it till the 3rd before I put it on biggrin Once on, it stays on till end April.

bulldog5046

1,229 posts

63 months

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Been keeping ours off, holing out for the temps to drop a bit more.

Thermo is showing 20.5 the last few days. GF will want it on soon and cranked up to 22!

Munter

25,107 posts

126 months

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obob said:
Why do these threads always come up, does no one have a thermostat?
Because say you have that set to 18 degrees. And the house falls to 17 degrees. You can't tell the difference and wouldn't turn the heating on. But the thermostat will. By the time it kicks in, and has heated the water enough to nudge the air up to 18 degrees, and shut off the boiler, the heat left in the rads will probably push you up to 19 or so. Which is nice but, you'd have been happy at 17, and not spent the cash.

Laplace

830 posts

67 months

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We recently bought our first home after living in 2 rented flats for the past 4 years.

The first flat was in a modern block in Glasgow city center and the heating was never switched on in the year and a half we lived there. The whole flat was just constantly warm but in the summer months it got desperately hot and we often had to have our front door wide open to get some air flow in the place.

The second flat was another modern apartment and the heating was only ever swicthed on for an hour or so on the coldest winter days. It was very well insulated, on a cold day an hour of heating would keep the place warm enough for the rest of the night.

Our new place is a 10 year old 4 bed detached so you would think it would be pretty cosy but we've had the heating on a fair bit recently, I think it's mainly down to the windows. I've got the timer set for an hour in the morning and another hour for when the OH gets in from work. We usually stick it on manually for another hour in the evening if needed.

We're far from tight but we'll stick a jumper on if we feel cold, if we're still feeling it after that then the heating goes on!




Rosscow

2,125 posts

48 months

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I don't have any central heating! smile

We have 2 wood burners. I have lit one of them twice so far. Our bungalow is so well insulated since I refurbished the place that it just doesn't seem to get that cold. Pretty impressive as it's timber framed, timber clad and nearly 90 years old!

I pay about £60 a quarter for my gas (hob and hot water only) and get my wood for free.

There isn't anything as satisfying as free heat!

S2Mike

2,970 posts

35 months

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On all year round, thermostat, brings the heating on whenever cold enough, which this year, has been almost every couple of weeks.
Summer was almost a week in early April I remember!
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