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Anyone put their central heating on yet?

Anyone put their central heating on yet?

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Gio G

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1,331 posts

117 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

26,161 posts

111 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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About 3 minutes ago smile

Turbodiesel1690

1,909 posts

78 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Oui

obob

4,193 posts

102 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Why do these threads always come up, does no one have a thermostat?

schmalex

11,104 posts

114 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

1,592 posts

96 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

66 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Yep, quite cold up here recently, also had the fire lit too.

Gio G

Original Poster:

1,331 posts

117 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

1,553 posts

82 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

51 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

10,197 posts

106 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

3,010 posts

104 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Fill of oil delivered yesterday = toasty warm

croyde

13,225 posts

138 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

4,764 posts

78 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

7,214 posts

156 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

1,366 posts

86 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

27,121 posts

149 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

892 posts

90 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

5,144 posts

71 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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

3,065 posts

58 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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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!