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Anyone put their central heating on yet?

Anyone put their central heating on yet?

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iPlod999

294 posts

46 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Nope.

Sitting in the conservatory as I type. It's rainf and the doors are wide open into the garden.


Nimby

1,041 posts

52 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I thought you were supposed to run it occasionally during the summer to keep the inhibitor moving around (or stop the sludge settling too much).

Panda76

1,538 posts

52 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Yep,been on timer for the last 3 weeks.
As already mentioned above it's on thermostat and thermo rad valves.
If they need to come on they will do.
Costs about £9-15 pw atm with it left on timer.

Vieste

10,532 posts

62 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Put mine on 15 last month just to kick it in for winter.

SMGB

789 posts

41 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I usually shut the pilot light off and close the gas supply down in the summer. Then when my wife starts to feel cold fire it up again, this was about a week ago this year although the gas fire went on once or twice before that.
This house was built in the 60s and despite adding to the insulation it doesnt compare with more modern ones. At least we dont live in a grade 1 listed building where turning the heating on just results in higher fuel bills without really feeling any more comfortable smile
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Happy82

7,410 posts

71 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Had it on since mid-August, probably still the warmest August on record though rofl

Sprouts

865 posts

91 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Just getting round to turning off the air-con, and using fans. Still hot here. I hate it weather wise.

S2Mike

3,065 posts

52 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Sprouts said:
Just getting round to turning off the air-con, and using fans. Still hot here. I hate it weather wise.
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So tell us, how much do you pay in cooling costs for a year?
Because its probanly easier to keep warm than keep cool!
More clothes keep door shut etc. There is only so much clothes you can take off !

caziques

1,381 posts

70 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Hopefully the heating season is over until until next March (antipodes)

As for the cost of air conditioning.......it can be cheaper than equivalent heating, it depends on the price of electricity.

An air conditioner pushes out say 3kW of cooling in a 40sqm room using only 1kW. Expensive if left on all the time but so essential.


Bill

34,371 posts

157 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I've lit a fire most evenings for a few weeks, it was 15 degrees inside the other morning. You lot need to man up (and buy fleece, lots of fleece biggrin)

page3

3,293 posts

153 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Never goes off. smile


Puggit

35,321 posts

150 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Wood burning stove has been on for a month!

knotweed

1,862 posts

78 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Mine's been on for the past couple of weeks. It's timed to come on for half an hour in the morning then I just switch it on in the evening if I need to. I don't have it on the thermostat as I work away from home quite often and I don't like heating the place if no-one's in.

herbialfa

1,349 posts

104 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Nope!

Laurel Green

21,072 posts

134 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Have just turned mine on.

Craikeybaby

5,274 posts

127 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I usually try to leave it until October, but it went on for the last few days of September too.

civicduty

1,178 posts

105 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Permanently on for CH and HW just let the Thermostats do there thing.

Jasandjules

56,806 posts

131 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Yes been on a few times now. This Global Warming is really not helping..

LeoSayer

5,023 posts

146 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Munter said:
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.
Who not turn the thermostat down to 17?

Actually, I agree. For the whole summer the thermostat in my house has been set to 10c. It only got cranked up to 18 last week when my wife felt cold and she didn't take up my offer to do 20 star jumps.


y2blade

55,892 posts

117 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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nono Nope, I'm half Scots.
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