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    • earwig
    • By earwig 4th Oct 06, 12:08 PM
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    Is your heating ON or OFF?
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    • 4th Oct 06, 12:08 PM
    Is your heating ON or OFF? 4th Oct 06 at 12:08 PM
    hi
    just wonder how many of you have put the heating on yet i was going to wait untill november but my 7 year old dd woke me up at 430 this morring saying she was cold i swear i saw steam coming from her mouth so i got up and put it on the house was cold though and my ds has woken up a few time durring the night to (his only two) i now wonder if it was because he was cold too


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    • Spamtastic
    • By Spamtastic 16th Oct 16, 12:59 PM
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    Popped ours on a couple of days this week. Was hoping to last until November.
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 16th Oct 16, 2:38 PM
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    I only have rubbish storage heaters. Tested one the other day...it worked. Turned it off again the next day! Waiting for a few weeks or I won't 'feel the benefit'!

    I'll then pretend it's a roaring log fire. Maybe.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 16th Oct 16, 2:56 PM
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    We,ve had the wood burner on but not the main heating - it's free fuel and hubby is a carpenter, we always have wood
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 16th Oct 16, 2:56 PM
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    Still off at the moment thank goodness,extra throw over my knees in the evening if I'm watching TV, and a hot pot of tea at my elbow for a warm drink to wash down a couple of ginger nut biscuits (my treat to myself )Hoping to make it another couple of weeks until November before having to turn it on.
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    • CathA
    • By CathA 16th Oct 16, 3:25 PM
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    Not on here either and we've not had the calor gas heater on either. Loads of people I know have it on tho, toughen up, it's character building! X
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 16th Oct 16, 3:29 PM
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    Not on here either and we've not had the calor gas heater on either. Loads of people I know have it on tho, toughen up, it's character building! X
    Originally posted by CathA
    Umm, I toughened up quite a lot last Winter...top temp was 12 degrees in my home. It's not good.

    If you need heating, put it on! x
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 16th Oct 16, 3:40 PM
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    on, 24 hours a day. Controlled by the electronic thermostat.

    It is only in the UK that we spend thousands of pounds on a furnace capable of producing 75,000 btu/h and then thrill ourselves with senseless thermostatic radiator valves creating cold zones in our house, where condensation and damp appear like magic.

    If you don't like it, live in a cave!
    toughen up, it's character building! X
    Originally posted by CathA
    Good, I expect you will not be putting on until the temperature reached -10C?
    Myself, I pay for the heat, I am going to use it,
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    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 16th Oct 16, 3:51 PM
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    on, 24 hours a day. Controlled by the electronic thermostat.

    It is only in the UK that we spend thousands of pounds on a furnace capable of producing 75,000 btu/h and then thrill ourselves with senseless thermostatic radiator valves creating cold zones in our house, where condensation and damp appear like magic.

    If you don't like it, live in a cave!
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    Oh to be controlled by an electronic thermostat!

    I reckon I'd have been more comfortable in a cave last year!
    Storage heaters are hell! You have to plan in advance, then you'll still be nippy at night.

    For anybody struggling, Stock up on candles and place them in front of mirrors...you can pretend it's warmer than it is! When cooking something in the oven, place large stones in there as well..remove them when hot and place in a metal container to warm up the area near you.

    Stay warm! x
    • beedeedee
    • By beedeedee 16th Oct 16, 3:58 PM
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    Ours is ON and will stay on during the daytime/evening till near the middle of next year I expect. We don't do cold, I'm afraid.......
    We also don't do Direct Debits for things we have control over, such as usage. I put a certain amount each month into an (albeit small) interest earning account and pay our bill each month online. I hardly pay anything from June to September, but have cash in pocket instead. It works for us!
    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 16th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
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    Ours is ON and will stay on during the daytime/evening till near the middle of next year I expect. We don't do cold, I'm afraid.......
    We also don't do Direct Debits for things we have control over, such as usage. I put a certain amount each month into an (albeit small) interest earning account and pay our bill each month online. I hardly pay anything from June to September, but have cash in pocket instead. It works for us!
    Originally posted by beedeedee
    Well done! x

    I don't really have a choice. Only electric here and have opted for the best option regarding suppliers and deals.

    I received a rebate a couple of months ago. I would have preferred the money to stay in the electricity account so that I could afford the Winter bills, without noticing. Nope, they'd sooner put up the monthly payments.

    It's hard work staying warm...thinking about exercising, but I'd faint! x
    • FrugalinShropshire
    • By FrugalinShropshire 16th Oct 16, 4:24 PM
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    We have lit the log burner a couple of times and the calor gas heater too. They are off at the moment. I put Dad'S electric heater on 750 kw for him as he has just had a week in respite where there is 24 hr wall to wall heating. I will turn it off in a couple of hours as with the door shut and curtains drawn he is very toasty.
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    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 16th Oct 16, 4:29 PM
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    We have lit the log burner a couple of times and the calor gas heater too. They are off at the moment. I put Dad'S electric heater on 750 kw for him as he has just had a week in respite where there is 24 hr wall to wall heating. I will turn it off in a couple of hours as with the door shut and curtains drawn he is very toasty.
    Originally posted by FrugalinShropshire
    I want to move in. You seem so cosy! x
    • happy35
    • By happy35 16th Oct 16, 5:14 PM
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    My heating is on, only at 18 degrees so not kicking in much yet though, can't cope with being cold.

    Mine is off at night though but use an electric blanket to warm the bed before I get in.
    • Slowly57
    • By Slowly57 16th Oct 16, 5:17 PM
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    Myself, I pay for the heat, I am going to use it,
    Originally posted by Blackbeard of Perranporth
    We have ye olde boiler that we have to put on if we want hot water never mind the heating. I don't intend to stink until November

    Also, we had our system powerflushed recently and I'm thinking the 30 odd years of sludge removed will be a big money saving on the grounds of efficiency. Warm radiators are a novelty!
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    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 16th Oct 16, 5:21 PM
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    We have ye olde boiler that we have to put on if we want hot water never mind the heating. I don't intend to stink until November

    Also, we had our system powerflushed recently and I'm thinking the 30 odd years of sludge removed will be a big money saving on the grounds of efficiency. Warm radiators are a novelty!
    Originally posted by Slowly57
    So true, but rather than knock these luxurious people...befriend them, they might share their heat! x
    • Sagz
    • By Sagz 16th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
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    Currently enjoying 30 degrees sun in Cyprus, will be reaching for the heating controls as soon as I walk through the door at home in the UK on Wednesday. Think I might notice the difference!
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    • flubberyzing
    • By flubberyzing 16th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    It's been off all day today, but it's been on in the evenings pretty much all this week.
    I live in a small flat, which has neighbours or hallway on 4 of its 6 sides, so I get pretty good insulation year-round. I don't use the central heating at all, just a portable heater in the living room, which I spend most of my time in, and put on as needed. I find it's much more economical as with doors open it heats the rest of the flat more than adequately.
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    • katkin
    • By katkin 16th Oct 16, 6:26 PM
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    Ours is on and off this past week. Anything above 18 degrees is too warm so it's off again. I'm comfortable about 16 degrees indoors and that's not wearing a cardi - I run too hot

    Tonight I'm moving over to the winter down duvet. The summer one is off to the launderette tomorrow then packed away. Hubby has been feeling the chill at night but I'm liable to have half my body under it and the other half out
    • TarantulaLady
    • By TarantulaLady 16th Oct 16, 7:06 PM
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    Ours is on low briefly each day to dry washing. I don't have a tumble dryer. I don't feel the cold so don't like having the heating on.
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    • Ladyluck1
    • By Ladyluck1 16th Oct 16, 7:10 PM
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    Still off! I'm
    Lucky we are mid terrace so I share either sides heat haha
    Plus I like a blanket
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