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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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    • Redsun
    • By Redsun 24th Apr 17, 11:52 PM
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    Redsun
    Big coal fire on as snow showers up north today! Got oil fill a month ago but so far barely used it as now have a multi fuel (which I love!) I normally go through 3-4 oil fills a year, so am determined stove will suffice in evenings and 1-2 fills a year. I don't mind a bit of cold while stove heats up at all. Should save a fair bit ��
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 25th Apr 17, 6:10 AM
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    VfM4meplse
    Perhaps it's just me? I've been up for over an hour and just can't get used to the temperature.

    It's clear and sunny, although according to Apple it is all of 2 degrees this morning.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • Witless
    • By Witless 25th Apr 17, 6:34 AM
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    Witless
    Definitely on here! Gloomy/grey, wet, trying to snow - a great morning to go back to work after an extended break.

    ETA - supposedly 1°C but doesn't feel that warm!
    Last edited by Witless; 25-04-2017 at 6:36 AM. Reason: add temperature
    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 25th Apr 17, 7:19 AM
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    Mine is still on, I don't know if it is because I'm having a few health problems at the moment, but I'm really feeling the cold.

    I worry what this will do to my energy bills.
    "It doesn't cost any more to dream big."
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 25th Apr 17, 7:23 AM
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    Ours had been off for some weeks but we put it on yesterday for a while and this morning was cold so it has gone on again.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • sistercas
    • By sistercas 7th May 17, 9:50 AM
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    Turning mine off , just had a mahoosive gas bill
    RYSAW17. Jan 17. £197.91
    Feb 17. £128.52
    March 17. £210.69
    April 17. £155.59
    May 17. £191.64
    June 17. £126.02
    July 17. £262
    August 17. £22
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 7th May 17, 5:51 PM
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    I keep trying to turn it off completely but the weather is not co-operating! It's still on for an hour in the morning for when we get up and sometimes for an hour in the evening.
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!

    Nov £76.60/£160 NSDs 10/28
    Oct +£9.92 Sep +£42.85 Aug +£84.62 July +£7.98 June -£3.13 May +£10.37

    • chella
    • By chella 7th May 17, 6:04 PM
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    chella
    Mine has been off since early January. Up to now I have turned it on for just 3 hours since Jan. I am lucky the house feels quite cosy anyway and upstairs is always feeling quite warm.




    NOT BUYING IT!!! 2015

    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 7th May 17, 6:06 PM
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    Bathroom heater still on a time switch to come on for the off-peak hours. Having a warm bathroom to look forward to makes getting up at 5am a lot easier.
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 7th May 17, 9:46 PM
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    Central heating was last on on 16 February.
    Not lit the gas fire since 6 April.
    • YorksLass
    • By YorksLass 9th May 17, 6:23 PM
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    Well, it's off permanently now - boiler has expired!

    Annual boiler service last Thursday - engineer found a small leak (not leaking before he came) and said it needed a new diverter valve.

    Yesterday - engineer no.2 fitted new diverter valve but still leaking; needs a different part.

    Today - visit no.3 to fit different part; nope, not that and boiler duly condemned!

    New boiler should be fitted asap (really? as it involves the council? asap = how long is a piece of string). Not too worried about lack of heating (can always add extra layers) but no hot water? Now pushing 70, I thought I'd seen the last of strip washes using a bowl!
    Be kind to others and to yourself too. Life has its ups and downs, use the ups to overcome the downs!

    Nov £76.60/£160 NSDs 10/28
    Oct +£9.92 Sep +£42.85 Aug +£84.62 July +£7.98 June -£3.13 May +£10.37

    • Spamtastic
    • By Spamtastic 14th Sep 17, 7:41 AM
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    Spamtastic
    Happy Autumn everyone! It's a bit nippy this morning, will definitely need gloves in the cycle to work. Still holding off from putting the heating on for now.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 14th Sep 17, 8:20 AM
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    My heating is off. I have started drawing the curtains in the evening though. Still sleeping under just the duvet cover.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 14th Sep 17, 4:45 PM
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    LeeUK
    Heating still off since early May. Only used about £6 of gas since then too (Ebico no standing charge).
    • beedeedee
    • By beedeedee 14th Sep 17, 8:08 PM
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    Having been thrifty for more years than I care to admit, I'm very proud to say that our heating is ON early morning and all evening....and because we have cut our cloth accordingly, we can now afford to do so, thank goodness!
    Unless we have a sudden heatwave, that's how it will stay until late spring next year.....
    • poorbabe
    • By poorbabe 14th Sep 17, 8:25 PM
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    My heating is now on for the winter: 1 hour in the morning and 4 hours in the evening - weekdays. Not sure about weekends yet. I'll see how it works this weekend and go through my winter clothing to see if last year's stuff will last for another winter. Definitely need new slippers and pjs.
    Back on the debt-free trail using challenges to help me achieve my goal.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 14th Sep 17, 9:55 PM
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    Torry Quine
    Have closed the bedroom window, but no the heating isn't needed yet.
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
    • Sj62
    • By Sj62 14th Sep 17, 10:18 PM
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    Needed the heating on for a couple of hours yesterday evening but had put it down to having a cold. Socks, vest and heavy winter cardigan here and hoping that the heating can stay off for a few weeks longer.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 15th Sep 17, 11:11 AM
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    Having been thrifty for more years than I care to admit, I'm very proud to say that our heating is ON early morning and all evening....and because we have cut our cloth accordingly, we can now afford to do so, thank goodness!
    Unless we have a sudden heatwave, that's how it will stay until late spring next year.....
    Originally posted by beedeedee
    My heating isn't on yet simply because it hasn't been cold. It will be duly switched on when it gets cold. Nothing to do with the cost or how long I can go.
    • Winchelsea
    • By Winchelsea 15th Sep 17, 3:24 PM
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    Had not considered that people would have their heating on in September, until a friend told me hers had been on for the last week! So, I thought I ought to check out this thread to see what the consensus was among Old Stylers.
    I always aim to get to November 1st before putting it on. Don't always achieve that, but It's a good target to aim for.
    Meanwhile, it's cardigans, bed socks, draught excluders etc! And I can get out my blanket that I'm knitting - put it away in the spring when the weather got too warm to have it draped over my lap.
    Once it's finished of course I'll be using it while I watch TV etc!
    Keeping three cats, the car and myself on a small budget, and enjoying life while we're at it!
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