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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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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 15th Sep 17, 8:27 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!
    Originally posted by Winchelsea
    I like to get to October if possible, but I won't be cold, I put the heating on last week, I have the room stat set quite high & it's come on morning & night daily since.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 15th Sep 17, 8:39 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
    Exactly how I feel.
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    • smeeth
    • By smeeth 15th Sep 17, 10:01 PM
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    Normally I aim for October, but it was chilly today and the heating clicked on at 15 degrees, which with a disabled person in the house is a bit low for us, never-mind it's cosy now.
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 16th Sep 17, 9:20 AM
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    The usual aim is 1st Nov but we've been recently sorely tempted to chuck a bit of wood in the stove (No way the ch is going on in September! ). But on reflection we thought it would be the thin end of a wedge and just put on an extra jumper. Feeling smug (so far ☺).
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    • CandyB101
    • By CandyB101 16th Sep 17, 9:29 AM
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    I have definitely noticed the difference this week so have thrown an extra duvet on top ...
    Although I have just put the log burner on ... (free wood) but only to dry the washing ... save on the tumble drier electric ...
    A creative mess is better than tidy idleness
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 16th Sep 17, 5:02 PM
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    I've only been running the boiler to heat water, for washing up and a shower.
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    • Dia Pita
    • By Dia Pita 16th Sep 17, 5:24 PM
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    Heating still off and window open at night, should make it to end of October.

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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 16th Sep 17, 7:12 PM
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    The usual aim is 1st Nov but we've been recently sorely tempted to chuck a bit of wood in the stove (No way the ch is going on in September! ). But on reflection we thought it would be the thin end of a wedge and just put on an extra jumper. Feeling smug (so far ☺).
    Originally posted by Caterina
    If I had a stove then I probably would put it on early, especially if the wood was acquired free/cheap. I don't see it the same as e.g. gas central heating and you aren't topping up the greedy energy companies bank balance.

    I do miss my Parkray sold fuel room heater.
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 16th Sep 17, 7:15 PM
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    8 degrees celcius here today, definitely turned on!
    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 16th Sep 17, 7:18 PM
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    Its turned on - though not set just yet. Discovered that oil burner no longer heating hot water - so visit from plumber and 50 quid later hoping its sorted.
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 16th Sep 17, 9:25 PM
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    The heating is off. Not planning g on using it until 1st November at the earliest. This is why jumpers and blankets were invented, not forgetting thermal vests and thick socks .

    Although to be fair it's pretty mild here and we rarely get a frost. I don't want my gas bill to get any higher than it already is
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