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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 9th Aug 17, 5:09 PM
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    Have you put the central heating on yet?
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    • 9th Aug 17, 5:09 PM
    Have you put the central heating on yet? 9th Aug 17 at 5:09 PM
    I couldn't find the old thread but if I missed it please move this one!

    Two nights ago I had to have a hot water bottle but last night the whole house was so cold that we put the heating on, and it's still on now.

    How about everyone else?
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    • carlislelass
    • By carlislelass 14th Sep 17, 12:30 PM
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    On today, having carpets laid so the place feels freezing
    • Judi
    • By Judi 14th Sep 17, 12:44 PM
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    Given in... yes its on and its staying on.
    Originally posted by Judi
    Damn, i'm a bit hot.
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 14th Sep 17, 1:04 PM
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    I always have mine on a thermostat, I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would choose to be cold, I'll always pay to be warm. Then again I have been truly cold living in the field.
    Originally posted by gt568
    Same here. My health is very poor, and I can't run around to get warm, so the heating gets used. Mr LW seems to feel the cold more than I do, too. We refuse to sit and shiver purely to save a bit of money.
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    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 14th Sep 17, 1:35 PM
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    I didn't have the central heating on at all last winter except for when I came back from holiday. I tell a lie, had it on constant at 12/14 as a frost setting, and had the loft hatch open whilst I was away.

    For heating I rely on a wood burner which heats the whole house, plus excess solar power that goes into the immersion tank. I've had the stove on 3 times so far this season, the last on Sunday after getting soaked in a gale playing football and on the Friday as my GF came to visit. It was far too hot, but we kept all our clothes on..!

    I have no intention being cold but if I'm moving or cooking then there's no problem. Then comes a cardigan or a jumper and maybe a bodywarmer if I'm sat at my desk, and finally the stove goes on and I waste loads of time staring into the flames!
    • gt568
    • By gt568 16th Sep 17, 10:29 AM
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    Lovely and toastie here with the CH ticking away nicely!
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    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 16th Sep 17, 11:28 AM
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    We're having it on twice a week for around half an hour or so. House was built in the early 80s and has double glazing so it warms up quite quickly.
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    • CurlyTop
    • By CurlyTop 16th Sep 17, 7:47 PM
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    Hi

    We don't have central heating. Something which I know seems unheard of. Our two bed semi was built in the 80s and I is really warm. I did have a gas fire in the living room (gas wall heaters in bedrooms) but a design fault of the houses is that the corresponding wall upstairs develops a crack over time. Each year the crack has got worse, the longer and hotter i've had the downstairs fire on. I've had the gas man come and test everything and check the flue but he can't find anything wrong and suspects heat transference! I think it's just that modern houses aren't as sold as older ones myself.

    I don't like central heating and as I don't want to spend any more years re-filling the crack, I've opted for an electric fire instead. It emits same energy as the gas fire with the main difference being that all the heat will come back into the room rather than some of it go up the flue as it does with gas.

    Naturally being electric I'm nervous about the costs but will monitor it and see. Who knows I may end up having to get central heating in the end but I'l try anything if it means I don't have to. I do suffer with the cold so interesting times ahead. At present the heat is off though.
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    • berries
    • By berries 16th Sep 17, 8:40 PM
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    Nope not yet!! Have had my open fire on a few times first winter in my house!! Have had a new heating system fitted when I moved in at March best check it out soon. I've changed my thin throws for a durvet now ...might need thicker one soon!!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Sep 17, 9:37 AM
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    Heating still off.
    My new 4.5 tog feather & down duvet is really toasty.

    I have my blanky for when I'm downstairs watching TV.

    It seems to be chillier around 4pm - 6pm than later in the evenings.
    Does anyone else think this?
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 17th Sep 17, 10:20 AM
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    It seems to be chillier around 4pm - 6pm than later in the evenings. Does anyone else think this?
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Circadian rhythms perhaps?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 17th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
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    It is definitely cooler today, despite the sun being out this afternoon.

    I took some exercise earlier this evening, had a hot shower and am here in my warm winter wrap and fleecy socks. Its the 17th and I am still determined not to put the heating on for the next 13 days.

    I have lit a candle as a concession though, the first one post-summer. Mainly to add to the hygge factor
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    • purpleybat
    • By purpleybat 18th Sep 17, 1:37 AM
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    I thought Saturday evening was chilly, but I think I was feeling it as was a little under the weather and very tired. I didn't bother putting the heating on, I just snuggled under a duvet on the sofa
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 18th Sep 17, 8:29 AM
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    We have a wood burner and plenty of free wood to use up, so will see how long we can resist. It's only a diddy one, that heats the living room for the first 2 hours then spreads to gently take the chill off everywhere. I'm hoping between that and the electric blankets we can hold off until October. The only trouble we have is when it rains, as hubby cycles home and needs his soggy shoes dried for the next day. Might try propping them upside down over dehumidifier and see if that does the trick!
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 18th Sep 17, 10:16 PM
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    HWB evening #2. That and my 30 togs help me to sleep.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • Sj62
    • By Sj62 18th Sep 17, 10:26 PM
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    Tried vainly to avoid turning the CH up to 19 but spent an hour trying to find fingerless gloves to wear indoors so s*d that - on it went. It's on the thermostat so has switched itself off now.

    The duvet is on along with a bedspread and I found a brand new set of bed socks in the CS so they will be in the bedside drawers, just in case ...
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 19th Sep 17, 4:08 PM
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    Not yet as its not really cold enough here in Kent.I am hoping to hang on until at least the end of the month if I can
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    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 19th Sep 17, 5:46 PM
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    I haven't put the heat on yet but we did have candles on yesterday for a couple of hours
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 19th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
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    Man alive, it was down to 3 degrees last night — in mid-September! Months and seasons are so last century, the weather is now officially whatever it is and the rule book is in the multi-fuel stove. (Which is a roundabout way of saying I put an oil-filled heater on overnight.)
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 19th Sep 17, 8:51 PM
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    CH - not yet, but woodburner, yes - DH is a chippy so we loads of Free wood, we'd be mad not to use that first
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    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 19th Sep 17, 9:06 PM
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    I'm home alone and have been cold for the last two days at work, one of which had me getting soaked to the skin whilst moving stuff from one side of the site to another.

    I'm in a less than ideal mood, and there's no food in the house, so I decided 'stuff it' and put the heating on.

    Still hungry, but not in as much of a bad mood now. It means the cats aren't hysterically clambering all over me to get some warmth and sticking their claws into my leg either, as they're both splodged out with big, peaceful looks on their faces.


    I'd rather have warmth than food at the moment.
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