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Have you put the heating on yet?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
I'm starting to feel a bit chilly, but I'm doing my best not to put the heating on yet. I don't think I'm going to last past the end of the week, because my OH is in Singapore at the moment, so as soon as he arrives back he'll be heading for the thermostat!


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Is the heating on yet? 749 votes

Yes! I turned it on recently
23% 176 votes
No! But it will be on soon
6% 52 votes
Yes - I never turned it off in the summer
2% 22 votes
No - I'm holding out for as long as possible
65% 487 votes
We don't have any heating
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  • betterlatethanneverbetterlatethannever Forumite
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    I popped it on for one evening last week, but only because a family member was unwell, then only for a couple of hours.

    I felt so guilty for doing it too as the heating doesn't normally go on till October, regardless of the weather.

    I seem to be really feeling the cold at the mo, but i think thats because i'm constantly damp:mad:

    I think i'll be digging out the jumpers and winter clothes this weekend and changing my bedding over to thicker, warmer stuff.
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  • I was thinking about this early... I'm clinging on to dear life and not turning it on.. lol!
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  • I capped untill 2011 with scottish power a few months ago, so yes its on for maybe an hr if its very cold (or if mog is cold!!). I figure may as well use it now as in 2011 prob won't be able to afford heating!
  • I capped untill 2011 with scottish power a few months ago, so yes its on for maybe an hr if its very cold (or if mog is cold!!). I figure may as well use it now as in 2011 prob won't be able to afford heating!
    In my experience 'capped' with scottish power doesn't mean anything other than your cost per unit of gas and electricity is fixed.. Your direct debit can and will still change as they estimate your yearly usage and adjust your DD accordingly.
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  • I've also changed all the bedding to 'warmer' stuff, and added a few extra sheets, as the nights have been really chilly recently. The heating hasn't gone on yet... have been really good and reached for a jumper instead :T But I can see it won't be long before it goes on :rolleyes:
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  • In my experience 'capped' with scottish power doesn't mean anything other than your cost per unit of gas and electricity is fixed..

    Well, yes! That's the point of capping. Of course they may adjust your payments as your use of gas and electricity will vary, but capped unit cost until 2011 is a great deal. I went for it in March and am so glad I did.
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  • sallyxsallyx Forumite
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    no no no and I won't be putting mine on until Nov this year. We will all have to put an extra jumper on and snuggle up under a blanket if necessary. Im am determined not to give Eon anymore than I have to this winter!
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  • HoraceHorace Forumite
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    I dont have central heating - only electric heaters. I have started wearing more layers and I have a fleecy blanket to snuggle under when watching tv. No need to put the electric blanket on yet either:j
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  • Cinny91Cinny91 Forumite
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    We haven't got it on yet either, Mum says October at the earliest which is fair play really. I'm nicely snug under a cardie and fleece atm which i don't mind!
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  • BismarckBismarck Forumite
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    Well...I'm holding on for as long as possible though the little Bismarcks will probably want it on sooner than I'd like.
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