Night time thermostat setting

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We have a new boiler, fitted in the summer, was lucky enough to get one of the replace your G rated boiler grants of £400.

But what do you think is a decent setting for night time heating ( if any) last winter we did put the heating on overnight a few times when it was getting down to minus 18 outside, we had to get out of bed to switch it on.This new fancy one is very programmable, my other half seems to think we should have a night time setting of 17 degrees, I think this is far too hot and was thinking should be about 10. We have it on 19 degrees for daytime.

Any ideas, it is turning in to a bit of a battle.
many thanks.

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  • MojisolaMojisola Forumite
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    As no-one else has jumped in, I'll start off - ours is set at 16 but I can't remember when it last came on in the night. If your house is well-insulated it should retain the heat well.
  • Mojisola wrote: »
    As no-one else has jumped in, I'll start off - ours is set at 16 but I can't remember when it last came on in the night. If your house is well-insulated it should retain the heat well.

    Ooooh, how lucky are you??????????

    It's quite mild here (Midlands) at the moment, but the temp in the hall (where thermostat is) has been 13 deg in the morning, 14 in afternoon. I have put heating on in early evening for about 1/2 hr - hr to get up to 15 deg (which makes the livingroom about 16.5 deg)

    Last winter when it was very cold I left the heating on overnight set to 12 deg. I didn't 1 night and it got down to 6 deg.

    If I set mine at 16 it would be going most of the time!!!
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  • GloomendoomGloomendoom Forumite
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    17°C overnight sounds awfully hot to me... and a bit of a waste considering everybody is in bed. Actually, it sounds like a lot of a waste.
  • I personally have my heating switched off from 10:00 pm until 1 hour before my alarm goes off in the morning but then I live in a mid terraced well insulated house which retains the heat quite well.
  • We have settled on 15 and will see how it goes, I have told him to wear his hiking thermal underwear in bed if he is getting that cold. We sleep under a 10.5 tog duvet and he had an extra 7.5 tog single one over him as well. He is skinny and needs a bit more fat on him!
  • jonesjwjonesjw Forumite
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    1 I've successfully camped in a tent in every calendar month of the year. In the middle of the night, all you need is good duvets, even if it's freezing. So the heating can be switched off.

    2 If your house drops down to 6°, perhaps it's time to work on the insulation and draughtproofing. My 1970s property drops from about 20°C to 15°C on the coldest nights, when the heating is off for about 6.5 hours.
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