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Is your central heating on?

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Poll started 15 June 2012, click here to vote

We’re heading for the longest day, but in many parts of the UK the weather is miserable.

Do you have your central heating on at the moment.

Don’t have central heating
No, its off until winter
No (but we do turn other house heaters on)
Yes, just occasionally
Yes, most of the time
Yes, all of the time

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  • LimeLightLimeLight Forumite
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    Are you going to turn the poll on?
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  • DoshwasterDoshwaster Forumite
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    My CH usually goes sometime off in early March and doesn't go back on until at least late September. If it's too cold between those dates, I just put a jumper on.
  • LimeLightLimeLight Forumite
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    Mine doesn't go on until about December
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  • chocloverchoclover Forumite
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    Mine comes on automatically at night if it drops to 17.5 at night and for the last week it's come on. I have been waking up a bit warm so this has just reminded me I need to adjust the temperature setting, so thanks!
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  • CasanovaCasanova Forumite
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    Are there really only 2% of us without central heating??
  • DoshwasterDoshwaster Forumite
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    choclover wrote: »
    Mine comes on automatically at night if it drops to 17.5 at night and for the last week it's come on. I have been waking up a bit warm so this has just reminded me I need to adjust the temperature setting, so thanks!

    Wow. 17.5C seems very high for the daytime never mind the night. I find in hard to sleep in a warm room so I usually have the CH turned off during the night even in the middle of winter.
  • NafNaf Forumite
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    Do storage heaters count as CH?Mine are all off now, just have convection heaters if needed.
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  • PmarmaladePmarmalade Forumite
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    Doshwaster wrote: »
    Wow. 17.5C seems very high for the daytime never mind the night. I find in hard to sleep in a warm room so I usually have the CH turned off during the night even in the middle of winter.

    I agree. That's fine for the evening but when you're tucked up underneath your warm duvet overnight it seems excessive as you're not really feeling the benefits. Just have it come on just before you wake up if you like it to be warm for getting out of bed.
  • LLouiseRLLouiseR Forumite
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    Yes, 1) Ive recently had a cold and I turned the heating on for 1-2 hrs mid day and
    2) I don't have a tumble drier and work full time so sometimes I have to use the Central Heating.
    Usually, even in the winter, I'll put on a jumper etc.
    As a freezer i can understand the heating being left on all night (even though I don't do it) as the cold wakes me up. In college the combi boiler had a function to enable me to turn the heating on several times I day and I'd have it coming on 3.30-4.15 at the coldest time in the morning and I had a much better sleep.
  • BarneysmomBarneysmom Forumite
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    I have to have the central heating on as my DH is disabled. But the thought of the gas bill is worrying.
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