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elcid1 wrote: »
I am away for 2 weeks over Christmas and been advised to leave my new Vaillant condensing combi on permanently but with the room stat in my hall set to 10. My frugal mind says leave heating set to come on 8a.m. to 10a.m. early morning and say 11p.m. to 1a.m. at night. My house was flooded 2 years ago due to old system having storage tank in the loft and I was away at Christmas for 2 weeks having left heating set as above, but it was not enough to protect pipe above loft insulation. New boiler now so that cannot happen again but which setting is advised. Plumbers all say leave permanently on but 10deg.on room stat.
howee wrote: »
But it's not running all the time that's the reason my bills are low £56 per mth (4 bed detached 10yr old), the heating only kicks in if its needed, I was in on Sunday and the heating never kicked in. The same applies at night it does not kick in unless its bitterly cold outside. The digital stats are fantastic as the temp only has to vary by .5 degs before it cuts in which means you don't get variations in temp like you do with an old mercury switch type.
Of course if you prefer to go cold before the heating comes back "only another hour throw me a blanket" then that's fine but not for me.
hansonaj wrote: »
"Should I leave the heating on low all day, or turn the thermostat up and down?"
A heating engineer told me this once and I also thought it must be rubbish and a myth.
Yet I disagree with this myth being busted....and agree with those who say it is true.
Because I installed a thermostat in my house and over the year I used less gas than previous years , as calculated by the meeting reading i take monthly
......AND we actually had a warm house.
Living in a large old house and having tje heating on a timer morning and night just meant years off cold. By the time the house had heated back up in the evening it was time to go to bed.
So for me the boiler running full on twice a day for 3-4 hours (yes it can take that long to heat up the house in winter), versus once for 3-4 hours in the morning andthen as needed seems to make sense to me. And my figures agree.
Maybenit is down to the age of the house, the insulation (I can mot have cavity wall insulation) etc. Rather than a blank myth or no myth!:)
lisa701 wrote: »
I decided to test the theory about it being cheaper to have the heating on all day. My hubby thought I was mad checking the meter and temperature of each room every day morning & evening.
After a week of it being on timer, and a week of it being on constant I found I used much less gas with the heating on constant. House was a lot more pleasant to be in too.
Herongull wrote: »
This implies you have very poor insulation, so the heatloss when the heating is on is very high:eek:
You probably just had a mild year when you did the comparison.
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