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    • earwig
    • By earwig 4th Oct 06, 12:08 PM
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    Is your heating ON or OFF?
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    • 4th Oct 06, 12:08 PM
    Is your heating ON or OFF? 4th Oct 06 at 12:08 PM
    hi
    just wonder how many of you have put the heating on yet i was going to wait untill november but my 7 year old dd woke me up at 430 this morring saying she was cold i swear i saw steam coming from her mouth so i got up and put it on the house was cold though and my ds has woken up a few time durring the night to (his only two) i now wonder if it was because he was cold too


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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 15th Sep 17, 8:27 PM
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    Had not considered that people would have their heating on in September, until a friend told me hers had been on for the last week! So, I thought I ought to check out this thread to see what the consensus was among Old Stylers.
    I always aim to get to November 1st before putting it on. Don't always achieve that, but It's a good target to aim for.
    Meanwhile, it's cardigans, bed socks, draught excluders etc! And I can get out my blanket that I'm knitting - put it away in the spring when the weather got too warm to have it draped over my lap.
    Once it's finished of course I'll be using it while I watch TV etc!
    Originally posted by Winchelsea
    I like to get to October if possible, but I won't be cold, I put the heating on last week, I have the room stat set quite high & it's come on morning & night daily since.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 15th Sep 17, 8:39 PM
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    My heating isn't on yet simply because it hasn't been cold. It will be duly switched on when it gets cold. Nothing to do with the cost or how long I can go.
    Originally posted by LeeUK
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    • smeeth
    • By smeeth 15th Sep 17, 10:01 PM
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    Normally I aim for October, but it was chilly today and the heating clicked on at 15 degrees, which with a disabled person in the house is a bit low for us, never-mind it's cosy now.
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 16th Sep 17, 9:20 AM
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    The usual aim is 1st Nov but we've been recently sorely tempted to chuck a bit of wood in the stove (No way the ch is going on in September! ). But on reflection we thought it would be the thin end of a wedge and just put on an extra jumper. Feeling smug (so far !!!9786;).
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    • CandyB101
    • By CandyB101 16th Sep 17, 9:29 AM
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    I have definitely noticed the difference this week so have thrown an extra duvet on top ...
    Although I have just put the log burner on ... (free wood) but only to dry the washing ... save on the tumble drier electric ...
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 16th Sep 17, 5:02 PM
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    I've only been running the boiler to heat water, for washing up and a shower.
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    • Dia Pita
    • By Dia Pita 16th Sep 17, 5:24 PM
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    Heating still off and window open at night, should make it to end of October.

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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 16th Sep 17, 7:12 PM
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    The usual aim is 1st Nov but we've been recently sorely tempted to chuck a bit of wood in the stove (No way the ch is going on in September! ). But on reflection we thought it would be the thin end of a wedge and just put on an extra jumper. Feeling smug (so far !!!9786;).
    Originally posted by Caterina
    If I had a stove then I probably would put it on early, especially if the wood was acquired free/cheap. I don't see it the same as e.g. gas central heating and you aren't topping up the greedy energy companies bank balance.

    I do miss my Parkray sold fuel room heater.
    • GwylimT
    • By GwylimT 16th Sep 17, 7:15 PM
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    8 degrees celcius here today, definitely turned on!
    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 16th Sep 17, 7:18 PM
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    Its turned on - though not set just yet. Discovered that oil burner no longer heating hot water - so visit from plumber and 50 quid later hoping its sorted.
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 16th Sep 17, 9:25 PM
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    The heating is off. Not planning g on using it until 1st November at the earliest. This is why jumpers and blankets were invented, not forgetting thermal vests and thick socks .

    Although to be fair it's pretty mild here and we rarely get a frost. I don't want my gas bill to get any higher than it already is
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 28th Sep 17, 2:53 PM
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    I have a feeling it's on in MSE Towers. It's 24.8 degrees on the thermometer right now!
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 28th Sep 17, 5:52 PM
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    I have a feeling it's on in MSE Towers. It's 24.8 degrees on the thermometer right now!
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 28th Sep 17, 5:55 PM
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    Had it on a couple of evenings over the weekend/early this week due to having a bit of a cold and cough. After a few hours I was sweating so it was switched off again. So not as cold as middle of winter cold where it's so cold that you can have the heating on all day and the house is still cold.
    • maman
    • By maman 28th Sep 17, 11:16 PM
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    Am I the only person that turns the heating on when I feel cold and turns it off when I'm warm enough? The weather in this country is so unpredictable it doesn't make sense to me to set November as a switch on date any more than, say, April for a switch off.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 28th Sep 17, 11:23 PM
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    Am I the only person that turns the heating on when I feel cold and turns it off when I'm warm enough? The weather in this country is so unpredictable it doesn't make sense to me to set November as a switch on date any more than, say, April for a switch off.
    Originally posted by maman
    I put the heating on when I need it but that's never as early as this. My heavy duvet is on the bed but it's still nowhere near cold enough for heating. The coldest my living room during the afternoons this week has been 19c even on the dull wet days, today it was over 21c as it was sunny.
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 28th Sep 17, 11:41 PM
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    Am I the only person that turns the heating on when I feel cold and turns it off when I'm warm enough? The weather in this country is so unpredictable it doesn't make sense to me to set November as a switch on date any more than, say, April for a switch off.
    Originally posted by maman
    I prefer to snuggle up with warm clothes and a fleece cover.

    I only put the heat on when it is really cold and I do try to hang it out as long as possible.

    It does annoy me when my OH sits there in a short sleeve t shirt, shorts and no socks complaining he is cold!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 1st Oct 17, 2:40 PM
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    1st October and incredibly, my heating is still off - although it has been unseasonably warm lately! I'm sitting here reading about energy saving measures, damp courses and ventilation and now feeling uncomfirtably chilly. For such is the power of the mind

    Time to pop out for a bit, if only to warm up.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 1st Oct 17, 4:51 PM
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    I decided to thoroughly flush our heating system out at the beginning of September so recommissioned the boiler early. Normally it is shut down from June until the end of October. The thermostat is set at 18 but, so far, the house hasn't dropped that low. We do tend to light a fire if the weather is miserable outside, regardless of the actual temperature.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 1st Oct 17, 4:57 PM
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    Am I the only person that turns the heating on when I feel cold and turns it off when I'm warm enough? The weather in this country is so unpredictable it doesn't make sense to me to set November as a switch on date any more than, say, April for a switch off.
    Originally posted by maman
    The reasoning behind my switch on and switch off dates are that the heating is rarely, if ever, required between the June and October so it makes no sense for boiler to be on. The pilot light uses a surprising amount of gas and would be burning for no purpose.

    If we do need heat in the off period, we light one or more fires.
    Last edited by Gloomendoom; 01-10-2017 at 4:59 PM.
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