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Heating on yet ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stolly, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Pawnless Endgame


    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,947

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Heating stays off in my house between March and October. The main exception was April 2012 where I left it on due to it being -5C most nights.

    I'm hot bloodied and the only time I feel cold at this time of the year is first thing in the morning out of the shower. I'll just give one of those £20 Argos foot heaters a quick 5-minute blast to help dry me out. I know electric heaters aren't as efficient, but it's definitely better running that for 5 minutes localised on me than turning the whole house heating on.

    I'm not wearing coats yet, just a brolly if it rains.
  2. smr


    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 8,379

    Location: Leicestershire

    Just don't tell her she looks like the Michelin man when she's not got any clothes on. :o
  3. Fuggan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,437

    Location: Leeds


    Too cold > too hot.
  4. Lartyconshayo


    Joined: Dec 5, 2010

    Posts: 2,660

    Location: deep space nine

    +1 for the t-shirt and shorts bit. Drinking a nice cold beer. In my house though no me Ma's - she'd have the radiators set to Sahara from the second the nights start to draw in post solstice
  5. aceface57

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 25, 2004

    Posts: 2,031

    Location: Aberdeen

    Yup, had it on a timer for the last week. I'm a bit further north than most of you and doesn't help I live in a very old flat either.
  6. Lysander


    Joined: Aug 1, 2005

    Posts: 14,233

    Location: Flatland


    Heating isn't on, but dehumidifier is. I read about how turning it on raises the temperature, weirdly enough it's true.
  7. MooMoo444


    Joined: Jul 4, 2008

    Posts: 25,498

    Location: (''\(';.;')/'')

    Can't agree more. It's so much easier and more comfortable to just put a jumper or a jacket on than to sit wearing a vest and boxers sweating your nads off.
  8. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    After my comment early, I wouldn't be surprised if heaters do come on tonight heating is never off, just thermostat set to 15c, its already dropped to 16c in the house.
  9. godinman


    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 7,803

    Been lighting the fire for the last few nights, our house isn't very well insulated so it gets a bit chilly! Plus fires are awesome.
  10. hamesy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 1,604

    Location: Staffordshire

    Heating went on for a few hours last night and today.
  11. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,217

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Getting cold at work but we have no heating so it can't be on :( portable heaters out soon if it keeps getting colder.

    Home we haven't bothered with it yet as the PC acts as a mini heater on it's own.
  12. NerveAgent


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 941

    Location: Manchester

    Ours is just left on a timer that comes on between 6-8am and 5-10pm. I just leave it on with the thermostat set at 20C.

    It came on a few days about 3 weeks ago and has come on the last few days for a bit.

    I don't get the whole "it must stay off until this date" mentality.
  13. daver

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 20, 2010

    Posts: 1,408

    Location: Manchester

    Owned my flat 18 months and never once turned the heating on. For 6 months of the year I have the balcony doors open for most of the time I am in.

    I'll have to send the girl in the flat below me a thank you card sometime
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013
  14. chenko


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,883

    I don't like the whole "heat up the whole house regardless" mentality :p

    I have induvidual digital TRVs though so I technically have zones in each room, but I still keep it off until we feel the need.
  15. Monkeynut


    Joined: Nov 7, 2007

    Posts: 6,468

    Location: Cheshire

    Got the slippers and the dressing gown on.

    Pass me the gin. :p
  16. starfighter


    Joined: Aug 4, 2008

    Posts: 4,934

    Location: Manchester.

    Had a guest round this evening so I turned it on, I turned it off as soon as he had gone. We were downstairs where it is all open plan and quite cold. Now I am in my bedroom where the computer is on 24/7 I don't need it. I only closed the window a few days ago, it has been open for about 6 months. My house is mega insulated.
  17. jimmy321


    Joined: Jul 2, 2009

    Posts: 877

    Heating has been on for weeks it's set at 20° for day time it's 4°C right now.
  18. Th0nt


    Joined: Jul 21, 2005

    Posts: 7,091

    Location: N.Ireland

    That sounds effin great!

    Today has been very chilly with the last two nights cloudless. 6 degrees apparently!
  19. MrMarvelous


    Joined: Dec 9, 2010

    Posts: 6,785

    Getting really chilly here, felt it properly today. Had a cold wind blowing all the and the sun isn't heating like it used to.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013
  20. Th0nt


    Joined: Jul 21, 2005

    Posts: 7,091

    Location: N.Ireland

    Where is her/here?