Author Topic: Heating on?  (Read 8105 times)

yorkie

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #125 on: October 11, 2019, 08:49:02 pm »
My elderly parents, with whom I live, have had the heating on for a while. It's currently set to a temperature somewhere between Nairobi and the Gates of Hell. Needless to say, I am still walking around the house in shorts and a t-shirt.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #126 on: October 11, 2019, 09:09:34 pm »
I dont get this when you should turn the heating on thing.

I just have the thermostat set at 18c and if it gets colder it comes on. It never get turned off but there again if its over 18c in the house it doesn't come on.
If we are feeling decadent we turn it up to 19c.

If the log burner is on all bets are off as the house rapidly climbs to the mid 20s.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #127 on: October 11, 2019, 09:17:20 pm »
My elderly parents, with whom I live, have had the heating on for a while. It's currently set to a temperature somewhere between Nairobi and the Gates of Hell. Needless to say, I am still walking around the house in shorts and a t-shirt.


My elderly parents had a new fangled combi boiler installed last year & can't make it work properly.  I guess I'm going  to have to RTFM. 
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hellymedic

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #128 on: October 11, 2019, 09:25:08 pm »
My thermostat knows time of day and which day of the week it is.
It does not know, or need to know the month.
The heating switches on automatically should the temperature drop below limits set for the time.
It switches off once set temperature is reached.

yorkie

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #129 on: October 11, 2019, 10:14:06 pm »
My elderly parents, with whom I live, have had the heating on for a while. It's currently set to a temperature somewhere between Nairobi and the Gates of Hell. Needless to say, I am still walking around the house in shorts and a t-shirt.


My elderly parents had a new fangled combi boiler installed last year & can't make it work properly.  I guess I'm going  to have to RTFM.
My parents had a new boiler installed earlier this year, due to the old one failing some sort of check. Broke my father's heart having to pay for a new boiler (well, for the house - if it was his steam roller he'd cough up without question!) even though the boiler was originally installed before we moved in sometime in 1981 and was probably the original from the 1960s!

Thankfully I have yet to be called upon to sort out the heating! I only fix bikes, computers, televisions and other electronic devices around our house (and increasingly for the surrounding neighbours as well!)
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ElyDave

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #130 on: October 12, 2019, 06:19:07 am »
Long trousers for the first time this weekend, and long sleeve base layer, but it is grimly windy here.
Still sleeping under a sheet, and heating not yet on
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #131 on: October 12, 2019, 07:15:46 pm »
Long trousers for the first time this weekend, and long sleeve base layer, but it is grimly windy here.
Still sleeping under a sheet, and heating not yet on

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                                                                         why you're not cold yet.*

*Why the big pause ?

road-runner

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #132 on: October 12, 2019, 08:30:23 pm »
Our neighbours beneath us have their flat so warm that we have a constant 22° without having to turn our heating on.

ElyDave

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #133 on: October 12, 2019, 09:01:56 pm »
Long trousers for the first time this weekend, and long sleeve base layer, but it is grimly windy here.
Still sleeping under a sheet, and heating not yet on

If your avatar is a picture of you, I can understand




                                                                         why you're not cold yet.*

*Why the big pause ?

It is my nickname in the house.  Sitting here in a pair of shorts while the other denizens are in dressing gowns under a blanket
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #134 on: October 13, 2019, 11:45:13 am »
I dont get this when you should turn the heating on thing.

I just have the thermostat set at 18c and if it gets colder it comes on. It never get turned off but there again if its over 18c in the house it doesn't come on.
I'm sure we've done lots of reasons to use and not to use thermostats. Reasons I can think of not to use a thermostat include:
Absence of thermostat
Broken thermostat
Temperature is above your setting but you feel cold.
Temperature is below your setting but you don't feel cold.
Wanting heating for a specific reason, eg drying clothes.
Not wanting heating even though it's cold because eg the house is empty or everyone's fast asleep.
Enjoying variation in temperature.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #135 on: October 13, 2019, 11:51:54 am »
We use the thermostat controlled approach, coupled with timed on and off periods. But my wife (who is retired and therefore home during the day frequently) can easily turn it on/off/up/down as she sees fit.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #136 on: October 13, 2019, 03:51:53 pm »
I've actually put some socks on today.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #137 on: October 13, 2019, 04:03:08 pm »
Our neighbours beneath us have their flat so warm that we have a constant 22° without having to turn our heating on.
Yeah, I used to live above a cannabis farm as well! There was an added element of excitement not knowing when or if the whole place was going to go up in smoke due to the electrics being plumbed into the street light.  ;D
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Kim

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #138 on: October 13, 2019, 08:31:31 pm »
This post refers:

Ours decided to come on properly a few days ago (red is daily minutes of heating, blue is daily average indoor temperature, green is daily average outdoor temperature):



(Let's disregard that pixel of heating in August.  Stupid BRITISH weather.)
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Andrij

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #139 on: October 14, 2019, 06:47:41 am »
Our neighbours beneath us have their flat so warm that we have a constant 22° without having to turn our heating on.

Similar to my first downstairs neighbours.  Our landlord - originally from Jamaica - often remarked to me that their flat was too warm for him.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #140 on: October 14, 2019, 09:00:39 pm »
This post refers:

Ours decided to come on properly a few days ago (red is daily minutes of heating, blue is daily average indoor temperature, green is daily average outdoor temperature):



(Let's disregard that pixel of heating in August.  Stupid BRITISH weather.)

What do you use to record whether your heating is on?

I was just going to ziptie a DS18B20 to the inlet pipe of a radiator (or the CH outflow from the boiler) and graph that. (When I eventually get around to doing a 1-wire notwork.)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Kim

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #141 on: October 14, 2019, 09:06:26 pm »
What do you use to record whether your heating is on?

When the system decides to turn the heating on or off, it makes a note of the times, does a bit of arithmetic and throws the result at RRDtool.  *handwaves*
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #142 on: October 14, 2019, 09:09:03 pm »
Ah, right, it's because the system decides when to put it on, not a thermostat on the wall or anything else.
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Kim

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #143 on: October 14, 2019, 09:13:48 pm »
Ah, right, it's because the system decides when to put it on, not a thermostat on the wall or anything else.

Yep.  It's controlling a relay in parallel with the thermostat (set to 5C for frost protection) over 1-wire, so logging the times is trivial.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Mr Larrington

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #144 on: October 15, 2019, 12:33:33 am »
Can't be that cold yet if there was a wasp in the Estate Office this afternoon!
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Kim

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #145 on: October 15, 2019, 12:56:06 am »
A wasp headbutted my window repeatedly yesterday afternoon.  Can't say I blame it.
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ian

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #146 on: October 15, 2019, 09:30:48 am »
Our bedroom window has the perfect shape of a large bird with wings outstretched on it, like the most hapless angel. Probably better a wasp.

I missed this one, though the occasional incidental thump seems to be a thing, I presume the angle of light reflecting off the large pane of glass convinces them that they can fly straight on. They can't.
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arabella

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #147 on: November 05, 2019, 08:52:40 am »
I've succumbed.  All that merrily burning fossil fuel heating up the planet. 
Yet again I realise I haven't sorted out an infrared/thermal camera to identify the spots most in need of tackling - probably the whole house as it's victorian 9" brick etc..  If I knew what I was doing I could probably make one myself.  But I don't.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #148 on: November 05, 2019, 09:24:58 am »
You could make yourself what: an infrared camera or a Victorian 9" brick? If the former, they might be available to hire with operator attached and interpretation of results, advice, etc. We have cheese locally https://cheeseproject.co.uk might be something near you?

If a brick, then you need to start with clay and cheese will only encourage mice.  :D
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #149 on: November 05, 2019, 04:26:38 pm »
Yes, but it goes off the minute my wife goes out for the weekend/evening playing Bridge.

I only put the shorts away last week for the winter.