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Wombat

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2013, 10:56:35 am »
I'm with Kim and Helly.  The reason heating has controls is so it, erm, controls it....  If its cold, my heating comes on.  I don't have to fiddle with it.  Can't afford to run it, then get your house insulated, its a lot cheaper than more heating fuel.  I will stop short of suggesting the Green Deal, though. There are limits...
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #101 on: May 25, 2013, 01:53:09 pm »
I don't switch the heating off.
My thermostat works fine and cares not what the calendar states.
Suits me fine.
Same here!

(but not everyone in this house agrees - so it's been mostly OFF for about a month until last night, when we both got home wet and cold.)
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #102 on: May 25, 2013, 02:03:15 pm »
Our boiler crapped out again this morning so it's a moot point.  Yesterday it was 2 deg C when cycling to work, though.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #103 on: May 25, 2013, 02:45:00 pm »
I don't switch the heating off.
My thermostat works fine and cares not what the calendar states.
Suits me fine.
Same here!

(but not everyone in this house agrees - so it's been mostly OFF for about a month until last night, when we both got home wet and cold.)

David's away so I've turned the heating down.
He needs at least 21C or he moans.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #104 on: May 25, 2013, 09:41:09 pm »
Wow - I don't think I've been indoors at 21C since I left India!  :-\
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #105 on: May 30, 2013, 06:07:30 pm »
It comes to something when on 30th May at 11 a.m. you can see the moisture in your breath condense every time you exhale.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #106 on: May 30, 2013, 07:07:20 pm »
It comes to something when on 30th May at 11 a.m. you can see the moisture in your breath condense every time you exhale.

I've just said this to my wife and she told me to stop moaning :D

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #107 on: May 30, 2013, 07:38:34 pm »
We put our gas fire on last night.
But we are in a tent, on top of a hill, at the edge of the Peak District.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #108 on: March 10, 2014, 10:13:13 am »
It's time now for a Heating off? thread. I have unblocked the air vent, uncovering the dread words IMPORTANT DO NOT BLOCK THIS VENT DANGER OF DRAGONS. They're exaggerating about the dragons, they were only small, like the one in Ivor's firebox. Spring is here.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2014, 02:09:30 pm »
It's time now for a Heating off? thread. I have unblocked the air vent, uncovering the dread words IMPORTANT DO NOT BLOCK THIS VENT DANGER OF DRAGONS. They're exaggerating about the dragons, they were only small, like the one in Ivor's firebox. Spring is here.

I've been turning mine off from time to time over the last few weeks so that it doesn't come on in the morning - was a bit chilly this morning with no morning pre-heat but entirely bearable.

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #110 on: March 10, 2014, 02:19:36 pm »
I just let the timer and the thermostat turn it on and off ...
Admittedly in summer I do turn off the "heat the entire 300litres" function on our heat store as the central heating will hardly ever run.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

hellymedic

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #111 on: March 10, 2014, 05:31:19 pm »
I just let the timer and the thermostat turn it on and off ...
Admittedly in summer I do turn off the "heat the entire 300litres" function on our heat store as the central heating will hardly ever run.

I don't bother turning the heating off either.
If it's cold enough to trip the thermostat, it's cold enough to have the heating on.
Even if the calendar informs me it's July.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #112 on: March 10, 2014, 05:58:31 pm »
I disagree, because (say) 13 degrees in July does not feel as cold as 13 degrees in January. But mostly because our thermostat does not appear to do anything whatsoever.

I am now thinking I might have unblocked that vent a bit early though. Have to get the dragon breathing!
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #113 on: March 10, 2014, 06:10:13 pm »
At present we do not have heating set on in the mornings but it does fire up at 17:45 to toast the house before Mlle PB returns from her day labouring building roads.   Each room has a radiator thermostat and some are even set to off.

I leave her to decide whether to keep it on or not though it is nice to get out of the bath into a warm bathroom.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #114 on: March 10, 2014, 06:14:21 pm »
Our heating's still on, pretty much, btw.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #115 on: March 10, 2014, 08:34:38 pm »
Unfortunately yes I am usually melting by the time I enter the bathroom. I am not unanimous in my temperature opinions however. God created man and then set to work on the Yang bit.
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hellymedic

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #116 on: March 10, 2014, 08:37:55 pm »
Whereas David needs a warmer home than I do...

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #117 on: March 10, 2014, 09:38:27 pm »
Until very recently, Mrs P and I used to fight over temperature control[1]. For the past couple of months, however, I've been on these damn beta blocker pills - a side effect of which is to turn me into the human fridge. I can't feel my toes and it's 20 degrees in here. I feel ashamed at my new weedyness and environmental vandalism. However, Mrs P is snug, warm and happy.

[1] Did you know you can get spare thermostats that would be entirely disconnected from the central heating system. But not everyone in the house would know this fact. I have never done this - but have been seriously tempted.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #118 on: October 11, 2019, 06:49:39 pm »
We did – well actually, I did – put the heating on for a while on Wednesday evening, not because it was cold but in an effort to combat the damp.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #119 on: October 11, 2019, 06:58:18 pm »
Yes, and no shame in doing so.

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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #120 on: October 11, 2019, 07:06:53 pm »
It was either switch the heating on last week or have Mrs B nail my balls to the sideboard.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #121 on: October 11, 2019, 07:17:23 pm »
It was either switch the heating on last week or have Mrs B nail my balls to the sideboard.
Some on here would probably pay good money for that.
I ran the heating for a couple of hours yesterday.
Stops all  the mirrors in the bathroom steaming up. Y'see.

Re: Heating on?
« Reply #122 on: October 11, 2019, 07:19:20 pm »
24h ago we were all set to go camping this weekend. Now called off due to the downpours forecast, but it does kind of suggest no heating on yet while enjoying an insulated dry house over the weekend instead.

The 13 tog duvet + blanket is out though.


Re: Heating on?
« Reply #123 on: October 11, 2019, 08:05:21 pm »
Yes, I shall be digging out the heavier duvet at the weekend as well.  Recent nights have required  pyjama thingies.
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Re: Heating on?
« Reply #124 on: October 11, 2019, 08:13:51 pm »
Yes, I shall be digging out the heavier duvet at the weekend as well.  Recent nights have required  pyjama thingies.

Arg
Pyjamas.  Ball tanglers.   :(
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