- Heating has to stay on. I’m sorry, it’s too cold. What about yours?
I know I know, global warming etc, and don’t ask me how i’m going o pay the bill, but it’s -bastard freezing out there, and I just can’t bear to feel cold.
Any hardy/Northern/mental* types want to tell me they’ve got no heating on at all?
*May actually be the same thing.Posted 9 years agoTaffMember
We’ve got it on here too… it’s not making much difference though if I’m honest! Think my bones are frozen from todays ride. I’m regaining feeling in my fingers some hours later. Think I’m going to turn my heating thermostat up. Bought my mrs a coat the other day as she complained she was cold [was a riding jacket]Posted 9 years ago
It’s on the same timings it’s always on over the winter, but obviously the boiler runs a bit more when it’s colder. Been sticking it on occasionally through the day when we’re in too over Christmas. The house is well insulated, so it’s generally pretty warm, and obviously wearing a jumper too.Posted 9 years ago
Last place I lived in, had communal heating from a central boiler. Which meant really low bills. Many people just whacked it on full, and opened windows if it got too warm. Bastards. I only ever had it on when it was below about 3 or 4 degrees outside, as there was simply no need. Everyone else’s flat warmed mine up a treat.
Oh, how I long for that wonderful, free heat…Posted 9 years agoimnotamusedMember
Mine on constant since the cold spell began too. Latest bill from nPower, Â£137 per month! We are 2 adults and a toddler in a 4 bed semi. The washing machine never stops, we have showers, daughter has a bath and we use the dishwasher every other day. We have cavity wall insulation, a combi boiler, double glazing, energy efficient bulbs everywhere, suspect the loft insulation needs urgent attention. Cost sounds high to me.Posted 9 years agoavdave2Member
Had all the windows open for a couple of hours earlier today but we did put the heating on this afternoon. Opening the windows every day and investing in a dehumidifier has got rid of the condensation problems we had and I think you feel the cold less if the air is dry. heating went off about an hour ago and it’s still perfectly warm.Posted 9 years agobiscuitandpotatoMember
My CH packed up 3 years ago, didn’t bother fixing it as the plumbers were all like “ooft, the boilers fecked, Â£1200 to fix” etc. After a helpful thread on another forum I bought a new synchron motor a couple of months ago, from Plumb centre for Â£24 and hey presto, CH works, thermo’s been set at a staedy 12 degree’s ever since, even the cats enjoy been inside now 😀Posted 9 years ago
Through the week, our heating is timed to come on at 5am and stays on until 8:30am, thermostat-controlled obviously. It comes on again at 3pm and stays on until 10pm, again thermostat-controlled but a little lower in the evening.
It doesn’t need to be on through the night as we’re in bed under a duvet or through the day because we’re all out. Actually, technically it is on but it’ll only fire up if the house falls below 5C, which I think is fair enough 🙂
Three bed semi, with double glazing, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Gas combi condenser boiler. Two electric showers per day for us and a bath for our two kids. No dishwasher. Washing machine does maybe seven loads a week, with the tumble dryer used only very occasionally.
I think we pay Â£85 a month on direct debit for gas and electricity.Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
“Not allowed” it on here. Not hard northern types either!
I’d have it on personally, but then again, I don’t fancy paying the bill either. That said, we do have a wood burner, 2 sheds full of wood, and I’ve got rather handy with both an axe and a chainsaw of late.
Currently sat in front of VERY nice warm fire burning away feeling rather smug. Though only a hot water bottle to keep me company once I go to bed! 😕Posted 9 years agoAnonymous
kept the air-conditioning off these past few nights. it’s dropped to 19C in the early hours. quite comfortable…
*smirks quietly to himself and walks off*Posted 9 years agoJunkyardMember
with off roading on this one – heating get 30 mins in morning and 30 mins before kids go to bed … what do you people do / wear when you go outside… it is winter it is cold live with it…if you think your house is cold go outside for 30 mins and come back in toastie warm… do wear lots of clothes though inside that is the trick … now find everyone elses house just far to warm.Posted 9 years agocolnagokidMember
Mines on all the time,set to 20degrees, just works off the digital thermostat thingy on the wall here. If its abit chilly just put it up to 21 or22 and that does the trick, the boiler very rarely seems to come on, I supose the house has warmed up. And Im in credit !Posted 9 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
My combined gas/electric bill went up from Â£77 per month to Â£104.
Thing is, now i’m single my usage should be much lower. I have the heat on for an hour before i get up to take the chill off, then from 4:30 til 9pm set at 17/18 degrees. However, my windows are shot so really need to get new windows & doors, where i’ll find the cash i don’t know 🙁
Front room is the draughtiest & coldest room as well.
Only run the washing machine 1-2 times a week & don’t use the tumble drier anymore – all hung in front of the radiators.
Hopefully i’ll be in credit by March.Posted 9 years agocolnagokidMember
Good question MikeT!Posted 9 years ago
AboutÂ£70 a month for gas and ‘leccy.
This was reduced last year from Â£100 plus, when I was REALY in credit!
The meter reader has just been this week, so should be getting a balance type thing, so should probably say “hope im in credit”
Sulks off to turn heating down and snuggle up with dog…takisawa2Subscriber
We have a timed thermostat so technically the heating is “on” all the time, its just set at a different temp according to the stat. Overnight is set at 18c, during the day 17c. Living hours set at 19c / 20c.
In my experience the timed stat is cheaper than heating from cold whenever the heating comes on.Posted 9 years ago
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