Is it reasonable to have the heating off in May?

(47 Posts)
OldRichandGrateful Fri 10-May-13 17:38:02

I'm sitting here in the gloom, with the rain banging on the windows looking at a thermometer telling me it's 14 degrees, seriously contemplating turning the heating on or lighting a fire.

It is too much to expect a little sunshine and warmth in May?

XBenedict Fri 10-May-13 17:39:25

I had both on yesterday, was so cold. Not feeling so cold today but I might just light a fire again later. Rubbish isn't it?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 10-May-13 17:40:20

I think May is a horrible month as it is so unpredictable.

I have the heating back on. And boots and a jumper. N'er cast a clout 'til May is out!

Geeklover Fri 10-May-13 17:41:01

I've just put mine on.
Had the back door open earlier it was lovely.
No it's pouring. The dc have come in soaked and cold so on it went.
We didn't get much snow in the winter so I think all this rain is our punishment now grin

OldRichandGrateful Fri 10-May-13 17:42:40

Sod it. I'm lighting the fire.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Fri 10-May-13 17:44:33

Mine's off and staying off I hope

larry5 Fri 10-May-13 17:44:58

I would love to put the heating back on but we have a problem with our heating system at the moment - boiler man thinks there is a blockage in the pipes - so the boiler makes an awful noise. Luckily we have an immersion heater.

Dawndonna Fri 10-May-13 17:45:57

We have been having the gas fire on in the evenings. It's been bloomin' freezing once the sun goes down!

alienbanana Fri 10-May-13 17:56:07

Its reasonable to have the heating on if its 10C outside, yes.

Euphemia Fri 10-May-13 17:57:45

It's going to be last "summer" all over again, isn't it? sad

alienbanana Fri 10-May-13 18:00:25

Nah, its going to be a dry one

Skinnywhippet Fri 10-May-13 18:03:20

No way!!! I'd never have the heating on in may. Mind you I am out at work all day and then cook dinner which heats the kitchen up. I have a blanket on the sofa in case it gets chilly.

GrendelsMum Fri 10-May-13 18:04:51

Different houses seem to have totally different heating requirements. If our (detached) house doesn't have heating on, it's cold. Full stop. Cooking is not going to heat it up.

My friend, on the other hand, has a terraced house and they find they can put the heating off and still keep warm.

CloudsAndTrees Fri 10-May-13 18:04:52

We've had the heating in at times this month. Nothing wrong with it at all. It's there to be used.

digerd Fri 10-May-13 18:09:28

My central always went off for the summer on 1st May, except for last year when I left it on till the middle of May.

DD has her own house but is out all day and most evenings. But when cold she puts her beloved gas fire on. I don't have a gas fire, so still in my thermal underwear, fleece trousers and thick cardi.

simbo Fri 10-May-13 18:09:38

I turned mine of last week, but then put it back on last night. Bear in mind also that we all live in different parts of the country, and some are colder than others. I can guarantee that I will have to put it back on again in June, usually do, just to take the chill off.

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 18:11:20

If I'm cold I put the heating on. I don't care what month it is.

PregnantPain Fri 10-May-13 18:12:12

I'm fecking sweltering here, but I am 40+1 and been hot all day, the laptop being on my lap doesn't help I don't think

I feel like I should be a puddle.

Bunbaker Fri 10-May-13 18:14:34

I put the heating on according to the temperature not the time of year. We have solar panels that work well in low light conditions and I am not prepared to be a martyr to the cold.

AThingInYourLife Fri 10-May-13 18:23:12

If I'm cold I put on a jumper.

I turned our heating off in late March and it's staying off until October.

Bunbaker Fri 10-May-13 18:45:55

When I am really cold I need more than another jumper to warm me up. Besides, we had several feet of snow here in April, so putting the heating off in March would have meant burst pipes.

I am not worthy in your eyes.

andubelievedthat Fri 10-May-13 18:49:18

No heating in here,but I just do not feel the cold so,hey ho.

flipchart Fri 10-May-13 18:52:14

We've got two wood burners going at the moment.

marriedinwhiteagain Fri 10-May-13 18:53:15

We never turn it off but it's set at about 17 degrees and if it gets cold it comes on. End of.

Bowlersarm Fri 10-May-13 18:53:44

Heating on last night-so windy and gloomy. Hopefully that's it until October.

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