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How much is your heating on?

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ifonly4 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:32:11

Just being noisy, but how much have you got your heating on at the moment during this cold spell. I decided to leave it set on 18c all day, it was up to temp at 8.20am and went off, and has just come back on (10.20am). The living room is north face and temp gauge was showing 17c which I can cope with, but wouldn't want it any colder. Dreading the cost!

paxillin Mon 11-Dec-17 10:34:41

Full blast and I am hugging the radiator. Wimp, I know.

NapQueen Mon 11-Dec-17 10:35:15

Constantly from october. We dont have the space for a tumble dryer so we use the rads in winter for drying laundry. Also its an old Victorian ground floor flat so cools quickly.

I pay mortgage and heating first. It costs what it costs and I adjust elsewhere.

FlyingGoose Mon 11-Dec-17 10:36:21

No heating on at all, and I slept with the window wide open. I may be a little odd though grin

TheOtherGirl Mon 11-Dec-17 10:36:45

All the time. Our house is kept at a constant 20 degrees.

Fairylea Mon 11-Dec-17 10:37:20

2 hours a day, maybe 3. We can’t afford it on any more than that!

PersianCatLady Mon 11-Dec-17 10:38:46

I have the heating on as high as I want to stay warm whenever I want.

When I first moved in I paid around £40 A month for gas and electric so just over £1 A day.

It is now around £50 a month, so not quite £2 A month.

Even if it goes up to £60 A month, that is still only £2 A day.

I would rather go without other things than spend my life being cold.

Afreshturkeyplease Mon 11-Dec-17 10:39:18

We are set at 18 too. Was on all night but has gone off now

letsdolunch321 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:39:33

During this cold spell on all day shock

CakeNinja Mon 11-Dec-17 10:39:45

Constantly! Well, it comes on at 5:30 and it's set to 22, it goes off at 8:30 as we all leave then. While we're out, it comes back on if the temperature drops below 20. It's set to 22 again at 3pm in time for after school.
It stays on until 11pm and I will set it higher if I feel cold.

SarahBeeney Mon 11-Dec-17 10:39:57

6:30am til 8am


And it's set at 18 for the rest of the day,it's hovering at 18 now so not clicked on.
I'm under a blanket on the sofa at the mo and a bit cold. Going to have a hot bath shortly to warm up.

MrsStinkey Mon 11-Dec-17 10:40:05

I've had my heating on practically all day for the past month, it's just been so cold and switching it off and on every hour or so would cost more anyway. My hopes are that it'll even out in the warmer months when I don't have it on confused

Tiredmum100 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:42:07

Got ours on all the time. I turn it down when we go to bed and back up in the evening. Find it more cost effective as not having to heat the house from scratch all time time. Plus we haven't got a fire and down stairs is all under floor heating so would take a while to warm up. I hate being cold!

upperlimit Mon 11-Dec-17 10:46:26

It'll be on all day long today. It was minus 8 outside when I woke at 6am, now it's glorious sun and still minus 6. I woke up and the house temp had dropped to 16.5c (it would have kicked in automatically if it had dropped any lower) and it's taken almost 5 hours to get to 20c. Suffice to say it is fucking freezing.

whifflesqueak Mon 11-Dec-17 10:46:47

All day, 20 degrees.

We’re moving out in a week and have half a tank of oil to burn grin

GalactiCat Mon 11-Dec-17 10:48:37

Twice a day for an hour. Can't afford to run it more than that but we do have two open fires which heat the house amazingly well.

MomToWedThorFriday Mon 11-Dec-17 10:49:07

All day at the weekend, until about 9pm. On work days we have it on 6.30-8.30 and 3-9.

Redhead17 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:50:57


Can’t bear being cold and don’t care about the cost

Justabadwife Mon 11-Dec-17 10:51:54

We can't set a temp. ☹ yesterday ours was on pretty much all day from 8am-10pm. Im dreading the gas bill but also I refuse to let dd be cold in the house.

FluffyWuffy100 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:52:40

Working week - 7am-8am then 19.00-21.00

Weekend of a WFH day when it is 1 degree outside? Pretty much all day although I turned it off about 19.00 last night as the house was warm and I was just watching TV with a blanket.

FluffyWuffy100 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:53:26

I can't set a temp on mine, it is either on or off.

Bloodybridget Mon 11-Dec-17 10:57:11

We've kept it on all the time the last few days, but turn the thermostat down to 17 or 18 overnight or if we're out for a while. We didn't have to put it on till mid-October this year so saved a bit there. I know it's expensive but I can't bear being cold indoors. It's really appalling that so many people are in fuel poverty and suffering in this weather.

NameChanger22 Mon 11-Dec-17 10:57:25

This weekend its been on all day, turned off at 9pm and on at 8am. Weekdays it's on from 6pm to 9pm, we don't put on in weekday mornings, we just get dressed quick, eat breakfast and go. We don't have many radiators and it's freezing outside, but inside it's warm enough. I'm worrying about the bill and saving up for the next boiler.

TheOtherGirl Mon 11-Dec-17 17:46:58

It's more efficient and cost effective to have your heating on a lowish but constant temperature, rather than trying to hear your house up from being cold.

DD does get this look hmm though when she comes tripping downstairs in a crop top and bare feet and complains it is cold.

TrojansAreSmegheads Mon 11-Dec-17 17:48:15

all the bloody time. on max! does my head in. i am boiling. but i cant be arsed to play thermostat wars any more.

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