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to ask the ssme question somrone else did earlier about heating?

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StillIRise Sat 20-Oct-12 18:09:32

Because I can't find it and I'm so cold I need the answer.

Is it more economical to leave the heating on constantly at 16° and turn it up if chilly in the evenings. Or have it on the timer?

StillIRise Sat 20-Oct-12 18:12:47

Sooooo cooooold.

StillIRise Sat 20-Oct-12 18:13:08

What do eskimos do?

GoSakuramachi Sat 20-Oct-12 18:14:47

they post in chat.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 20-Oct-12 18:14:56

You get differing opinions here!
My thought is that it is better to leave it on a timer if you have large chunks when you are out. Heat loss is proportional to heat difference so the longer you have your house kept at a warm temperature the more you are losing out of your walls.

However some houses take forever to warm up due and so although I believe it is cheaper to do the above, some people find it very hard to actually get their house up to comfy temps on a timer.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 20-Oct-12 18:15:26

Eskimos are actually Inuit and I don't know what they do. I am a pendant that lives in Canada.

Sal100 Sat 20-Oct-12 18:16:00

it depends on the house, how economical the boiler and radiators are. you could take a meter reading and leave heating on low for a few days and compare it to it being on timer and then decide what is best for you in your house.

StillIRise Sat 20-Oct-12 18:18:45

That is no help at all. Not even the canadian pendants. I am cold, grumpy and in discussion with dh who thinks he is right.
I'm thinking it is best to have it on all the time. At least I night be warm then.

vodkaanddietirnbru Sat 20-Oct-12 18:25:40

16 degrees is still cold though. I have mine on a timer for a few hours in the am and pm and the thermostat set to 18-20 degrees. If we feel cold at other times we can boost the heating to come on outwith the timer times.

CreamOfTomatoSoup Sat 20-Oct-12 19:58:36

The eskimos don't have central heating, it would melt their igloos.

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