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AIBU to not turn on heating

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mailfuckoff Tue 09-Jan-18 11:51:48

I have trouble with spending money on myself and for looking after myself. It's cold and I'm working from home. If the kids were here I would turn on the heating but it seems wasteful for just me. However I have a few layers and a blanket and I'm cold. Do you turn on the heating just for you.

Pengggwn Tue 09-Jan-18 11:53:11

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LyraPotter Tue 09-Jan-18 11:53:16

I would turn the heating on. It won't cost much and you'll be far more comfortable x

mummyretired Tue 09-Jan-18 11:53:53

Yes, intermittently - until the house dips below 16 I'm fine with layers.

Smeaton Tue 09-Jan-18 11:55:55

If just me then no I refuse. I'll sit with layers on or a duvet etc.
But I'm on prepay gas. On a cold day it can cost £2 a day to keep this house warm. Doesn't sound much.. Till you think how much that is a month. shock

VeraLynch Tue 09-Jan-18 11:57:36

If it's just me, I'll use a hot water bottle and layer-up. If the temperature drops below 15C or the dog is shivering, I'll put the heating or the fire on.

FluffyWuffy100 Tue 09-Jan-18 11:59:09

Yes I absolutely put the heating on just for me and I am WFH - you get really cold sitting still working.

I do not want a cold house.

PinkSparklyPussyCat Tue 09-Jan-18 12:00:41

I'd put the heating on in August if I was cold!

SloanePeterson Tue 09-Jan-18 12:01:24

Yes, but like you it took me a long time to be ok with it. I make sure only the radiator in the room I'm in is on, and turn on the rest when I leave to pick the dc up from school

ApplesTheHare Tue 09-Jan-18 12:01:47

No, I'm with you and would never put the heating on for me. For the dog however...grin

Illogical, I know!

dancinfeet Tue 09-Jan-18 12:02:55

I am working from home and I have the temperature on at 16. Not what I call cosy warm, but not cold either.
I only put it on in the evenings, and early in the morning before kids go to school unless I am ill.

JingsMahBucket Tue 09-Jan-18 12:04:31

Yes, I do turn the heat on but I've been using the space heater more of late. If the house is at 17, I turn the heat on to 19 or so.

Wanderwall Tue 09-Jan-18 12:05:50

Wow. I like it on 21 degrees! I hate being cold.

DrMarthaJones Tue 09-Jan-18 12:06:04

Not just for me, no. A hot water bottle can really warm you up.

1happyhippie Tue 09-Jan-18 12:06:15

I am at home alone today, (well with the dog too), I don't put the heating on when it's only me in. I am mainly in the living room and I do have the gas fire on though.
I will put it on tonight when the dc are home, I just can't justify using it just for me.

ems137 Tue 09-Jan-18 12:06:43

If I'm cold I put the heating on.

I would hate to feel uncomfortable in my own home!

SpottedOnMN Tue 09-Jan-18 12:07:17

I work in a small room with a small heater running (0.5kw, cost about £25 from Argos) that costs about 10p an hour to run. I switch it on and off during the day as needed.

ineedwine99 Tue 09-Jan-18 12:08:37

Yep, i hate being cold, either heating or log fire goes on when i'm WFH

Glintysea Tue 09-Jan-18 12:09:12

Absolutely. I live alone and my flat has zero insulation. I’d rather go without other things than be sat miserable and shivering.

DerelictWreck Tue 09-Jan-18 12:10:14

Grab a hot water bottle - it's amazing how much that will warm you up, especially if placed between some of your layers!

Flippetydip Tue 09-Jan-18 12:11:18

No, I WFH and I'm sat here in : 2 pairs of socks, a pair of thermal leggings under a pair of tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt, fleece, another fleece and a poncho type affair, pair of wrist warmers and a woolly hat - I look a dream. The only part of me which really suffers with the cold is my mouse hand.

If I am freezing cold, I have a portable electric radiator which I plug in sometimes.

BUT if you're cold and miserable put the heating on for an hour or two. The difference to your mental health will be amazing. Or - and this I do occasionally, go outside for a brisk walk or a run - you'll feel much warmer afterwards.

I also have a standing desk which I use half the time and find I get much less cold standing than I do sitting.

chipsandpeas Tue 09-Jan-18 12:12:47

If I'm cold the heating goes on

Orchidflower1 Tue 09-Jan-18 12:13:06

I’ll put it on for me if I’ve got washing on the radiators- somehow that allows it!

phoenix1973 Tue 09-Jan-18 12:13:53

Oh op im the same. Im at home 2 days and yesterday it was 13 degrees here. No heating, blankets alot of housework and running on the treadmill. Fucking hell, the cat was freezing when i stroked her. Partner didnt return so nobody was concerned about cold.
Today, i ran, showered and put on my hooded onesie.
My partner came back and said you should not be cold. He turned on the heating. 😍 18 degrees.
It goes off at 0830 and comesback on at 15:30 for dd coming home from school.
I will work in a boiling portacabin for the next 3 days so will be going in short sleeve tops 😁😁

frenchfancy Tue 09-Jan-18 12:14:40

Space heater if I'm on my own.

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