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Heating question - warning - boring!

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viagrafalls Fri 26-Oct-12 16:36:01

Is it cheaper to turn some of the radiators down in a few rooms and only heat a few rooms or does that man the radiators that are on have to work harder to maintain the temp IYSWIM. We are in a relatively cavernous and cold roomy place and i'm dreading the heating bills this winter. OH thinks its best to keep all of them on while i go around turning them off in the kitchen and hall etc. confused

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 26-Oct-12 16:38:47

Well, I dont heat the rooms we dont use. Bills seem reasonable.

It doesnt really make sense to heat a room you wont use.

lljkk Fri 26-Oct-12 16:46:13

I only heat the rooms we use & we seem to have very low bills.

BackforGood Fri 26-Oct-12 16:48:06

I don't heat rooms unless we are using them at the time - what would be the point of that ?
The key to this working though is shutting all doors at all times. If you or your dcs leave doors open, then the temperature between the 2 rooms will constantly be trying to equalise itself, in which case your OH would be right.

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 26-Oct-12 17:04:41

Draught excluders are under-rated imho, I have a bastard of a draught coming under one of our doors but it's all doubleglazed etc.

I think mil has such high bills as all doors are left open so the heat isnt contained.

MissKeithLemon Fri 26-Oct-12 17:06:40

It works as long as the thermostat is in a room that is heated OP.

viagrafalls Fri 26-Oct-12 19:13:44

Hmm, the thermostat is in the hallway - the boiler is downstairs its all a bit confusing!
I think I'm going to stick to turning down the radiators and closing the doors - Thanks everyone!

hlipop Fri 26-Oct-12 19:18:53

stupid question but can you move the thermostat? we can mobe ours into any room we like...we have yet to put it on though because i'm frightened of the gas bill

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