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How warm is your house right now?

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Lottie4 Tue 25-Nov-14 11:48:05

It's 16.3c in my lounge and barometer in my hall says about 15.5c (late morning). Heating was on for 75mins this morning and will be put on again when my DD comes home around 5pm. Just wondering how warm others keep themselves. Do you give in and put the heating on or do you want to try and keep bills down?

AWombWithoutAFoof Tue 25-Nov-14 11:50:10

I've just put the heating on, but only in one room. I don't have a thermometer, but it's absolutely baltic in the house and I'm getting back ache from constantly being tense and shivery.

I know we're lucky compared to vast swathes of the world's population in that we have heat to put on, but fuck, being cold is miserable, isn't it?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Nov-14 11:50:54

Cold! Heating is on and it's still cold and I am usually the first to turn the heating down. I have a cardi, thick socks and slipper boots on and I'm thinking about making a hot water bottle.

Luckily we have a really efficient boiler and it isn't expensive to whack the heating on when we want to.

FluffyRedSocks Tue 25-Nov-14 11:51:00

Don't have the heating on yet, haven't got any kind of temp gauge, but I'm wearing a tshirt, 2 jumpers and the sofa duvet and I'm about to make a hot water bottle, dc are all wrapped up, money is tight sad

chillychicken Tue 25-Nov-14 11:51:33

17.5c at the moment. I've got it set to a comfort level of 18c so when it drops to 17c, the heating will automatically come on.

Night comfort level is set to 15.5c so when it falls below 14.5c it comes on.

I have it set to come on at 6am for an hour and then again at 5pm for 3 hours.

I'm absolutely freeing right now though, despite being in a thick jumper, so might put it on for an hour or so.

chillychicken Tue 25-Nov-14 11:51:55

freezing, not freeing.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Nov-14 11:52:05

My electric bills are much higher than my gas bills, surprised at how low the gas is tbh.

bobs123 Tue 25-Nov-14 11:53:59

Heating on...hands still cold!

grocklebox Tue 25-Nov-14 11:55:33

Freezing! But I don't use the heat when I'm alone in the house, not worth the cost just for me.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Nov-14 11:57:00

We had a hard frost this morning and non it's raining, I think it feels much colder as there's so much moisture in the air.

crappyday Tue 25-Nov-14 11:59:10

16 degrees in rest of house, 21 in sitting room as I've lit the wood burner. Wood is free thankfully.
The heating is on 655-720am and 5-9pm set at 18.
We're not on mains gas and LPG is £££ so we try and use the wood burner as much as possible.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 25-Nov-14 12:01:16

I love the heat from a wood burner, CH makes me feel a bit stuffed up and headachy.

colliewobbles83 Tue 25-Nov-14 12:07:03

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Tykeisagirl Tue 25-Nov-14 12:09:43

Mine is 20c, no heating on at the moment but I live on the fourth floor of a new build block of flats. The insulation is excellent and I gain from the heat rising from all the flats below me.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 25-Nov-14 12:10:23

Ours is 16.5 ish. I'm not cold though I do need to put a cardie on if I sit down any longer.

I've got the windows open a bit all over the house.

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Tue 25-Nov-14 12:11:59

It's arseing freezing.

I am thinking of putting heating on.

bobs123 Tue 25-Nov-14 12:12:25

Wow Tykeisagirl envy

MirandaWest Tue 25-Nov-14 12:14:33

My thermostat is set to 16 - heating is off at the moment.

Inthedarkaboutfashion Tue 25-Nov-14 12:15:39

Ours is currently at 18 degrees. The heating isn't on at the moment but the thermostat is showing the temp as 18. The heating is set to come on when the kids come home from school and it is set to be 22 degrees, it will stay on until 10pm and then come on again in the morning for an hour.

specialsubject Tue 25-Nov-14 12:17:37

no thermometer to hand, but ran the heating for 2 hours this morning. Have been raking leaves, now indoors wearing fleece, thermal top and trousers and perfectly comfortable.

probably an early fire tonight though - time to warm up by bringing in logs!

Tykeisagirl Tue 25-Nov-14 12:17:53

I know, I think it also helps that the living room and kitchen are all one room so all the heat generated by the appliances keeps me toasty as well. Last night I had the oven on and by the time we'd finished dinner the room was 23c and was far too hot. On the downside we pay for our winter cosiness by boiling in the summer.

NeedABumChangeNotANameChange Tue 25-Nov-14 12:20:29

14c here although 15c in the hallway. Heating on for 1hr in the morning and 1 hr in the evening. Bit nippy but I'm comfortable in jeans and tee still.

bonkersLFDT20 Tue 25-Nov-14 12:21:19

The house is probably about 16C but my garden office (where I am now) is probably about 23C. Hoorah!
It was 15C when I woke this morning.

tak1ngchances Tue 25-Nov-14 12:25:11

19, we have a baby and seemingly that's as warm as you're allowed to go. Feels a bit chilly to me and I keep wanting to whack up the thermostat!

bonkersLFDT20 Tue 25-Nov-14 12:27:45

Oh whack it up if you're cold tak1ng.

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