We have had 5 and half years of freezing our arses off in our rented accommodation and have had central heating fitted this last week. Wow! It is fantastic!
My question is, what is the normal temperature for the house to be? It is about 18 degrees at the moment and feels really warm. Should it be less than this or does it depend on the weather outside? Sorry if this sounds stupid.
I feel warm at around 17/18 degrees. However for a lot of my life I have lived in non centrally heated places so I don't tend to feel the cold. Most people I think seem to find 20 ish or even higher more comfortable. I am often hot in hotels and when visiting people. Also check your room thermostat is accurate, ours isn't and when it says 15 it is more like 21. I have a separate thermometer that is more accurate.
18C is fine. People tend to get acclimatised to heat, and gradually turn it higher and higher, which will cost more. You might prefer the living room a bit warmer in the evening than the rest of the house.
If you have TRVs, adjust them all, slowly, until you have found the right setting for each room.
the room with the wall stat should have no TRV or, if there is one, it should be turned to max or it will compete with the wall stat.
Beware of draping wet washing around your home or over radiators as it is the most common cause of condensaqtion, damp and mould.