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What temperature have you set the thermostat on your heating at?

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ja9 Tue 21-Oct-08 22:10:41

just wondering if there is a norm for this time of yr...

bythepowerofgreyskull Tue 21-Oct-08 22:12:10

we have it set at 19 all year round. it is on for 2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening.

deco Tue 21-Oct-08 22:12:37

mine is on for 2 hrs in the morning at 17.5 degrees from 7am - 9am, then 10 degrees for the rest of the day, until 6 when it's back up to 17.5 for an hour.

it seems fine for us atm

Tomsk Tue 21-Oct-08 22:13:05

ours is set at 16. We turn it up slightly in the evening, perhaps to 18, but then turn it down again before we go to bed.

cthea Tue 21-Oct-08 22:13:17

22 I'm afraid, but often switch it off when I wake up during the night.

nickytwoooohtimes Tue 21-Oct-08 22:13:41

16 for an hour in the morning, 17 from 5.30 till 10.

ja9 Tue 21-Oct-08 22:13:56

cthea - you have it on all night?

KatyMac Tue 21-Oct-08 22:14:02


<<I have a wood burner powering my central heating>>

ceciliaaherne Tue 21-Oct-08 22:14:06

I have it set at 20 but I regularly push it up to 21 so I can sit with my back to aradiator like a big cat. Have never considered the implications befor but my bills will be HUGE this year

stealthsquiggle Tue 21-Oct-08 22:14:49

16 and we light a fire in the evening - trying to save money.

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Tue 21-Oct-08 22:15:11

18.5 - one hour am, two hours pm

22? shock

serenity Tue 21-Oct-08 22:15:14

Ours is set to come on at 6.30am and go off at 11pm - generally set at 20, but I turn it down to 16ish during school hours when I'm either at work or home alone (I'll just stick a jumper on if I get chilly)

ja9 Tue 21-Oct-08 22:15:43

goodness! so glad i asked. ours is set at 20 just now and i've been feeling it warm but didn't know what was 'normal'. have just turned it down to 18 and will see how we get on.

nickytwoooohtimes Tue 21-Oct-08 22:16:09

Oh, and we do not have it on during the day. Just a fleece instead or go to the library, lol!

sleepycatonabroomstick Tue 21-Oct-08 22:16:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BloodshotEyeballsintheScarySky Tue 21-Oct-08 22:16:35

Good God you must all have well insulated houses. Despite brand new cavity wall insulation and loft insulation etc I still have it set at 25 and I'm freezing. Sodding Victorian wind tunnel house hmm

NorthernLurker Tue 21-Oct-08 22:16:35

set at 15-16 but if I'm feeling chilly i put it up to 20 or so then back down before I go to bed. I know if I've forgotten to do that because I wake up at 5.45 when it comes on because I'm too hot!

Yurtgirl Tue 21-Oct-08 22:17:45

How I wish we had a thermostat!

Cthea - why dont you just wear more clothes? Your heating bills must be enormous!

If we had a thermostat I would set it at 16 degrees

Clayhead Tue 21-Oct-08 22:19:29

16 for two hours in the morning and three at night.

PsychoAxeMurdererMum Tue 21-Oct-08 22:21:39

17 at the moment.

will go up in the winter tho as DD3 and I feel the cold lots, and wrapping up does not seem to help.

stealthsquiggle Tue 21-Oct-08 22:39:58

Psycho you (and definitely DD3) are excused.

Bloodshoteyeballs - our house is ancient and very badly insulated but heating is fine at 16 - it is on all the time though as should the house cool down it takes days hours to warm up again.

BloodshotEyeballsintheScarySky Tue 21-Oct-08 22:41:47

My FIL was spouting about warming the bricks but I thought he was a daft old goat making it up. Maybe there is something in it.

lou33 Tue 21-Oct-08 22:41:57


i feel the cold

i turn it on when its chilly and turn it off when its not

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 21-Oct-08 22:42:23

its not on but it will be at 18 when we cave.

PsychoAxeMurdererMum Tue 21-Oct-08 22:44:15

stealth, I thought so!

lou.....I will be doing the same as you soon enough.

altho I might just sit in my coat all day while the children are at school, and then stick the heating on.....

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