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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...

nextphase Mon 07-Jan-13 13:31:08

well, the thermostat reads 12.....
BUT, the thermometer in our bedroom reads 18-19 most of the time were about. No idea how cold it gets when were not in - the cat wears his coat tho.
So, thermostats are not acurate imo!

Rikalaily Mon 07-Jan-13 13:38:01

20 during the day and 22 during the night in the cold months, think it was off completely until late Oct last year. The house rarely gets down to 20 degrees before Feb though. I grew up freezing cold so I keep the house nice and toasty now.

forevergreek Mon 07-Jan-13 13:47:28

23degrees smile. It's lovely. However the heating is included in our rent so we have already Paid for it really. I also remember freezing my entirely childhood and this is my comfort now

bruffin Mon 07-Jan-13 13:48:43

This thread is 4 years old!

ComfortablyCurvy Mon 07-Jan-13 13:54:40

Jeez LeeLee you must be cooking!

How much is your gas bill?

HoratiaWinwood Mon 07-Jan-13 14:00:00

Our house has super insulation. We have recently gone down to 17.5. It is a bit nippier downstairs because open-plan so maybe more like 16.5/17 but we are used to it.

If we boost it to 19 it feels proper toasty!

digerd Mon 07-Jan-13 14:04:10

It all depends where your thermostat is. Mine is in my front room where I sit all day. Have it on 21 - so the room is actually at 21. The other rooms, are cooler as I turn the trvs down to halfway.
Thermostat also turns the heat on and off
When it's really cold I put it up to 22 or 23 depending on how warm or cold i feel. Comes on at 6am and goes off at 10pm

leelee1234 Mon 07-Jan-13 14:47:45

ComfortablyCurvy My gas bill is very high but that's a small price to pay as long as I'm nice and warm

educatingarti Mon 07-Jan-13 16:24:57

I set mine on 19.5C from 7.00am till 11.00pm
I work from home a lot of the time though and sitting at a desk for several hours on mumsnet working can get quite cold.

For those without a thermostat - you can get one fitted to your boiler. I've just had a wireless one fitted which means I can take it from room to room to control the temperature in the actual room I'm in! (and no trailing of wires round the house!)

FWIW I visit a lot of students in their own homes. All except one is warmer than mine!

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 07-Jan-13 16:31:01

Ours is at 18C, but its in the hall. In here it is 19C which is comfy for us. We had it set warmer for guests over Christmas and ended up walking round in t shirts.
At night time heating is off, set to come on 45 mins before we wake up.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 07-Jan-13 16:32:24

hadnt noticed its a zombie thread!

ouryve Mon 07-Jan-13 16:32:42

I have it set to 21.5 fr the morning and 22 for the evening. It's in a warm bit of the house, though and parts of the house are definitely not that warm, even when it's blasting away.

leelee1234 Tue 08-Jan-13 00:30:27

forevergreek If the heating is included in your rent, why do you only have it on 23 degrees? That would be nowhere near warm enough for me!! Mine is on 35 constantly which for me is just comfortable.

colditz Tue 08-Jan-13 00:32:23

Mine is always sent to seventeen unless one of us is ill, in which case it goes up a bit higher until lazing around is comfortable

colditz Tue 08-Jan-13 00:32:54

35 is damagingly hot, surely?

colditz Tue 08-Jan-13 00:36:54

Must point out that it's in a cool area and downstairs is much warmer because of the oven and the tumble dryer.

AnnieLobeseder Tue 08-Jan-13 00:42:03

Ooooh, zombie thread!! Where do they come from?!?!

leelee1234 Tue 08-Jan-13 00:44:55

colditz Damagingly hot? What do you mean?

PigletJohn Tue 08-Jan-13 01:06:53


Are you in America?

We use degrees celsius here.

colditz Tue 08-Jan-13 01:11:54

My thermostat doesn't even go up past 25, I would imagine that at 35 degrees, your fruit will spoil, your make up will melt, and the sweat! I can't even bear the idea of the amount of sweat you would be producing.

It costs me £20a week to heat my house to 17 degrees, but while we were ill it was on around 21 degrees, and I was using £40 gas a week. At 35 degrees .... Wow.

PigletJohn Tue 08-Jan-13 01:13:25

nope, that can't be it. blush

you're living in heat-wave temperatures though. Tropical house at Kew? Or maybe your stat is broken.

LibraryMum8 Tue 08-Jan-13 02:45:58

20C; (68 F)...At night, 16 (Approx. 64 F)

HoratiaWinwood Tue 08-Jan-13 07:29:16

People in hot countries where it is 35+ outside have their air con set to 18-21.

InMySpareTime Tue 08-Jan-13 07:36:58

16.5 morning and evening
13 after school
12 overnight and during the day

ScubaSarah Tue 08-Jan-13 07:55:15

We have a wireless thermostat set to 20 in the living room and heating on 5-7am (I'm up at 5:30 for work) and 4-11pm. We use thermostatic controls on radiators to keep bedrooms cooler (18 is perfect sleeping temp for me and DH)
One day I put the thermostat on the windowsill "out of the way" as we had guests. Ended up with EVERY window open til we realised my folly!

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