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Does anyone else have their thermostat at 14?

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nappyaddict Tue 28-Oct-08 19:46:13

Is it warm enough?

mypandasgotcrabs Tue 28-Oct-08 19:49:42

14? shock Blimey! I had mine at my old house at 22.

ChukkyPig Tue 28-Oct-08 19:54:26

14 is bloody freezing! Ours is normally 20 but i just bunged it up to 22 as there is a right chill in the air!!

expatinscotland Tue 28-Oct-08 19:54:37

we don't have a thermostat.

llareggub Tue 28-Oct-08 19:55:16

We usually have ours somewhere between 16 and 18.

nickytwooootimes Tue 28-Oct-08 19:55:49

Mine's at 17 and I am a skinflint.
Not on on the daytime though.

ranting Tue 28-Oct-08 19:57:07

We have ours at 17, when Mr Rantings not about I rebel and turn it up to 18!grin

Denny185 Tue 28-Oct-08 19:59:23

Blimey no wouldnt the pipes freeze that low smile Ours normally 17 but today was freezing so put it up to 20 for a few hours.

ruddynoraaaaaaggggggghhhhh Tue 28-Oct-08 20:03:28


superkat Tue 28-Oct-08 20:03:45

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expatinscotland Tue 28-Oct-08 20:04:22

it doesn't freeze the pipes.

we don't put the heat on till our indoor thermometer drops into the single digits.

it has now!

expatinscotland Tue 28-Oct-08 20:04:23

it doesn't freeze the pipes.

we don't put the heat on till our indoor thermometer drops into the single digits.

it has now!

muggglewump Tue 28-Oct-08 20:08:43

I don't have a thermostat but that sounds cold.
I reckon at that temp you'd be paying to heat the house but never be warm.

Saying that I go for warm, or no heating, never in between but I feel I get my moneys worth as at least it's warm when the heating is on.

eandh Tue 28-Oct-08 20:13:34

Mine is on around 17 and then on timer for 5-8am and 5-8pm

nappyaddict Tue 28-Oct-08 20:14:06

superkat says she has hers at 15 though and they're not cold.

expatinscotland Tue 28-Oct-08 20:15:51

it will never be truly warm because we cannot afford to heat it adequately.

it's LPG.

single glazed windows with crap secondary glazing, stone walled Victorian with 65% efficient boiler.

it's not ours, and this is the last winter we'll be in it, so needs must.

Hulababy Tue 28-Oct-08 20:21:22

I would be way too cold at 14 degrees; our is a fair bit higher I have to admit.

brokenrecord Tue 28-Oct-08 20:27:02

Not sure it's an exact science - I'm sure thermostats vary, as do how you use them and how your system is balanced, IFYSWIM.
Interesting though - I think ours is about 17 - 19 when I'm in the flat, 22 when it's DP in charge... shock (He's the one that claims it's not accurate, thinking about it....)

superkat Wed 29-Oct-08 08:43:52

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nappyaddict Wed 29-Oct-08 18:56:42

Ah so even though you thermostat is at 15 the room temp is more like 18?

ja9 Wed 29-Oct-08 18:57:50

17.5 here. but only since Mnetters shamed me into it! Was 20 before that!

yomellamoHelly Wed 29-Oct-08 19:01:38

Ours is at 17 (is quite accurate too). The last hour to hour and a half before it comes on is freezing. I wear many layers and am jealous of dh's cushy office deal.

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superkat Wed 29-Oct-08 20:47:43

Depends on which room you're in - some are as low as 12 on a day like today (yes, I was sad enough to go and check ). Thermostatic radiator controls help a lot and in DD's room we have window well insulated.

If you were wondering, my comments were removed as I signed with a link to my blog. Apologies to those of you who were offended by this.


SmugColditz Wed 29-Oct-08 20:53:33

I am in a new built terrace and have switched my heating off for the night, as I would rather be warm sometimes and in bed the rest of the time than permanently coldd. I set my thermostat to between 18 and 22, but tbh the boiler is fckd and needs fixing, and the pilot light goes out all the time, meaning we wake up seeing our breath.

This time last week we were in a caravan though (long story) - bloody frigging hell we were cold. The kids slept in jumpers and we kept the oven on all night with the oven door open - buit only cos we ddn't have to pay for the gas. My heart bleeds for people who aren't properly housed in winter. Summer's a breeze, in winter they must freeze.

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