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13/10/2013 at 18:25
It is only 16 degrees in the house again but we are all just wearing our pjs and it doesn't feel too cold... in fact it feels fine. There is hope for us surviving the winter Although we have been doing stuff and the oven is cooking tea so it might actually be warmer but that's what the thermometer says and when it said 16 the other is felt bloomin cold!
13/10/2013 at 20:32
My thermometer says 21 and I'm freezing! Need to order oil first thing tomorrow :(
13/10/2013 at 20:57
13/10/2013 at 21:15
Good stuff 16 degrees would be too cold for me, I wish it wasn't though .We maintain 21 degrees when the heating is on during the day and 16 overnight.
13/10/2013 at 21:18
I'd be bloody cold if ours was 16. Also B would be up all night if his room was cold! Not looking forward to our heating bill!
13/10/2013 at 22:26
I am so glad it isn't only us that hasn't got the heating on yet I was beginning to feel like a mean parent.
We are currently running at 18-19C (the insulation on our house is pretty impressieve) H was saying he thinks we can make it to Nov without turning the heating on.
Also DId your car come filled with ballons? In m head not only are you in PJs but you have a house full of ballon transfered from the new car
13/10/2013 at 23:40
We're about 16 - 17 and I've just put the heating on tonight! Well done for coping with 16. Only put ours up to 18 though.
14/10/2013 at 02:40
No balloons alas. They were goign to sort it but work kept me late so was running late to pick the car up by an hour
16 degrees is the temperature in our house during the day yesterday and it is now 15 degrees on the night. The kids have nice warm Pjs and a thick duvet to keep them warm on a night. The only problem is getting them out of bed again. U is like my own personal hot water bottle though. When I go to bed she has made it all toasty.
I guess with acclimatising - if you have to, you have to. I have only budgeted £75 a month for energy and that is all year round. Okay we have hardly spent anything over the summer but I couldn't afford £400 a month - that would be a fifth of our household income!
It is 7 degrees outside so a difference of 9 degrees is quite good going considering no heating on. Our house on the EPC - the only recommendation they could make was solar panels so we have everythign else covered.
And layers is the key Although I am sat here in a tiny summer nightie (sorry for the image) and feel okay, although I'm not feelign well either!
14/10/2013 at 10:20
If I feel cold, I add another layer, and sit with a duvet or blanket over me. I save the heat for the kids rooms.
They also have extra blankets on the end of their beds, incase they want/need them.
Slippers, dressing gowns, and onesies, those are key. (for the kids, not me. I'd not be seen dead in a onesie)
ETA, we don't have central heating, we have storage heaters, which are a PITA. We mainly use our oil filled radiator.
14/10/2013 at 10:55
That's freezing. I really feel the cold and in the winter I'm terrible for having the heating full blast - h goes mad.
14/10/2013 at 11:00
We are doing the same, my hating is not going on until November. We are supposed to have a really bad winter so indeed to save pennies for the. I think we will keep it on 17 from then, but I am the only chilly one, the others are always hot
14/10/2013 at 13:04
We put ours on yesterday for the first time but that was only because my mum and dad were coming over and my dad is getting on and thinks our house is cold. Its been about 15 degrees inside the last couple of days but we're in a Victoria house so its not exactly going to be a hot house. We've turned it back off again for now and I wouldn't consider it unusual to get through to November without turning it on. However, we do live in the South East so not nearly as cold in general as further North will be. And H and I have spent some nights huddled with a blanket around our legs.
My aim is to get a wood burning stove for the front room, just need to spend money on boring things like repairing the flooring in another room before I can consider it.
14/10/2013 at 17:40
My Dad has the heating on all year round and never takes his coat off in my house!
CW - I refuse to eblieve it is going to be a bad winter! I refuse to allow it
14/10/2013 at 20:16
I am sad about the ballons, but glad the new car is with you.
I think you are right about acclimatising years of being a student toaught me about when to spend money on heating and when an extra layer would do.
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