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15/10/2013 at 22:02
We live in a flat, its a newbuild so fairly well insulated and we are first floor so between other floors. I usually just switch the heating on for an hour when it gets cold. (and I often turn it off after about half an hour) Usually in the winter this will be for an hour in the morning then an hour late afternoon/early evening. Is it more economical to heat for a longer amount of time on a lower temp than just putting on a higher temp for an hour?
16/10/2013 at 10:40
I believe it's more economical to have a steady low temp, as the boiler isn't having to work very hard to maintian the temp. Ours is set at 21 degrees.
16/10/2013 at 13:37
I think in general its supposed to be better to keeping in on a low setting the whole time, however, If you're only putting it on for an hour then its not going to make much of a difference to keep it on for a longer space of time at a lower temperature because it must be quite warm anyway. So I'd stick to that for now.
We got a new boiler earlier in the year and have just sorted out the settings on the thermostat and will be trying them out to see how we go this year. Our boiler will automatically come on should the temp get below 7 degrees in the house at any time. Otherwise we've got it set to not really be on during the day when we are out and to come on the morning and evening should the temp get below 15 degrees (at the moment, this may change).
Yesterday it didn't come on in the morning or evening, this morning it did.
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