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23/01/2014 at 12:57
We have ours on 24/7 in the winter with the thermostat set at 22 degrees. When we moved in we were told it was cheaper to have it on constant rather than jus a few hours as it works out cheaper to aunts in a constant heat.
whats your thermostat on, and do you have it on constantly?
23/01/2014 at 13:03
it comes on at 6.30am at 19 degrees until 8.30
then set at 16 degrees day time (so will only come on if it drops below 16) but I can boost this for an hour if I am in the house during the day and it feels cold.
3.30pm it comes on at 21 degrees and stays on until 10pm
night time is set to 10 degrees I think. we leave it on night time mode if we go away so that it will come on if it drops below freezing and protect the pipes etc.
we have a digital thermostat that we can programme. 22 all day would be too warm for us.
23/01/2014 at 13:04
We're not in the house most of most days so there isn't much point in heating the house up during the day. Its set to come on in the evening when it gets below 16 degrees, I will probably then whack it up to about 19 degrees. I think 22 is the standard factory setting because we had a new boiler fitted last summer and it was initially set to come on below that temperature. So there I am talking to H about how the plumber had got on, then realised the boiler was firing up. It was mid summer but the temperature in our front room was below 22 so the heating had come on! Needless to say we turned it off altogether.
Each room has its own temperature valve so we can adjust. For me 22 degrees all the time would be too hot. But its what works for you. I'd just keep an eye on your heating bills for the first few months then you can see whether you are spending more or less than you expect to spend.
23/01/2014 at 13:09
Ours comes on between 6-8am then 4.30-10pm I think. We never have the heating on in the night... H gets too hot and if I'm cold I just put a jumper on or snuggle up to him for heat! Oh and hot water bottle comes out too.
23/01/2014 at 13:15
Ours comes on in the morning (6:30am ish) and is on until 8 it then comes on again in the evening (5 or 6 ish) We have it set at 18 for this. when it isn't on it is at 5 and I boost it in the day if needed but rarely need to as we are in a new build that is ridiculously well insulated and stays warm. On very cold days I boost it to 16 as base line level for the day rather than 5.
23/01/2014 at 13:28
Ours doesn't have a timer thing, or if it does we don't know about it! I am at home all day so keep it set to around 21 degrees. At night we turn it right down so it will only kick in if it's very cold, below around 13 roughly. If we are going out we just turn it down so it'll come on at 10 degrees - it rarely gets that cold in here and it's really just to prevent pipes freezing etc.
23/01/2014 at 13:30
I put mine on as and when as I am rarely in the house. Once its colder H will put it on when he leaves for work in the mornings,
23/01/2014 at 13:34
Its set at 16-18 (thermostat dial) and then in the morning we turn it up to 20. Back to 16 when we got out and then up to 20 when we are home again of an evening. 16 over night.
23/01/2014 at 13:41
Ours is set to 18 and comes on at 5.30 - 07.30 and then 16.30 -20:30. if it falls below 16 it automatically comes on. we find this works for us without costing us the earth!!
23/01/2014 at 14:28
No idea on temp our boiler is so crap it's hot hot or hot. However it comes on at 5.30am to 6.30am then again at 4pm til 9pm.
23/01/2014 at 16:04
We moved on Monday and I'm still trying to figure it all out, I've been experimenting all day with what turns what rad on.
At our previous house it was set to 18 in the morning and eve and 16 in the day, I'd override it to make it hotter or colder during the day.
21 all day seems hot and expensive!
23/01/2014 at 16:17
I must be mean! Ours is set to come on in the morning at 6.15 for 45 mins, the thermostat is set to 18. It isn't set for the evening, I just tend to put it on for an hour when I get in. I guess if we'd had a harsh winter I might have started setting it more.
23/01/2014 at 16:26
I definitely wouldn't be able sleep if the temp was 22
23/01/2014 at 16:27
I couldn't sleep with heating on at all! I wake up as soon as ours starts getting warm.
23/01/2014 at 16:37
I wake up too, I like it to be cool at night.,
23/01/2014 at 18:00
Our heating isn't on still. I just press it on for an hour if it feels too cold. The other day the boiler came on for the preventing freezing conditions. I just can't afford to put it on the timer. We aren't in the house during the day so there is def no need for the heating to be on then. In the morning we are running around getting ready so don't put it on then. It's just really the evenings where I might put it on. I also have temp valves on all the radiators so only heat the rooms that we are in.
23/01/2014 at 22:33
I'm sure i read on the money saver site that the idea of keeping it on constant was false and would cost loads more. If you're out during the day then set the timer for it to come on at a temp comfortable for you before you get up in the morning and about 1/2 hr before you get in at night, going off when you'd go to bed. We do this and it drops to 16 in the day, lower at night and 19 when it then comes on. I just turn it up on the days I'm home or if it's particularly cold and i think we pay about £60 a month for gas since we had our new boiler. When we had probs with the old one we had to keep it on constant for a bit and it cost more than that a week.
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